of my Favorite Harry
Potter Slash Fics
Last updated recs August 3, 2009
updated links October 2010
A bit of an introduction:
I love to read slashfic almost
as much as I love
to write it. I primarily read H/R & H/D but truly I
"good" fic and read a wide variety including Trio, Snarry, 3somes,
Harry/Lucius and all sorts of mixed and odd pairings. I think
favorite fics are ones that delve into the psychology of personalities
and relationships, but I enjoy, romance, angst, flangst (fluff+angst), PWP as well as
intelligent non-con and darkfic. Mostly I enjoy stories that
well written and I rely heavily on recs. Something that shows
on a lot of rec lists, I'm bound to read. So this list is
to have a lot of variety. This is also not a comprehensive
of all the fics I like. I don't plan to make that
encompassing a list. My LJ memories are somewhat organized
recs. If I liked a story enough that I'd like to read it again sometime
than it's probably saved there (LJ posted anyway). My
Live Journal Memories/rec links
and there's also plenty of other stories I have bookmarked that aren't
on LJ, that I've read and enjoyed... but they aren't the one's I've
read over and over and are always are at the front of my mind when
someone is looking for a rec.
(I suppose that's a
This is going to be a list of favorite stories and authors
that I think if you like HP slashfic, you should really read
these...you'll enjoy them. I also tend to read fic based on
mood. So I've decided to organize them that way--->"If
in the mood for______" There are also a small group of
that in my opinion really stand out and I will feature them as well
(mostly cause I want to rec almost all their fics:)
All that said, what
don't I like. Super
long never ending stories. I am a story construction whore.
While I think these stories can be entertaining to follow,
are sooooo long and winding and well...over written and in bad need of
editing, lots of editing. They remind me of when I watched
of Our Lives (US soap opera) in college. I'd have a finals or
vacation and somehow not watch the show for three weeks and come back
and all the characters and story lines had moved forward about a
millimeter since I left them. Some of these ultra long fics
can skip several chapters or just skim a bit from some chapters skip to
the end and you pretty much have lost nothing in the storyline or
character development. I'm not saying they're not enjoyable to read,
but I'm a fan of tight writing and very focused story telling.
I think fanfiction as a derivative medium really lends it self to the
long one-shot or shorter multi-chap fic as the ideal story length.
I don't think the amount of material we are adding to canon
much more than that. What you will find here are mostly
or short multichap, but if you'll notice there are some longer fics so
you'll have to believe me that I think they are worth the time
investment and I remember them distinctly. There were a number of
the "long slash classics" that I did enjoy reading at the time but I
keep forgetting which one is which and I doubt I'll go back and read
On with the
(ps make sure to check my fav authors below
decided not to list things twice and some of my favorite category fics
Feeling Horny? Hot smut here:
Anise: I would pretty much be surprised if there's a Harry/Draco
favorite hot smut list without this on it - GUH
Vox by Constant Vigilance: my guess is that this is the H/D
grand-daddy of Parselsmut
Across the Line by
auntee_mame (aka Kerryblaze). This is one of those fics that
gives me what I love about Harry/Ron...best friends in denial and then
the dam breaks. And while I'm here I'm also going to rec her
Nite (guh) which is a part of series that is absolutely worth reading.
That's My Boy by
maple_mahogany- Harry/Ron featuring Jealous!Ron- nuff said.
Little Something Between Friends by simon's flower: TRIO
Smut! Hermione and Ron give Harry a hand.
With Me solstice_muse: Harry + Ron
+ Sirius' motorbike = HOT
Seduction of Harry by satindolls: Ok one more H/R, this one
has a naughty trio hint as well. Yum!
The Sound and the Fury
by lavillanueva (H/D very NC-17, 5300words)- This a well penned and
OMFG Hawt story. This rec comes w/warnings. One: It's an infidelity fic
and Two: It has the "kink" of sounding. So you need to be able to deal
w/those issues. I think it's a brilliant smut and kink fic, and it has
that extra layer emotion that will make the H/D shipper quite happy.
Makes sure to see Pushdragon's work listed below in fav author section for some of the hottest smut going;P
the mood for Romance or Flangst maybe a little H/C:
Crazy For You
by Reni Days Harry/Ron: A great example of a 2nd person POV that
Works. I loved this fic for many reasons. The first is the
delectable humor in Ron’s obsession and denial that occurs after
Harry “comes out” to him. The second was that the author
balanced that with the understanding, love and intimacy that Ron &
Harry have. Lastly, she effectively uses very little dialogue and it is
right on target. (full rec on crack_broom)
MrsQuizzical: Molly/Arthur (yeah you read that right!)- So much of the
reason "we" read erotic fan fiction is the world of fantasy and erotic
sex that is perhaps an extension or even completely different from our
own lives. The truth being that folks like me are much closer in age
and life-stage to Molly than we are to Harry's generation. This fic is
a beautiful and real look at a sex life based on love and commitment in
a long term marriage. Yet it was extremely sensuous and yet... very
familiar. She nailed Molly's perceptions of who she is vs. who
she was. Arthur is simply wonderful. Again, this is a very different
piece of erotic fan fiction and thank goodness for that.
bookshop/Aja was written way back in 2002 and I just
it this past year and loved it. Graduation+Alcohol=
Lodger by Mad
an enjoyable H/D read. A lot of my favorite H/D's will try to
answer the question can two broken people come together to into
something whole. Sigh. Like a lot of reviews on
I'll say that I loved it but wished there was some smut.
World of the Living by
fourth_rose is a Luna POV Harry/Draco. Yeah it's got that 2
broken people thing and Luna's the crazy glue (pun intended).
really liked this story and loved the originality of the Luna POV.
This was written for a recent HD_hols and I keep reccing it
wolfiekins another Ron/Harry denial fic but I love wolfie's gritty take
on it and I don't suppose that I can really get enough of these.
