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Title: The Scribbling Lark and the Blackthorn Tree
Author: pixychelle
Prompt: Blackthorn -- Blackthorn is a winter tree and is very hardy, it has black bark and is armed with vicious thorns and can be found growing in dense thickets. Its wood and its thorns are used for offensive magic like thundersticks or piercing effigies. The plant itself has come to represent fate or outside influences that must be followed.
Rating: 15
Genre: Romance
Word Count: 13,500 (whole)
Summary: Every year, after his plants died or hibernated, Luna floated in to fill the gap.
Author's Notes: I must admit that as the story grew (and grew and grew and grew some more) it drew upon knowledge of the blackthorn tree itself along with the associations given in the prompt, perhaps even more so. Contrary to (or in conjunction with, if you look at it that way) the association with offensive magic, blackthorns are "defender" trees, acting as a thorny protector for both animals and younger trees alike and allowing them to grow unhindered by predators. Despite its outward appearance, it's one of the great nurturers of the plant world.

Hopefully it shall still pass muster for the challenge.

Thanks go out to senjism for the beta!

Major DH spoilers, if you somehow haven't read it by now.

ETA: There is a "missing scene" to this fic, part of the first section from Luna's PoV, over here if you're interested: Pity. Also, I changed the rating to the British system which reflects a more accurate rating for this piece, I believe.

The fic has been posted in two parts due to length:

Part One

Part Two

Wands of the Woods Entry - Marigolds

Title: Marigolds
Author: jdbracknell
Prompt: Ash - Ash also referred to as Yggdrasil in Northern Europe and known as the world tree was very sacred to the druids. Its main symbolism being that of stability as it links the inner and otherworlds. It is used in spells that require focus and strength and is often used to banish mental strife. It is said that if you put its leaves under your pillow it will induce psychic dreams.
Rating: PG
Genre: Romance
Word Count: 2237
Summary: Her mother used to tell her stories of love and life, only in the stories, the two didn’t seem all that different.
Author’s Notes: I can't resist flower meanings, so I chose marigolds for a reason ;). The story of the leaf in your shoe is folklore from the North of England, and the story of the lovers is based on a Norwegian tale, Axel Thordsen and Fair Valdborg. Feedback is always appreciated :D.

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Begin Anew

Title: Begin Anew
Author: mmmfishfingers
Prompt: Furze: Furze, or gorse was used to sweep important areas and is seen as a purifier. It is said that burning the blooms and shoots will calm the wind, it is also set on fire to burn away all the old growth and make way for the new. It is seen as a good plant to use when wanting to make new starts or begin new ventures.
Rating: PG
Warning: None
Genre: Angst
Word Count: 677
Summary: Neville loses something dear to him.
Author’s Notes: written for The Wands of the Wood Challenge at govt_stole_toad. Thanks to codenamelily for beta-ing!!

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Toadal Annihilation

Title:  Toadal Annihilation
Author: molly_coddles
Prompt: The Alder is an unusual tree, it is waterloving yet is also highly combustible, making it very sacred as it combines the elements water and fire. Because of its fierce flame it is sometimes known as the warrior tree, its symbolism being that of strength, tenacity and determination. Because of its resistance to water it can be used to hold water elementals and negative spirits.
Rating: T
Genre: genfic
Word Count: 1440
Summary: The REAL book seven! ;) Trevor, usually fixated on escape, finds a cause to fight for and builds his own army; just like his owner.
Author’s Notes: I did not use the wood for wands, so much as its properties. Thanks to Kerichi for plot potential, prodding and proofing. ;)

Wands of the Wood challenge extension!

Hello everyone!

Since we've only had a couple of entries, I'm going to go ahead and extend our challenge until September 30. Good luck finishing your fics!

Wands of the Wood entry

Title: Research
Artist: pinkelephant42
Prompt: Ivy is able to thrive and grow in almost all environments, it is extremely strong and is very difficult to destroy. Its stalks grow in what appears a helix and therefore represents the growing spiral of self enlightenment that was sacred to the celts. It symbolizes the soul and its journeys both inner and outer on its search for nourishment.
Rating: G
Summary: The idea is that Neville and Luna go on a trip together both to get away from the post-war world and to research plants and find Snorckacks.
Author’s Notes: I've been working on this like, obsessively, for too long, and I'm still not entirely happy with it. >.>

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FIC: The Touch of Your Hand

Title: The Touch of Your Hand
Author: mosaic
Prompt: Apple – The apple tree represents youth, beauty, and love. It features in most major myths as the fruit that keeps the gods young/immortal. Its juice can be used to infer strength and beauty. It is commonly used for spells regarding love and healing.
Rating: PG
Warning: DH-compliant (except for the part where Neville and Luna are together, of course), minor spoilers
Genre: Romance/Fluff
Word Count: ~2700
Summary: "Neville jumped a little at the sound of the door opening. He hadn't been expecting anyone to come by this late at night, but he smiled when he heard Luna's soft voice lilting toward him."
Author’s Notes: While writing this, I learned that British "cider" is a fermented, alcoholic drink. In America, though, cider is nonalcoholic and that is what I mean here. If there is a British term for what I describe in my fic, please tell me and I'll change it.
Thanks to slytherin_face for the beta/advice. Concrit welcome!

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Fic - Red, Red Wine

Title: Red, Red Wine
Author: slytherin_face 
Prompt: Vine - The vine has been cultivated for a very long time throughout Europe and is one of the greatest suppliers of wine. Due to the heady effects of wine this plant was associated with the loss of inhibitions and the loosening of the tongue. It represents the release of prophetic powers and the revealing of truths.
Rating: PG-13, for character intoxication
Warning: DH-compliant (mild spoilers)
Genre: one-shot, fluff
Word Count: 2,464
Summary: After taking a job at the Three Broomsticks, the man Luna has been waiting to see finally comes in to pay her a visit.
Author's Notes: THANK YOU to my wonderful beta mosaic  for being just plain awesome and for helping to inspire the idea in the first place. Also, I don't own the characters, I just like to take them out of J.K. Rowling's sand box and play with them. I swear I'll give them back when I'm done.

Neville/Luna: A Moment In The Sun - 1/1

Title: A Moment In The Sun
Author: mandy-jg
Prompt: Rowan
Rating: PG
Warning: None, slight spoilers for DH though.
Genre: Friendship.
Word Count: 2800
Summary: "I like you Neville Longbottom."
Author’s Notes: Nearly forgot the wood. Whoops! I can never end things, I kind of like how it ends though.

A Moment In The Sun

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