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I have been writing fan fiction for years, mostly in my head.  Lately inspired to share.

I love Severus fics--I have a lot of sympathy for beleaguered schoolteachers and frustrated researchers. 

Currently I'm a mom, an EMT, a hobby farmer, and a writer.

In the past I have been a doula, a social worker, a foreign aid worker, and a number of other things. 

I've decided to start posting notes about my stories on Dreamwidth. At the moment, I am reposting Digging for the Bones over there with extensive authors annotations covering questions I frequently get and also extra stuff. 

 

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After a series of tests to discover why Harry's magic has become erratic, a secret is revealed, one hidden for over fifteen years. But not all secrets disappear without consequence, leaving Severus to learn that potions cannot heal everything.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Profanity
Chapters: 45 - Completed: No - Updated: 23 May 2012 / 29 Jul 2009
Series: Alea Iacta Est - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 5: Just a Child 10 Apr 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    This chapter nearly made me crawl out of my skin. You did an excellent job of describing a bone marrow biopsy and using that to spool up the tension.

    Author's Response: Thanks so much, Paganaidd. I know you're in the medical field so that makes your comment mean so much more. I'm glad my research has paid off. :)

Petunia Dursley is cleaning the attic and finds a previously unknown copy of Lily’s will. Ecstatic at her discovery, she promptly abandons her burdensome nephew, along with Lily’s will, on the doorstep of her childhood nemesis (aka, Severus Snape). ***FULLY UPDATED IN JAN 2013 IN PREPARATION FOR THE UPCOMING SEUQUEL***

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect
Chapters: 22 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 27 Feb 2011 / 02 Jan 2011
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18 12 Feb 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    This is so sad!

    I'm hoping Harry doesn't have to leave.

Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21 26 Feb 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    Did Snape bring Hermione's Hogwarts letter? He seems rather well known to the Grangers. Or perhaps he gained a doctorate in some Muggle subject and the Grangers know him professionally or as academic colleagues?

    Anyway, this was very sweet and sad. I'm sniffling.

Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 09 Mar 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    This is a fine place to end it, although it does have a rather large sequel hook!

    Thanks for sharing.

Cauldron’s bubbled. Potions simmered. And Snape was yelling at Neville again. Just another ordinary day in Potions class, or so they all thought. When a potion reveals something out of the ordinary, Harry’s life is changed forever, and not in a positive way. Was it so unreasonable to ask that he be allowed to make it through sixth year like a normal teenager?

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Mean Snape, Kind Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Hospitalization
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Profanity, Romance/Het, Self harm, Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 15 - Completed: No - Updated: 06 Mar 2011 / 03 Feb 2011
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 5: Inside Out 04 Feb 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    I like how you capture that peculiar "I've made up my mind, so I feel better" that is common in suicidal people.

    Probably, from the outside, it looked like Harry was starting to take an interest in things again (showing up for class etc). The assumption by people who aren't aware of how depression and suicidality can look would be that he was just coming out of it gradually.

    I also like that Draco gets it when Harry gives him his Firebolt without needing to see the note.

    The fall from the tower made my stomach turn over. Good catch, Severus!

    Author's Response:

    Yeah, I'm a psych major and we learned about this is psychology class, but then also becasue of various campus jobs I've held I was required to take 4 or 5 different suicide prevention seminars.  They really covered symptoms well so that we knew what to look out for in other people.  Giving away prized possessions, feeling relief once the choice of when and how to do it is made, etc.

    Thanks for the review.


Title: Chapter 6: Immune 04 Feb 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    "There had been no funeral or memorial service, nor had there been any mourners."

    This is the worst condemnation a person can receive. Bravo for Severus realizing it and deciding to do something before the same could be said of him.

    This story has really caught me. Excellent work.

Title: Chapter 10: Crash 05 Feb 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    I would like to see Molly and Arthur having words with Ron about his attitude, personally.

    Do the students realize that Harry was trying to kill himself? And what would be their reaction? Or perhaps Dumbledore has put out the word that Harry was ill and delirious?

Snape loses control and severely injures Harry. Both of them must deal with the consequences. The question is, will they have to deal with them alone, or will they be able to work through them together?

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Foes Snape and Harry, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Violence
Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Updated: 11 Apr 2011 / 08 Apr 2011
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 08 Apr 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    Nice, scary start.

    Wondering how Severus is going to stay out of Azkaban.

    Just one question (because I'm a little obsessive compulsive about these details)It's not clear how long the seizure is; is it one long seizure or several short ones?

    I wanted to reach in and start assisting the child's breathing myself--a compliment to the amount of tension you built up in the scene.

    Anyway, I enjoyed it.

Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 13 Apr 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    Oh, wow.

    I like Dumbledore's implication that Harry will be Severus' responsibility for a very long time.

    "Assuming he does wake" Brrrrr.

    On the other hand, Albus is taking a huge gamble. hoping to salvage the situation by having Severus make amends this way is either brilliant or insane. Or both.

    Looking forward to more!

Harry Potter is not a happy child. He carries a danger inside him that manifests itself soon after he arrives at Hogwarts, and it falls to his new Head of House, Severus Snape, to protect Harry, even from himself…

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 21 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 19 Jul 2011 / 28 May 2011
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 16: Through the Trapdoor 05 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    Um. Maybe Harry could return from a certain train station..?

    Author's Response: Well, Harry's done remarkable things before...

After helping Draco Malfoy escape the abuse of Sirius Black, Harry endures the wrath of his Godfather. When Snape comes looking for Draco, Harry tells him that Draco has run away, and that he won’t tell him where Draco is unless Snape takes Harry with him. **Note** I'm aware that some of you don't like bad!Sirius stories. Don't worry, Sirius isn't actually in the story much, however there is redemption in the end. It's not so much that he's just bad, more that he's fallen. This story is about how people fall, and how they can make it back out in the end, getting a second chance. It is NOT a character bashing story.

Takes Place: 6th summer, 6th Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Mean Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Addicted!Harry, Alternate Universe, Hospitalization, Injured!Harry, Physical Impairment, Runaway
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Corporal Punishment, Drug use, Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 18 - Completed: No - Updated: 18 Apr 2014 / 26 Feb 2012
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 4: Souvenirs 04 Mar 2012
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    Yikes! I always thought that Sirius was unstable after Azkaban.

    And of course, Albus wouldn't see it, cause he's still thinking of Sirius as his student.

    Maybe a visit from Remus, who's discovered a ranting and raving Sirius? Who is genuinely concerend about Harry? Because he's just figured out how crazy Sirius is?

    Of course, Harry would assume Remus was trying to take him back to Sirius. So perhaps Harry looks for somewhere safe to hide out in the castle. Like the Chamber of Secrets, maybe?

Title: Chapter 5: Made To Be Broken 19 Mar 2012
Reviewer: Paganaidd (Signed)
    "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls.

    "And I don't want the world to see me
    Cause I don't think that they'd understand
    When everything's made to be broken
    I just want you to know who I am."

    I usually don't like Abusive!Sirius, but I'm enjoying this very much. I could see Sirius going here in his head. Just being a big ol' bully cause he never learned anything else, having come from an abusive home himself.


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