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23rd-Jan-2019 07:49 am
Title: Controlled Substances, III
Challenge: drug legalization
Word Count: 100

Elyrius Fawley, Hogwarts area representative to the Wizengamot, was a mild-mannered businessman with a common touch, or so his campaign literature said. He'd stayed neutral during both Wizarding Wars, counted Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy as patrons of his business, and proudly posed with his wife and kiddies for each election's public appearances. His life was good, his business was good, and his political career was fine.

At least, until the day that the Deputy Head of Hogwarts swept into his office and proceeded to lecture him about the evils of boomslang venom and his own status as a dunderhead.
22nd-Jan-2019 07:56 am
Title: Controlled Substances, II
Challenge: drug legalization
Word Count: 100

“Boomslang venom?” Severus slapped down the morning paper. “What next, legalizing nundu musk for use in perfumery? It's equally dangerous.”

“I agree,” said Minerva, not dropping a stitch as she knitted a scarf for one of her late husband's connections. “Clearly the Wizengamot think otherwise.”

“They're dunderheads if they think this is even slightly acceptable. I've a mind to tell them so,” said Severus. He sneered at the picutre of the Hogwarts representative, a mild-mannered fellow named Bakewell who sold specialty jams on market day. “Does this fellow have office hours?”

Minerva set down her knitting. “Perhaps?”
21st-Jan-2019 10:43 pm - Resist.
I know what mine are.

"Can we all open our eyes, wake up and realize that our government is being turned into something very different and we are not resisting. We are accepting. We must be proactive about our views. I don’t know what you’re views are, but I know what mine are.

Please be awake and proactive and out there."

- Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
21st-Jan-2019 07:52 am
Title: Controlled Substances, I
Challenge: drug legalization
Word Count: 100

Excerpt from The Jordan Rivers Show on WWN-1:

“...the Wizengamot are expected to vote shortly on the controversial proposal to legalize boomslang venom for household use. Although this substance can be deadly, in small quantities it is a crucial ingredient in blood purifying potions, and the Society of Homeopathic Wizards have long lobbied for its removal from the controlled substances schedule.

“However, powerful forces are arrayed against legalization. Her Majesty's Worshipful Society of Magical Apothecaries have issued a statement in opposition, as boomslang venom has anticoagulant properties that can render it lethal when handled by the untrained. wizard...”
20th-Jan-2019 02:06 pm - Challenge #777: "Snape and Drug Legalization"
Challenge 777: Snape and Drug Legalization

As it happens, your mod lives in a US state where marijuana was recently legalized. And since I'm in health care, a lot of people like to ask me about access to marijuana.
Let's extrapolate to the magical world. How would Snape react to the legalization of a previously illicit substance? A certain potion perhaps, or even an ingredient?
However you see it, this week we'll discuss Snape and Drug Legalization.

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)
19th-Jan-2019 08:50 pm - Fic: Worst Timing
Title: Worst Timing
Summary: "We can't do this anymore." Draco whispered the words against Harry's chest. He didn't want to say them and his stomach clenched as he said them, but one of them had to say them, and Harry would never say them.
Word Count: 1981
Rating: PG-13
Contains: (Highlight to view) *I don't consider this infidelity and not between H/D, but some might, so consider yourself warned*
Notes: Written for [ profile] hd_owlpost. [personal profile] violetclarity, I wish you a wonderful holiday season and I hope that this fic makes it a little better.

Worst Timing )
18th-Jan-2019 09:52 am - Fic: A Christmas Miracle
Title: A Christmas Miracle
Summary: It's been four years since the war and Draco has been pining after Harry, knowing that he has no chance, but Christmas miracles do happen
Word Count: 2826
Rating: PG
Notes: Written for [ profile] hd_owlpost. [profile] theknitterati, this started as a drabble or maybe a ficlet and it grew as I I tried to incorporate a few things you listed. I hope you enjoy it.

