Hello to all of our fabulous authors. This year instead of an exchange we have decided to issue Granger Enchanted’s Visions of Sugar Plums Challenge, which basically is asking you to write a Hermione-centric story of your choice; it can be as long or as short as you desire. The sky is the limit, this is not to add to your holiday stress, but to add some fun and the opportunity to read a new story!!!
Boughs of holly
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
The Heart of Yule is evergreen, the old year gone, the new pristine, the wheel again will turn to spring, this blessed time much joy to bring.
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day, Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet, The words repeat, Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Santa Claus has nothing to do with it," the latke said. "Christmas and Hanukah are completely different things." "But different things can often blend together," said the pine tree. "Let me tell you a funny story about pagan rituals.”
I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe.
-Susan, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light, from now on your troubles, will be out of sight.
-‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, Judy Garland
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like Eskimos.
-‘The Christmas Song’, Mel Torme
The holly and the ivy
When they are full grown,
Of all the trees in the wood
The holly bears the crown.
The rising of the sun
The running of the deer,
The playing of the organ
Sweet singing in the choir.
-‘The Holly and the Ivy’, Unknown author
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel,
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel.
--When The Grinch Stole Christmas’ Dr. Seuss
Sleigh bells ring
Are you listening
In the lane
Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland
-Walking In A Winter Wonderland, Felix Bernard
All submissions are due by December 15, 2014 midnight, East Standard Time, United States. Please keep in mind that all submission must be beta’d and follow site rules.
Granger Enchanted Admins
Our featured author of the month is ----- ThornedHuntress!!!!
In our month of giving thanks (at least in the United States), we are giving thanks for the fabulous fics that she writes. ThornedHuntress has been a member of the site for a while, and is known for her abilities to write many different pairings with our favorite witch. So without further ado......here is ThornedHuntress, please check out her stories and leave a review!!!!!
Our featured author of the month is ------- ARTICCAT621
She does all sorts of pairings and they are all wonderful....give her lots of love and while we were unable to feature each and every fic, this prolific writer is fantastic and all of her stories are MUST reads.
Go on, sit back and enjoy a nice tale or two or three........
Granger Enchanted Admin
For your reading pleasure and mine, I would like to present to you our featured author for the month of September~ Margaritama!
Her stories sizzle with sexual tension and her characters verbally spare with breathtaking dexterity. Check out the stories we have featured and then dash to find her other stories. Her words are good and will remind you of all the best reasons to read Hermione centric stories.
Well, it has been a lovely summer and I have enjoyed reading the offerings inspired by the weekly potsed prompts. We have two more weeks to read the stories but are the final prompts.
If any of these words inspire a story or two from you, write and submit! I am looking forward to your stories!!
Word prompts -
sunset silky dandelions dewy thunder
Quote prompt –Another secret of the universe; sometimes pain is like a storm that came out of nowhere. Clearest summer could end in a downpour, could end in lightning and thunder.
-Benjamin Alire Saenz
Story prompt – The distant sound of thunder heralded a tempest that echoed their passion.
Lyric Prompt – In the summertime when the weather is high,
You can reach right up and touch the sky. . . .
- Mungo Jerry
Thanks for the summer time stories! The stories inspired by these prompts are due in two weeks!
Story Prompt: Like the flower that grows in the crack of the sidewalk, she blossomed in the midst battle, tempting and dangerous.
words: verdant cloudless midsummer echo tumble
Quote Prompt: "I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips."
- Violette Leduc, Mad in Pursuit
Lyric Prompt: That is Summer
When I met you in the summer
To my heartbeat sound
We fell in love
As the leaves turned brown
We are all looking forward to whatever fic-a-licious story is inspired by these prompts. Many thanks to sirsevchick for offering prompts this go round. Enjoy the Fortnight Forays!!!
Gather your prompts and harness your muse for a couple weeks of writing with this weeks inspiration. These stories will be due in a fortnight.
Story Prompt -
Forced together, cooperating for the greater good was taking its toll on Hermione. If only he weren't so annoying and arrogant, , , and HOT!
