31 December 2020 @ 09:25 am
Secret Snarry Swap: Master List of Participants  
And that's a wrap! All creators names have been added to the individual posts. If you notice any errors, please let us know!

We realize that this has been a busy time for new fic and art, but if you do find something you enjoy, it's never too late to leave some love for the creators who bring us new Snarry every year.

Secret Snarry Swap: Master List of Participants )

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the fest whether by creating an entry or reading/commenting! We couldn't keep doing what we do without your support! THANK YOU! As long as people are interested in our fests, we will keep hosting them.

Extra special thanks to [personal profile] badgerlady, our fest beta, who does a great job making sure we're looking our best!

Have a very Snarry New Year, everyone! ;) Let's hope 2021 is far kinder to us than 2020 has been.
 
 
23 December 2020 @ 11:56 am
Secret Snarry Swap: Anonymous Master List  
Below the cut is the full list of entries for this year's Secret Snarry Swap! If you left a prompt way back in August, please look to see if there was an entry created for your prompt. :) There may have even been more than one!

The reveals go up on Thursday, December 31, so if you haven't had time in the holiday rush, we hope you're able to catch up on any entries you may have missed or, if you haven't already, please take time to leave some feedback. The authors will appreciate it! A little encouragement & love go a long way and it's never too late to let someone know how much you enjoyed their work, even after the reveals have posted.

Secret Snarry Swap: Anonymous Master List )
 
 
22 December 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: Moonflowers  
Title: Moonflowers
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Ataraxia
Other pairings/threesome: Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Neville/OFC
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 38,000
Content/Warning(s): Masturbation, voyeurism, rimming
Prompter/Prompt: No. 32 from [personal profile] maraudersaffair: Harry falls in love with Severus' portrait.
Summary: Harry Potter is back at Hogwarts and seeking his Potions Mastery under Slughorn's tutelage. The portrait of Severus Snape is helping too, by giving him plenty of tips, tricks, and insults. But something is strange about this Snape. He can perform magic, and other portraits can't. He has a living body, unconscious and unresponsive in St. Mungo's. And strangest of all, Harry might just be falling in love with him.
A/N: Thank you so much to Likelightinglass for helping me with this whole fic – helping me when I got stuck, being a wonderful beta, and being a great friend. You’re amazing, Light.

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(Moonflowers)
 
 
21 December 2020 @ 11:59 am
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: Freestyle  
Title: Freestyle
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] MagicaDraconia16
Other pairings/threesome: Ron/Hermione
Rating: Gen
Word count: around 10,500
Content/Warning(s): none
Prompter/Prompt: No. 45 from [info]prayer_at_night: Sports AU - It's Severus' last chance to win an Olympic medal, four years later he'll be too old, and with his refined technique he feels these Olympics will be his. But up-and-coming Harry Potter, who wins his competitions with pure raw talent and zero technique or plan, is his biggest rival for the top.
Summary: Even if he isn’t actually competing this time, Harry Potter is still looking forward to attending these Olympics. And presumably so is Severus Snape. Even if he never actually says so.
A/N: This can be read as a stand-alone but it’s also a sequel, which I’d been wanting to write for ages, so if things seem familiar, don’t panic, they aren’t stolen ;) Additional notes at the end.

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Freestyle )
 
 
19 December 2020 @ 11:58 am
Secret Snarry Swap: Wrap-Up for Week Three  
Three weeks down and a week to go! Thanks to everyone reading and commenting. The creators really appreciate it!

Also, we're looking for recs! And if you want to let us know that you've recced any Secret Snarry Swap fic or art on your journal in an unlocked post or on Tumblr, comment to this post, or drop us an e-mail at the mod email (spfestmod@gmail.com). Please include a link to the rec! Anything that collects three or more recs will be forwarded to the newsletters and all recs will be forwarded to the authors/artists. Thanks!

Lastly, a quick reminder to please join [info]snape_potter to see all of our fest entries.

