Harry Potter and the Very Clever Parody, by Jane Austen


The Guardian, going with the Vegas line that says Dumbledore will be the character that dies in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is running a contest for versions of Dumbledore’s death written in the style of various authors. They are publishing the best of the entries as they come in, and of course Jane is represented by Ouida Taaffe.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an old wizard in possession of a big secret must be in danger of his life.

There’s more at the link.

Bridget Jones’s Diary author Helen Fielding is represented as well:

V. bad day. Dumbledore keeled over right in middle of Gryffindor turkeygriff buffet. Everyone being v. British, milling about discussing Hagrid’s chrysanthemums, until Neville came out with what all were thinking: Old Dumbo had “kicked bucket”.

Draco Malfoy wandered over, all sympathy. Rather outrageously tried to chat up yours truly over corpse of dearly departed mentor. Note to self: must not be attracted to charming, rakish but doubtless somewhat evil Slytherin types, especially DM. Been there, done that, got commemorative broomstick.

HA! V. funny. đŸ˜€

(via Making Light)