Quote Prompt -
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable. Tinman from The Wizard of Oz
Lyric Quote -
Stars keep secrets as they wander indiscreetly While the echoes of a song go drifting by We must be careful not to lose our way completely Or the magic that we seek here We can't be sure will be here
Word prompts - wistful misty fireflies float shadows
Come now all you beautiful writers, weave your words to capture the heart of our favorite witch and her lover. Looking forward to your stories!!
Happy Writing, xoxo Enchanted Admin
I am starting a new website for fiction book reviews and would be interested in hearing your thoughts. The website will be run off the GE servers and has a tentative name of The Book Bitches or The Bibliophiles.
i am hoping for ten book reviewers (on a volunteer basis) who read at least a book a week and have a goodreads account.
I would also need someone with graphic knowledge to made a header (lol because I'm rubbish at it)
if anyone is interested please comment here :) or message me on the GE Facebook page.
It is now the time of year that we turn our thoughts toward celebrating Sirsevchick! Please post your birthday wishes on this thread in our celebration of the lady, the admin, and the LEGEND !!
*dancing around and scattering sparkly twinkly wishes!
Happy Birthday, Bebe!!
We love you oodles.
xoxo Mistress Malfoy, DHLane, Lupinswolfie, Brandy01, and Meiri
Menu of tantalizing prompt temptations for your reluctant muse ~
Pansy read Hermione's list and then started laughing. "Damn, Granger! You just described someone we both know. Is this truly your dream wizard?" Not expecting her question to be answered, she tossed the bit of parchment to the desk and the two unlikely friends walked away. Neither witch considered that the information contained on that list could be used as a weapon should it be discovered.
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
r13; Dr. Seuss
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
r13; Marilyn Monroe
Letterbox rollercoaster Morning Froth Compass
Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean - yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen. Elton John
I could not run away, it seemed,
We'd seen each other in a dream,
It seemed like he knew me,
He looked right through me . . . .
There you have it, my darlings! I hope this collection of words offer some inspiration and I look forward to some news tales. *rubbinb hands and cackling*
Gather round to survey this newest crop of prompts, my lovelies! I think these are the best ones so far.
Quote prompts -
“The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Lyric prompts -
“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.”
She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark
And when the sky is starless
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Story prompt -
When the mists lifted he saw her and all the breath left his body. She turned then, a smile lighting her face. Eternity was there in her eyes.
Word prompts -
Innocence exuberance fragrance trembling
Remember that the stories inspired by these prompts will be due in by the 28th of July at midnight Eastern Standard Time. I look forward to reading your amazing words!
Happy writing from all the admin of Enchant!
You have been giving us some lovely lovely fics and we hope to see this continue...thanks to everyone for sending their stories in!!
Their passion burned brighter than the hottest day of the summer, but will it last or fade and wither away as the leaves do in autumn?
Her kisses tasted of the finest of summer wines....his embrace promised hot summer nights.
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon, to me those have always been the most beautiful words in the English language. --- Henry James
Summertime is always the best of what might be. --- Charles Bowden
Hot summer streets
And the pavements are burning, I sit around
Trying to smile
But the air is so heavy and dry
Strange voices are saying
What did they say
Things I can't understand
It's too close for comfort
This heat has got right out of hand
Cruel Summer --- Bananarama
Word prompts --- Breathless, sweat, swimming, grass, thirst
xoxo DHLane and sirsevchick
We have loved all her stories for many years and now it is our turn to say thanks. Check out her stories, read and review!! Remember - REVIEWS equal LOVE!!!
Beaweasley2 is amazing!
xoxo Granger Admin
We have some gorgeous prompts for inspiring amazing storiies from our wonderful writers. Remember, these stories will be due in by midnight on the fourteenth of July. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with!
Quote prompt ~
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.F. Scott Fitzgerald
Story Prompt ~
Summer love for them was not as fickle as everyone had hoped it would be.
Word prompts ~ crispy, tart, bursting, buzz, humidity
Song lyrics prompt ~
We have seen a million stars
Lying by the water
You have climbed the hills with me
To the mountain shelter
Taking off the days
One by one
Setting them to breath
In the sun.
