Told in rhyming verse, this is an account of a wizard so confusing, he barely understood himself. And yet so noble and great were his deeds, that the Hogwarts Four vowed to carry him home in honor, a choice whose import would be felt by witches and wizards for 10 centuries. Powerful but always a bit out of step, daft, but with a love so strong it led him to make the ultimate sacrifice, this is the tale of a man whose heart was in the right place, even if nothing else was. This ballad is at the centre of the events described in my fan fiction novel, Before the Tide.
At The Flying Umbrella
You don’t recover from 12 years in Azkaban overnight. Exiled from his home, and all those he cares about, Sirius Black heads south to the all magical resort,
The Flying Umbrella, where he meets his match in a magical Mesopotamian healer. He can’t figure out exactly who she is, but she helps him remember who
he used to be.
You can read this story online or listen to the audio version.
A fanfic contest sponsored by a Harry Potter group I belong to on Goodreads, asked for stories about the life and times of the marauders before they met. It inspired me to think about Remus, and what it’s like to be a kid who’s, “different.” The eleven-year-old Remus learns his first lesson from Dumbledore, you can’t come to terms with something until you stop being afraid to call it by its true name.
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