Penname: Melindaleo [Contact]
Real name: Melinda
Member Since: 06/09/2005
Membership status: Member

Hi. I'm a thirty-something mom with three young boys, and I'm thoroughly addicted to HP. I'm author to several oneshots as well as a sixth-year story titled Power of Emotion, and it's seventh year sequel - Curse of the Damned.

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Disappearing by Kathryn [Mid Teens]
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As Ginny’s return to Hogwarts looms she takes a risk and spends a night in Harry’s room. Not looking forward to her seventh year, Harry gives her a present that if used well, will mean the pair can maintain regular contact. (Originally written for the three column prompt challenge at hpgw_ficafest: date: summer before Ginny’s seventh year, location: Harry’s bedroom and object: a present.)

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3014; Read Count: 691; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/11/2005; Published: 06/11/2005
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
06/11/2005
I loved this! What a fun, wonderful story. I must admit, I was feeling tense and anxious when Molly kept calling and they didn't respond, but oh, what fun. Please consider writing a follow up with the confrontation, I'd love to see it. I'd also love to see poor Harry's stammering when he had to face Molly, lol. What fun.

Author's Response: No sequal I'm afraid, with POW finished (although it still needs chapters betaing), I'm opting to do one shots instead of starting a new piece just weeks before HBP. I'm glad you enjoyed it though, its good to know that I am not only capable of writing agnst, I was beginning to worry for my sanity.



Chapter 1: Disappearing

Harry's summer takes a bizarre turn as he's subjected to the strangest dream he's ever had. What does it mean, and why does he get the feeling that Voldemort is somehow related to it?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Mild Violence, Strong Violence
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 325247; Read Count: 94230; Completed: Yes

Updated: 05/19/2006; Published: 06/24/2005
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
06/25/2005
Welcome to Wizard Tales, I'm glad to see this story here. I enjoyed chatting with you last night.


Chapter 1: The Astronomy Tower

Harry and his friends have much more to worry about than classes and homework. They face the constant threat of Death Eaters and Lord Voldemort as the Second War takes hold. As teenagers, their roles in the war are expected to be minimal. However, Harry soon finds he and his friends must play a larger role than they ever imagined. The story will also involve the beginnings of H/G and R/Hr. ***I have posted this story on another site under the name OhISee. It is still a WIP, but I wanted to try another site for feedback. Melindaleo thought you folks at Wizard Tales might enjoy. Please R&R!***



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 51554; Read Count: 12371; Completed: No

Updated: 11/26/2005; Published: 06/25/2005
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
11/27/2005
I'm still enjoying this story very much, and hopeful for an update soon ;) I'm so happy to see that you did decide to post here.


Chapter 1: Rainy Days at Privet Drive
A cheeky response to the now resolved dispute with SIYE. This story combines both challenges criteria, using all bonus phrases and situations to meet both. For the 2500 word max SIYE one, I tried my hand at humour for the very first time, but angst, my first love got the better of me for the latter half, ending finally in humour. If you read the first part from SIYE, as I have said, I have swished and flicked and changed a few words for wt, and it is now a seventh year fic.(SIYE had to be pre HBP containing no spoilers, so I worked hard at this) The birthday bash which appears only at wt now is my first attempt at a little something past a G rating. I use challenges to spread my wings a little, not to win.
The real summary: Ginny and Harry take Polyjuice so that Harry can sneak out with Ron to a Quidditch match. Ginny stays at the Dursleys disguised as Harry. Each of them realize how hard it is to be a male/female based on their experiences. Part two of the same chapter becomes angsty as Harry tries to undo some of the 'favours' Ginny has done for him at the Dursleys. Harry is beaten and is rescued from the Dursleys and the twins find an amusing way to cheer him up as his birthday approaches. When I say I wrote this to be 'cheeky' wait 'til you see the cake!! Cheeky alright!