A Christmas Miracle )
18th-Jan-2019 07:51 am
Title: Inventories, III
Challenge: Investigation
Word Count: 100

The accounting wallahs sent by the Board of Governors sat quietly as Minerva introduced the staff, the oldest visibly yawning by the end. It was clear they expected yet another boring list of numbers, and would treat it accordingly.

That ended when Minerva asked for the school inventories. Severus bowed, turned, and snapped his fingers, then stepped back as a dozen elves, each balancing a foot-thick stack of parchment on its head, processed in and deposited the fruits of his labors on the conference room table.

“The results of my investigation, ladies and gentlemen. I trust this is sufficient?”
17th-Jan-2019 10:12 am
Reveals were posted for [ profile] rarepair_shorts while I was on vacation so here we are a little late and with a complete new pairing for me.

Author: [personal profile] titti
Recipient: [personal profile] digthewriter
Title: First Date
Pairing: Neville/Charlie
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1422
Summary: Ron sets up Neville and Charlie on a blind date.
Author's Notes: Merry Christmas, [personal profile] digthewriter. This is a new pairing for me, and I hope I did it justice.

First Date )
17th-Jan-2019 07:57 am
Title: Inventories, II
Challenge: Investigation
Word Count: 100

Severus' stores may have been “shipshape and Bristol fashion,” as his Muggle gran had put it, but the same could not be said of his colleagues. The Quidditch changing rooms were appalling, even after a concerted investigation to determine what had happened to the winter-grade uniforms, and the less said about Divination, the better. Even with every elf in the castle assisting, tracking down every missing bat, broom, and ancient tin or box of White Tippy Dragon Oolong of the Five Elemental Winds would be a nightmare.

So of course Minerva put Severus in charge of straightening it all out.
16th-Jan-2019 07:52 am
Title: Inventories, I
Challenge: Investigation
Word Count: 100

“Remind me again why we are inventorying every single object in the ruddy castle?” Severus, who had just spent eight excruciating days inventorying his still room, the Slytherin House common room and dormitories, and a goodly chunk of the Head of School's wine cellar, downed a headache tincture in one gulp. “I still had to order my books for the fall and - “

“The Board of Governors require a periodic inventory. If anything is missing, we need to investigate, account for the loss, and make it good.” Minerva sighed. “I don't like it either, but needs must.”
13th-Jan-2019 02:15 pm - Challenge #776: "Investigation"
Challenge 776: Investigation

This week we take a break from wizarding societies and instead we'll have a simple prompt word: Investigation.
Maybe your mod has been watching too much television news, but that seems to be the word of the week.
So, let's discuss Snape and investigation, in whatever context you like.

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)
11th-Jan-2019 07:50 am
Title: It's a Family Affair, XI
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100

Twenty-five years later:

“Professor Snape!” One of the seventh years rushed up, a letter clutched in her hand. “I've been offered the position! Look!”

“Miss Fawley, kindly do not run in the castle. You know the staircases - “

“Here!” Miss Fawley shoved the paper under Severus' nose. “The Society for Vampire Tolerance wants me as their chief apothecary. Isn't it wonderful?”

Severus blinked. His grandfather's obsession with vampire tolerance had been a Prince family joke for decades, and he had to cough to cover the urge to laugh. “Congratulations,” he said at last. “What excellent news.”
10th-Jan-2019 07:57 am
Title: It's a Family Affair, X
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100

Two years later:

“He looks like a vampire, he does,” muttered Theophrastus as his grandson toddled over to the bookshelf. “Doesn't like the sun, he's got - ”

“Drop it, dear,” his wife muttered back. “Eileen still hasn't forgotten you trying to get her a job with that nasty Tolerance place. What about young lad who nearly got sucked to death?”

“They improved the protections for employees - “

Little Severus pulled out a book with a yell and tried to rip out a recipe.

“Do be still,” said Aradia, and hurried to her grandson's side.
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