Magic Never Again

18 Aug

It was a perfect day to go outside. Or so Ariana thought, as she ran down a meadow. The sun felt warm on her skin, and the clear sky was in a perfect shade of pastel blue that Ariana wished she could use it as paint.

As she sat down under a tree, Ariana couldn’t wait to do her little tricks. Tricks her brothers called magic. Something her parents said to be a gift, and boy, she loved this gift!

Raising her small palm, she closed her eyes and thought of a butterfly. And as expected, what came fluttering out of her hand was a small yellow butterfly. Her blue eyes sparkled as the butterfly took off from her palm and into the sky.

“More!” Ariana said to herself with a giggle as she closed both her hands this time. Making two more butterflies.

Her excitement made her continue. More butterflies she made, and every time they appeared on her palm, her blue eyes would light up.

Being six, bliss was found in everything she saw. Even in the butterflies she made. But her bliss was short lived when she saw a few boys staring at her from across the meadow.

Ariana watched them as they watched her. They whispered to one another and though she was rather curious on what they were up to, she decided to ignore them and return to making more butterflies.

One after another, butterflies escaped her palms. She was getting better at it and she was ecstatic.

Giggling as butterflies filled the tree above her head, she had not notice the boys walking towards her. And when she finally did, they were only a few feet away.

“What are you doing?” one of the boys asked skeptically.

“Making butterflies!” Ariana smiled from ear to ear.

“It’s a trick, isn’t it?” another boy asked.

“It’s magic!” Ariana innocently answered.

“There’s no such thing as magic you freak!” the same boy shouted.

Ariana who was shock by the accusation, quickly got on her feet.

“Yea! You must be a freak if you can do magic!” the other boy added.

“Freak! You’re a freak!” They began taunting her.

Ariana, who was confuse and hurt, started to sob. Was she really a freak? Ariana thought as she watch the butterflies in the tree slowly fluttering away.

“I’m special! I’m not a freak!” Ariana shouted at the boys.

“Oh yea? Who said so?”

“My mother and father!” Ariana bravely answered.

And as she did, one of them pushed her to the ground, “Shut up freak!”

“Yea! Shut up!” another boy added as he gave her a kick.

His action triggered the rest to follow after, as one by one they started kicking her. Taunting and calling her a freak as they did.

Ariana, quickly curled up as she took their blows. Tears falling down her cheeks and her constant plea for them to stop did not help. She was scared and confused. She didn’t know why they hated her. All she did was make butterflies. Was it so wrong?

The boys finally stopped after what seemed like a long time of kicking and stomping the young girl.

“Freaks should die!” one of them shouted as they backed away from her and started to leave.

“I hope you die” another spat at her before he followed after his friends.

Ariana, still curled up, didn’t dare to move. And as her tears kept falling, she kept wondering. If she had to die for being special, she didn’t want to be special anymore. She didn’t want to make butterflies or make flowers bloom. She didn’t want to make colorful fishes or heal the baby bird’s broken wings. She didn’t want to do magic. It was a horrid thing.

As day became night, Ariana stayed curled up till her brothers shouted her name. When she looked up and saw Albus and Aberforth hovering over her, she only said one thing, “No more.”

Her brothers, who immediately noticed the bruises and wounds on her body hurriedly brought her home. And as her distraught mother patched up her wounds, her father left the house without a word after she told him what had happened.

And though Ariana was a bit confused with her parents reaction, she was clear on one thing. She was never doing magic again. Magic was bad. It was horrid. And she will die if she made another butterfly. With that, Ariana slept and never again would you see her little hands make that day’s delights ever again.


Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Fan Fiction (Shorts)


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40 responses to “Magic Never Again

  1. On life and stuff

    August 18, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Ouch… Poor little Ariana. It’s always disgraceful to think of people hating and hurting what they don’t understand… even more so when they hurt little children. Oh, by the way, it should read “confused”. Greetings!

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 18, 2011 at 12:41 am

      I was rather confused if i should add a d.. or not.. haha. Thanks! True what you said, people these days still act this way.

  2. Ryan

    August 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I really felt for Ariana. I hope she finds support and encouragement. I really like your writing! p.s. thank you for visiting my blog.

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      I dont think she found support, cause she ended up being a very disturbed girl. sadly. Anyways, thanks for the encouragement! It means a lot to me. And thanks for subscribing too 🙂

  3. Ryan

    August 19, 2011 at 3:16 am

    You’re welcome! 😉

  4. ➵ƮƕʊƞƋƐƦ Ɲȋƞǰą☁

    August 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Awww. This is so sad! Will you add more cause it is really good!

