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Whitetail [Contact] Better be Gryffindor!
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About me:

A few things about myself:    

   1) I am Canadian (cough ... and proud of it)

    2) I absolutely love the readers on this site, and hearing their thoughts/questions either by reviews or messaging makes me simply dance. 

   3) I have a pet newt. He is so old it's not even funny. Yeah, 14 yrs. Pet store said 3. Good thing I like him. 

   4) Lastly: I got into writing fanfiction here for two reasons.

           A) The first is that I love to write. And not only that, I wanted to learn to write.

           B) Potions and Snitches is a great place for learning.

     Thus - I've made a lot of mistakes writing, but because of how  awesome the reviewers are, I've learned from those mistakes and gotten better. The kindness of the readers has kept me coming back time and time again, and really helped me improve my writing. At this point I'm now working on an original novel, meaning fanfiction has taken a back seat. That was always the goal, and I hope one day to take my writing somewhere besides just the internet and my friends' bookshelves. 

     Well, that's all folks!

    - Whitetail


 P.S. I am on fanfiction.net, but my pen name is LittleWhitetail, rather than Whitetail. 

  Current Project: Jan 1st 2016 update - Writing is going quite well. Still taking a break from fanfiction. Not promising any new P&S stories, but it isn't impossible. My original novel is slow but progressing, and is into some of the final drafts. Had some success in the past year - got a short story published! If you'd like to read the story, check out Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible. The story is called "The Pivotal Moment". Also, on a fanfiction note, I still read reviews (but am slow to answer). Also, feel free to message me - questions, concerns, anything. I do love hearing from people here. Cheers! 


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Being sent to stay in a psychiatric ward at St. Mungo’s isn’t exactly the most enjoyable way to spend a summer, so naturally, Harry’s pretty angry when he finds out that’s his destination, regardless of whether or not it might be good for him. Facing a full summer of being cut off from the Order’s plans, Harry’s even taken to envying Snape, because at least Snape knows what is going on. But when Harry arrives at St. Mungo’s and discovers that a fire has changed his destination from the teen ward to the adult ward, everything is turned upside down. Enter his roommate - suicidal, depressed, and none other than Severus Snape. They are both willing to bet that their summer will be a total disaster, and maybe it will be, but even the surest of gamblers are not always right.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: Depressed Snape
Tags: Hospitalization
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Self-harm, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 35 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 03 May 2015 / 14 Feb 2014
Series: None - Challenges: None
Sequel to A Christmas Gamble. After filling in for Father Christmas the previous year, one would think Severus and Harry would have a peaceful holiday, but all that went out the window when the two of them got talked into taking over the business. It seems like insanity, and it probably is, especially after the workshop burns down and they’re forced to try and find a way to sneak a hundred Christmas Elves into a makeshift workshop in Hogwarts. With twelve days until Christmas, and no time to waste to replace the lost gifts, it’s going to take one big distraction.
     Good thing Severus and Harry have a knack for pulling pranks.
     All the two can hope for is that burning down the workshop is the only black mark their names will get on the naughty list, because if the staff find out who is behind the pranks, Christmas will truly be ruined.

