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Graeme Harris
post Jul 8 2018, 10:30 AM
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“You be careful up there!” his mother bellowed, father laughing as they stood watching their son swing from branch to branch like a monkey. It had been his idea. The farm was largely for growing trees to fell for timber, a whole variety of them which could be used for magical products (Graeme had said they should open an arboretum with it all and charge people to come in but his father had declined), but they also had an orchard. It seemed to go on forever and the fruits were starting to look rather impressive. Normally the boy liked to help his dad pick the apples and get them sorted for selling, but this year he was well aware there was a good chance he wouldn’t be able to, not if his letter came. “Oh for goodness sake, Grae come down now, let your father get it.” But the boy just laughed. He’d lost his frisbee at the top of one of the trees and was insisting on getting it down himself. “I’m nearly there Ma,” he called back, reaching for another branch and hoisting himself a little higher.

But just as he clasped his fingers around the frisbee, opening his mouth to shout down in triumph, the boy froze. His eyes followed the line of flight, mesmerised by the shape that was travelling through the air. It was leaving again. “Dad was that an owl?” he called down, tossing the frisbee and beginning to hurry down the tree once more. “Dad!” His foot slipped slightly in his haste, hearing his Mother shouting for him to be careful, but it was hard to slow down when he knew what this might mean. All summer he’d been waiting for the letter to arrive, desperate to hold it in his hands and know that he was being given the chance to learn more than most of the world would even know existed. How could anyone not get excited by that? Holding on to the last branch he lowered himself to the ground, heart still racing with excitement. He paused, looking at his Dad with his grin growing. “It was an owl,” the man said simply, beaming proudly at his son as he held out the letter that had been dropped down to them. For a moment their son simply stood there and looked between them. This was it. He was going to have to leave them but it was going to be so worth it. He took the letter from his Dad, feeling the parchment of the envelope between his fingers. This was a special moment. Silently he laughed as he thought what he would have to say when people asked him what was happening when he got his letter – he was climbing a tree to retrieve a frisbee. Awesome.

Just as he was about to open it he looked at his mother. “Don’t be upset Ma,” he said, walking over to her and slipping his arm around her waist. There was a pause as she reciprocated the gesture and pressed a kiss to his temple. “Just think how many trees there’ll be for me to climb at Hogwarts.” His parents laughed, his mother rolling her eyes as she hit him playfully on the shoulder before leading them back towards the house. If this wasn’t something to celebrate then what was?
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Jamie Tremaux
post Jul 8 2018, 12:01 PM
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Jamie jumped around the corner, her face falling when she realised her brother wasn't hiding there. They had been playing hide and seek for half an hour and Jean apparently had vanished off the face of the earth for his turn. "Jean, come on give me a clue." They should have created boundaries, the whole house and garden took too long to look around. She would look in five more places and then go and get a drink of juice. That seemed fair.

Four hiding place down and he was no where to be found. This was her last ditch effort and she already knew he wouldn't be in the wood storage. There were too many bugs in there. The small girl pushed the lid up and nothing. With a frown she stomped back to the house. All thoughts of where her brother were long forgotten when she spotted the envelope on the counter.

The brunette let out a short, sharp scream before grabbing in hungrily. She had known she was going to Hogwarts for a year when her parents decided they wouldn't be sending her to Beauxbatons but this made it all real. Jamie didn't even want to open it, she just kept staring at the green ink. Her name, that was her name. She was going to learn magic.


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Isaiah Thompson
post Jul 8 2018, 06:17 PM
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Today is Isaiah’s birthday!

His muggle parents asked him to prepare because they will visit an amusement park outside the country so that it will be a memorable birthday for him to remember. They wanted to give the best birthday surprise for him because turning eleven years old is the beginning of the life of being a wizard. Thus, it’s his destiny that cannot be stopped by anybody.

Before leaving their house, Frederico, his muggle father, received an envelope from the mailbox, including all the utility bills and a letter from a school named Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. Frederico was a bit surprised but he knew this day will come. So, he decided to hide it and save it later after their family outing for the celebration of Isaiah’s eleventh birthday.

When they left their house then flew to the other country, Isaiah is so excited, all smiles and his eyes were sparkling. His muggle parents were glad that he is so enthusiastic, his excitement has never been seen before.

Upon arrival in the foreign country, they spent all day long to the amusement park where they can ride-all-they-can. Isaiah with his muggle brothers, Fred and Rico, and his daughter, Athena were really enjoying the day. It was their family’s most thrilling and exciting outing for them this year.

