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FIC: Dance With A Twist (Harry/Parvati | PG | 834)

Title:Dance With A Twist
Author/Artist: lightofdaye
Pairing(s): Harry Potter/Parvati Patil
Prompt: Own
Word Count/Art Medium: 834
Rating: PG
Contains (Highlight to view):Romantic fluff
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes:Thanks to T for a lightning-quick beta read and to the mods for running the fest again.
Summary: Harry ponders why Parvati went to the Yule Ball with him and comes to a realisation.


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FIC: Comforts of Tidings of Joy (Harry/Severus | R | 1850)

Title: Comfort and Tidings of Joy
Author/Artist: goddess47
Pairing(s): Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Prompt: Adapted from themightyflynn: Harry arrives at Grimmauld Place exhausted and a bit broken after a tough mission that ends just before Christmas. He finds comfort from an incredibly unexpected person
Word Count: 1850
Rating: M (for PTSD)
Contains (Highlight to view): *Brief discussion of the death of small children; no ages or details given.*
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: Sorry, Flynn, I made some tweaks in your prompt. I hope you like it anyway!
Summary: "Potter, what are you doing lying on the floor?" Severus asked, sounding pained.
Harry sighed in frustration. Kreacher would let Severus in. Bloody hell. "It's comfortable?"
"Try again," Severus demanded.
"Did Kingsley send you?" Harry asked.
"No, but I heard about your case," Severus admitted. "It's of the utmost secrecy, so of course everyone knows what happened."

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FIC: Festive Mood (Amelia Bones/Molly | PG | 1000)

Title: Festive Mood
Author: paulamcg
Pairing(s): Amelia Bones/Molly Weasley, Molly Weasley/Arthur Weasley
Prompt: Photo prompt from 2012 – 2015: an invitation to the Ministry Yule Ball
Word Count: 1000
Rating: PG
Contains (Highlight to view): *Old grief and loneliness, friendship, romantic feelings, possibly unrequited, no infidelity*
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: Thank you for being my beta, L!
Summary: At Christmas 1987, Amelia appreciates feminine grace.


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PODFIC: A shop sign (Harry/Draco | G)

Title: A shop sign
Author: a_reader_and_writer
Narrator: bluedreaming
Pairing(s): Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Word Count/Art Medium: 506 words/02:55 min
Rating: G
Contains: no warnings
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: Thanks so much to a_reader_and_writer for permission to create this podfic!
Summary: Harry stumbling over a shop sign might be the best thing that happened all day.

AO3 Link (story): A shop sign
AO3 Link (podfic): [podfic] A shop sign by a_reader_and_writer

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FIC: The Ethical Treatment of Mistletoe (Harry/Hermione | PG | 4012)

Title: The Ethical Treatment Of Mistletoe
Author/Artist: unbroken_halo
Pairing(s): Harry Potter/Hermione Granger
Prompt: From 2019 : Somehow they end up underneath the enchanted mistletoe each time they run into each other, their kisses getting steamier with each meet. He’s running out of excuses to explain that he has nothing to do with it. Maybe she can explain?
Word Count: 4012
Rating: PG
Contains (Highlight to view): None
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: Thanks to my beta for the once over. Any mistakes you find are my own as I had to tweak it one more time.
Summary: The holidays come to the Ministry, and Harry and Hermione get caught up in the decor.


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ART: Holiday AU (Sirius/Remus | G)

Title: Holiday AU
Author/Artist: digthewriter
Pairing(s): Sirius/Remus
Prompt: NA
Word Count/Art Medium: Digital Gif
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are not mine. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: An AU featuring a soft!Remus. Kind of inspired by a twitter post I saw regarding "hard lines" for men and society telling you how to create your men and women in art.


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Posting Begins Today!

Our 2020 very mini mini_fest starts later today, December 25!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for another year of sharing your awesome holiday themed fic and art!!

Please watch the mini_fest community and our AO3 for holiday fun! There should be a good mix of pairings! Hopefully we'll continue our tradition of having a little something for everyone!

Please enjoy the festivities and please be sure to leave some love in the form of comments if you find something you enjoy!


