The Magic Quill

A weekly interactive fan fiction column where the next original tale of wizardry was inspired. The feather that “ghost-wrote” these columns was plucked from the tail of a very forgiving dodo bird, residing in the Really Unplottable Rare Bird Sanctuary (off the coast of Idaho). It was proud to say that it bore no family relation to the magic quill owned by Rita Skeeter. The real trick was teaching the feather to type and use email, which required some assistance from a Muggle called Robbie.

  • The Magic Quill #177: Werewolf Puppy Mills (January 16, 2011)- Thanks for your patience, as this chapter took a record 3 months to pull together. My prognostication, back in September, that it was going to come out in record time, goes to show that I probably have Trelawney blood! I am fairly confident that the time-management crisis that curtailed my creative writing for a few months is now behind me (more or less), so I hope you can expect a few more Quills in 2011!
  • The Magic Quill #176: The Picture of Doreen Grape (November 2, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: greyniffler VOICE: You are listening to the Wizarding Wireless, broadcasting at 42 thaums per lunar cycle. (Sound of rustling in cupboard.) WITCH: Oh, drat! SECOND WITCH: What’s wrong, Carmen...
  • The Magic Quill #175: The Hag Bride (October 21, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: TWZRD Runner-up: Joe Harvey found himself in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, standing just below the dais where the head table belonged. Instead of the house tables, rows of...
  • The Magic Quill #174: Surfer Mice (October 4, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: Evensong Runner-up: Linda Carrig Merlin and Miss Pucey legged it. In their mouths the slightly medicinal, herbal tang of Turbo Gum (tiny lozenge-shaped chicle drops made to Signor Subito’s...
  • The Magic Quill #173: Dance of the Fauns (September 24, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: kaleidoscopicepic The arrival of a tall stranger wrapped in a cloak, his face hidden in the shadow of a hood, had the usual result on the patrons of Talia’s...
  • The Magic Quill #172: Sadie’s Wine Flight (September 11, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: Linda Carrig Sadie muttered something highly uncomplimentary about the ring of Count Matthias as she climbed another steep street in Lisbon. Her head was fuzzy from drinking too much...
  • The Magic Quill #171: The Litter Box (August 31, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: Evensong With an assist from Sir Read-a-Lot Merlin felt he had been walking for hours, but the scenery had not changed. They were some kind of vast tunnel, filled...
  • The Magic Quill #170: The Boudoir of Doom (August 19, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: Sir Read-a-Lot Rigel stumbled along a dark passage for what seemed like ages. Soon his arms, legs, and head were aching with sprains and bruises from unexpected overhangs, sudden...
  • The Magic Quill #169: Bernie Landstein (August 9, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest winner: Dragonic Runner-up: TWZRD The rehearsal of the Blastburn Philharmonic was not going well even before the guest conductor called a 30-minute break and stormed offstage, muttering and clutching his...
  • The Magic Quill #168: The Revolting Ones (July 31, 2009)- by Robbie Fischer Contest co-winners: Linda Carrig, Joe, and _houdini Runner-up: greyniffler Rigel had survived being chased by merhags, wereyaks, and enemies on the rooftops. After running through zigzagging alleys and across several bridges...
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