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From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 2, 1981

By Nicole DiekerFebruary 16, 2017
Dear Diary, I have had so many emotions in the past 48 hours that I don't know how to write them in order—or how to feel them. They've all blended together into one giant lump around my heart: Hope. Grief. Fear. Sorrow. Anger. Trust. I suppose I'll ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 2, 1981

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 23, 1981

By Nicole DiekerFebruary 9, 2017
Dear Diary, I need to list our successes, because at the moment the war seems full of failures. First: Minister Bagnold has put several Death Eaters into Azkaban. This was the sort of thing people had been hoping would happen for months; why were the Death Eaters ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 23, 1981

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: February 23, 1981

By Nicole DiekerFebruary 1, 2017
Dear Diary, Some days I think I’ll avoid reading the news until the evening. I tell myself that I need to teach, I need to be present for my students, I need to be what they need right now. But copies of the Daily Prophet are everywhere, ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: February 23, 1981

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: August 3, 1980

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 19, 2017
Dear Diary, I got to meet baby Neville today. The Longbottoms have taken him home from the hospital, and Alice invited me to visit. I’d forgotten how perfect a new baby can be; they’re entirely themselves, experiencing life for the first time, being passed from one loving ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: August 3, 1980

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 22, 1979

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 10, 2017
Dear Diary, I don’t know how we can keep going, amidst so much uncertainty—and yet we keep going. Professor Dumbledore has told all the faculty that we must neither lose hope nor focus. “The worst thing we could do,” he said, “would be to give our students ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 22, 1979

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: December 30, 1978

By Nicole DiekerDecember 20, 2016
Dear Diary, It is the penultimate day of the year, and I have just returned from James and Lily Potter's wedding. Sirius Black, who has grown up surprisingly since graduation—but then again, it seems we all have—was Best Man, and gave a speech that I do not ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: December 30, 1978

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: June 20, 1978

By Nicole DiekerDecember 12, 2016
Dear Diary, The end of term tends to bring with it a feeling of relief; no matter how many Quidditch games were won or how many house points were scored, you can begin your summer holidays knowing that you did your best—or, if the back of your ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: June 20, 1978

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: February 21, 1978

By Nicole DiekerNovember 16, 2016
Dear Diary, Professor Dumbledore is worried again. I suppose, if I were honest, he’s been worried since that day he called us all into a secret meeting to discuss Tom Marvolo Riddle. It’s aged him, in a way that’s hard to notice unless you look carefully at ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: February 21, 1978

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 2, 1977

By Nicole DiekerNovember 2, 2016
Dear Diary, I try to observe my students’ romances with as much professional detachment as possible—and if they did not make their forays into first love so completely obvious, I would not have to observe them at all. However, I am beginning to worry about Severus ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 2, 1977

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 19, 1975

By Nicole DiekerOctober 18, 2016
Dear Diary, Every year James Potter and his friends attempt some new way of confounding me and every year I resolve to remain unconfounded. When they were third-years, the four of them all took Polyjuice potion and came to class as each other. They did not, however, go so ... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 19, 1975
About the Author
Nicole Dieker

Nicole Dieker is a freelance writer and occasional nerd musician. Her work has appeared in The Billfold, Boing Boing, Yearbook Office, The Write Life, and The Toast, among other sites. She collects owls, but has yet to train them to deliver her mail. You can find the Patreon page for her novel, "The Biographies of Ordinary People," about three sisters, at www.patreon.com/NicoleDieker.

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