Potions and Snitches
Snape and Harry Gen Fanfiction Archive


With credit to (and with permission from) our amazing JA Worley comes CozyFest- a fic fest to help us all ease into those longer nights and colder temperatures. Much of this is borrowed from Cozytober, which is a cross-fandom fest, but I've edited the prompts for P&S slightly to fit a little more with the Potterverse.

🍂**Welcome to CozyFest**🍂

This mini fic fest is all about autumn and cozy vibes. Think the smell of the earth after it rains, wearing fuzzy socks and warm hoodies, drinking a mug of your favorite hot drink, and cuddling up with loved ones. At the same time, October is spooky season, so think about haunted houses, ghosts, and things that freak people out. The fun part of this event is you can turn any of the prompts into cozy vibes, or turn any of them into creepy ones. Welcome to CozyWinter.

🍂**How To Participate** (See end of post for rules) 🍂

Answer one prompt, or answer them all. Answer them in any order you want. Also, mention which prompt or prompts you’re using in your starting authors note (Example: ‘I’m participating in cozytober this year, and I’m using the prompts: Ghosts, cool rainy days, and favorite warm sweatshirt).

🍂 **Prompts:**🍂

1. Favorite warm jumper | warm fuzzy socks | soft blanket

2. Ghosts | visits from the dead | temporary character death

3. Rainy day at a coffee shop/café | mug of hot cocoa or tea by the fire | hot drink on a rainy day

4. Carving pumpkins | raking leaves | autumn hike

5. Creepy abandoned house | abandoned warehouse or coal mine | Tower of London or other famously haunted building | Shrieking shack

6. The sound of rain | the smell of rain | cool rainy days

7. Cuddling with a loved one | playing board games | rainy day activities

8. The slight smell of smoke in the air | chopping wood | sitting around a campfire

9. Back to school shopping | start of school | parent teacher conferences

10. Autumn fair | Harvest or Halloween festival | Halloween party

11. Trick-or-treating | Bonfire Night | Fireworks

12. Darkness | Spooky stories | Trip to the pumpkin patch

13. Harvesting your own apples | Apple cider | Bobbing for apples | Toffee apples

14. Baking biscuits or other baked goods | food fight | autumn birthday

15. Catching a cold | cuddling after a bad day | listening to your favorite music

16. Scary stories | Monsters under the bed | Nightmares

17. Orange | Yellow | Red | Brown

18. Early morning frost | warm afternoon light | late night outing

19. Anniversary | lit candles | date night

20. Coffee | Tea | Pumpkin Juice | Butterbeer | Apple or pumpkin pie

21. Magical creatures invade the school | Dementors | Vampires

22. Running through the woods | running away | running towards

23. Fresh baked muffins | blueberry pancakes | hot chocolate with marshmallows

24. Reading a book on a chilly day | ignoring work | string lights

25. Skeletons | graveyards | abandoned underground tunnels or train stations

26. Decorating for autumn | warm hats | autumn photos

27. Things that go bump in the night | black cats | bad luck

28. Going on a trip | staying in a cabin | creepy old barn

29. Rotting things | eyes in the woods | creaking floorboards

30. Hyped up on sugar | scarves | someone is watching you

31. Where is everyone?| Sentient Hogwarts| Chamber of Secrets

Alternative prompts (can be used as subs for any of the ones above)

**Alternate Prompts:**

1. Coming home to family to relax after a wild day

2. Patronuses

3. Old friends | New friends | Best friends

4. Cupboard under the stairs

5. Glowing eyes in the dark

6. Abandoned Quidditch equipment/pitch

7. Nightmare on Privet Drive

Snuggle up and have fun!

Priorities on 01 Sep 2023 5:30 am [3 Comments]
Bingo Fest Winners!

Finally it is time to announce the Bingo Fest winners. The points are given as follows: Every prompt crossed out is 5 points. A Bingo of five in a row is worth an additional 20 points. Only count one Bingo per card. Filling a whole Bingo card is worth 50 points. The free space doesn't count for anything. Ten points are given for each story completed.


Points from the Bingo cards and completion are as follows:

- JA Worley - 450 points

- MagnificentandStrange - 200 points

- Serena EW - 125 points

- Moonterra - 65 points

- OutriderIvyHill - 50 points

- DesertPlanet - 45 points


Additional points are given based on nominations: 5 points per nomination.

