Stories written with characters from Harry's generation should have canon characters as their central focus. If you would like to write about any other time period (Founders Fic, MWPP, victorian era, whatever) feel free to create an OC or use characters mentioned in canon from that period. If you have a preexisting OC from Harry's generation and would like to answer your challenge using them email your request to me and a link to at least one story featuring them and your request will be approved.
If you accept the challenge, leave a comment here with the house and trait you have chosen, and the character you plan to use. People are allowed to use the same anything as other writers, we just want to get some idea of how many and what fics will be coming in, and some writers may want to try and choose things that haven't been chosen.
Fics may be slash, het, or gen, any rating and must be at least 500 words long, with no maximum length. Once it has been written post it here on the community, leave a note telling me if I have your permission to archive them on the website that will be set up eventually, and email a copy of the story (preferably in .html format, but .doc and .txt are also acceptable) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The challenge begins today and ends September 15st, 2003.
Unafraid of toil
Uses any means
Thanks go out to the people who helped me finalize this, evil_erato, jlh, ladylisse, nothingbutfic, and tromboneborges