“So, your challenge? To Rewrite a Favorite Scene. Here’s what you’re gonna do:
-Pick a favorite scene from any book you love, it can be short, long, whatever.
-Choose part of the scene (or the entire thing) that you’re going to rewrite to include something related to MAGIC in it.
-This kind of magic can be magic like in Harry Potter, or elemental magic like Avatar: The Last Airbender, or even surreal magic like The Night Circus.
-For instance, if you love “A Night of Cake & Puppets” by Laini Taylor much like I do, you know that there’s a kind of magic that happens that’s very lovely. I want you to take it a bit further and change up the magic. Does something catch fire? Does the magic intensify? Does it fizzle out and not work? Does one character accidentally send the other flying away from them when they wanted that person closer?
-it’s up to you to decide how magic can play a part in this scene.”
I can do this. Maybe. Here goes:
Ducking under Peeves they ran for their lives, right to the end of the corridor, where they slammed into a door – and it was locked.
“This is it” Ron exclaimed as they pushed helplessly at the door. “We’re done for! This is the end!’ He flailed around and produced his wand. “I- Incendio,” he stuttered, spouting off the first spell he could think of. The door burst into flames.
“AAHH” Harry screamed and jumped back.
“Oh move over!” Hermione snarled. She grabbed Harry’s wand, and murmured “Aguamenti.” A cool stream of water poured out of the wand, hissing as it made contact with the flames. Then she gave the door a tap and whispered, “Alohomora!”
The lock clicked and the smoldering door swung open – they piled though it, shut it quickly and pressed their ears against it, listening, silently hoping that Filch didn’t notice the scorch marks on the other side.
Obviously, I chose to alter a passage from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I’m no J.K. Rowling, but this seems like something Ron would do, right? I’m definitely looking forward to see what everyone else comes up with!