- Bloody Shards - OutriderIvyHill  7 nominations x 5 points per nomination = 35

- Christmas in Limbo - SerenaEW 2 nominations x 5 points per nomination = 10

- Ember and Ash - DesertPlanet 1 nomination x 5 points per nomination = 5

It is time (for it to be time) - SerenaEW 1 nomination x 5 points per nomination = 5

- The Adventures of a Potions Apprentice - JAWorley 8 nominations x 5 points per nomination = 40

- Ouroboros in Tribute - SerenaEW 5 nominations x 5 points per nomination = 35

- Understanding - MagnificentAndStrange 5 nominations x 5 points per nomination = 25

- Up in Smoke - moonterra 1 nomination x 5 points per nomination = 5


Additional points are given based on community voting:

- First place in poll is The Adventures Of A Potions Apprentice by JAWorley for 50 points.

- Second place is tied: Understanding by MagnificentAndStrange and Bloody Shards by OutriderIvyHill, 25 points each.

- Third place is tied as well: Christmas in Limbo by SerenaEW and it is time (for it to be time) by SerenaEW with 10 points each.


So in total our authors earned:

- JA Worley: 450 + 40 + 50 = 510 points total

- MagnificentandStrange: 200 + 25 + 25 = 250 points total

- Serena EW: 125 + 10 + 5 + 35 + 10 + 10 = 175 points total

- Moonterra: 65 + 5 = 70 points total

- OutriderIvyHill: 50 + 35 + 25 = 115 points total

- DesertPlanet: 45 + 5 points = 50 points total


Our overall winner is JA Worley!

Second place overall is MagnificentandStrange!

Third place overall is Serena EW!


Congratulations to our winners and a big round of applause for everyone who participated. A special thanks to Priorities for helping tally the points.


Featured status is given to the top four stories with the most nominations:

- The Adventures of a Potions Apprentice - JAWorley

- Bloody Shards - OutriderIvyHill

- Ouroboros in Tribute - SerenaEW

- Understanding - MagnificentAndStrange

Well done everyone!

Jan_AQ on 30 Aug 2023 9:50 am [2 Comments]
P&S site update (and bugs)
Potions and Snitches is now updated to eFiction 3.5. Bugs are being worked on. Please be patient. I plan to hire a developer to eliminate the bugs that are beyond my ability to fix.

Members have asked about helping and supporting the site. P&S is a fan created archive, with zero ads. It makes no revenue. It costs a little more than $600 for hosting and domain renewal every three years. We are due to renew this year.

If you would like to help with these costs it would be GREATLY appreciated! But no pressure. Potions and Snitches has existed for over a decade and will continue to exist. It fills a needed space in the fandom community. If possible I would like to set up a self-sustaining account to pay from so that it will last for as long as there are readers.

Here are some links if you would like to donate:


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If you know how to register a non-profit organization in the USA, and are willing to advise, then please contact me. :)

Thank you so much! 

chocolate, frogs,

Jan_AQ on 21 Aug 2023 10:14 am [0 Comments]
Bingo! Theme Fic Fest Voting
Thank you to all the participants for the Bingo! Theme Fic Fest.

Please pick your top three stories from the list below to nominate for featured story status:

Jan_AQ on 10 Jun 2023 12:23 am [11 Comments]
Bingo! Theme Fic Fest!
Introducing the Bingo! Fic Fest!

Write as many stories as you'd like using the prompts on a bingo card of your choosing (see choices here). Every prompt used can be crossed out. You may try to fit all prompts into one story, or choose to write separate stories per prompt, or any mixture of stories and prompts. As always, all stories must feature Snape and Harry with some sort of Gen interaction.

Stories may be submitted up until June 1st 2023. There is no word or chapter limit, but all must be newly published. You may cross post your own work to other sites.

Every prompt crossed out is 5 points. A Bingo of five in a row is worth an additional 20 points. Only count one Bingo per card. After one Bingo then try to fill out the whole card. Filling a whole Bingo card is worth 50 points.

Ten points will be given for each story completed. Keep track of your own points in your story notes. Add your story to the Bingo! Fic Fest
Additional points will be given based on community voting.

Pick from as many or as few story prompts as you'd like. You may write as many stories as you'd like. You may also use as many Bingo cards as you would like. You may play the same card with its prompts in different stories, or use several prompts from different cards in one story, or any combination.