Before to end the day, Frederico and his wife, Margaret approached Aiah (read as Aya), handing over the envelope. Frederico smiled and ask Aiah to open the envelope. Aiah’s curiosity, he hurriedly tore the envelope and read the letter inside.

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Dear Mr. Thompson,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted from the school of witchcraft and wizardry


Isaiah could not believe what he just read. But, because of excitement, he hugged his muggle parents and whispered in their ears. “I’m gonna miss you so bad,” he said, his tears started to flow on his cheeks.

Staff Note:Please remember that Isaiah will have to be living in the UK already to be able to attend Hogwarts



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Brynn Hill
post Jul 9 2018, 12:42 AM
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Brynn had been laying in bed for a while now, not feeling any sort of need to get up and move. It was the summer after all. Those thoughts were banished by a gentle knock at the door and the equally soft voice of her dad. "Come on Pet; you need to get up now."

Huffing and throwing her covers back, she grumbled under her breath all the way to the door, trying to straighten the mess of hair she could feel on her head. "But why? We're not doing anything today and its summer. I just want to chill." she whined as she opened the door. She was greeted by a letter being held in front of her fathers face. A letter with her name on it. A letter with her name on it and a specific crest. A crest she'd seen on all her mother and aunts school supplies. Her Hogwarts letter.

Letting out an excitable squeal she reached for it only to have it be held out of her reach above her fathers head. "Nuh-uh sweetheart. Get dressed and come downstairs. Then you can open it." he said, using it to bop her on her head and swiftly left to go to the kitchen.

"That is so completely rude dad!" she called down after him, though turned quickly to her room to get ready and go get her Hogwarts letter.

Her day had just become more exciting than she had ever imagined it could be.


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Adam Harmon
post Jul 9 2018, 01:07 AM
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Adam screamed.

“Give it back, don’t be a jerk!” Four boys, plus a father that was always rushing to get to work and a mother making them all breakfast- without magic made for a chaotic table most mornings. The arrival of something magical, something important had been just the kind of match the table didn't need to set it alight. All four boys had jumped on it. Adam knew it was his. Zach had gotten one two years earlier. The fact it was important, different… it was all that was needed for the fight to start. Especially since they could all see Adam’s name written in fancy cursive. It made the win all the richer.

“BOYS! Hands to yourselves, Billy do you want an egg?”

“Come on lads, listen to your mother.”
His father’s voice barely reached Adam’s ears- and he’d grown two inches since summers start too. “Dougie! Don’t feed it to the dog I’M GOING TO PUT YOUR POWER RANGER IN THE RUBBISH IF YOU DON’T LET GO.”

“Mm-UM, Zach’s pinching!” The smallest of the lot, Dougie, screeched and Adam watched as he dropped the letter, holding instead to his breakfast plate and the dog so tight Adam wasn’t sure Rufus couldn't breathe and the plate was about to lose it’s contents too- which left “BILLY, YOU GIT!”

“LUCAS!” The room stopped. She had her mum voice on, and Adam knew if he wanted to go to football this weekend he needed not to cross Victoria Harmon. “It’s Saturday. You don’t work weekends, Zach stop pinching Dougie. Dougie put that sausage down, dog food is for dogs, human food is for you. And Billy so help me-” the threat hung in the air. Not even Adam was looking at the the paper anymore, “- if you don’t hand that letter back to your brother you’re all getting kale salad for lunch, for a WEEK.”

The letter was given to it's rightful owner. “Wicked,” said Adam. Soon ripping it open. “Hey, since Dougie got a dog, can I have an owl. I’ll even let Zach use it, sometimes. Letter says I can have one.”


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Alix Beck
post Jul 9 2018, 07:33 AM
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The sun was baking harshly on all the British lawns, leaving the grass yellowing and dry. It was the hottest summer in years and had dispelled all the usual moaning about constant rain only to switch it out with complaints about the heat. In truth there wasn’t anything that could truly satisfy the British when it came to the weather.

On one of these lawns in a garden just outside Cambridge, Alix was hiding beneath the beech trees, hoping to get as much out of the light breeze as possible. It wasn’t very much wind, much to the girl’s disappointment, but a little went a long way in this heat. At first Alix been hard at work writing her woes in her diary. The content included lines on both the harsh weather and the lack of company, since all her friends had gone abroad for the summer. The heat had made it all too much and Alix had placed the diary over her face as she lounged on the grass, trying to gather her thoughts and ultimately made her slip into a light slumber.