Paradise and Perfection by: Alaana Fair, This is probably
fluffier than most of the fics I love, but just the same I loved this Harry/Draco. Fourteen
years after the events of HBP the war is over, but a depressed Harry
Potter is still searching for happiness. Will a well deserved holiday
help him find it? Or will it leave him even more confused than ever?
Credulous Hearts by k is another Harry/Ron that just makes me
in all the right places and you get some delightful Luna wisdom as well.
All That They Had Not Lost
by (Mrs)Quizzical: This is a emotionally mature look at a "real" trio
relationship. How does it work when there are three psyches in
the mix. It also features a fairly damaged!Harry who's having
trouble accepting that there is indeed 3-way love and that he deserves
it. Lucky for him Ron and Hermione know what he needs.
Ivyblossom: this is another H/D classic and I had a tough time placing
the genre. I'll put it here but I suppose it's more of a
man's fic. I was impressed by the originality of this story.
It deals with a truckload of emotional issues in just a short
fic. Loved it. It's short, just go read it.
Irresistible Poison by
Rhysenn: Yet another H/D classic that stands out for me. Ok it
has the cliche spell gone wrong...but this is a wonderfully woven tale
and I think the torture of Draco at Harry's lack of understanding is
just lovely to read. You'll also note by my recs that I'm a
sucker for a happy ending.
Comfort Food by
arsenicjade is a wonderful down on his luck post war Draco being wooed
by a more confident Harry. This is beautifully written and will
tug at your heartstrings, but it's also very romantic. I re-read
this recently and just had to add it to my list here. Harry says "...But I have an instinct for this sort of thing that found me Ron and Hermione and things look hopeful in your case." Actually all their exchanges are wonderful in this. Go read (hit the forward arrow button for pt2).
OK here's my first Post DH Rec
SilentAuror. Very DH compliant (epilogue and all). I love this grown
& Draco - somethings changes & somethings stay the
years later, and Harry's still making the headlines of
the Daily Prophet. Draco can't help but notice.
I'll toss out a couple more of SilentAuror's Flangsty H/D's to read as
Test of Character, Brave
New World and Agnus
A Perfect Day
by scrtkpr - This is a most impressively crafted story. It's
quite a compelling read from Draco's POV. Very canon. Lots of retracing
of steps, events, themes and ideas. I's are dotted and T's are crossed.
A wonderful read and piece of fanfic. An homage to canon, if you will.
And of course it features a redeemable!Draco who still holds his edge -
guh. Loved it. You will too. (a Harry/Draco fav from hd_worldcup).
Rising from the Ashes by Oldenuf2nb- (H/D, R, ~30k)-
I was so impressed at the sharp focus of this fic. It never got
bogged down like so many "8th year" fics do with full school year story
telling of classes and meetings... Even the telling of the trials was
masterfully done. Just enough to give us the exposition we needed as it
set the tone and provided the motivation for our protagonist. The
characterization of Harry and Draco are wonderfully derived from canon.
Hagrid and his brood of magical creatures make an excellent supporting
cast that adds to the main tale, never detracting or seeming forced
into the story. If
you like down and out Draco and a Harry who just wants to find his way
in the world, you'll love this. It looks at many of the themes from
canon and reworks them into this tale of hope, love, redemption, and
acceptance. It also has an extremely realistic feel to it.
Seven-Year Hitch by Florahart - This is a fascinating Snape/Hermione fic (~14k
NC-17). I saw it rec'd by a few of my f-listers and gave it a try. I
don't read much het and have only read this pair once or twice before,
but I absolutely loved this story. They are perfectly matched. The
story is clever and cerebral, but also very sexy and emotional as well.
Their relationship and sexual development over time is fascinating to
watch. The dialog is spot on. The author also didn't bog this baby down
with loads of exposition. She simply gave us what we needed to fill in
the story and it works like a fine tuned engine. Delish. Even if this
isn't a pairing you read... be like me and give this story a try. If
Snape intrigues you at all and you like canon!Hermione, you won't be
Before Rebuilding by iamshadow (1,232 words Remus/Sirius R) This
"winner" was a surprise to me because I'm not typically into Marauder
stuff, but I really loved loved loved this R/S dynamic. Very powerful!
It's an AU: This story is set in late 1981, in an AU world where Sirius
does not go to Azkaban, but instead gets custody of Harry and goes into
hiding, with Remus as their Secret Keeper. But don't let that scare
you, because that intro line is really all you'll get regarding the set
up. This is a raw intimate look at Remus and Sirius, who they are, and
how they relate to each other. (This turned out to be a pleasant
surprise of being written by iamshadow, in fact she has two of my top
ten. She's a writer I've enjoyed, but obviously haven't read nearly
enough of. I will also rec another holiday fest fic of hers: The very
lovely and poignant Harry/Ron ficlet - Parchment
Six Ways In Which Harry Potter Was Like Bambi's Dad (And A Few Ways In Which He Wasn't. At All.)
Brummel- Here's the bottom line. If you read H/D at all, even if it's
every once in a blue moon - read this fic (under 7k words and Rated R).
Her writing is always emotionally gripping and well crafted, but more
than that... when I read her work I never feel that "I have read so
many stories just like this before". It's fresh! and in fanfic that's a
special. Yes, there's Mpreg, and the premise sounds cracky (at least
the origins of the inspiration for the story) - but this story is real
and grounded in a very possible post DH world. Trust me, ignore all
the warnings. It transcends them. It's fantasatic.
some major Hurt/Comfort?
the Ivy by coffeejunkii, yep more broken!Harry/broken!Draco
All His Saints by Setissma is a 2005 Harry/Draco that will
shiver. It's completely canon non-compliant but I don't give
F--K cause it's gorgeous and required reading. Broken!Harry
grown-up!Draco has decided to repay a life debt by picking up the
pieces and in the process...
Tao of Diogenes by The Treacle Tart Hurt/Comfort a la
Ron/Snape. It starts out with Ron healing Snape, but it turns out that Ron could use a little help as well.
oh and here's another Ron/Snape Aftermath by
really damaged in this one. Snape has to both save him and heal
him. It's a bit dark with some interesting spellwork. It's also
bit long and is actually more like a story and a sequel together.
