Wed, May. 14th, 2014, 08:27 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Short Treatise on the Social Lives of Ghosts" for the HP Beholder Pinch Hitters

Recipient: The HP Beholder Pinch Hitters
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Short Treatise on the Social Lives of Ghosts
Rating: PG
Pairings: Cuthbert Binns/Grey Lady, Cuthbert Binns/Horace Slughorn, Moaning Myrtle/Nearly Headless Nick, The Fat Friar/The Wailing Widow
Word Count: 3200
Medium: Prose
Warnings/Content Information: None
Summary: The social lives of ghosts are more complex than they’re credited for.

A Short Treatise on the Social Lives of Ghosts )

Mon, Apr. 21st, 2014, 02:48 pm
[info]atdelphi: ART: "To That Which Improves with Age" for purplefluffycat

Recipient: [info]purplefluffycat
Artist: ???
Title: To That Which Improves with Age
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Albus Dumbledore/Horace Slughorn
Medium: pencil on paper
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *none*.
Summary: An intimate moment between friends...

To That Which Improves with Age )

Sun, Apr. 28th, 2013, 08:28 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "The Reluctant Phoenix" for dueltastic

Recipient: [info]dueltastic
Author/Artist: ???
Title: The Reluctant Phoenix
Rating: Up to NC-17 (although most of the story rates lower)
Pairings: Albus Dumbledore/Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn/Elphias Doge, Albus Dumbledore/Horace Slughorn
Word Count: ~23,600
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Cross-gen - teacher/student (Minerva is 18), infidelity in secondary pairing.*.
Summary: Albus thought that he was a non-running member of the human race when it came to romantic relationships. If pushed, he would have said that he was the kind of wizard who preferred wizards. -All that, of course, was before Minerva came along.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Thanks to [info]dueltastic for such open-ended and thought-provoking prompts. I have tried to incorporate elements of your following suggestions into this story: "non-traditional relationships, things people make work in their own ways when it's not obvious how or why it does", "eras and places we see only hints of in canon", "age differences being acknowledged", "blurry definitions" and "fluidity in gender roles and sexual orientation." Many thanks also to [info]atdelphi for modding [info]hp_beholder 2013!

The Reluctant Phoenix

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Thu, Apr. 11th, 2013, 06:51 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Cabled Socks and Cognac" for purplefluffycat

Available on the author's journal here:

Recipient: [info]purplefluffycat
Author: ???
Title: Cabled Socks and Cognac
Rating: light R
Pairings: Horace Slughorn/Albus Dumbledore
Word Count: ~1,500
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *one sentence of explicit sex*.
Summary: When Albus Dumbledore appears one night, a mystified Harry Potter by his side, echoes of the past arrive in his wake. Lured back to Hogwarts by the mystery of a blackened finger and Muggle knitting patterns, Horace Slughorn attempts to reawaken their relationship with the help of a pair of socks.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my adorable beta. purplefluffycat, after five different drafts, this is the least angst I could write. I hope you enjoy this missing moment, despite the brevity.

Cabled Socks and Cognac )

Tue, May. 1st, 2012, 01:30 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Avarice. Regret and a Spoonful of Courage" for purplefluffycat

Recipient: purplefluffycat
Author: ???
Title: Avarice, Regret and a Spoonful of Courage
Rating: NC-17 (just to be safe)
Pairings: Dumbledore/Slughorn
Word Count: 2,347
Medium: fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *[canon character death]*.
Summary: A glimpse of the relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Horace Slughorn.
Author's note: Many thanks to my beta sq and the mod for the fest and her patience!

Avarice, Regret and a Spoonful of Courage  )

Wed, Apr. 18th, 2012, 01:47 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Irma's Library" for therealsnape

Recipient: [info]therealsnape
Author: [info]miramiraficfic
Title: Irma’s Library
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Irma Pince/Minerva McGonagall, Irma Pince/Horace Slughorn, Irma Pince/Rolanda Hooch, Irma Pince/Severus Snape, Irma Pince/Madam Rosmerta, Irma Pince/Filius Flitwick, Irma Pince/Argus Filch
Word Count: 2,000
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *[Erm, consensual non-monogamy? Other than that, I got nothin’.]*.
Summary: Everyone knows there are two types of librarian in the world. And everyone knows which type Irma Pince is. Or so they think.
Author's Notes: I admit, I had a little trouble deciding what to do with such an open-ended request at first, but Irma stepped up and insisted on having her story – or stories, rather – told. I hope you enjoy, [info]therealsnape!

