Status: Complete, Word Count: 2,900, Pairing: None, Genre: Horror/Humour
Author’s Summary: It’s 1991, and eight newly Sorted wizards and witches are about to start their first night in House Hufflepuff. There’ll be singing and camaraderie and macaroons and only a little bit of screaming. Arguably AU.
My Thoughts: Welcome to Hufflepuff! is…unique, to say the least. There are times, when I read The Prince of Slytherin, that I forget why The Sinister Man calls himself a horror writer, and both this and Nemesis serve as harsh reminders. The horror/humour genre fits this fic perfectly, as there are two very clear readings of this story. If this story is a joke, crack, or a parody, then it’s some of the funniest shit I’ve read on fanfiction.net. I mean, it’s a very dark joke, but it’s decidedly funny. On the other hand, if this is serious, then it’s absolutely, delightfully horrifying! This is a very short oneshot, and I highly recommend giving it a shot, as it’s a delightful blend of comedic and horrifying, and there’s nothing else like it.