The H/C story and then
just how does Severus Snape have a relationship with a Weasley.
by Arsenic is Ron/Draco where Draco is the broken one (I tend to like
these). It's a beautiful story and I have to rec it despite
hate to say anything negative here) it being a little too long.
It's still worth it.
ok and another H/C by
Arsenic is An
Eye for an Eye
is one of my absolute favorite HP/DM/SS stories cause so many of this
threesome are dark fics and this one is angsty yet full of love and
In Darkness by
Plumeria this is one of those older H/D classics that I kept seeing on
people's all time rec lists. I wish it had more smut, but I
say I really enjoyed it and would put it on a required reading list.
by Breed I wasn't sure to put this here or in Angst.
case, it's angsty. Harry's a disaster and Ron's his best mate.
Cluegirl: Again with this fic, I'm not sure if it's an angst-fest or
an H/C at heart. Ron is sufferning effect from his run in with
the brains at the DoM and Harry is there for him in every way.
This one is like a train wreck and you can't look
Arc of the Pendulum by
Brummel- This is a fantastic piece of fanfic: HP adaptation of Beauty
and the Beast, a description that doesn't do it justice. The
author had one heck of an imagination coming up with the curse that
afflicts Harry and Draco is the only one who can help. It's an
incredibly compelling Draco and achingly beautiful Harry. It's a
tale of sacrifice and love. (a Harry/Draco fav from hd_worldcup)
the mood for some Serious Angst:
If you even remotely like Harry/Ron, this is a must read. Godric's
shocolate was written as a series of prompted drabbles and a Brokeback
Mountain homage but comes together as a cohesive story that is
breathtaking and a masterclass in angst. It tugs at your
heartstrings and while it contains obvious salutes to the film, it
truly maintains itself as its own story.
by hesychasm (jintian) is a 2004 Harry/Ron that beautifully explores
Angst!Harry from OOTP. Oh gosh this story gives you such a
delicious ache and I always love to see Ron the Rock. The man
"perception of reality" fic that you'll see very deservedly rec'd a lot
by marksykins. A Harry/Draco that has Harry living
two lives. One in
the Magical World of Hogwarts and the other in an "our world" hospital.
Which one is real? Does it matter? Read
so your head can hurt.
by letmypidgeonsgo: I don't believe it's possible to do Harry/Ron
without using some sort of evil spell or potion plot device or else the
boys seem far too OOC. I was really drawn in by this fic
it borders non-con in a very realistic way.
Dayspring. This is another Fic I'm still going to rec
my general feeling that it's too long and could have been edited down
some. It's an epic and it features non-con, mpreg,
extracurricular magical beings and a huge long and windy
In all seriousness, all the things that are usually a huge
off for me (LOL), but it's a well told story and you can't help but
root for Harry and Draco the whole time because this story elicits
such empathy for the both of them.
Honor by Ravenna C Tan- It's an angsty/dark Harry/Draco -
Lucius/Draco where Draco is truly torn and I just watched in awe and forgot to breathe on occasion.
This Night I Wander
by geekwriter143 What a well written damaged!Ron and an
loving and nurturing Harry. This one will get you Feklempt.
The Price We Pay for Wings by Frayach - Harry/Draco rated R 13,600 words: In this canon & epilogue
compliant fic we get a look at the post war lives (roughly 20 years) of
Harry and Draco through multiple POVs and in parallel with the writing
and publishing of a wizarding world phenomen series of seven childrens
books that affect the lives of all who read them. I really think that every HP slash fan should absolutely read this even if you don't normally ship H/D.
This is top notch writing. I was blown away by how well it was
constructed and how emotionally evocative it was without being
manipulative. The use of the book series is obviously in homage to
"canon" but it is no way hokey. The angst and emotions were genuine and
demostrated the incredible capacity and resilience of the human spirit.
The recurring motif of Love and Pride was masterfully woven into the
story. Some folks thought there was a bit too much of "purple prose",
but I really don't think so. I think the writing suited the story and
enormous scope and rich detailed look at life. And I loved all the
sumptuous details that the author put in, including the anagrams.
Heed the angst warning if you're feeling vulnerable and need to
save it for later. I will say that the ending is written in a way that
if interpreted correctly, it can't be seen as anything but hopeful. In
all honesty, it would end up in my top 10 list of fanfics ever, any
fandom, any pairing, anything.
Ring A-Ring O' Roses by
melusinahp - The characterizations are impossibly canon. The writing
rich and compelling. The story stands on it's own but intricately
weaves the theme of the Tower prompt and established canon all together
in one big fat awesome story. The suspense, the drama, the hot sex, the
lush details, the action, the emotionally riveting story, the hopeful
wish you will have for Harry and Draco to... Quotes the master:
"We go on. That's what happens. The world falls apart, but it keeps on
turning. We have no choice but to go on." (a Harry/Draco fav from
Wall of Glass by
waterbird- the incredible angst of an Azkaban!Draco. I was
completely captivated and held hostage by the story. Very Very Canon
characterizations in the immediate aftermath of DH. I love down but
surviving Draco and Harry, oh Harry, he's such the beautifully tragic
hero. This story is so dark and raw and yet... still holds so much hope
and the seed of human resiliency. Loved it. (a Harry/Draco fav from hd_worldcup)
All Tomorrow's Parties by
furiosity (Harry/Draco, R, 5400 words)- Head the angst warning, but if
you admire beautiful writing and crave some high end cerebral thinking,
go read. I can't say too much for fear of spoiling it. I think it
is important for this fic that the first time you experience it you
should be trying to grasp what you're reading w/out knowing too much.
It was inspired by the gorgeous art of lillithium (who is the gift
recipient - lucky gal). I clicked on the link to all the art in the
Notes after I read it. I think before or after is just fine to get the
feel. And then read it again and look at the art again... (and so on
and so forth) It's Magical.