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Mini Fest Check-in (and submission info!)

Thank you everyone who has expressed interest in this year's fest!

As stated on our previous post, we'll have a very small fest this year, but mini_fest has been running for over 10 years, so I'm very excited that we still have people who want to take part in this mini event!

Here are the basics for mini_fest 2020:

• This is our 12th run of the fest!

• Posting will be on both LJ and AO3.

• The fest will be anonymous + mod posting.

• We will cross post any weekly roundups and fest masterlists to DW and tumblr.

If you'd still like to join us, please comment HERE! We'd love to have you and will work out a fair deadline for you to join us! The minimum word count is only 500 words and we happily accept all art (pencil, painting, digital, etc.), handmade crafts (holiday ornaments, dolls, cake decorating, etc), podfic, fanmixes, and more! If there's something you'd like to create, we'd love to have you join us!


Submissions will be posted anonymously, by mini_fest_mod with reveals occurring in the New Year.

We plan to post to both LJ and AO3. We've set up an AO3 collection for the fest. You can submit your fics to the collection and they will be marked as anonymous and unrevealed until the mods post them for you! If you need help posting to AO3, please let us know!

Our 2020 AO3 collection can be found here:
(please add mini_fest_mod as a co-creator)

There is also our Mini Fest Archive Collection. Please feel free to add any older works created for any previous year of the fest:

Submission Info:

Here are a few things that will make your mods' jobs easier as we receive your submissions:

- Please send your submissions to: hpminifest at gmail dot com

- Include your name in the email subject as well as 'FIC' or 'ART'.

- Include your header in the body of the email as well as in your document.

- Please place an lj-cut tag in your story.
The lj-cut text should be "The Title of your Fic". < lj-cut text="FIC TITLE" >

- Check the formatting of your fic to ensure there are manual line breaks between paragraphs.

- Include all other other html coding that is needed. You may want to test post your submission in a private entry to your journal before submitting to be sure that the coding is correct.

- Artists, as this is an anon fest, please do not sign your art. If you'd like us to provide a fest watermark for you, we are happy to do so!

- The fic/art header appears below.

If you need a beta you can check with hp_betas or hp_betas_wanted. If you have done so, and are still having a problem finding someone to look over your story, please let the mods know.

Thank you very much to all who have supported the fest! We are looking forward to another celebrating the holidays with you again this year!
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2020 Sign-Ups are NOW OPEN!

mini_fest Holiday Sign Ups

New for 2020
Photo Prompts: (Warning: Some images may be NSFW)
+ photo prompts 3 (2016-2019)
+ photo prompts 2 (2012-2015)
+ photo prompts 1 (2010-2011)

- Prompts are available for use by multiple participants.

- You may create something for your own prompt.

- If you don't see a prompt that you like, you come up with your own idea or inspiration.

- You do not have to have an LJ to sign up. You may also comment here to sign up using open ID or comment anonymously and fill in your info using the form below.

- You are allowed and encouraged to claim as many prompts and submit as many creations as your muse and time allows.

- All submissions must have a theme of any holiday held during December. This includes but is not limited to Christmas, Hanukkah, traditional Yule, Winter Solstice celebrations, or New Years.

- Last day to send your work is December 20 (but the earlier the better).

- Entries are to be emailed to HPMINIFEST@GMAIL.COM.

- The minimum word count is only 500 words and there is no maximum.

- If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the mods at HPMINIFEST@GMAIL.COM.

- Please comment here using the following form to register your interest in the fest:

(Comments are screened)

Thank you!


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Mini Fest 2020 - Prompt Submissions!

It's mini_fest prompting time!

Art by shadowycat, used with permission. <3

This year we welcome unlimited prompts per person! Please go wild and share your holiday and/or New Years prompts!

Remember, there are many different ways to prompt! Feel free to leave full prompts/scenarios, random words/keywords, picture prompts, song lyrics, etc in the comments!

(The mods ask that you please do not change your subject line when prompting. Thank you!)

We will compile prompts and have the new prompts from this year as well as the lists from past years available for your inspiration ready for signups!

Prompting starts NOW and will close on December 1!

Thank you and Have fun!