In Veritaserum Veritas PG-13, 4,500 words
Summary: Harry finds an animal wandering near his house and takes it in. Turns out, the animal isn't what - or who - Harry thinks it is.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

Mistletoe Manipulations PG-13, 1,145 words
Summary: Harry shows Severus that he has a sneaky side.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

The Singer Next Door PG-13, 8,300 words
Summary: When Severus first catches a glimpse of his new neighbour from his studio window he resigns himself to watching the man’s antics from afar. He soon finds him working with the young singer at his godson’s request in an attempt to bag themselves a Christmas number one.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

Severus Snape and the Reluctant Soulmate PG-13, 2,870 words
Summary: Severus Snape is Harry Potter’s soulmate. Harry refuses to let his super-secret beloved be bound by the constraints of the Fates, and avoids Snape like the plague, while Snape seeks Harry out, wanting nothing more than to finalize their bond. Something’s got to give.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

In proportion to courage PG-13, 39,496 words
Summary: Harry has been brave for a long time, but to come back to Hogwarts to get his N.E.W.T.s takes courage.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3


If you missed something from week two, you can find the wrap-up post on DW, LJ, and IJ. Week one entries can be found here: DW, LJ, and IJ.

We'll be back on Monday for the final week of entries for this year's fest!
 
 
18 December 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: In proportion to courage  
Title: In proportion to courage
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] hippocrates460
Other pairings/threesome: Brief Harry/OFC
Rating: T
Word count: 39496
Content/Warning(s): n/a
Prompter/Prompt: No. 20 from [info]avioleta: 8th year fic. In the months following the war, Harry and Severus find themselves drawn to one another. Between their shared experiences and past history, it makes sense that they would feel this way. But Severus will not consider exploring a relationship until Harry is 18, and then there’s just one problem: Harry has decided to return to complete his 7th year and student/teacher relationships are just not on.
Summary: Harry has been brave for a long time, but to come back to Hogwarts to get his N.E.W.T.s takes courage.
A/N: Thank you endlessly to my cheerleaders and betas, MaesMora, Lilian, LikeLightInGlass, and BleedColor. Title based on Anaïs Nin’s “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”

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(In proportion to courage)
 
 
17 December 2020 @ 12:01 pm
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: Severus Snape and the Reluctant Soulmate  
Title: Severus Snape and the Reluctant Soulmate
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] drwritermom
Other pairings/threesome: Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger
Rating: Teen
Word count: 2870
Content/Warning(s): Male/male soul bond, references to wartime, implied mpreg
Prompter/Prompt: No. 41 from [personal profile] nmk0144: Snape forces Harry to bond with him. Harry is secretly pleased.
Summary: Severus Snape is Harry Potter’s soulmate. Harry refuses to let his super-secret beloved be bound by the constraints of the Fates, and avoids Snape like the plague, while Snape seeks Harry out, wanting nothing more than to finalize their bond. Something’s got to give.
A/N: My apologies to my gift recipient, as my muse was very insistent that this was direction I should take your prompt. There is plenty of fluff. JKR owns the behemoth known as the Potterverse, I am just playing with the characters dwelling within. In this iteration of the HP universe, soulmate bonds between pairs with an age difference are protection based until the younger of the pair is eighteen, in accordance with the Muggle age of maturity. A heartfelt thanks to our gracious Swap hosts and to badgerlady, our Swap beta.

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Severus Snape and the Reluctant Soulmate )
 
 
16 December 2020 @ 12:02 pm
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: The Singer Next Door  
Title: The Singer Next Door
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] JaneAlpha
Other pairings/threesome: None
Rating: PG-13/Teen
Word count: 8300
Content/Warning(s): Mention of Suicide
Prompter/Prompt: No. 9 from [archiveofourown.org profile] Viraha: Neighbors AU. Severus is enthralled by what he sees from his window: his new dorky young neighbor and his antics (dancing clumsily, singing, cooking...). He just doesn't see how to approach him - surely he wouldn't be interested in a boring old composer like him. Little did he know that Harry was just as enamoured with him as he was.
Summary: When Severus first catches a glimpse of his new neighbour from his studio window he resigns himself to watching the man’s antics from afar. He soon finds him working with the young singer at his godson’s request in an attempt to bag themselves a Christmas number one.
A/N: Cause sometimes we need a little Christmas love to get us through the year.

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The Singer Next Door )
 
 
15 December 2020 @ 11:57 am
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: Mistletoe Manipulations  
Title: Mistletoe Manipulations
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] articcat621
Other pairings/threesome: None
Rating: T
Word count: 1145 words
Content/Warning(s): None
Prompter/Prompt: No. 8 from [info]lilyseyes: Harry choses to stay at Hogwarts the first Christmas after the final battle. Newly reinstated Headmaster Snape wonders why.
Summary: Harry shows Severus that he has a sneaky side.
A/N: Thank you to my beta for looking this over.