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: Birthday Bash (CLOSED)
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 11244; Read Count: 779; Completed: No

Updated: 08/26/2005; Published: 08/26/2005
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
09/01/2005
Woo Hoo! Really cute, Dianne. You're like me, you just can't stay away from the angst, lol. I loved the part about Harry and Ginny switching bodies and having to use the loo. You could write an entire fic on that point alone! I was pleased that HBP confirmed that Vernon has been free with his hands. I've always thought so, but it was nice to see it established, anyway. The bum cake was a hoot - leave it to Fred and George, but my favorite part was Ginny "fixing" the Dursleys garden so the weeds and dandelions could flourish. Ha Ha!


Chapter 1: A Lesson In Human Anatomy
One-shot. Harry, Ron and Hermione are at Privet Drive for the summer after the events of their sixth year. Harry is having trouble sleeping, so he does something a bit desperate. “Those who love us never really leave us. You can always find them in here.” – Sirius, PoA movie

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3579; Read Count: 558; Completed: Yes

Updated: 10/05/2005; Published: 10/05/2005
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
10/05/2005
This was really good, and I enjoyed it immensely. I so felt for poor Harry, and I'm glad Hermione was such a good friend to give him that reassurance he desperately needed. My heart broke at the thought of 8 year old Harry having that conversation still 3 years before anyone came to rescue him. Nicely done.


Chapter 1: one-shot
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A short scene which takes place in the Gryffindor common room.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Drabble
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 603; Read Count: 631; Completed: Yes

Updated: 11/21/2005; Published: 11/21/2005
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
11/22/2005
Hee. Who doesn't love some H/G goodness? I love how she teased him at the end, and his method for "shutting her up" worked for me. Very, very cute, Ham. Yay.


Chapter 1: none
Albus Dumbledore is a genius, the most powerful wizard in the world, the leader of the light, the one who everybody looks up to. He is also just a man, who sometimes needs to forget his mistakes… A companion piece to The Darkest Hour.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Character Study
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1203; Read Count: 680; Completed: Yes

Updated: 11/25/2005; Published: 11/25/2005
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
11/25/2005
Great work, Ham! I loved McGonagall in this one, particularly after her portrayal in GoF. Well done. I really felt for DD, too. I do honestly believe he loves Harry and tries to do what's best, but the line about it would have only taken 10 minutes to check on him is painfully true. The emotions in this were poignant and well portrayed. Excellent work!


Chapter 1: none
When two souls are reunited after an unbearable seperation... no words need to be spoken.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2483; Read Count: 473; Completed: Yes

Updated: 01/11/2006; Published: 01/11/2006
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
01/14/2006
Really intense emotions portrayed here. I enjoyed seeing how intense and strong Harry and Ginny's connection still is. I can't help but wonder why they only have one child, though? I think Harry would try and ensure that his child had at least one sibling to never be alone. Doesn't have anything to do with the story, I know, but it's just what I kept thinking. Keep up the good work!

Author's Response: Wow... I'm a bit speechless. That was big praise coming from you. Thank you so much. We just wrote what we feel, I guess it's the best way. -Gem



Chapter 1: Home Again
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One mother's sacrifice vanquished him for thirteen long years... the second will destroy him for good.

 



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1766; Read Count: 546; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/06/2006; Published: 04/06/2006
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
04/06/2006
Oh, wow, Ham.  You really made me sniffle!  I'm honored by this story. Thank you. You know I adore Molly, and this was Molly at her best. Nicely done.


Chapter 1: none
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During Occlumency lessons in the course of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Professor Snape notices something... off in Harry's memories. Non-Slash.


Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 57331; Read Count: 28185; Completed: No

Updated: 01/27/2011; Published: 04/12/2006
Reviewer: Melindaleo (Signed)
12/24/2006
Aww, I was so touched by the Weasley brothers coming to check on Harry. "We take care of our own". I LOVE that. What a nice Christmas present. I also enjoyed the arrest of the Dursleys. Like Snape, I took sadistic pleasure in it. Good job.

Author's Response: You're not the only one.  I briefly considered giving them to Voldemort to play with, but it would have hurt Harry and made him feel really guilty, so I decided that conventional justice was better.  The trio is still going to be around and the Weasleys aren't going to suddenly disappear from Harry's life.  They love him too much for that.



Chapter 15: Chapter 15: Pacta Sunt Servanda