This Is Not My Life

No. Really. It's not.

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Drabble Meme
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I need a kick in the pants start.

MEME: The first fifteen people to comment on this post with a prompt get to request a drabble from you. In return, they have to post this meme in their journal (though, no pressure). Post all fandoms you’re willing to write for.

Um, the "fandoms [I'm] willing to write for" are pretty limited. I've only ever written extensively for HP, and mostly only about the bad guys. However, technically, I've also written for Bizenghast, Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings, so if you're feeling daring, you can request one of those.

Also, I loosely define drabble here, so it will be at least 100 words, but probably not that exactly.

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Yay, I'm working my way down.

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The warm summer sun beat down on the silent grounds of Hogwarts castle. The wind wandered the hallways, searching abandoned classrooms. The lake rippled gently, throwing off blinding shards of light, unseen by any eye. Empty of students, faculty, its illustrious Headmaster, even the ghosts (who are not immune to a little summer doldrums), the usually lively school was unnervingly still. Perhaps the school missed its noisy students. Or perhaps it preferred this peace and quiet. Being an inanimate object, it was unable to articulate its position, or hold a complex opinion.

Suddenly, breaking the surface of Hogwarts Lake in a gush of white spray and gasping breath, Severus Snape lurched onto shore. Silence returned in the instant following, and for a moment, all was as it had been. But as Snape hurled up water on the rocky beach, two more Death Eaters and Lord Voldemort popped out of the lake like Great White sharks in a synchronized swimming competition.

“Okay,” gasped Lucius, floundering onto shore, “we obviously can’t break into Hogwarts that way.”

“My butt is full of barbs,” Yaxley ground out between clenched teeth.

“You’ll probably want to put some salve on that,” advised Lucius.

Voldemort, comporting himself with as much dignity as he could muster, began to wring out his robes. “This was not a failure,” he said. “Merely a test.”

“I don’t know,” said Snape, finally lifting his head off the ground, “getting the crap beat out of us by merpeople certainly seems like a failure to me.”

Voldemort’s usually bone chilling glare was tempered by his emerging black eye. He held Snape’s gaze for a full minute before looking away ashamed. Touching the sensitive bruise, he muttered, “Bloody seahorses.”

\o/ Beautiful! I giggled uncontrollable at the image of Snape lurching onto the shore. Oh thank you so much! Getting this in my inbox made my day. <3

Thank you! I'm sorry it took me so long; I had a great burst of inspiration at the beginning, but it petered out too quickly. I'm glad you liked Snape's watery antics.

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