This slumber was interrupted by the sound of wings and something large landing just beside her. Startled, the girl sat up and let out a small scream at the sight of the owl sitting just beside her. Alix had never seen an owl up close outside of a zoo before and the panic of seeing how large it was up close was enough to make her freeze in shock. The owl, apparently satisfied with seeing her awake, set off the ground and let the letter it had been carrying in its claws fall heavily on Alix.

That was how Alix obtained the letter, which would turn her world upside down. Forever.


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Aradhya Cabot
post Jul 9 2018, 08:05 AM
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The Hogwarts Acceptance Letter arrived on a particularly rainy day. The owl (the poor thing, Aradhya thought), was soaked and shivering that her governess was forced to let the avian hop inside the room. The letter clutched between its hooked talons. The envelope skids unceremoniously on the wooden floorboards, nearly going straight into the lit fireplace. It doesn't, of course, as Aradhya’s governess accio’d the letter into her hand.

The witch flashed the young girl a smile before handing the parchment. Aradhya stared at the sealed envelope, eyes wide and she glanced up the elder, “Sooo, I’m not really going to Ilvermorny, am I?” She asked, but it sounds less like a question but a wary statement. The witch shook her head and urged the girl to open the envelope. Arya does as asked.

The letter was addressed to her and she was pretty sure she didn’t submit any kind of school application. It must have been her parents and they failed to inform her about said application. It doesn’t matter now. “I have been accepted and I need to confirm…?” She muttered as her eyes travel to the rest of the letter. Her governess nodded.

“Your parents will take care of that, don’t worry. Would you like me to accompany you to London when you buy your things and get fitted for your robes?” The older witch asked and Arya’s brows only furrowed, “I can’t wear my usual clothes?”

The governess shook her head and smiled. Aradhya thought that this would really be a new (but strange) learning (in all sense of the word) experience for her.




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Landen Tait
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Landen had barely finished the last of his toast before he headed to his room. He couldn’t wait to start on the newest book he had bought from the neighborhood bookstore. It was sure to be an adventure just like all the other books by the author. He took the book out of the shelf and was just about to open it when he heard a sharp rap from the window.

That’s odd. The branches shouldn’t be able to reach the window anymore. We just pruned it.

Another sharp rap followed.

Landen shifted his gaze towards the window and his eyes narrowed. There was an owl tapping the window in broad daylight. “Mummy, there’s an owl trying to get in through the window,” he shouted. He had no idea how to chase an owl that was this insistent away. None of his attempts to chase it away appeared to be working. Finally relenting, he decided to open the window only for the owl to hop in and lift up its left leg. There seemed to be something attached to it. He untied it only for the owl to immediately fly away. Curious about the whole affair, he slowly unfurled the parchment as his mother watched.

HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY

This had to be the most elaborate prank in history.
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Wesley Campbell
post Jul 9 2018, 11:18 AM
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One thing that Wesley absolutely loved to do first thing in the morning was to go to his piano and start playing the first melody that came to him. When he first started doing this, he had worried that he was disturb his father, since he tended to do a lot of his work early in the morning, but Julian Campbell had assured him that he loved working when his son was playing, so he stopped thinking about it too much. And then came Henri, he had been around the house plenty of times during the years, so much that Wesley looked forward to spending time with Henri, but when he moved in, he worried that maybe he would have to stop playing in the morning. Unlike his father, Henri tended to work well into the night and woke up later than anyone in the house, but he also told the young boy that he didn’t mind. Which meant that his mornings were free to play as much as he wanted to and those moments were usually when he felt the most creative. It wasn’t about practicing, but about trying to create something of his own. Putting on his glasses, he sa on his piano with his little notebook and a quill and started to play.

Those moments were when he completely lost himself. It was just him and his music. He forgot the outside world and time didn’t exist, so when he heard his father calling his name, he had no doubt it wasn’t the first time he had been called and that he had also knocked on his door before coming in, it wasn’t the first time it happened. Blinking a couple of times, Wesley took off his glasses and ran a hand through his messy hair, while trying to go back to the world. “Sorry.” He told his father, but the wizard only grinned at him and handed him a mug of tea, a green tea blend that was a bought at a small shop not far from where they lived. “Get dressed and come for breakfast, something arrived for you in the mail.” There was something in the way his father was looking at him that made Wesley excited, it was the same look he gave him before giving him his new piano a couple of months ago. He took that as his cue to drink his tea and change out of his pajamas, not really bothering to run a brush through his hair. It was always a mess anyway, there was nothing to be done about that.

