The One Where Harry and Hermione Save the Muggles

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“Harry, could I speak to you?”

“Why of course, Minister.”

Hermione let the door fall closed behind her. “Please. Let go the formality.”

“What is it?” Harry motioned to the chair in front of his Auror’s desk.

She blew a strand of fuzzy hair from her forehead. “I’m worried. I’m wondering if you recall what it was like—way back to when Voldemort first came back. Do you remember?”

Harry brought a hand up and rubbed his forehead reflexively. It had been paining him more and more of late. “No, why?”

“Now that we’ve eliminated all the pro-pureblood laws, I’ve had more time to monitor the Muggle situation. And I’m worried. I believe certain politicians are acting under the Imperious Curse.”

“How can that be?”

“Think about it. Rising intolerance. Increase of fascism. Brexit.”

Harry sat back, nodding thoughtfully. “What do you think we should do?”

Hermione smiled. “Fix it. Don’t you think? We’ve fixed worse problems, you and I.”

160 words

This has been an edition of What Pegman Saw. To read more stories inspired by the prompt, click here. My apologies for going over the 150-word limit. I couldn’t resist this bit of fan fiction. Now I see why the later Harry Potter books turned into massive epic sagas. I found it hard to trim words!



  1. Wouldn’t that be nice, a wave of the wand and a Latin conjuration and all the problems are gone?

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    1. I keep wishing but it never seems to happen! Thanks for reading Crispina.

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      1. It seems to be one of my favourite sayings, especially when helpless in the face of a friend’s or family’s problem *If I had a wand, I’d wave it*


  2. lillmcgill

    If only . . . Love the irony.

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for reading.


  3. “Fix it” is right. The world needs a lot of fixing.

    Enjoy the weekend, Karen.

    Neil Scheinin

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    1. I’m afraid you’re right, Neal. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Love to see you join us some week and share a tale on WhatPegmanSaw. Cheers!

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  4. The Harry Potter series has inspired so many people in so many different ways. Greater tolerance and a reduction of fascism would be completely in agreement with JKR’s stance, I think.

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    1. Indeed, you are right. Greater tolerance is a passion of Ms. Rowling from what I understand. Thanks for reading, Penny!


  5. […] to Karen and Josh for facilitating the […]

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  6. Dear Karen,

    When they’re finished fixing Brexit do you think they’d make a trip across the sea. 😉 Well done.



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    1. Rochelle,

      I think those wizards have a lot of fixing to do everywhere. Thanks for reading!


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  7. Ah, if only this was so. I love a great piece of fan fiction, and if anyone could fix this it would be Hermione Granger. Well done

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    1. She’s one of my heroes, as you know. Thanks for reading.


  8. I love your ingenious way of blending the beloved Harry Potter story to current issues.
    Well done.
    Hope you get to visit the UK sometime.

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    1. Thank you Francine. I hope I get to visit too!

      Part of the present day facts of the story are true according to JK Rowling. Hermione Granger became Minister for Magic in 2019, and Harry is an Auror. Although that’s about the extent of my knowledge of what they are up to these days.


  9. Please, K, make it so. Great use of the prompt.

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    1. Thanks Lish! I keep wishing. So far the only change that I see I I have a sudden urge to re-read the Harry Potter series.


  10. Ah, fantastic Karen. If only this were possible. Sadly, the Muggles have messed up the country and there are no magic folk to save us from our own daftness. It’s depressing the way the world is turning, this leaning towards narrow mindedness and fascism across Europe. Would it were just a curse that could be lifted. Great writing.

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    1. Thanks for your very kind words. We do seem in need of magic all over the world right now–lift the curse of intolerance. Thanks for reading. Great to see you this week!

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      1. Always a pleasure 🙂


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