J.K Rowling Releases Harry Potter Short Stories For Halloween

Posted: Oct 31 2014, 3:46pm CDT | by , in News

J.K Rowling Releases Harry Potter Short Stories for Halloween
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To read the stories fans need to register on Pottermore.

Harry Potter fans have a brand new reason to celebrate this Halloween thanks to author J.K. Rowling.

The author released a short story on Pottermore that tells a story centered around Dolores Umbridge, who is one of Potter's less than favorite people to encounter.

Umbridge is the Ministry of Magic Official that tends to give Potter a hard time in the stories. Rowling decided to go more in depth with her character to let fans see how her role plays out.

"Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters—she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry," the website wrote after announcing what Rowling had up her sleeve.

Rowling went on to explain why she chose to write about the character, saying, "The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest. Why we took against each other so instantly, heartily and (on my side, at least) irrationally, I honestly cannot say. What sticks in my mind is her pronounced taste for twee accessories."

She continued, "Dolores, who is one of the characters for whom I feel purest dislike, became an amalgam of traits taken…a variety of sources. Her desire to control, to punish and to inflict pain, all in the name of law and order, are, I think, every bit as reprehensible as Lord Voldemort's unvarnished espousal of evil."

Rowling also released five more short stories, according to RollingStone.com. Fans learn that Azkaban was once home to a dark magician named Ekrizdis, who captured and tortured muggle sailors; that Professor Trelawney is "90 percent fraud," and her marriage "ended in rupture when she refused to adopt the last name Higginbottom"; the magical flying thestrals are carnivorous but also "reward all who trust them with faithfulness and obedience."

To read the stories fans need to register on Pottermore, then explore digital renderings of various moments of the series to find and unlock the stories.

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