Six Bingo Cards plus a blank are in the following comments: (sorry they are so big but I wanted to make sure everyone could read them!) You may create Bingo Cards for others to use; post them in the Challenges section of this site. Make sure to post a picture of the card to the Discord group so it can be added by admin to your challenge.

All Bingo Cards including new user created ones are in the Challenges section here.
Jan_AQ on 03 Nov 2022 1:12 pm [16 Comments]
Winter Fest Winners
It's time to award our 2021 Winter Fest Winners. The story points are as follows:

In first place with 36 points is A Miserable Christmas by LaileeJane!

In second place with 29 points is 21 Minutes by Vee!

In third place with a tie of 16 points each is Milky Tea by myramcqueen and Safeguard by MagnificentAndStrange!

All winners will have their stories given featured status on the site.

Our top authors based on points are as follows:

LaileeJane 48, Vee  29, MellarkandArt 24, Air_Is_Here 22.

Congratulations to all participants for a good effort and a job well done.
Jan_AQ on 01 Apr 2022 8:21 am [3 Comments]
Winter Fest Nominations!
Congratulations to all the 2021 Winter Fic Fest writers!

The deadline for entries is now passed. All stories listed in the Fic Fests -> Winter fest 2021 category are accepted!

We will now commence with nominations for the top stories. Please list up to three stories you would like to nominate below. Deadline for nominations is March 1st 2022.

Points will be counted as follows:
  • 10 points per completed story
  • 1 points per chapter published
  • 1 point given per nomination in the comments below
  • 30 points given for first place in future voting poll
  • 15 points given for second place in future voting poll
  • 5 points given for third place in future voting poll
Jan_AQ on 03 Feb 2022 10:23 pm [10 Comments]
Winter Fest 2021

Announcing the 2021 Winter Fic Fest

In order to enter the contest, stories must be published on the P&S website under the Winter Fest 2021 category under Fic Fests. Stories may be submitted up until February 1st. There is no word or chapter limit, but all must be newly published. You may cross post your own work to other sites.

Points will be given for each story, and additional points will be given based on community voting in February. Pick from as many or as few story prompts as you'd like. You may write as many stories as you'd like.

Story prompts:

- The number 21.

 - Panic attacks, anxiety.

 - Protests.

- Natural disaster occurring.

- Snape makes Harry tea.

- A Muggle treat not found in the Wizarding World.

- Reimagining a Christmas at Hogwarts from one of the books.

- Gift Exchange! Severus drew Harry's name? Harry drew Severus'. 

- Hypothermia. Harry and Severus must share body warmth to survive. 

- Winter camping.

- Snape noticing Harry is never dressed warmly for the weather.

- An alternative winter holiday celebration (Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Yule, etc) .

- Students have to go home for Christmas holidays for some reason and Snape has to either drop Harry off at the Dursleys or pick him up there at the end of the holiday. 

- Christmas on the run, can be an alternate universe of Harry and/or Snape being on the run from Voldemort and having to be together during the holidays.

- Dungeons flood accidently (or purposely if by Fred and George) and is turned into an ice rink. Snape isn't happy about it.

- Picking out the perfect tree.

- A quidditch match or training during a snowstorm. 

- Harry having to serve detention with Umbridge during the holidays.

- Harry winding up sick in Snape’s office.

- Pandemic, sickness, isolation.

- Shelter in place or lockdown at Hogwarts happens due to some reason (spell mishap, ward fail) and Harry and Snape are stuck living together for awhile.

- Snape teaches Harry figure skating.

- Harry and Snape get caught out in a snowstorm.

Jan_AQ on 17 Nov 2021 7:01 pm [2 Comments]
Story submission fixed
If you had any problems adding chapters or new stories this last week that problem has been fixed.

Apologies to anyone it affected.

You should have no problems posting from now on.
Jan_AQ on 10 Aug 2021 4:26 pm [0 Comments]
No websites allowed
Due to spammers no websites or urls are allowed in bio or anywhere else. They have been added to the censors.

The ICQ and other profile links have also been disabled due to spammers.

Any spam profiles will be deleted. 

If you would like to add a link or a special url to your work that is related to that work, please contact me for special editing.

Thank you for your understanding.
Jan_AQ on 03 Aug 2021 12:22 pm [0 Comments]

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