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Mistletoe Manipulations )
 
 
14 December 2020 @ 11:58 am
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: In Veritaserum Veritas  
Title: In Veritaserum Veritas
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] centaury_squill
Other pairings/threesome: background Ron/Hermione
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~ 4,500
Content/Warning(s): pre-slash
Prompter/Prompt: No. 11 from [info]themightyflynn: Harry finds an animal wandering near his house and takes it in. Turns out, the animal isn't what - or who - Harry thinks it is.
Summary: See prompt.
A/N: Thanks to the mods for running the fest, and for giving me a much needed extension; thanks also to Badgerlady for SPAG and to the prompter for the inspiring prompt.

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In Veritaserum Veritas )
 
 
12 December 2020 @ 11:00 am
Secret Snarry Swap: Wrap-Up for Week Two  
We're about halfway through this year's fest! Thanks to everyone reading and commenting. The creators really appreciate it!

Also, we're looking for recs! And if you want to let us know that you've recced any Secret Snarry Swap fic or art on your journal in an unlocked post or on Tumblr, comment to this post, or drop us an e-mail at the mod email (spfestmod@gmail.com). Please include a link to the rec! Anything that collects three or more recs will be forwarded to the newsletters and all recs will be forwarded to the authors/artists. Thanks!

Lastly, a quick reminder to please join [info]snape_potter to see all of our fest entries.

The Nutcracker and the Prince G, SFW
Summary: Severus or Harry is the Nutcracker prince who comes to life on Christmas Eve.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

Harry Potter and the (Vincent) Half-Blood Prince PG-13, 41,124 words
Summary: Harry designs and builds custom flying motorcycles with his best mate Ron and their old Slytherin rival Millicent Bulstrode, and he reckons that's enough for him. He doesn't need all the drama of coming out of the closet, and is happy to live a quiet, solitary life - but when a commission comes in from his snarky old potions professor, he discovers that there's more to Severus Snape than he ever thought possible. And more to himself, as well.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

Roll with It NC-17, 15,900 words
Summary: After a potion accident, Severus wakes up in St Mungo’s with amnesia and a man, roughly his own age, holding his hand. Severus comes to the only logical conclusion that the man must be his lover.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

The Great House-Elf Mistletoe Revolt PG, 2,209 words
Summary: The Snape had no plans to stop Christmas from coming,
To halt all the singing and humming and drumming,
But he greeted it all with the grimmest of frowns,
The lights and the bells and the bright paper crowns.
He loomed and he fumed, complaining and stewing.
He gloomed and he doomed. He'd rather be brewing.

LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

The Scales of Life PG-13, 23,000 words
Summary: A life-threatening case of Dragon Pox has forced the Healers to place Teddy into stasis. Harry seeks help from Severus in brewing the potion that will hopefully save Teddy.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3


If you missed something from week one, you can find the wrap-up post on DW, LJ, and IJ.

We'll be back on Monday for another week of new entries!
 
 
11 December 2020 @ 11:58 am
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: The Scales of Life  
Title: The Scales of Life
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Goddess47
Other pairings/threesome: Minor Neville/Luna
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 23,000 (!)
Content/Warning(s): Illness of a child; skirmish with bandits
Prompter/Prompt: No. 19 from [info]themightyflynn: A new case comes up that forces Harry to seek outside potions help. He and Severus are made to work closely together for the first time since the war.
Summary: A life-threatening case of Dragon Pox has forced the Healers to place Teddy into stasis. Harry seeks help from Severus in brewing the potion that will hopefully save Teddy.
A/N: Many thanks to the mods for a fun fest. Huge thanks to Rosie3745 for her quick and thorough beta work and for wrassling my commas into submission. I had to put a few back in, so any mistakes are mine!

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(The Scales of Life)
 
 
10 December 2020 @ 12:16 pm
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: The Great House-Elf Mistletoe Revolt  
Title: The Great House-Elf Mistletoe Revolt
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] pluperfectsunrise
Other pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Luna Lovegood
Rating: General
Word count: 2209
Content/Warnings: None
Prompter/Prompt: No. 61 from [info]acid: This is far from a fairytale, but they are, apparently, trapped in an ancient castle, and Hogwarts seems to have a mind of its own, and a copious supply of enchanted mistletoe.
Summary:
The Snape had no plans to stop Christmas from coming,
To halt all the singing and humming and drumming,
But he greeted it all with the grimmest of frowns,
The lights and the bells and the bright paper crowns.
He loomed and he fumed, complaining and stewing.
He gloomed and he doomed. He'd rather be brewing.

