15 Works by 5972OltonHall

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    From a writers group prompt of the words in the title.

    A girl walking home wondering how on earth she could have been missed by Hogwarts School's recruitment process.

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    A short prequel to the start of the Harry Potter canon by J K Rowling. From a writing group prompt = The witch lived at No. 7

    Privet Drive, Little Whinging. An ordinary street, in an ordinary corner, of the most boring part of Surrey that anyone could imagine.........

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    After a burglary at the Hogwarts Railways depot in Southall Harry Potter contacts his cousin with a sales opportunity, they meet and discover that before his death Vernon had made some unexpected connections.

    Set pre-COVID. It is a further instalment in the longer thread, The Vernon Chronicles. Lockdown demotivated me for finishing off my earlier works in progress and therefore apologies for the long delay in posting further chapters. .

    Title changed (4 Apr 2022) as the aftermath chapters have been added.

    Updated 24 July 2022. Chapter 5 added. There is now progress onwards for Chapter 6 (Possibly the concluding part).

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    Beverley Brook floods parts of west London.

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    The deaths of Vernon and Petunia Dursley were, just as the rest of their lives had been, unfortunate, but ordinary and that was that – or so it seemed on the surface. Vernon’s death was to prove to be just a beginning……

    Set in 2019, pre-COVID, we join Harry Potter who is now 38 years old and has been heading the Auror service for the last twelve years. Peter Grant of the Metropolitan Police service has been promoted to a DS. This story which was the original conclusion of the subsequently extended Vernon Chronicles, incorporates back story references to content of Serpentus Connexio set in 1991.

    Spoiler alerts/canon divergences

    Canon – HP: If there are conflicts with content from the dratted Epilogue & Harry Potter & The Cursed Child then so be it.

    Canon – RoL: It was originally drafted prior to the, then, predicted Autumn 2019 release of False Values (Ben Aaronovitch).

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    Spoilers: HP - This story's time line evolves in parallel with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, interweaving elements of that plotline; believed to be broadly cannon compliant.

    RoL - Set approximately twenty years before Rivers of London, giving the younger Alexander Seawoll his first introduction to magic and The Folly. As a prequel there are inevitably spoilers to RoL or its companion works. There is some elasticity built into the RoL timeline.

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    It is the early summer of 1991 and a simple visit to Bristol Zoo by Harry Potter, an underage wizard as yet unaware of his powers, had coincided with the visit of a river god as yet unaware of his divinity.

    As outlined in Part 1, a boa constrictor was released and assisted on its way back to Brazil.

    Part 2 of the story begins back in Bristol, ten days after the snake’s escape occurred.

    Apologies for the prolonged delay to an update - part 2 now completed (March 2021).

    Warning - contains some unsavoury language.

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    After the war, and the inevitable societal changes it had left in its’ wake, Dean Thomas like many other wizards was struggling to find a new role. The professional duelling circuit at least offered him a way of bringing in some income.

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    It is the early summer of 1991 and a simple visit to Bristol Zoo by Harry Potter, an underage wizard as yet unaware of his powers, coincides with the visit of a river god as yet unaware of his divinity. During the visit a snake gets released. The result is a serpentine interweaving of muggle and magical strands as the various characters and authorities react to the disappearance.

    30 Aug 2022: Minor edits made for previously unspotted typos. Being reread for consideration of a new chapter.

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    Dudley Dursley was a confirmed bully, everyone back in Little Whinging knew it, but as a new boy at Smeltings it was a new beginning. A look at how Dudley might have fared as he entered his new school in 1991.

    Broadly canon compliant with one, minor, change.

    Usual disclaimer. Anything borrowed, whether from canon or elsewhere, remains the copyright of the originator(s)/publisher(s), the rest is my copyright. (See also Notes)

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    A very short piece about Peter Grant's birth.

    It is a very short part of the serial "Serpentus connexio", there may be more added in due course but it works as a stand alone as is.

    Usual disclaimer. Anything borrowed, whether from canon or elsewhere, remains the copyright of the originator(s)/publisher(s), the rest is my copyright. (See also Notes)

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    A short story about a young couple (Beverley Brook & Peter Grant) rising for breakfast, the context sets it immediately after the ending of Lies Sleeping.

    Therefore a spoiler alert issued for Lies Sleeping.

    There is a general reference to another magical community's existence (That of Harry Potter et al) but no specific HP characters are involved.

    The trigger was two consecutive Writer’s Group prompts today: the first, the title above, the second the phrase “He studied her face in the mirror” and the words kiosk, candyfloss, envy and Nightingale. The title prompt is a quote from a work by Malcolm R Campbell:–
    see https://malcolmsroundtable.com/2019/02/20/a-broken-man-lives-on-my-street/

    Usual disclaimer. Anything borrowed, whether from canon or elsewhere, remains the copyright of the originator(s)/publisher(s), the rest is my copyright. (See also Notes)

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    It is the early morning of 1st September 2018 and a host of wizards with connections to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are preparing to wend their way to, and through, London on their trek to King’s Cross. Meanwhile, across the City the Hogwarts Express is being prepared for the run to Hogsmeade; however, as the morning unfolds everything does not go according to plan.

    Update: The work was heavily revised on 8 February 2019 with some text reordering and the addition of new scenes inserted as Chapter 3 (Including passing reference to Dr. Who). Thank you all for the feedback received.

    COPYRIGHT STATEMENT - All references to JKR's Harry Potter characters, scenarios and locations are recognised as the intellectual property of J K Rowling and her subsequent publishers. No commercial benefits are being accrued or claimed. However, all originally created material within this work remains mine.

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    A 100 word Drabble in which, mid-battle, Voldemort believes the 'One Ring' is at Hogwarts.

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    Initially prepared as a writing group exercise, "fill in the blanks for a well-known character in fiction", this is a Vernon Dursley bio in essay form. It was written as if an answer to this (invented) English Literature exam question:-

    To what extent was Vernon Dursley’s early life an influence on his failure as husband, parent and guardian? (Discuss).

    Usual disclaimer. Anything borrowed, whether from canon or elsewhere, remains the copyright of the originator(s)/publisher(s), the rest is my copyright. (See also Notes)

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    My first AO3 post. A suggestion of what might have happened to gang member Gordon (Surname unspecified) after Harry, Dudley and Piers left for senior school for the first time in 1991. Prompted by a local writers group exercise on Absent friends.

    COPYRIGHT  - All references to the Harry Potter characters, scenarios and locations mentioned are fully recognised as the intellectual property of J K Rowling and her subsequent publishers and no commercial benefits are being accrued or claimed. However, the originally created characters and plot suggestions solely within this work remain mine.

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