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

      Thanks! Of course! I have a few drafts waiting to be published already:)

  5. Kirsten Lopresti

    August 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Enjoyed your story. I liked the way the little girl creates butterflies. It’s really a pretty image. Good luck, and keep writing!

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks for both the comment and the encouragement 🙂

  6. Donna

    August 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Very sad but really good! Thanks for stopping by the blog, I will be sure to subscribe to yours..I’m a sucker for good writing AND Harry Potter!

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks!!! I’m glad you thought so 🙂 Thanks for subscribing too, means a lot to know you want to read more 🙂

  7. emotedllama

    August 20, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Derp, I didn’t realize this was fanfiction till Aberforth and Albus were mentioned. That was really good, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. For criticism, I noticed you said Ariana’s eyes were blue twice, and the sentence “Ariana who was shock at the accusation quickly got on her feet” is kind of wonky (“who was shock at the accusation” needs some form of punctuation to mark it as an interjection, and “shock at” should be “shocked by”).
    Overall, great work!

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 20, 2011 at 11:15 am

      Thanks! And thanks for the constructive criticism, will edit the piece.

  8. laryter

    August 21, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Great fan-fic! I’ll have to keep up with this 🙂 And thanks for dropping by my blog! Best of luck and keep that pen going!

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

      Thanks! Really appreciate you stopping by for a read 🙂

  9. karen8095

    August 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Lovely writing. I have only recently found your blog after your comment on mine about the Harry Potter style house scarves. I’m relatively new to blogging, but I’m certainly going to be following you. Happy writing 🙂

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks for following me! That means a lot 🙂

  10. live60

    August 22, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Very good writing, Jeyna. The story is a good metaphor for so many things.


    • Jeyna Grace

      August 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Thanks!! You never fail to comment on every of my post 🙂

  11. budgetordietrying

    August 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I love this. So sad though. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Hogwarts was awesome!

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      thanks! Not a problem. Thanks for dropping by too 🙂

  12. Ahya

    August 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Great work on Ariana. I am actually very curious about the Dumbledores, what happened with their happily and how they broke apart. It would be such drama.

    Another plus, Arianna’s my most favorite female name.

    Way to go Jenna.

  13. Anarya Andir

    August 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Great one Jeyna. Really loved it. You have great talent 🙂

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Anarya! That was really encouraging 🙂

  14. Jannet Ridener

    September 23, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I made it back! (And read EVERYTHING this time.) Can’t wait for the next Post!

    • Jeyna Grace

      September 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

      Yay! Be sure to let me know what you think!

  15. Medha

    September 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Another good one! It’s beautifully constructed and has a nice flow to it.
    BUT, you really need to get it proof-read because those seemingly “innocent” errors can take the reader’s attention away from what is actually very good writing. So, just work on that a bit!
    All the best and keep writing!

    • Jeyna Grace

      September 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      I tend to miss mistakes. Posts before my 100 subscribers are ones I did not really pay attention to in the area of minor grammatical mistakes. That was why I mentioned the change I would be doing in my upcoming posts, in the area of limiting minor mistakes that should not be there in the first place.

      • Medha

        September 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

        Well, I’m glad to know that. I understand that you’re facing quite a few problems in the area of proof-reading and I appreciate the efforts you’re putting in to eliminate them as much as possible. In fact, considering that you have such a huge number of subscribers, I would suggest that you ask some of them if they might be willing to proofread your posts. And you can perhaps send different bits of each post to different people so as to prevent any work being copied.

        • Jeyna Grace

          September 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm

          That’s a good idea 🙂 I might just go with it.

          • Medha

            September 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

            Great. 🙂

  16. Kanishtha Riyaa

    April 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Wow! that is such a great fan-fic! This is the first fan-fic I read from you, and it’s wonderful!

    • Jeyna Grace

      April 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks you! Glad I made a good impression 🙂

  17. Vlackerine

    July 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Your works are always nice to me! 😀
    I’m glad that I’m still reading Harry Potter related stuffs these days after finishing the whole series and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, ’cause you know I just can’t get over it that fast, can I?

    • Jeyna Grace

      July 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      You can never get over it too soon. If only it lasted forever! Haha! Thanks 🙂

  18. purelydesignedllc

    October 9, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    What imagery you put into my mind with how you described everything. As a Graphic Designer I can already see what the cover of this short story could look like! Must read more of your work 🙂

    • Jeyna Grace

      October 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Thanks! I’m really glad you captured the image through my words 🙂 It means I’m doing something right, haha!

  19. Shankari Priya

    November 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I’m slowly catching up with your work. This one is very beautiful. I like the fact that you’re continuing where Rowling left. You’re preserving the authenticity of it all. Good job!

    • Jeyna Grace

      November 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks! That was my goal, I didn’t want to change the original, just add on 🙂


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