To read "Irma's Library" at AO3, Click Here!

Irma's Library )

Sun, Apr. 15th, 2012, 12:41 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "A Story of Warnings and the Ignoring Thereof" for cardigrl

Recipient: [info]cardigrl
Author: [info]therealsnape
Title: A Story of Warnings and the Ignoring Thereof
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Irma Pince/Horace Slughorn
Word Count: 5800
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *none*
Summary: Horace has a strange story to tell. A story that might even surprise his old friend Albus. A story involving Irma Pince. And then Albus had to go and die in that highly dramatic fashion. But Horace is not a man who lets a mere trifle like the Veil stop him. When he has a story to tell, he tells it.
Author's/Notes: My thanks, as always, to my fabulous beta. For many improvements, endless patience, and soothing my fevered brow during a particularly vicious attack of Writer’s Insecurity.

A Story of Warnings and the Ignoring Thereof )

Mon, Apr. 19th, 2010, 12:35 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "The rest of the mornings in the world" for purplefluffycat

Recipient: Purplefluffycat
Author: [info]lyras
Title: The rest of the mornings in the world
Rating: R
Pairings: Horace Slughorn/Cornelius Fudge
Word Count: ~5,500
Summary: After the Battle of Hogwarts, Horace finds an opportunity to repay a favour to an old friend.
Author's Notes: Well, I never expected to write this pairing! Purplefluffycat, your prompts gave me quite a few ideas, but this was the one that really spoke to me, so I hope you enjoy reading! Thank you very much to [info]mindabbles for doing a great beta job on this story. All remaining errors are my own.

The rest of the mornings in the world )

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009, 12:03 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC & ART: "Fruiting Bodies" for littleblackbow/chibitoaster

Recipient: [info]littleblackbow / [info]chibitoaster
Author/Artist: [info]trickofthedark
Title: Fruiting Bodies
Rating: NWS
Pairings: Firenze/Trelawney, Hooch/Slughorn, Krum/assorted.
Word Count: 2130
Warnings: Weddings.
Summary: Love is in the air. Also, spores.

Fruiting Bodies )

Sun, May. 4th, 2008, 04:06 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC and ART: 'Cotyledon' for bluestocking79

Recipient: [info]bluestocking79
Author/Artist: [info]trickofthedark (aka, Didodikali)
Title: Cotyledon
Rating: Perhaps R for naughty language.
Pairings: Slughorn/Hooch, brief mentions of Firenze/Trelawney, Pomfrey/Snape.
Word Count: 2150, plus etcetera.
Warnings: ...entirely harmless. No, really.
Summary: After the Battle of Hogwarts, the Slytherins seek rewards.

Cotyledon )

Fri, Apr. 25th, 2008, 04:27 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC and ART: 'The Problem With Memories' for alwaysasnapefan

Recipient: [info]alwaysasnapefan
Author: [info]purplefluffycat
Artist: [info]purplefluffycat
Title: The Problem With Memories
Rating: Fic - NC17, although much of the story rates lower. Illustration - PG-13/soft R
Warnings: (Canon) character death, Illustration (embedded within the story): nudity (although no naughty bits are visible...)
Pairings: Horace Slughorn/Albus Dumbledore, with background Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: About 20,000
Summary: Horace's relationship with Albus has never been straightforward; he has always been left at once ecstatic, confused and hurt to the bone. As the two friends become reacquainted during one of the wizarding world's most trying years, what, this time, might play out differently? How might memories of times past impact upon the future, and what secrets might come to the surface? Set during 'The Half Blood Prince.'
Author's Notes: I have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to explore some of the many possibilities for this rich pairing. I hope, [info]alwaysasnapefan, that this story pleases you - I have tried to keep a fair amount of happiness and humour here, despite the fact that the characters seemed determined to be angsty! ;-) Thanks also to the mod for such a superb and original exchange!

The Problem With Memories )

Thu, Apr. 17th, 2008, 06:09 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC: 'The Sword of Slytherin' for regan_v

Recipient: [info]regan_v
Author: [info]vissy
Title: The Sword of Slytherin
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Snape/Slughorn
Word Count: 7500
Warnings: none
Summary: Dumbledore needs Snape to make a sword, and he has...maybe a year.
Author's notes: Regan V, I have an uneasy feeling that I managed to muck up the better part of your request, as well as the entire point of the challenge, but I hope you enjoy your gift regardless!

The Sword of Slytherin )