The Path of Least Resistance by snegurochka_lee (Teddy/Albus Severus) Summary:
Teddy had been clean for barely thirteen weeks the night Albus landed
on his doorstep, reminding him of everything he'd tried to leave
behind. It's hard to mourn a loss when you can barely acknowledge it's
happened. It's even harder when you think you're responsible for it. This fic is brilliant. To me, it's a fascinating character
study of Teddy and his relationship with all the Potters. Being an
orphan, he's rather untethered to life and is seduced by the escapism
of drugs. But this fic is about the beginning of recovery and is real,
heartfelt, and raw - no melodrama here - just stark realism that will
make you love the characters. If you like great writing, a great story,
and angst with hope, go read.
Danse Russe by
Frayach - Harry/Draco rated NC-17 ~150,000 words: It is very rare
that I rec an epic of this length (or even read), but it was Frayach.
Please do head all the warnings.
I was blown away. It is so... I have no other word...
superior. I think it's one of the best novel length H/D's I've ever
read. Plotty, emotional, brilliant. Some of my love of this piece
is simply Fray's writing technique/style, if you will. There are really
only a handful of fanfic writer's that I've read that have this
superior skill in language choice, scene selection, pacing, etc. It's
exquisite. The other half is of course, the story itself. It is so epic
- Romeo & Juliet, Rhett & Scarlett, Cleopatra & Mark
Antony- and no I'm not comparing the type of relationship, but just the
intensity and scope of the story behind them. How far are you
willing to go for love? These characters are so fleshed out and
real and wounded and damaged- and she shows us what it's like to see
the world through their eyes and feel their pain. I have a real thing
for damaged/dark heros (big Xena fan--LOL). But what else? the intrigue
of the story/plot. I also like that there's no clear cut Voldemort
style villain. That the evil is absolute but layered and relative and
complex. The wonderful 3-D supporting characters, both canon and OC's.
And of course the emotional connection that you feel as you read every
paragraph. A lot of this fic is also, how much damage can you sustain
before you break. It is also about human resiliency and adaptation as
well as finding out what's truly most important.
I tend not to read novel length stuff unless I see it rec'd profusely.
Mostly b/c I find them way "over written" too long for the plot, too
many redundant scenes/conversations, too many superfluous characters
and side sojourns.... but this... there's no excess here. It's all
character building, story building, POV enhancing. Even the bits of
Theo exposition and POV, I was wondering - where was this going? And as
I got to the climax, I realized that it really contributed to the
complexity - the multiple POVs and the fleshing out of this supporting
And I will give a nod to Calanthe's Mudhoney Trilogy as the source
material/inspiration. I read that just before Danse and it was
brilliant as well. Cal's work is an in depth exploration of the two
characters and their damaged psyches and souls (and resultant sexual
deviancy). Fray's future-fic novel takes them and weaves an incredibly
epic story. You can read Danse w/out reading Mudhoney, but I do rec it as well:
Mudhoney Trilogy by Calanthe_fics (you will need to join her fic comm - but do it without reservation, because she has a lot of great stories) Please note the warnings
(Very kinky, outer bounds, but incredibly intelligent and impeccably
written.) The journey through the sexual deviancy is quite
amazing. Harry's POV and our intimacy with him grows stronger and
stronger through each of the three parts. The writing is so descriptive
and draws you into his world, his life, but never becomes the
focus. The story is the focus and the writing amazingly never
intrudes on it. It's seamless. I know I'll be thinking about this story
for a long long time and that is the mark of somethng truly brilliant,
original, and meaningful.
like some Coercive smut? Here are two of my favorite dub-con fics:
Add Water by
Cybele has Harry compromised by alcohol and a very hot Bill Weasley.
Anise has Harry
played like a violin by very hot Charlie Weasley.
the mood to feel good about human nature:
The Way of the World
Zionsstarfish is a downtrodden Draco running into a
looking-for-something Harry that was written in 2003. It's
canon compliant but I believe it truly holds the test of time and I rec
it when anyone is searching for a feel good fic. I love this
short story to pieces and her writing of Draco's humility is gorgeous
because she still maintains so much of his personality from the books.
Bitter Bargain by The
sorta Gen Ron, Snape,
Ron/Harry - Ron Weasley has to make a deal with the devil to save his
friend's life. This is a great "Ron" piece.
He's the man. I also like Snape and his chance at redemption.
No smut but go read.
The Time Harry Couldn't Stop Being Naked
by derryere: This so completely original and sweet and will make you
smile and so so so vintage Harry/Ron. It's art plus lovely vignette
the mood for a very hot yet mind stirring hooker fic:
I'll sometimes read a rentboy/hooker fic if I'm in the mood for
something hot and crackish.
the Sincerity of a Whore's Kiss by
lucilla_darkate is very hot but absolutely not crack. It feels so real.
brilliant if you ask me. It's HP/DM featuring a very high
Draco and I'll say nothing else because I don't want to spoil it.
the Poets Pipe of Love
by bookshop! this typically shows up on folks favorite prostitute fics
lists. It's so hot you'll need a pot holder to scroll your
and just like Pretty
Woman you want the hooker to get the happily ever after.
the mood for something dark (and hot) yet cerebral:
A Spell To Turn Tigers To
Butter by Amanuensis
(NC-17, Dark, Non-con, Humor) Pairings:
Harry/Lucius, Harry/Snape: Amanuensis
may well be the undisputed queen of HP darkfic. While your
reading "Spell", you're thinking it's one of those absolutely
but then...(I shant spoil it)
Additionally, I think that "Spell" and As
Sharp As Sunlight (NC-17,
Angst, Non-con, Mpreg) Pairings: Sirius/Snape, Harry/Lucius,
Draco/Hermione (implied Sirius/Remus) are the two that really blew me
away the most. "Sharp" is another Voldermort wins scenario
nothing is exactly what it seems. It's written in Sirius'
and despite the angst, non-con, and mpreg you're going to love it.