…A Snarry Christmas rhyme.

A/N: This was also highly influenced by Prompt No. 57 from [info]hippocrates460: Severus is the Grinch. And just by Dr. Seuss in general, from whom I've snatched phrases here and there. Um…did I set out to write a children's rhyme when I took the prompt? Nope, but here it is. Thank you, wonderful mods! And thank you, prompter! Even if it's not what you expected, I hope you like it.

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The Great House-Elf Mistletoe Revolt )
 
 
09 December 2020 @ 11:59 am
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: Roll with It  
Title: Roll with It
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyofsilverdawn
Rating: Explicit
Word count: ~15,900
Content/Warning(s): Magical Ageing, Memory Loss, Auror!Harry, Post-War, Mistaken Identity, Humour, Banter, Sexual Tension, Feels, Forced Proximity, Sharing a Bed, Mutual Pining.
Prompter/Prompt: No. 7 from [personal profile] devi_the_wynter_wytch: Snape is brewing a specialized aging potion to allow well-known Aurors to go undercover without the one hour restrictions of polyjuice so that they will appear not only unrecognizable but also infirm and non-threatening to their targets. Junior Auror Potter is assigned the task of retrieving the potion and bringing it to the ministry in secret. However, Harry's early arrival causes a spectacular explosion at Snape's potions shop, leaving Snape seriously concussed and both Snape and Harry appearing to be 20 years older. Snape awakens at St. Mungos where a remorseful Harry is holding his hand and arguing valiantly with the doctors on his behalf. Since no one has ever cared that much about him, Snape reaches the erroneous conclusion that he and Harry must be in a romantic relationship, even though he cannot remember any of it. The doctors insist Harry should play along for now and send Snape home in Harry's care.
A/N: The gorgeous, commissioned artwork was made by the brilliant the-mr-lolipop-things (Tumblr). Accolades galore for my beta M. And many thanks to the mods for another marvellous fest.
Summary: After a potion accident, Severus wakes up in St Mungo’s with amnesia and a man, roughly his own age, holding his hand. Severus comes to the only logical conclusion that the man must be his lover.

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(Roll with It)
 
 
08 December 2020 @ 11:59 am
Secret Snarry Swap: ART: The Nutcracker and the Prince  
Title: The Nutcracker and the Prince
Artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] sherrasama
Other pairings/threesome: N/A
Rating: G
Media: Digital
Content/Warning(s): None
Prompter/Prompt: No. 39 from [personal profile] pluperfectsunrise: Severus or Harry is the Nutcracker prince who comes to life on Christmas Eve.
Summary: See prompt
A/N: This scene loosely based off a real playbill I got at the Nutcracker ballet when I was in NYC in the 90s as a kid. I just couldn't resist this prompt when I thought about it.

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The Nutcracker and the Prince

The Nutcracker and the Prince )

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07 December 2020 @ 12:17 pm
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: Harry Potter and the (Vincent) Half-Blood Prince  

Title: Harry Potter and the (Vincent) Half-Blood Prince
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] salazarinadress
Other pairings/threesome: None
Rating: pg-13
Word count: 41,124
Content/Warning(s): Mention of homophobia towards secondary characters, mentions of terminal illness of a minor character.
Prompter/Prompt: No. 66 from [info]suitesamba: Harry has gone into business making and selling flying motorcycles and Severus comes in for a test drive. Harry really needs to sell some bikes and turns on the charm to get Severus to buy one.
Summary: Harry designs and builds custom flying motorcycles with his best mate Ron and their old Slytherin rival Millicent Bulstrode, and he reckons that's enough for him. He doesn't need all the drama of coming out of the closet, and is happy to live a quiet, solitary life - but when a commission comes in from his snarky old potions professor, he discovers that there's more to Severus Snape than he ever thought possible. And more to himself, as well.
A/N: I think I kept more to the spirit of the prompt than the word of it, or maybe the other way round? Tried for humour, snark and sneak but y’all can be the judge of how far I missed. XD Thanks to my beta S who pointed out the horrifying plot flaws, even though my planned 20k words ended up being twice that. T-T

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(Harry Potter and the (Vincent) Half-Blood Prince)
 
 
05 December 2020 @ 11:30 am
Secret Snarry Swap: Wrap-Up for Week One  
Week One, albeit a short one, is under our belts and we're off to a great start! Thanks to everyone reading and commenting. The creators really appreciate it!

