J.K. Rowling releases new Harry Potter short story

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

London, United Kingdom (4E) – Author J.K. Rowling has released a new Harry Potter short story on Tuesday, giving a glimpse of the famous wizard’s life, as well as his peers, as he turns 34.

Published as a news article titled “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final” written by the Daily Prophet’s correspondent Rita Seeker, the story can be viewed by subscribers on Rowling’s official website Pottermore, and on Today.

The 1500-word story tells snippets of some of the wizards’ current goings on, laced with some hearsays and comments.

Potter, for one, is still married to Ginny Weasley, now a journalist, and at the Quidditch World Cup with his family. Though he, who now works as an Auror in the Ministry of Magic, pretty much looked the same even with “threads of silver” in his hair, the writer, Seeker, probed about Potter’s scar on his cheek, evoking various reasons on how he got it such as marital problems.

Ron Weasley, whose “famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly,” now co-manages his brothers’ joke emporium, the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, after quitting the Auror Department. His wife, Hermione Granger, now the Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, is reportedly to be promoted to a higher position in the Ministry of Magic. They have two children together, Hugo and Rose.

The magical trio’s schoolmates Neville Longbottom, who is now a “popular Herbology teacher” at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and married to a woman named Hannah, also appear in the article, along with the eccentric Luna Lovegood, who is married to a famous Magizoologist Newt’s grandson Rolf Scamander, whom she shares twin sons with.

Rowling started writing series of new Harry Potter shorts in March, focusing on the fictional 2014 Quidditch World Cup.

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