Getting to the small kitchen, he poured himself another cup of tea and grabbed the breakfast plate his father had left for him. “So what is it you had for me?” He asked curiously in between bites of his food, his father only passed him an envelope that he didn’t waste any time to open. His green eyes widened slightly when he saw what was inside and he turned to look at his father that was only smiling at him. He didn’t really know what he was supposed to feel. On one side he was sad to be leaving his home, on another, to properly learn magic is something every child that grows up in the wizarding world looks forward to and it was finally his time.


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Isaiah Thompson
post Jul 9 2018, 10:34 PM
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Today is Isaiah’s birthday!

His muggle parents asked him to prepare himself. It is because they will be visiting their favorite amusement park in the country so that it will be a memorable birthday for him to remember. They wanted to give the best birthday surprise for him because turning eleven years old is the beginning of the life of being a wizard. Thus, it’s his destiny that cannot be stopped by anybody.

Before leaving their house, Frederico, his muggle father, received an envelope from the mailbox, including all the utility bills and a letter from a school named Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. Frederico was a bit surprised but he knew this day will come. So, he decided to hide it and save it later after their family outing for the celebration of Isaiah’s eleventh birthday.

Leaving their house, Isaiah and his siblings were so excited, all smiles and their eyes were sparkling. His muggle parents were glad that their children were very active today, this excitement never been seen before.

Upon arrival at the amusement park, they spent all day long to the amusement park where they can ride-all-they-can. Isaiah with his muggle brothers, Fred and Rico, and his daughter, Athena were really enjoying the day. It was their family’s most thrilling and exciting outing for them this year.

Before ending the day, It was lunch when Frederico and his wife, Margaret, approached Aiah (read as Aya), handing over the envelope. Frederico smiled and ask Aiah to open the envelope. With all the curiosity, he hurriedly tore the edge of the paper letter envelope and read the letter inside.

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Dear Mr. Thompson,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted from the school of witchcraft and wizardry


Isaiah could not believe what he just read. But, because of excitement, he hugged his muggle parents and whispered in their ears. “I’m gonna miss you so bad,” he said, his tears started to flow on his cheeks.

At that moment, they left the park and prepare for Aiah’s departure.


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The owl for India came with the rest of the morning post that day in June, and stacked with the rest of the mail, it lay forgotten for several hours. When it first arrived, she had been more concerned about how much bacon she wanted with her breakfast than to check if any letters had arrived for her. She only ever received them from her cousin Bethany, anyway, and she wasn’t expecting one that day. All of the mail would be for her parents - bills, customer orders and the like. Boring grown-up things.

It wasn’t until the evening that anybody realised a letter had arrived for India. Her mother called her into the kitchen, looking unusually excited about something but sighing once she laid eyes on her daughter. ”I thought I told you to wash your face after dinner - never mind now! I’ve got something for you…” That was something intriguing enough that India had not been sent straight back upstairs to wash her face, and she bounced forwards to pick up the envelope that lay in front of her mother on the breakfast bar. “Is it from Hogwarts, Mummy? Do they send them out this early?” India was grinning, excited as soon as she saw the wax seal and began tearing through the envelope. “When can we go to London? Can I get specially trimmed robes? And a pet? I’ve already decided I want a puffskein, one of those little pink ones would be so cute!”

For a moment, her mother had pursed her lips at her daughter’s behaviour, but indulged her nevertheless by stroking her hair and smiling. ”We’ll pick a weekend in August, darling. We’ll get you everything you need, you just mind you behave like a proper young lady, yes?” India was too busy reading through her letter to really pay her mother much mind - but she was sure her mother would definitely be repeating those words a million times between this day and the first of September.


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Madelyn was partaking in her daily activity of escaping up the ladder to her tree house with one of her father’s old herbology journals and a box of crackers. The day was cool, which was nice considering it was the middle of the summer and the sun was definitely out and about. She was pawing through to quiz herself on which plants were which, knowing that as she had just turned eleven, her letter ought to be coming her way soon. There was only a small chance, and a lingering doubt in her mind, that she wouldn’t get one. But she hadn’t dwelled on that much, knowing that both her parents, and even her step-mother, had magical blood and therefore she ought to.

She heard fluttering outside and turned her head in time to see a brown blur coming across the yard. There were two options of what it could be – either Rowan had chosen to be lazy and had sent their family owl, Riley, to let her know dinner was ready or her letter had finally arrived. She excitedly scooted out to the platform of the tree house entrance, flapping her arms in hopes of catching the owl’s attention in case it wasn’t Riley.

And as its attention was caught, she saw that the coloring differed from the family owl’s, she let out an excited squeal. It was here. Which meant that after years of yearning to go on adventures with her mother or step-mother, she would get to actually take her first one by herself.
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