Penname: Spiderwort [Contact]
Real name: Mary Ellis
Member Since: 02/04/2006
Membership status: Member

I'm a fan of the so-called minor characters--McGonagall (my fave), Neville, Luna, Fred and George, Angelina, Colin Creevey, Cho, etc.   

I love new takes on old relationships, though I have a real hard time reading slash (unless it's backed up by believable background, plot twists, and characterizations.)  I have no use for gratuitous violence.

 I also like well-fleshed-out, invented characters.  Grace HasVictory's Ariadne McDougal/Remus Lupin ship comes to mind, as does the character of Alexandra in Cheryl78's 'The Snake and the Eagle.' 



Beta-reader: Yes
Gender: female


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Stories by Spiderwort
Double Justice by Spiderwort [Mid Teens]
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18-year old Minerva plans to work in London, and keep the home-fires burning for her husband Dug, who is gone off to Auror boot camp in Australia.  She must also support her mother's efforts to become a Healer, though she dislikes her specialty: Legilimency.  And she holds in her heart a promise Professor Dumbledore made to her before she left school.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents Series: Before the Beginning
Word count: 84687; Read Count: 24769; Completed: No

Updated: 09/02/2009; Published: 11/18/2007
NOW COMPLETE!  It is summer, just before the adventures of DH will begin. Hermione and the ghost of Sirius Black form a most unlikely partnership to save the soul of their recently deceased Headmaster from a true fate worse than death.  (No DH Spoilers, but lots of speculations about the Beyond.)

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: None
Chapters: 29 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 100812; Read Count: 34047; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/17/2008; Published: 12/26/2006

Christmas is coming and Ron cannot afford a gift for his sweet wife, Hermione.  Enter two well-meaning friends and one brother to help him. (This is a new, canon-compliant version of GotM, which, of course, contains DH spoilers.)

I want to thank Jo rowling for providing the wonderful characters you see herein and O Henry for his short story, "The Gift of the Magi", on which this fic is based. 



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 16574; Read Count: 9526; Completed: Yes

Updated: 12/27/2007; Published: 11/18/2007
Tom Riddle comes to Hogwarts and meets his match in another talented student, Minerva McGonagall.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Pre-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: Mild Violence, Sexual Situations, Strong Language
Chapters: 62 Table of Contents Series: Before the Beginning
Word count: 263303; Read Count: 12752; Completed: Yes

Updated: 10/20/2007; Published: 09/23/2006
The Gallery by Spiderwort [Mid Teens]
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Now complete!  Albus and Minerva have know each other for over sixty years.  There must have been some spark of passion between them during all that time.  Question is: how did it start?  And what became of it?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Character Study
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 15606; Read Count: 5159; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/07/2007; Published: 07/09/2007
Childhood's End by Spiderwort [Young Teens]
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A Scottish witchling comes of age between two Muggle wars, her father a proud Highland laird, her mother a Muggle-born witch troubled by a dark past. First year Minerva McGonagall looks forward to school with no greater ambition than to make her House Quidditch team and come home for the Christmas holidays to a mother freed of her deep depression. But Minerva's first year will be marred by frustration and grief, as she struggles to help her family and find her place in the wizarding world. She will enjoy the support of friends, but her greatest ally will be the author of a book she found in a dustbin.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Pre-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents Series: Before the Beginning
Word count: 112320; Read Count: 31455; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/13/2006; Published: 02/04/2006
After Albus by Spiderwort [All Ages]
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Who will steady Harry's mind now that his beloved mentor is gone?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Poetry
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 91; Read Count: 757; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/09/2006; Published: 09/09/2006
Reflections by Spiderwort [All Ages]
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Harry thinks about his father.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Poetry
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 111; Read Count: 541; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/06/2006; Published: 09/06/2006
Tin Angel by Spiderwort [Adult]
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The lyrics of Joni Mitchell's 'Tin Angel' inspired this song-fic about young Tom Riddle, his discovery of the true relationship between his father and mother, and what that knowledge drove him to.

Warning: Sexual themes, HBP spoilers.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Pre-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Dark Fiction, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 7786; Read Count: 121; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/03/2006; Published: 09/03/2006
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Aging Professor Merrythought invites her favorite student, Tom, to tea.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Pre-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 724; Read Count: 592; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/02/2006; Published: 09/02/2006