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Dear Hogwarts MAG

January 12, 2016
By Anonymous

Dear Albus Dumbledore,

I am writing to inquire about the absence of my acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I know not every owl can be 100 percent dependable, but what I don’t understand is how many owls it could possibly take until my letter arrives. I’m not asking to compete in the Triwizard Tournament or anything too extravagant, but I would like to know when I can catch the next train leaving King’s Cross station. I realize that seats on the train are limited, and so I would like to point out that I’m not particular and that I wouldn’t mind arriving at school by flying car.

I do also think that the lack of letters in my mail could be because both of my parents are muggles. However, don’t let that fool you. I know for a fact that I contain potential to be an excellent witch. For example, one time in the fifth grade I sneezed and my dog levitated! Now, it is up to interpretation whether the dog simply jumped out of fear, but my analysis is that the dog did in fact levitate. I believe that this was just the start of my magical talent, and through learning at Hogwarts I hope to expand my skills.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and finally receiving my acceptance letter with your response.


A Future Hogwarts Graduate

P.S. No rush on your response, but I was hoping to arrive in time for Quidditch tryouts.

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on Sep. 22 at 8:00 am
frostyashes BRONZE, Belmont, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
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Please mail one of these to Hogwarts for me too :3

on Sep. 20 at 6:19 pm
WoodlandFairy, Angels Camp, California
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I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter! Your story made the magic of Harry Potter come alive!

on Aug. 1 at 9:58 pm
Harry_Potter101 BRONZE, Wagga Wagga, Other
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I love that and I might write my own

on Apr. 29 at 12:58 pm
Luka_Roi PLATINUM, Edmond, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"When we're born we cry, because we feel the pain of living for the first time."- Alice C.

"Always be yourself... Unless you can be Batman. Be Batman."- Andy Biersack

"No matter how hard you try, you can never tame a wild spirit!"- CC

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"I'm an artist and I make art-arty-art-art!"- Andy Biersack

"I'm TOP 'Stressed Out' what does that mean? I'm a rap fiend with a bad lead..."- NF


I might be posting a Harry Potter tribute myself later. It will be about Scorpius Malfoy, Albus Potter, and my own characters Rumen Snape and Romano Repoi.

on Apr. 22 at 4:17 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."

this was written with such awesome confidance and sass!

Hex SILVER said...
on Mar. 13 at 8:12 pm
Hex SILVER, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“Homework is like medicine.... If you take too much, it can kill you,”

Maybe the owls are just in traffic or short-handed, you know, since this Potter kid is getting all the attention. I mean, okay, death literally marked him, but so what. It's not like his WHOLE life was messed up. It's not like someone wrote a book about him.

Kukulkan said...
on Mar. 5 at 12:17 pm
Kukulkan, Troy, Michigan
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Dear Anonymous,
We have decided to accept you into Hogwarts Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry.
Your train leaves on the 1st of September at 12 pm, on platform 9 3/4.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

on Dec. 18 2020 at 11:34 pm
Elianans BRONZE, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon" - Paul Brandt

Nice Letter! It really sounds like your writing to Albus Dumbledore. I love Harry Potter so this is an awsome letter.

on Dec. 1 2020 at 9:03 pm
WritingWatermelon, Niceville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
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Nice letter! It really gives a good background from the Harry Potter series and sounds as if you really were writing to Albus Dumbledore!

on Nov. 11 2020 at 10:46 pm
AngryPomerainian64 BRONZE, Orting, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"There's nothing crueler than letting a dream end midway." -Shota Aizawa

This pretty much sums up my feelings. My letter is currently one year and five months late. Hurry it up please professor!

on Aug. 5 2020 at 12:40 pm
Riddikulus BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
it is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities
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I love it wish i could go there for real it would sooo amazing!!!

drarry_08 said...
on Jul. 30 2020 at 8:31 am
drarry_08, Allerton Bywater, Other
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funniest letter ever haha!

ecawthon said...
on Jul. 15 2020 at 9:09 pm
ecawthon, Taylors, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

Oh my gosh!! This was so good!! I think I need to try to make my dog levitate by just sneezing now. Goals for 2020-2021!!

on Jun. 23 2020 at 4:38 pm
Chloë3808 BRONZE, Devon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
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probably one of the funniest things I've read in a long time, I absolutely loved it!!

on Apr. 27 2020 at 4:37 pm
read4ever BRONZE, Newfields, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
" It is my belief that there are two people in the world: Those who look at clouds and see shapes, and those who look at clouds and see clouds."

Haha, i <3 it!

on Jan. 9 2020 at 9:47 pm
PeanutButter17 BRONZE, Mountain View, California
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this is hilarious lol
awesome job!

aurore666 said...
on Dec. 19 2019 at 1:48 pm
aurore666, Mundelein, New York
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i love harry potter books so much this was a great no doubt your dog float you're going to be an amazing witch

on Jan. 14 2019 at 4:28 pm
AlexaDiamant PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine.

This is like my new favorite thing. It's so well put!

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on Jan. 14 2019 at 2:07 am
J-K-Rowling, London, Other
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Dumbledore is homosexual and dead.

Thank you- Joanne xx

on Dec. 22 2018 at 11:35 pm
meinwonderland BRONZE, Guayacanes, Other
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Favorite Quote:
They say that a picture is worth 1000 words. What they don't say is that 1000 words are worth a world.

I hope you have gotten your letter! Your dog did totally levitate, no doubt on that.