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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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Marinaluck21 said...
on Sep. 8 at 8:21 am
Marinaluck21, Somewhere, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Sorry for the inconvenience
We are trying to change the world

This letter is so beautiful XD

on Aug. 5 at 12:40 pm
booklover_711, New Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
it is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities
- professor Dumbledore

I love it wish i could go there for real it would sooo amazing!!!

drarry_08 said...
on Jul. 30 at 8:31 am
drarry_08, Allerton Bywater, Other
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funniest letter ever haha!

ecawthon said...
on Jul. 15 at 9:09 pm
ecawthon, Taylors, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

Oh my gosh!! This was so good!! I think I need to try to make my dog levitate by just sneezing now. Goals for 2020-2021!!

Chloë3808 said...
on Jun. 23 at 4:38 pm
Chloë3808, Devon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When you are older, you'll regret the things you don't do in life more than the things that you did.

probably one of the funniest things I've read in a long time, I absolutely loved it!!

read4ever said...
on Apr. 27 at 4:37 pm
read4ever, Newfields, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
" It is my belief that there are two people in the world: Those who look at clouds and see shapes, and those who look at clouds and see clouds."

Haha, i <3 it!

on Jan. 9 at 9:47 pm
PeanutButter17, Mountain View, California
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this is hilarious lol
awesome job!

aurore666 said...
on Dec. 19 2019 at 1:48 pm
aurore666, Mundelein, New York
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i love harry potter books so much this was a great no doubt your dog float you're going to be an amazing witch

on Jan. 14 2019 at 4:28 pm
AlexaDiamant PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine.

This is like my new favorite thing. It's so well put!

J-K-Rowling said...
on Jan. 14 2019 at 2:07 am
J-K-Rowling, London, Other
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Dumbledore is homosexual and dead.

Thank you- Joanne xx

on Dec. 22 2018 at 11:35 pm
meinwonderland BRONZE, Guayacanes, Other
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Favorite Quote:
They say that a picture is worth 1000 words. What they don't say is that 1000 words are worth a world.

I hope you have gotten your letter! Your dog did totally levitate, no doubt on that.

on Dec. 12 2018 at 10:47 pm
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Favorite Quote:
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers, to turn on the light."

~ Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

That is amazing

on Dec. 5 2018 at 1:49 pm
CruleDevil101, Bristol, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

nice job! You just got a new fan! :)

Finnpuggs said...
on Nov. 9 2018 at 5:19 pm
Finnpuggs, Boulder, Colorado
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This is fantastic!

Elmo_man321 said...
on Nov. 9 2018 at 1:12 am
Elmo_man321, Armidale, New Brunswick
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Favorite Quote:

I love this so much! We should talk sometime :)

on Nov. 8 2018 at 5:55 pm
PaytonSays BRONZE, Tigard, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"The world is a funny place. We only need the courage to laugh." -PaytonSays

Yes Yes Yes!!!!! I would totally write a letter like this! So greatly written :)

on Sep. 10 2018 at 6:07 pm
verticalspin2, Glendale, Arizona
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i gave up on that letter a while ago. Anyways great writing! I had fun reading this

yaboibrev said...
on Aug. 27 2018 at 12:20 pm
yaboibrev, Akron, Ohio
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on Jan. 6 2018 at 2:27 pm
FeltonsFirebolt SILVER, Los Alamitos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We are bound only by the limits of our imaginations." ~Misha Collins, actor

Aw this is adorable! I'm a bit old for my letter to have been "lost in the mail" now, but you keep on hoping.

on Nov. 29 2017 at 8:09 pm
KingRead BRONZE, Los Altos, California
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I love it! Every day, I think about, what if i could go to Hogwarts. I am still wanting that letter!