J.K. Rowling Just Published a New Harry Potter Story

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If you’ve been dying to read a story about what happens to Harry and Ron’s hair when they reach mid-30s — sporting “threads of silver” and “thinning slightly” respectively — you are in luck!

J. K. Rowling has just published a new story on her Pottermore website that checks in on our heroes in their adult years. Titled “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites,” the piece is written in the form of a gossip column. The adult wizards are caught attending a Quidditch match by gossip columnist Rita Skeeter. It’s the first time that Rowling has written about the characters since the epilogue of the final novel. Ginny is a reporter, Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic, Neville may have a drinking problem, and Harry has a new scar indicating he is top-secret Auror agent.

The piece is up on Pottermore, but only available to subscribers and currently crashing under the weight of fan traffic currently. You might need to wait to find out if Ron has a video game addiction, how large Harry’s potbelly has gotten, or whether Hermione “can have it all” as both a witch and mom.

Rowling says she has “no plans” to write further mid-30s Potter stories.

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