Halloween progressive fan fiction – come join the fun!

Calling all writers! MuggleNet has a special Halloween treat in store – our Halloween progressive fan fiction!

The progressive fan fiction will run from 12 p.m. (noon) to midnight GMT on October 31. MuggleNet’s Facebook, Twitter (through our MuggleNet.com LIVE account), and Tumblr accounts will all be taking part to create three different stories, and it’s up to YOU to make it happen! Each social media outlet is going to have things work a little bit differently, so the rules for each can be found below:

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GENERAL RULES

  • The Halloween progressive fan fiction will run from noon to midnight, GMT. (Not sure what time that is where you live? You can find out here!)
  • New additions to the story will be added every fifteen (15) minutes on Facebook and Twitter, and every thirty (30) minutes on Tumblr.
  • The additions should follow the canon established by J.K. Rowling.

FACEBOOK

  • The rules for the event are shown on the cover photo for the Facebook event.
  • The complete story, as it is being written, will stay pinned to the top of the event page, and the newest post after the pinned post will be the latest addition to the story.
  • Comments are taken from this post and added to the pinned post. Then, the addition is made into a new post for the next installment.

TWITTER

  • The whole story will begin with a TwitLonger of the starter, which will be tweeted from the @MuggleNetLive account.
  • The chosen tweets will be copied and tweeted by @MuggleNetLive, without including the user’s Twitter handle.
  • The chosen tweets will also be favorited by @MuggleNetLive.
  • No abbreviations are to be used, except for those that are already accepted, such as DADA, MoM, etc. No names are to be abbreviated.
  • As an example, tweets should look something like: @MuggleNetLive “Stay here, James,” said Neville. James began to protest, but Neville shoved him aside. Students ahead began to scream loudly.

TUMBLR

  • The rules will be linked in a separate post.
  • Users will reblog the story post with their additions (about one paragraph).
  • From there, MuggleNet will reblog the chosen addition, and then users will reblog that post with their additions.
  • The previous post in the story will be edited to say that a new addition has already been added.
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The rain had been falling incessantly for three days, and this afternoon was no different. Professor Neville Longbottom looked out at the damp, dark grounds as his last Herbology class of the week, the first year Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs, came to a close. He was very much looking forward to the weekend away from Hogwarts. It had been quite a while since he and Hannah had some time for each other.

“Nev – uh, er, Professor Longbottom?” said a voice from behind him.

Neville grabbed his case, turned around, and smiled at a small, black-haired boy.

“James! How are you? Looking forward to the Halloween feast this evening?” asked Neville. Short of the lightning bolt scar, James Sirius Potter looked very much like his famous father and Neville’s close friend Harry. That, and he was much better behaved in class.

James slung his bag over his shoulder, and they walked toward the greenhouse exit side-by-side. “Yes! Dad told me about the treacle tart, which he said was always his favorite. Also, is it true that there are pumpkins floating from the ceiling?” he asked wide-eyed.

“Yes, and bats. too!” Neville chuckled. “How did you do on your first Potions exam? I was never good at Potions.” Neville paused, remembering his dark days in Snape’s dungeon. He smiled ruefully to himself as they turned a corner back into the castle, finally sheltered from the rain. Neville pushed open a heavy door, and James walked under his arm into the bustling corridor.

“Did you have a question for me regarding the Devil’s Snare lesson?“ Neville continued.

“Yes, I was…”

But what James Sirius was, Neville never found out. At that precise moment, a loud, explosive noise erupted from somewhere nearby. Neville couldn’t recall being this surprised by noises inside Hogwarts since Fred and George Weasley made their daring escape from the castle on broomsticks, fireworks in tow. All around them, students shouted in a mix of confusion and fear. Instinctively, Neville drew his wand.

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This is a list of characters that may, or may not be, at Hogwarts during the time period of our story. Birth dates are included where known.

FRED WEASLEY

  • Son of George and Angelina Weasley.
  • Born after May 2000, no approximate date known.

ROXANNE WEASLEY

  • Daughter of George and Angelina Weasley.
  • No birthdate known (but after February 2001).

MOLLY WEASLEY

  • Daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley.
  • Born between 2000 – 2006. Potentially as old as 4th year.

DOMINIQUE WEASLEY

  • Daughter of Bill and Fleur Weasley.
  • Born after 2001. Potentially 3rd year.

VICTOIRE WEASLEY

  • Daughter of Bill and Fleur Weasley.
  • Born between 2000 – 2006. Potentially as old as 4th year.

TEDDY LUPIN

  • Son of Remus and Nymphadora “Tonks” Lupin.
  • Born in 1998. 6th year in 2014.

Characters not included in this list are either too young or too old to be at Hogwarts in the present day.

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Sounds like fun, right? Be sure to join in! We can’t wait to see what you bring to the story!

Kat Miller

I am a 30-something Ravenclaw/Slytherin from Massachusetts. I've been lucky in life and can attribute a lot of that to Harry Potter. Without it, I wouldn't have at least 80% of the things that I do today, including my job & closest friends. I truly despise Sirius Black.