The Caduceus

Frosted grass stretched away beneath a bright winter sun to the leafless copse of trees. Crows swirled over the fields, swooping back and forth from the long grass to the bare branches. Harry drew the curtain open and watched the light creep up over the bundle of silver blankets to

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The Girl in the Garden

A golden apple shone in the sun, caught between slim, delicate fingers. Beyond it, worn stone steps led up the mountain through green cypresses. ‘So this is how it all ends.’ A broad-shouldered blonde man took the apple with a small smile. ‘Hera’s labours are complete.’ Heracles? Percy frowned. Why

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The Man in the Iron Mask

Rain thundered down onto the plastic bus shelter, pouring from the sagging corner to splash into the gutter. Water streamed over the tarmac past the chipped curb, gurgling down through the rusted drain cover. ‘This is a… muggle area,’ Vert said, staring into the swaying trees opposite the shelter. ‘We

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Number One Fan

Thick, white polyjuice potion bubbled in a clear, blue-wax-stoppered vial.  He put the last piece of croissant down and grimaced at it. ‘It always looks so unappetising,’ Harry muttered. ‘But thank you.’ ‘Do I want to know what you’re using it for?’ Apolline set the vial down on the table

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A Good Liching

White and grey marble headstones rose from short grass into dawn’s half-light. Dew drops hung from wreaths of flowers lining the rusted tips of the graveyard’s wrought-iron fence. ‘Convenient for you,’ Harry said, studying the boarded up windows of the crumbling brick house over the fence. ‘But not for them,

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King of Worms

The sun set beyond the copse of trees and the swathe of wildflowers, sinking down over the horizon in a wash of orange and pink.  Harry watched its light fade with a frown. ‘Is Gabby okay?’ ‘She’s fine.’ Fleur glanced up from her desk and a patchwork of runes. ‘She

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Nice to Metz You

A silver spark hovered within the shimmering bubble swirling over a ring of glowing purple runes. The hands of the bronze clock sitting within the circle dragged, lingering a fraction longer than the identical clock on the stone bench. Harry watched the large hand pass the twelve on the clock

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