J. Collins from Since You've Asked
Gather your muses and tap out some brilliance!
xoxo DHLane and Sirsevchick
~Fortnight Foray Challenge~
Just as the tides wash upon the shore, we wish to offer layers of stories to our readers this summer. Each Monday evening there will be fresh prompts to inspire stories of at least 2500 words. The stories for each set of prompts will be due two weeks later but may be submitted earlier if the muse allows.
Prompts for the first fortnight ~
Summer sins are the most forgivable; the heat invokes a kind of fleeting madness.
"How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat. Some dance to remember, some dance to forget." ~ The Eagles
"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance." ~ Bern Williams
Word prompts ~ summer, sun, sand, heat, holiday, ice cream
Choose the prompt that inspires you! If a quote sparks the muse, then use that. If lyrics or simple words create the atmosphere, then use that. Whatever floats your boat!
Schedule of prompts and due dates ~
June 23rd ---- stories due July 7th
June 30th ---- stories due July 14th
July 7th ---- stories due July 21st
July 14th ---- stories due July 28th
July 21st ---- stories due August 4th
July 28th ---- stories due August 11th
August 4th ---- stories due August 18th
August 11th ---- stories due August 25th
~ Rules ~
All stories should be at least 2500 words.
All stories should be beta'd.
All stories should be submitted to the validation queue under the "Fortnight Foray 2014" category.
All stories should be Hermione centric.
Looking forward to all the gorgeous stories!
xoxo DHLane and Sirsevchick
PS ~ Huge props go to Meiri and Sirsevchick for the amazing prompts!
Please join me in saluting a wonderful author for the month of June! She has written many amazing, character driven stories that capture the imagination and prove the belief that there are alternatives to that epilogue.
Take a look at her stories, some featured below. Her entire list is worth reading. She has been both eloquent and prolofic. Leave her some review love for all the detailed, beautifully nuanced stories!! Eilonwy, we salute you.
At GE there are so many wonderful writers but without a doubt one of everyone's favorites is DarkRiverTempest. She is a prolific writer with a knack for making the stories seem so believable that we hate to see them come to an end.
Check out the featured stories and happy reading!
Over the next three weekends, our Beltane warriors will need some assistance polishing their drabble entries in time for the Sunday evening deadlines for the Beltane Drabble Wars. If you are a beta, please consider showing participating authors your support.
Authors and betas alike: please remember that stories have a minimum word count of 100 words and a maximum of 1,500 words.
If you are willing and able to help, please comment below with the following:
- which weekends you are available,
- the best way for authors to contact you,
and your approximate turn around time for fics:
- >500 words,
- 500-1,000 words, and
- 1,000-1,500 words.
Thank you in advance. I know that our authors will appreciate your efforts. :)
Beltane Drabble War
Stories should be no shorter than 100 words and no greater than 1500 words.
Your stories will be inspired by the prompts posted over at the Owl Post Forum. Brandy01 has graciously volunteered to make banners for your drabbles and we squish her and her lovely gifts of such beneficence. Due to site restrictions, banners may be used only on your personal LJ.
Using word prompts, manips, pictures, art, quote, etc. you can choose a prompt and submit a story either directly using your prompt or inspired by your prompt.
New prompts will be available every Friday during the war. Please only use the current week’s prompts.
. Pairing is up to you. If you are writing Hermione with a Malfoy, you may post it to either Granger Enchanted or Malfoy Manor. If Hermione is being paired with anyone else, it must be posted to Granger Enchanted.
You can write as many drabbles as you feel inspired to write per week, but each story can only be posted to GE or MM, not both. After the war is over, feel free to cross post your stories.
Each story should be submitted no later than April 13th for the first week, no later than the 20th for the second week and no later than the 27th for the third week. After all the stories are posted, there will be a poll for voting at each site’s LJ page. Voting will close for the first week on the 17th, for the second week on the 24th and for the third week on May 1st. Entries submitted to GE will be voted on at the GE LJ site and entries submitted to MM will be voted on at the MM LJ site.