OK just one more Sanguine, a
Serpent Knotted Sable is a non-con Harry/Lucius from Lucius POV that was just
an amazing read.
a Shattered Mirror by Rushlight
(another darkfic staple) Snape/Harry/Draco (drama/angst,
slavefic, noncon/rape, BDSM)
When Harry falls into
the hands of
the Death Eaters, he learns that life isn't as black-and-white as he'd
once thought it to be. All I can say is that I
loved this fic. And while you're going through her treasure trove go
Fracture of the Mind's Eye (Harry/lots of people) another
amazing "perception of reality" fic.
Ill Met by Moonlight
by Wolfiekins No
explicit pairing, but firmly Ron/Harry (this fic spawned a
lot of conversation on what the limits of Gen were). Ron
has been experiencing blackouts, odd dreams, and strange visions. And
they're becoming more and more frequent, as well as disturbing. Post
Hogwarts/War. I'm always reccing this fic when
people are looking for a good and maybe dark and gritty Ron-centric
from the Furthest Prime
by Thevina: Qua
cursum ventus: the course lies as the wind blows. In a
post-apocalyptic, post-War world, Ron and Bill are survivors, hidden in
the Burrow. When Harry unexpectedly appears, the winds of change prove
Wow this killed me - a Harry/Ron with a
side Bill/Ron pairing that
you can somehow forgive the incest and a very Dark!Harry and gloriously
me the dark and give me the humor?
Draco Is A Statue by simmyschtuff, ok the title is great and
I just simply adored the story (Harry/Draco)
by shocolate - Another killer title and OMG so so so funny and hot.
narcofellatio curse is accidentally embedded in the Gryffindor boys
dormitory. Since the bloke doing the sucking is never awake to remember
and therefore each one is sure he's immune, no one's in a big hurry to
find a countercurse. So it's basically all of
Gryffindor dorm-mates in various permutations.
Fic and Art: The
(Harry/Draco/Luna/Ginny, NC-17) You'll have to join
Reallycorking and Foreword 's collaboration
to read. I just loved this hot and sorta funny story, at
think so, come on, Draco in a bar getting propositioned by Harry, Ginny
& Luna for group sex - that's funny and some great art. Hopefully the art will be reposted on Insane Journal (Corkart)
Crup-tion of the Not-So-Innocent
by calanthe - (Harry/Draco) written for the hd_inspired animagus fest: If
you are in the mood for a little lighter fare, smart humor, and even
some simple young 17 year old sexually confused and easily excitable
humor, go read this charmer of a story. It's immediately post-war and
Harry's hanging out at Hogwarts to get some peace & quiet. He
decides to try to become an animagus. He wants to be a stag like dear
old dad. Of course, he becomes a Crup. Draco shows up at Hogwarts for
safekeeping. Draco is an arse. Draco is emo. Harry has the hots for
almost anything that moves and this includes Draco. So when Harry finds
that Draco has a soft spot for Crups... he can't help but go along for
the ride. And a what a fun ride it is.
by Maple_Mahogany. (Ford Anglia/Sirius' motorbike) This is
an oops, I meant to add this to the list some time ago. This was
written for hp_funnyfest and it did not disappoint. The pairing alone
should do it for you. So much of what we read is so entrenched in
fanon that if we see a little glimmer of originality, we salivate. This
is a huge shining light of originality and wonderfully funny,
entertaining and deliciously irreverent. It's short so just go enjoy.
Inconsolable, or How Harry Potter Stopped H8ing and Learned to Love Video Games
by November Snowflake - Harry/Draco ~10,600 words:
Writing good humor is infinitely more difficult than good drama. This
fic is hands down LOL hysterical and F-ing Brilliant!!! I don't care
who you ship, this fic is fun and still incredibly intelligent. I think
this fic as is much about video game addiction as E.T. was about aliens
coming to explore earth. Yes, that's the plot, but that is not, what
this is really about. This fic has LAYERS and I'm still thinking about
them days later. Go enjoy!!!
Misuse of Muggle Artifacts
by scrtkpr - (H/D 17k NC-17) Boy
is this my kind of story. It's a sharply written romantic comedy. The
author knows how to work the UST, mis-steps, and misunderstanding to
perfection. The plot is delectable, and yes, different from things I've
read before. I loved all the details, both Harry and Draco, and the way
the whole thing is woven together and then cinched tight at the end.
Additional Rickey Lists:
Link to list of ~30 Recs from Dec 2007 fic fests (various fests and pairings) here: 2007 Fest Report card
Link to list of ~30 Recs from Dec 2008 fic fests (various fests and pairings) here: 2008 Fest Report card
Link to list of summaries for HD10k_showcase: Giant hp10k_showcase Reccing Post
and Fun list of Slamming Draco against a wall scenes (recs) : The Draco Grand Slam (Rec Fest)
Stand Out Authors:
What I'll say up front is that if you look at the fic listings of these
authors and see any summary that looks interesting to you, just go read
it cause it's going to be good. I'll rec some of my personal
favorites here and I had a bitch of a time narrowing them down.
Pir8fancier LJ and on Skyhawke
Her fics are intelligent and entertaining and she has a variety of
pairings and story styles. A few highlights:
have Hogwarts era Harry/Draco. Draco decides to become the
pen pal of Harry Potter and they fall in love, tear apart, come back
together and we are left wondering what the future will hold.
so kindly writes a distant future follow up of Lush
Life. The premise: Draco
Malfoy is forty, currently editor of a soft porn gay men's magazine,
the author of a no-holds-barred tell all of his life as a former
rentboy, and is perfectly happy. Uh, not. Enter one Harry Potter.
Pretend the War Is Over
is an in depth and impressive look at an extremely depressed
Draco. Harry comes to comfort. The angst is
gut wrenching in
this unique POV (somewhat delusional Draco).
Serviced is Draco/Hermione Sexuality and Angst exploration
at its highest level. You will ache and you will think.
