The houses looked like tiny squares from my vantage in the sky.  San Francisco, home to this year’s Harry Potter conference, grew closer as I descended.  The pyramidal financial tower became noticeably taller, and the garbage-laced scent of the atmosphere burned my nostrils.  I clenched as my descent steepened.

When my broom finally landed, I dusted off my robes and shuffled through the barbecue rubs in my satchel.  I found my Slytherin house sticker sunk to the bottom.  I peeled it off the wax paper and stuck the cosplay camouflage on my breast.  Those muggles wouldn’t suspect a thing.

photo of person holding jack o lantern bucket


This was written for the Carrot Ranch Rodeo 2018!  Thanks to Liz who pointed out that these contests are available for everyone to participate!

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