All stories must be beta read and will be subject to submission standards. Please post the prompt you used in the author’s notes.
Go pick a prompt and get started!
I cannot wait to read the amazing stories I know you will be writing.
For questions regarding the Beltane Drabble War, please leave a comment below.
xoxo Granger Enchanted Admin Witches
Happy Happy April to all GE'ers and to our featured author of the month - - - - - - - - - - - - CRMediaGal!!!!!!
Check out her amazing stories! She is an American with a talent for writing Severus/Hermione and always manages to throw in a twist. For a truly twisted, thoroughly engaging tale, read CRMediaGal!!
Granger Enchanted is proud to feature Nathaniel Cardeu for the month of March!!
Nathaniel is British born and brings to his stories an authenticity that is effortless. He writes almost any pairing with our beloved Hermione, showing great versatility. Check out the featured stories for this month and you will find many of Nathaniel Cardeu's most popular fics. If you would like to leave a message of adoration, love, or if you would like to declare undying loyalty to this author, you may do that on our Granger Enchanted facebook page.
For the month of February, we are featuring some stories with a Valentine's Day theme. Come check out our Granger Enchanted facebook page for news about upcoming events on the site and the chance to chat with a favortie author. We are looking forward to seeing you there sometime. Enjoy the featured stories and don't forget to leave the authors some feedback in the review section.
The stories from the Christmas Exchange are now being posted at Malfoy Manor. There are only a few up at the moment, with more to follow later in the week. We hope to have them all up and ready for you all to enjoy before Christmas day!
In the meantime, happy reading and writing!
Thank you to everyone who has participated in this exchange!
Posting of our exchange stories will begin this weekend, so there will be many lovely stories to head over to the Manor to read and review! I know all of our participants have been waiting very patiently to recieve their gifts. Alas, real life does get in the way, and sometimes our muses do not cooperate when there is a deadline. To those who have yet to complete their exchange entries, we would be extremely grateful if you could scrape something together and get them in by Sunday so that they can be posted early next week.
Thanks in advance, and as always HAPPY READING! :D
Once upon a time . . . .
Mistress Malfoy was born and her parents rejoiced.
Now, all the many fans of Hermione Centric Fan Fiction rejoice
and celebrate her on the anniversary of the day of her birth.
We all hope your birthday is perfectly splendid from start to finish and that you celebrate for the next year!
We love you oodles!
DHLane, Sirsevchick, Lupinswolfie, and Brandy01
Hello my lovely ladies.
I know a few of you have been struggling to get your story submissions completed by the due date, so I am here to let you know that I am extending it by a week. So you have now got until the 17th of November to have your stories sent in.
Hope this is helpful. Happy Writing!
Happy birthday to my other long suffering beta, admin, validator and dear friend DHLane. I don't know what I'd do without your late night chats, giggles and secret squirrels.
i hope you have a splendid birthday xoxo
Please note this is not the Enchant sign up exchange. This is purely for the Malfoy Manor signups!
Hello everyone! Malfoy Manor (a sub domain of Granger Enchanted dot com) is holding a Christmas Gift Exchange and we'd love you to join us!! Please click the image for information with sign ups!!
This year for Christmas, Malfoy Manor is planning to host a Christmas Gift Fic Exchange.
The exchange will of course, be Christmas themed. There will be a minimum word count of 3000. Pairings are any Malfoy with Hermione, and any rating will be accepted. Sign-ups will begin on September 8th and will end on the 23rd - so make sure you start signing up as soon as soon as the link is up!
All fics will be due by November 15th.
Please note that this post is an expression of interest only - actual sign-up will be via email beginning on the 8th. (Sign ups for the Enchant - all pairings- Xmas exchange will begin a few days after this)
Hello my loves!! Due to several requests I have extended the dark!witch challenge to mid-October :)
we are taking expressions of interest now for a Christmas one shot challenge, sign ups will begin on October 1st and fics will be one shots only 1000 words or more.
This fortnights featured fics will be some of my favourite Dramione stories... So please enjoy!!!