Lastly I'll highlight her 3 Snarry's, they are truly three amazing takes
on Severus Snape. I'm not sure I've read a better Snape.
And certainly we desperately missed this kind of examination
him in Deathly Hallows. Oh and the sex is great too.
hard pressed to pick a favorite, so read them all.
Wanted: God and Executioner:
The war is
dragging on; an examination of innocence, loss of innocence, and
Boy's Life: Snape is
Scheherazade. (some amazing intuition that she had about Snape in DH in both this and HW:G&E)
The Home Fries Nazi: When
Harry defeats Voldemort, the Death Eaters lose their magic. Snape
decamps to the United States, where he becomes a fry cook in a diner.
Seven years after Voldemort's defeat, Harry comes to him for advice.
On One's Knees was
originally written for hd-worldcup. Read this version on her
journal. It is 32k of the most amazing hurt/comfort words you'll
ever read. This was the comment that I left for her: how
do I love this story, let me count the ways. I'm typically a sucker for
Down-but-not-out-Draco! and Healer/Save the World one person at a time
Harry! makes my knickers wet, so I was pretty much drawn in at the
premise, but it's the writing that made me stay and love this fic. It's
rich in its characterizations. Their interactions and the way the feed
on each other is fantastic. The dialogue is sharp and intelligent.
There are just to many fabulous lines to quote; I'd be here all day.
The attraction, the build up, the giving into desire were all hot and
wonderful. Draco's brain and personality is just to die for. I love his
strength and how he maintains his pride and self worth despite his
circumstances. The story is harsh where it needs to be. It's poignant
where it needs to be. It shows both of them in very real and very human
light. I think the ending is absolutely spot on. Astoria is made out of
chocolate covered awesome. Ok it's bittersweet, but life is like that
(can personally attest to that fact) and I think that they each find
happiness, just not with each other. They have their memories and truly
who knows what the future can bring. This is going to end up on my
re-read and re-read again list of fics that I go to when I need a
"fix". Thank you muchly.
- - - -
I will give my Ron lovin' friends a warning that our friend is a bit of
dick in this, but it's specifically directed at Malfoy (not at Harry)
so most of you won't mind that too much. It worked for me. Also there's
no Ginny bashing either.
(She says this is positively her last Snarry.) Why do most of us
read Fanfiction? I think the broad over-reaching reason is that we want
MORE. Whatever the 'verse' be it TV, movies or books. We have the
original medium & canon and then... we want more. To read and
imagine more about the characters living their lives and having
This story is that MORE. She takes Severus Snape and in an exquisite
first person POV uses him to tell us more. He is a portrait, but not
like other portraits. He does not sleep. There is much to this. The
story touches on many of the under-explored themes of JKR's original
universe and then branches out into a look at the future. At ~37k words
this is a substantial tale. Snape is brilliantly voiced and we see an
in depth exploration of his relationship (past, present, and future)
with Harry. It's emotionally moving and despite the strong presence of
magic, it all seems so incredibly real, so distinctly about human
nature, our needs and our desires. We live our lives and good or bad,
we can't undo the past. We put one foot in front of the other and we
learn to forgive. Of course the hardest person to forgive is ourself.
Minerva, Albus, Draco along with the 3 Potter kids (from the epilogue)
play a wonderful supporting cast. I can not recommend this story
enough. This is one of those transcending the ship fics as well. Even
if you don't read "Snarry", read it. Trust me. It will satisfy your
want of MORE Harry Potter. I loved this story.
Glass Half Full
- Ron/Pansy ~10k: This is a phenomenal Ron-centric piece. I
know the pairing says Ron/Pansy, but that's not what this story is
about. It's all about post-epilogue Ron, his relationship to his
family, friends, the world... and the bottle. Pir8fancier truly draws
us inside Ron's head and you can't help but love him, warts and all.
This is as much a fic about alcoholism as it is about self awareness
and love. It's amazing writing, powerful and raw, and I dare say,
you won't be disappointed.
Emma Grant (her own site) and here's
Hmmm where to start. She's pretty well known in HP Fandom so
don't think introductions are necessary so I'll get right to my favorites
of her huge inventory of awesome fic.
would be remiss if I didn't rec
Left My Heart and the sequel Surrender
the Grey so
I will. They pretty much show up on every HP/DM Novel Length
list (deservedly), so I've got nothing more to add.
Days in November
(H/D) Ok eight days close quarters and they get together, no
original, but her version of this old fan fic standby is great.
love her characterizations fo H & D, the sexual tension, and
in the simplest terms I think Emma gives good smut.
is probably my favorite fic of Emma's. It has a
on the sexual tension and obsession that Harry and Draco have with one
another. The writing is sharp, tight and oh so hot.
Next Best Thing Harry/Draco, with a side of
Pansy - How does a boy get a girl to notice him? Why, by pretending to
be gay, of course! This fic is delicious!
it Twice Harry/twins, Ron/Hermione: Oh my this fic is just so
hot and sooooo twins. Just read it- Guh.
and Fleur play a game with Harry. More multiple lover
hotness. I think I drooled the first time I read it.
Service: Yes! She even wrote a hot Harry/Ron that really shows just how much they love each other.
Libby Drew on LJ (wrote fanfic under the name Sansa): Probably best known for her creativity and imagination. Her
fics are beautifully written and very distinct.
She has moved on to original m/m romance fanction so see her website libbydrew.com. She has been kind enough to leave all her wonderful fanfics up for us to enjoy. Please refer to the main index of her fanfics for links to all the fantastic stories that I'm reccing below. (see http://thetwobroomsticks.slashcity.net/)
Mile In His Shoes
my favorite. I don't think I've ever seen another Harry/Draco
quite like it. They're both carrying some post-war baggage
Draco shows up in Harry's refuge (Sanctuary). You follow the
path of their new relationship along a the paths of a series of tourist
"walks" through the seaside towns. This fic is so lovely both
its imagery and the desperate wish you'll have for Harry to let Draco
in. The OC's also really stand out in this story.