Also, we're looking for recs! And if you want to let us know that you've recced any Secret Snarry Swap fic or art on your journal in an unlocked post or on Tumblr, comment to this post, or drop us an e-mail at the mod email (spfestmod@gmail.com). Anything that collects three or more recs will be forwarded to the newsletters and all recs will be forwarded to the creators. Thanks!

Lastly, a quick reminder to please join [info]snape_potter to be sure to see all of our fest entries.

Christmas At The Burrow PG-13, SFW
Summary: Harry keeps surprising Severus with kisses under the mistletoe.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

Silas Barnaby and the Green-Eyed Dragon Boy PG-13, 13,240 words
Summary: Silas Barnaby enjoys a perfectly ordinary life as a museum guard in York and – until these last weeks, at least – did not see spectacled cats, ghosts in graveyards or heads in fireplaces. What’s more, the green-eyed man in the portrait is definitely not winking at him. A tale of sacrifice, forgiveness and people who aren’t at all what they seem.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

One Christmas Wish NC-17, 1,700 words
Summary: Severus is Headmaster and Harry is Defence Professor. It’s Christmas, and they both want each other, so Harry decides to offer himself to Severus as a present.
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3

Things We Wish For NC-17, 38,000 words
Summary: Harry blinks. Blinks again. It doesn’t make sense. It’s simply not possible. But yet... “Snape?” It’s not the Snape Harry knows or remembers. Not the Snape Harry grieved. But he would know that face, that profile, those eyes anywhere. “What happened?” he manages. “How are you here?”
LJ, IJ, DW, AO3


We'll be back on Monday for a week of new entries!
 
 
04 December 2020 @ 12:17 pm
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: Things We Wish For  
Title: Things We Wish For
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] avioleta
Other pairings/threesome: n/a
Rating: Explicit
Word count: ~38,000
Content/Warning(s): Time travel, first time, masturbation, semi-public sex, teenage Severus, loss of virginity, blow jobs, student/teacher relationship, sexual tension
Prompter/Prompt: No. 24 from [personal profile] maraudersaffair: One night Professor Potter stumbles upon teenage Severus at Hogwarts. Reason for time travel up to you.
Summary: Harry blinks. Blinks again. It doesn’t make sense. It’s simply not possible. But yet... “Snape?” It’s not the Snape Harry knows or remembers. Not the Snape Harry grieved. But he would know that face, that profile, those eyes anywhere. “What happened?” he manages. “How are you here?”
A/N: Thank you to Torino and Lilyeyes. You run the best fests in fandom. To Badgerlady. I could never finish a fic without your edits. And to my prompter. I hope you enjoy. Severus is seventeen when this story begins. While the explicit sexual content occurs after he turns eighteen, there is clear sexual tension before then.

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(Things We Wish For)
 
 
03 December 2020 @ 11:56 am
Secret Snarry Swap: FIC: One Christmas Wish  
Title: One Christmas Wish
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] maraudersaffair
Other pairings/threesome: None
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 1700
Content/Warning(s): Christmas fluff, getting together, first time, pining, flirting
Prompter/Prompt: No. 69 from [archiveofourown.org profile] Defenestrationisthekey: Harry sends Snape birthday presents every year and Christmas ones too. He never gets any return, so one year Harry decided to offer himself as a present.
Summary: Severus is Headmaster and Harry is Defence Professor. It’s Christmas, and they both want each other, so Harry decides to offer himself to Severus as a present.
A/N: I hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays!

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One Christmas Wish )
 
 
02 December 2020 @ 11:58 am
Secret Snarry Swap: ART: Christmas At The Burrow  
Title: Christmas At The Burrow
Artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] princealice
Other pairings/threesome: None
Rating: T
Media: Digital art
Content/Warning(s): None
Prompter/Prompt: No. 15 from [personal profile] maraudersaffair: Harry brings Severus to the Burrow Christmas party as his plus one.
Summary: Harry keeps surprising Severus with kisses under the mistletoe.
A/N: I hope you enjoy my take on this prompt!

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Christmas At The Burrow

Christmas At The Burrow )

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