Sunday Writing Prompt #227 “Letters to Characters” Miss Marble to Albus Dumbledore


The Task: write a letter to a character from a book or movie as if they were a real person.

Miss Amelia Marble

46 Grimace Street

Professor Albus Dumbledore,

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

My Dear Albus,

I’m so pleased to hear that all the troubles you have been having have been resolved and life is back to normal at Hogwarts.

It is with great pleasure that I accept your invitation to once again address the annual Witches and Wizards Spells and Potions Open Day.

I am so pleased to be asked for as you know I have been a great fan and supporter of Hogwarts School.

This year I shall speak on ‘Living Successfully in a Muggle World’.

As you know Grimace Street is a wonderful place to live and even though I do vet the people who come to live here every so often there is one or two troublesome Muggles give me cause for concern. Hence, I believe in the old saying: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.” For as we have all learned over the years, what’s on the outside may not be the same on the inside. Sadly too many of them are cursed, I’m sure that is what it is, with greed and therefore so very self-centred.

I do have one request as far as accommodation goes. I would like very much not to be housed in Slytherin House as I found them to be a tiresome lot of tricksters. Finding my shower cubicle, a snake pit, is not the way any witch would like to end her day and finding slimy slithering things in my bed, frankly does not go well for restful repose.

Neither would I like to be in Gryffindor as I find most of the young ones are believing they are future Harry Potters or Hermione Grangers. Such pretentious children do get wearisome. I thought maybe Ravenclaw would be more suitable, they are very stayed and laid back folk, with little reason to be above themselves as others seem to be.

So, my Dear Albus, I shall be on the 9.24.5 from Central leaving that beautiful Platform 9 3/4. Looking forward to seeing you on the 33rd.

Yours in all things magical

Amelia Marble, Miss.


Written for:

This entry was posted in Uncategorized, Writing prompt and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt #227 “Letters to Characters” Miss Marble to Albus Dumbledore

  1. It sounds like you are in for an interesting trip.

  2. Lyn says:

    I rather think Hufflepuff might suit Miss Marble. For they are hard-working, friendly, loyal, honest and rather impartial. It may be that due to their values, Hufflepuffs are not as competitive as the other houses, and are more modest about their accomplishments. At least with them, she won’t find anything nasty in her bed 😀

  3. What a delight this was to read Michael, I love how you wrote the letter as a character (I love Miss Marble) and I felt the style of your writing really embodied the character. It can be quite hard to change one’s style but you did it masterfully. I thought Ravenclaw was a good pick

  4. scribblersdip says:

    Now this was unexpected! LOL – I love how you’ve taken one of your beloved characters, and used her as the voice of this narrative – and then writing to Dumbledore? Perfect! makes total sense. Now pray tell, is the delightful Miss Marble an alumna? Great job with this – and it sounds, as Yves noted, just like Miss Marble writing. I suspect she was channeling through you – good thing you’re in her “good books” Michael!

  5. mandibelle16 says:

    I love this Michael. Miss Marble writing Dumbledore lol. I agree with her though I always thought if I would stay in a house it would be Raven Claw too. Love that she brings her own flare to Hogwarts and Dumbledore in this letter 🙂

  6. julespaige says:

    A joy to read this letter. I would love to be present when Miss Marble gives her address…

Please feel free to comment, I appreciate your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s