Takes Place: 2nd Year - Snape flavour: Kind Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys
Chapters: 7 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 25 Dec 2014 / 20 Dec 2014
Series: A Christmas Gamble - Challenges: None
In the Wizarding World, Father Christmas exists. Of course, not all witches and wizards know this, because only children who would not receive presents otherwise are given a present from the man himself. But when something unexpected comes up Christmas Eve, he’s in the market for two substitute Santas to tag-team his complicated route. Who better to ask than the boy whose name has been on his list almost ten years running, and the man who has forgotten what Christmas once meant for him? Either Father Christmas is crazy to put Harry Potter and Severus Snape on the same team, or he knows something they don’t. One way or another, it’s going to be one heck of a gamble if he wants all the gifts delivered on time. Entrant in 2013 Holiday Fic Fest.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Kind Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Fic Fests > #15 Winter Fest 2013, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 9 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 11 Jan 2014 / 10 Jan 2014
Series: A Christmas Gamble - Challenges: None
Being an ex-spy makes fatherhood difficult for Severus, and his son Harry knows this. Therefore, Harry has never been surprised that his father has talked so little of what happened during the first Wizarding War, a time when the Ministry of Magic still refused to believe he was acting on Dumbledore’s orders. It is a silence Severus has been able to keep without question, but when Harry discovers an old trunk of his father’s, he finds in it something Severus had never intended to see the light of day - a muggle war medal. No longer can Severus keep his past hidden, and no longer can he shelter his son from the reality of what happens when one war bleeds into another … the truth of where traitors go when Azkaban is full.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Loving Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 12 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 04 Nov 2013 / 13 Aug 2013
Series: None - Challenges: None
Left with partial paralysis after being tortured by Voldemort, Severus is sent to Bell Point, a secure location on the seaside owned by the Order of the Phoenix. However, he is not the only one who will be there, for Harry, refusing to express his emotions regarding Sirius’ death, has unknowingly invoked an ancient kind of magic that will force him to deal with them. Deaged to four years old, he has to contend with a bitter and broken Snape, who, like Harry, is being forced to live in a body that does not work the way it used to. These two vastly different people have beat the odds many times over, and somehow prevailed in a world that has tried time and time again to destroy them. But the challenges they now face are nothing like they’ve ever seen before. Will they rise to the occasion, or become prisoners within themselves?

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Deaging, Physical Impairment, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Torture
Chapters: 28 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 19 Jul 2013 / 12 Jan 2013
Series: None - Challenges: None
The Potioneer’s Society - a name that conjures images of prestige, brilliance, and fame. But beneath its shining complexion lies something sinister. Evelyn, having fled from the witch hunters to London, has uncovered what very few within the Potioneer’s Society even know: Being brewed in secret within its hallowed halls is a potion that will spell disaster for the Wizarding race should it ever fall into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, the wrong hands are the ones brewing it. With nobody to turn to, she calls Severus Snape and Harry Potter back in time once more, to the year 1613. A daring plan arises immediately, but with only fourteen days to accomplish the break-in of the 17th century, they soon realize that the enemy has everything to gain, and they have everything to lose.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Kind Snape
Tags: Time Travel
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Romance/Het, Violence
Chapters: 20 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 02 Jan 2013 / 01 Sep 2012
Series: 1612 - Challenges: Sequel Challenge
After his father's death, Harry writes a letter to him in reflection. Sevitus fic.

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use
Chapters: 2 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 10 Dec 2012 / 10 Dec 2012
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry and Snape get caught up in an attempt at revenge, executed by a magically altered pack of werewolves with a vendetta against You Know Who.

Entry in the 2012 Prompt Fest. Prompts: It fell from his grasp and shattered; howl.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Stern Snape
Tags: Creature!fic, Kidnapped
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Fic Fests > #14 Prompt Fest 2012
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Chapters: 7 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 20 May 2012 / 20 May 2012
Series: None - Challenges: None
Third in the series Days We Learn From. In a darkening world where the war looms ahead, things couldn’t be more wrong. A new hand has been dealt out, and now Severus isn’t well, and this he knows. But what is it that is causing the fainting spells, and how long can he keep this a secret from his two adopted sons, Harry and Draco? More importantly, with the Dark Lord still furious over the discovery of Severus as a spy, how long can the little family continue to escape his clutches?

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Loving Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Misc > All written in Snape's POV, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Romance/Het, Violence
Chapters: 28 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 19 Apr 2012 / 04 Dec 2011
Series: Days We Learn From - Challenges: None
A description of life after the war for our two heros, and the chance they were given

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 10 Oct 2011 / 10 Oct 2011
Series: None - Challenges: None

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