A Frayed and Threadbare Wish Today's
victory lies in the future. Harry and Draco's mission to find the
Malfoy Legacy leads them to places -- and people -- they never thought
they'd see. This is one of her latest and it's a
travel fic with an original angle. I loved it.
Draco gets a
chance to see one possible future and change it. By the end
you're begging him not to make the same mistakes twice.
On The Last Day of Our World Despite it's length, I
loved this novel length Harry/Draco story. Again, very
imaginative and you're completely captivated by her story telling.
It's an amazing journey and most of it is internal.
Cost of Living The
world moves on. Snape and Harry linger. This fic
hurt my head in such a good way. It's a fascinating look at
time (Snarry style).
HP/DM/SS this is a threesome that I tend to enjoy when it's approached
intellectually and she truly does. I will give one warning
though... I typically can't stand the cliche Nasty!Ron when he shows up
in H/D or H/S. It's just so OOC. Only blemish on
otherwise amazing story and still worth the read.
Life in Kind
is a post-DH (canon compliant) HP/SS that will blow you away - trust
me. Her creativity truly astounds me. There isn't a Master
Painter who will paint Snape's portrait so Harry takes it upon himself
to do the job. This is an amazing look at the magic of creating
wizard portraits and the Harry-Snape dynamic. The sexual tension
is delicious. Some commentors thought this fic is a bit dark
perhaps macabre, but in my opinion the mood and tone are magical and we
see possibilities that magic brings (beyond the constructs of our own
world). I also found the end very romantic.
Draco, the Magic Dragon
- Harry/Draco - it's got a down-on-his-luck-but-surviving!Draco that
I'm an absolute sucker for. He's been exiled from the WW and has made a
home as a Muggle carnival magician/fortune teller, I'm not sure the
proper term, but Muggles seek out the Magic Dragon to magically help
them with their life problems. This sets up some great humor
opportunities and the author makes the most of it. Auror!Harry is his
usual Hamlet-ish self. Luna makes a wonderful cameo appearance. The
humor runs in counterpoint to the delicious sexual tension and a bit of
mystery. Lovely and creative. Hot smut.
Lamp in the Cooling Room
- Harry/Draco -This short fic was written for hd_worldcup (EWE):
I'm not sure there's anyone who reads H/D that hasn't read this,
but even if it's not your OTP, you should read this fic. It is
simply nothing short of amazing. I've had numerous conversations with
folks about "has fandom burnt it self out"/"have we told all the
stories about H/D and now we're recycling". This fic makes me say a
resounding "No". Sure there have been "outsider" POVs of H/D done
before, but this is original: the girl, the set up, the interactions,
and the gut wrenching choices. I love the story. I love the characters,
the writing, the sheer beauty of short story that packs an incredibly
powerful and evocative punch. There is just so much to think about here
and so much to feel. This story will stay with me for a long time and
that is truly the mark of something special. I will remember this. It
will not bleed into the hodge podge of a thousand other H/Ds.
What Learned in Flight
- Harry/Draco - written for the hd_inspired animagus fest: This one
got me so fuhklempt. It's only 4000 words so just go read it.
It's beautiful- the writing, the imagery, and the sentiment. *sniff* Go
Read - Trust Me.
The Thread Measurer's Apprentice
- Harry/Draco ~9k: Sansa's work never ceases to amaze me. What she
can do in 9000 words... gah... I'm rather speechless and don't believe
I can do it justice. It's epic. It's universal themes. It's Harry with
Atlas-like burdens and Draco deep and complex. There are no easy
answers because life and death are rich and complicated issues. You
will be moved. You will think. You will feel uplifted and have renewed
hope at the end.
Helen on LJ and Helenish.net
Another of my favorite cerebral writers. She has my heart
her almost minimalist style. Her dialogue is distinctive and
stories so tight and on target that I bow like Wayne and Garth and
proclaim, "I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy."
She is also the author of my all time favorite, any pairing, HP slash
Spot for Lost Causes is
a Ron/Draco that if you heard that it was a h/c and Draco is a rescued
Death Eater Fucktoy, you might think it's some silly PWP or crackfic.
No, it is one of the most stunningly beautiful fics I have
ever read (and
read again and again). It has an amazing take on Ron and a
fascinating look at love, relationships and recovery.
Two more Ron/Draco's of hers:
A Quaint Notion which I rec'd on Crack_Broom
(you can read the full rec here if you like) Where “Soft
Spot” is an amazing Post-Hogwart exploration of Ron/Draco
“Quaint” is the Hogwarts Era companion. As with any
the attraction between the two is horribly complicated by their family
and Hogwart’s House identities. I am a huge fan of all of
Helen’s HP fics. She’s a wonderfully
writer. Her stories are tight and her dialogue always realistic and
emotionally moving. Go read.
A short Hogwarts piece. I dig her dialogue.
is probably one of the most rec'd Harry/Ron's out there and I'll
heartily rec it as well. It's unfathomable angst and two
guys who really do love each other but can't help to cut themselves and
each other to shreds. I'll spoil it and say at least there's
happy ending. Oh and it has one of my favorite author
war had given them all new and unexpected skills: Neville had learned
how to break a man’s arm in three places, and Draco had
kindness, and Ron, himself, had learned not to take unconsidered
Duinn Fionn on skyhawke (aka Geoviki on
How do I love her stories, let me count the ways...
She is probably best known for the amazing A
Thousand Beautiful Things and its sequel Delicate
Sound of Thunder.
These will show up on almost every H/D required reading list
like many of the other classics on this page I'm not going to add
anything other than ATBT is my favorite "long" fic. There are
some fun follow-up ficlets.
is such scrumptious angst you will want to take both Harry and Draco in
your arms and cuddle them. It's also a thought provoking take
dealing with painful memories.
the Same Religion
stated that I'm not a big Mpreg fan but will read it if heavily rec'd
and now I'm heavily reccing this one. I Love This Story.
