So I realized the other day that I've signed up to do TWO blogfests for today. I lurve blogfests and sometimes I stumble across them and think how much fun they look and sign up--then realize later that I better get to work! So here I am, this lovely Saturday, sharing with you my two different entries for two different blogfests.
I hope you'll enjoy mine, then click over to the blog HDQ and enjoy some of the other entries. :)
The first is the Harry Potter Blogfest taking place on Michael di Gesu's blog. Contestants are to write up to 500 words invloving any HP character during the holidays. Fun, right?? Here's mine:
As I write this, the snow is falling in London like silent raindrops. As usual, the muggles are scurrying about as though it's the first time snow has fallen. Try as I may, I'll never understand them.
I miss you more than words can say. Whilst I sit here--at our table in The Leaky Cauldron--I'm reminded of the first time we met. I am alone, listening to other witches and wizards as they talk of their Christmas plans. I wish you were here--we'd be trimming our tree right now--you with your wand, I with mine--drinking together as decorations attached themselves to the branches. You wouldn't care that no one else has their tree inside the Cauldron. We'd laugh and make a spectacle.
Knowing you're gone forever is a sword to my heart, but trying to maintain our love as secret after all this time, is torture. They still don't know about our past--about our love. I know what you'd say, "it's safer that way--the Ministry has no business in our personal lives."
Still I long for others to understand what I'm going through. I met with Harry and Ginny last week. Oh, Sirius! You should see young Albus! He's just like his father, and like James. It brings me joy to see how he flourishes. Harry misses you awfully. He always makes time for me when I stop by for tea. Do you see our old friends where you are now, my love? It comforts me to think they are there with you--in that great unknown.
At times, I pretend you're still in Azkaban, and I write these letters with a sliver of hope you'll respond. Then truth settles over me--cold and bitter as the snow--and I remember you're gone forever.
I've been offered a teaching position at Hogwarts, and I think I must take it. Teaching Divinations is what I've always wanted, and I don't see how I can refuse. It will be the start of something fresh--a new life, hopefully. Though, you'll always live in my memories--and in my heart. Do you remember the talks we had of our future? Of the family we'd raise together? I save the memories in my heart, but I fear some I've had to put to pensieve ... too much for me to bear.
I shall leave it at that for now, Sirius, my eternal love. Diagon Alley awaits, and there are still more presents to buy. I'll write again soon.
All my love,
Okay, that was fun. Thanks, Michael, for an awesome idea and for allowing me to participate!
Now for the next blogfest from Marieke at Marieke's Musings. Contestants are to write up to 500 words on how their MC of their current WIP celebrates the holidays. here's mine:
My name is Wynonna Pinks, and this is my last Christmas as a resident in my parents' home. I graduate high school in June and then I'm off to New York city. Pinks family tradition has us gathering around the fireplace and tree, singing caroles kareoke style--Mom's idea. She started it back when she used to sing--thought she'd be a professional one day, til her worst nigtmare came true.
I used to love it when my older brother, Jake, and I were younger--we'd ham it up and act overly dramatic. But then something happened and I didn't participate for a few years. Mom would always nag me, say someting like, "You spoil everything, young lady," and that would only make it worse. Every Christmas, Mom and I would fight, til Dad and Jake would duet It's Cold Outside and get us all laughing again.
This year, I'm back at the mike--got my boyfriend to thank for that--he helped me find my voice again. Who knows what will happen next? If Mom can stand him being around long enough, we may just convince him to get in on the Pinks fun.
Thanks, Marieke! Also a fun idea and glad I participated.
That's it! Thanks for stopping by and reading. Don't forget to check out the others, there's a list of entries on the main blog from the links above. Also, would love your comments here. Anything you want to share? Who's your fave Harry Potter character and why? Or how would your MC celebrate the holidays? Tell me everything!