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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 Jun. 8 2017 at 7:59 pm
Artistic_Geek_Roo_10 SILVER, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Happiness can be found in the darkest of places, but only if one remembers to turn on the light."
Albus Dumbledore

Ha ha! So relatable!

on May. 18 2017 at 10:32 pm
ShadowBloom BRONZE, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Wrong it's a list!"

This is a very well written letter, great job!

on May. 13 2017 at 3:19 pm
forgettingtohuman SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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oh god too soon

Victrix BRONZE said...
on Mar. 27 2017 at 9:56 pm
Victrix BRONZE, Fort Worth, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
n the end we're all just chalk lines on the concrete
Drawn only to be washed away
For the time that I've been given
I am what I am
I'd rather hate you for everything you are
Than ever love you for something you are not
I'd rather you hate me for everything I am
Than have you love me for something that I can't

Dumbledore is dead. Send it to Professor McGonagall.

on Feb. 13 2017 at 6:06 pm
MissZillions BRONZE, Classified, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Fill the paper with the breaths of your heart."

Made me laugh, seriously. Harry Potter obsession kills me sometimes, too.

on Jan. 25 2017 at 1:48 pm
CaptainUnBearable BRONZE, Mustang, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"When you feel down, just remember, you're probably pretty cool."

See Dumbledore is dead that's why no one is responding to you, you should send it to someone else.

on Jan. 14 2017 at 2:36 pm
TheEvergreen SILVER, Birmingham, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Never laugh at live dragons." -JRR Tolkien

Ok this is actually the best thing ever

Jk123 SILVER said...
on Aug. 7 2016 at 12:53 pm
Jk123 SILVER, New York, New York
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This is really good

on Jul. 4 2016 at 5:58 pm
lovebella123 BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
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when i was 11 my parents gave me a hogwarts letter for by birthday as a joke. I knew it was just a prank, but i still had hope that my letter would arrive. totally relateable. my hogwarts letter could still come! It's not too late! SILVER said...
on Jun. 26 2016 at 11:52 am SILVER, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Promise me you'll always remember, you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A.A. Milne

I love this! It perfectly describes the last four years of my life. :)

on Jun. 4 2016 at 4:43 am
Kani_Crab BRONZE, Ghaziabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You should enjoy the little detours in life to the fullest.

Because that's where you'll find the things more important than what you want."

Really nice and hilarious.

on Apr. 26 2016 at 7:51 am
cjwriter235 BRONZE, Culpeper , Virginia
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I have been waiting for my letter for a while now. When Is Hogwarts going to send their Owl?

ajain18 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 11 2016 at 6:05 pm
ajain18 BRONZE, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -Theodore Geisel

Definitely. I wonder who has been opening my letters, then. Obviously, they knew Harry wasn't replying to Hogwarts and sent Hagrid off after him, so who replied to my letters? This must be some sort of muggle government conspiracy to weaken the magical community by cutting off the muggleborns, or something.

on Apr. 8 2016 at 10:28 am
Nated315 DIAMOND, Georgetown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Truth has many shades. It's not a matter of black and white, but many grays.

I've been awaiting my letter ever since I was younger.... You know, even the magical community makes mistakes.

on Apr. 7 2016 at 12:32 pm
Leigh116 PLATINUM, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all mad here." -Alice in Wonderland

This is seriously amazing!

on Mar. 24 2016 at 4:21 pm
midnightpianist, Falls Church, Virginia
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This is amazing! I love it! It is very creative!

on Jan. 16 2016 at 12:41 pm
addictwithapen PLATINUM, Norfolk, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm at it again as an addict with a pen." - twenty one pilots, addict with a pen

I read the first line and was immediately like: "Same." I love this, extremely relatable!

CianaB GOLD said...
on Jan. 15 2016 at 3:31 pm
CianaB GOLD, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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I really like this!!!!! Just wondering, is Hermione the person writing the letter?