The Mpreg is completely different than your typical fare.
The H/D is sweet and hot like good Thai food.
The Waters of March
is yet another gorgeous, unique, must read, H/D of hers.Voldemort's
final victim resides with the other spell-damaged wizards in St.
Mungo's Hospital. Harry suffers survivor's guilt and finds an unusual
beta. Cream-colored knee-high leather boots make a brief appearance.
I love her Harry in this, just enough of the boy in the
cupboard under the stairs.
Slow-Motion Accident Ron/Draco - Yes, she wrote one.
It's great and I rec'd it on Crack_Broom
The story is refreshingly different from the vast amounts of HP slash
fic out there and even more of a dare in this less likely pairing. Sure
people have written Topper style fan fics but this is definitely an
original take. Like Dumbledore’s pensieve you are sucked into
this charming story and can’t help but want to watch. As
her writing is tight and the story flows in a pleasantly fast pace.
Both Ron and Draco are wonderfully in character and you can’t
help but wonder if you’re going to get the happy ending
you’re "dying for". (sorry couldn't resist;-)
One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This Harry/Draco
PG13 ~9,200 words: I will first say that whenever I read anything
by Geoviki, I'm always entertained and end up with a fair case of
writer's envy. Her structure, her plot, her characterization, dialog,
phrasing, word choice, level of detail... just always pitch perfect,
and this light comedy of desire and circumstance is another shining
example of why so many of her fics are on people's all time fav's
lists. Just, in a word, fantastic. Blaise has a real and fleshed out
role as Draco's straight man (pun intended), and Harry and Draco are
positively delightful counterpoints to one another. Go LOL and enjoy!!!
Rurounihime on LJ (and on Skyhawke)
writes wonderful Harry/Draco angst and interesting detailed stories.
You can tell she does her research and always transports you into
the world she creates. You are immersed and use all your senses.
She gives you sights, tastes, smells, sounds and textures to
feel. Her writing is also ripe with emotions and thought
provoking. You feel what the characters are feeling, you "get"
what they are thinking. I think she's one of the best active
writers in fandom.
World's Edge This is a very different type of HP
slash fic, and that's a good thing, a very good thing. This will
sound silly and not do it justice, but it's HP slash crossed with March
of the Penguins. It features an almost destroyed Harry and a
mature Draco who wants to help but isn't sure how. The angst is
excrutiatingly beautiful and it has nothing to do with Voldemort or his
parents but something later in life. There is a hopeful ending.
The Business of Saving Souls -
Draco's trying find some sort of life in this story and you
really ache for him and almost want to hit him on the head when it
comes to his pride, self esteem and suspicions about Harry. I
liked both Harry and Hermione in this story as well. The details
about the world of spirits is fantastic.
Downpour is the first of a 4 part ficlet series regarding relationships and fidelity (The Quality of Ice, Still Tender & Inevitable).
At the end of each is the link to the next. The writing is
raw and hits the heart of emotions with pinpoint accuracy. This
is some gorgeous and incredibly moving writing, folks.
Arrangement Series (link to her LJ tags) starts here with The Arrangement :
This is a series of short fics that shows us grown up Harry and Draco
in the future. They were on and off again lovers that couldn't
commit to their relationship but kept it open and going over many years
and other lovers. They finally get to a place in their lives
where they decide that they want to give their relationship a real
shot. This is a fic series for grown ups. It is so
beautiful and incredibly realistic. I love her Harry & Draco
in this series. A bonus is that she's still actively writing it.
- Harry/Draco ~23,000 words of sheer Hurt/Comfort perfection.
I found the concept original, the execution virtually
flawless and the writing beautiful and ripe with emotion yet I didn't
find it the least bit manipulative. Draco was magnificently drawn and
Harry a wonderful foil (hmmm the opposite of canon). She did a
lot of research and created a very believable magical epilepsy. The
description of the seizures from the POV of the sufferer were
incredible. This is really a Don't Miss fic. It's sad, but I promise
you it's a happy ending.
Pushdragon on LJ (Fic Master List)
Intelligent and razor sharp wit masterfully matched
with unbelievably hot sex. I love to read her work and am
thoroughly impressed. Try anything off her master list.
Here are a few of my fav's.
A Tale of Horns - the inaugural Tongues of Fire photographic wall calendar
- 9000 PWP of Harry/Draco w/side of Charlie (just as eyecandy): First
off, it's fantastic writing (as is all her work). Second, and perhaps
more importantly, it is brain melting out of your ears HOT. It is
sexual tension drawn and quartered. It is slash viagra. Read it tonight
as foreplay, or if you're alone keep your vibrator and/or favorite
dildo with in arms reach. And make sure you have extra batteries handy.
GUH! * Then makes sure you read the three sequels!!!
The Astronaut Phase - 18k H/D ep compliant - sharp cat and mouse, sexy and hot. It
reminded me a little bit of a 50's/60's thief & love affair type
movie, perhaps even a bit Thomas Crowne Affair. I loved Ginny as
the 1st witch in space and how it's contrasted with the Draco
romance and mystery and then the break in. Wonderfully exciting
- 20k H/D re-telling of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the
Shrew”. OMFG!!!!! Go read this!!!!! Smart, witty, and scorching
hot. I love the wizard dueling & even hand-to-hand combat as a form
Draco under Glass 20k H/D mature, insightful, romantic and HOT
22k In a rapidly modernising world, Lucius has become an antique.
Harry, as it turns out, is a collector. Are you looking for a smart
believable L/H? This is IT. It's a battle of will, of wit, and of
magic. Amazingly, could it be that H&L want the same future for
I also take requests (giggles). So if you are looking for some
specific pairing or story type recs, I'll be happy to send some your
way. I read most major slash pairings except Marauder era.
Also, I'm full of opinions and am more than happy to give
you my 2 cents on fics that you're thinking about reading. :D
(Harry and Ron Spin was a birthday present from Yaaronet)
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