Saturday, April 21, 2012


Hi All,

I am so glad that we have such wonderful support for a friend Alex... Thanks for your wonderful comments from yesterday's post.

Stephanie had the correct answer, yes, my "Q" was for Quasar. They are truly astonishing phenomenons. Isn't this photo awesome? (photo courtesy of NASA)

I you must have guessed, I did fall behind a bit. I posted both "R" and "S" today so that you have two full days to enjoy them, which I hope you do.

My first piece holds a major place in my heart. This other phenomenon is a literary one and I dedicate this FF piece to all of us who are obsessed with this series.

I was murdered by an admirer centuries ago, I still haunt the very place that was most unhappy to me. 
He, also haunts the castle, but wears a badge of shame for his savage crime. But I am not far from guilt. I am a thief.
Alas, I am ahead of myself and should start my weary tale from the beginning.
Born in an age where my kind had been most feared, two men and two woman dared to create an institute of learning. 
Each searched the lands for children with special gifts. Each taught their knowledge to continue the traditions of our noble craft.
Jealous and naive, I truly hadn’t understood the miracle and committed the most heinous crime. Before I could change my ways, I ceased to exist in human form. Now I walk the halls, watching and know for all of eternity.
Perhaps one day I may forgive myself. Perhaps one day, I will be known by my true identity and not the Grey Lady.  

I was also murdered on the grounds of this castle, quite unexpectedly I assure you. Most perceived me as crass, arrogant, downright nasty, but I didn’t care. From the time I was a child I loved only one. Hers was the only opinion I honestly cared about. Her love or respect I could not keep. So I unselfishly watched over her son. 

Yes, I hear the snickers. You dare judge me. I did what I had to do. The end result is clear. Well it should be, IF YOU PAID ATTENTION!
I just realized that although I was sorted into Slytherin House, I share the same initials of our founding father. Hmmm. SS. What were my patents thinking? Well, my mother anyway. My father was a beast and muggle.
At least now you ALL know the truth about me. Like I care really. But it is somewhat satisfying to be heavily featured in one of literature’s most beloved series. If you haven’t read it yet, then I SUGGEST YOU DO! I will be watching.

Well HP fans I home you enjoyed a slice of Hogwarts and my twist on it. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Interesting characters. Well done.

  2. Helena Ravenclaw and and Snape! Those I knew.
    And thanks again Michael. I really appreciated that post.

  3. Stopping in to say HI! Hope all is well - I'm tired of the cold weather in WI, glad it's finally sunny here, at least! Zach's first baseball game is Wednesday - bring on the heat! (and I liked your story - I've only read one of the HP books, but since it was the last one, I knew who you were talking about!)

  4. The HP series is amazing - one of my all time faves :)

  5. The second is Snape but I don't know the true name of the first! Bad on me. Looks like I'll have to go and polish up on my Potter. ;)

  6. I know the first is Ravenclaw. And I can't think of anyone else who watched over a son besides Severus Snape (SS). :)

    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

  7. Love the excerpts - I think a novel could definitely come of those little snippets!

  8. With the first one all I could remember was Rowena, I could not remember her daughter's name for the life of me.

    I love Snape, he was so wicked. Exactly the sort of teacher I hated having in school. I was so thrilled at how things turned out for him.

  9. Great flash pieces!And a wonderful homage to HP!

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

  10. This was fantastic!!! Yep, I knew exactly who they were. If you write like this in books, you're going to be the next JK Rowling. Totally pulled me in.

  11. Well done, a couple of nice flash pieces. Nice tribute to HP and JK.

  12. Not an HP fan but I enjoyed your pieces anyway (and I did know the second was Snape!) I found the first very intriguing. Over from Alex's blog, nice to meet you!

  13. A POV on the ghosts of Hogwarts would be a fascinating read (as you so demonstrated). I's read it! :)

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  15. Oh, I really enjoyed your FF pieces, very well done. It's nice to read different POVs. (: Here from Alex's blog and new follower too.

  16. Aloha Michael,

    I've seen you around, but never dropped by - my bad :)

    Now that I've read all the awesome comments from other bloggers (via Alex's latest post) I am now a new follower :)

    Better late than never, right :)

  17. over from Alex's.

    Great blog and post. Nice to meet you.