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Harry Potter's last word: Write your own Book 7 ending

In an interview in 2005, J.K. Rowling confirmed that, as of that time, the last word in the final Harry Potter book was "scar". How do you imagine the final page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will look? Write your own ending for the book and share it with us! The only requirements: Please write one to three paragraphs max, and the last word of your entry must be "scar".

UPDATE: The Last Word is No Longer Scar!

Friday night (7/6/07) on the Jonathan Ross show on the BBC, J.K. was asked if "scar" still the last word in the book, as had been reported, and she said, "Scar? It was for ages, and now it's not. Scar is quite near the end, but it's not the last word." So, please continue with our three paragraph fantasy endings, but you no longer have to make "scar" the last word if you don't want...

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Harry thought back on his year as he looked upon Voldemort's lifeless corpse, his Eaters or in Azkaban, Vernon Dursley tortured into insanity by Draco Malfoy, Filch, falling three hundred feet to his after trying to protect Mrs Norris from Bellatrix Lestrange, Snape, on his bed in St. Mungo's after protecting Harry, Neville Longbottom, badly injured after destroying Slytherin's Locket, the rest of Voldemort's horcruxes, Nagini, Hufflepuff's cup, Gryffindor's Sword, and Ravenclaw's Necklace destroyed by the collapse of the Riddle's Mansion. Harry felt better now that he could no longer feel the Dark Lord's presence in his Scar.

Posted by Ted Barlow from Manchester, Lancashire on June 22, 2007 05:54 AM

Neville thanked her for the cutting of invisible chokevine once more as she stepped out of the greenhouse. Making her way back to the castle gates, she thought idly for a moment of how she would love to take a nostalgic tour around the school one more time, but thought it would be best saved for another day. She was in a little over an hour expected at Nymphadora's (she still felt strange calling her "Tonks", even though, as inaccurate as it was now, everyone still did) and did not have the time to dawdle if she was to make it to Hogsmeade to apparate. Besides, she'd have all the time she needed next term.

She sighed lightly as she used a Scouring Charm on her fingernails as she walked. Who'd have thought that after all that's happened, she'd end up back here? Her friends had told her she should've applied to be a Auror, but she never thought it suited her. Well, at least she here could make sure the next wave of heroes can be trained properly for the inevitable resurface of the Dark powers. Voldemort definitely wouldn't be the last, and even though it's been seven years since the last hint of Eater activity, she knew there was no way that the forces of good would ever be able to rid the world of that scar.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on June 22, 2007 07:19 AM

Dumbledore walked out of the room, his ears streaming with tears of all sorts; love, joy, terrific sandness. He dared a look back, regrettfully leaving the 2 boys lying undeservedly by Voldemort. It worried him how easily the one thing about them could have been swiched; the glowing lightning-shaped scar.

Posted by Molly from Kent on June 22, 2007 09:27 AM

...Harry felt a mixture of shock and joy flow through him looking down at Voldemort, who lay at his feet. He thought of all that had happened in these past 7 years, up to that first day when Hagrid told him he was a wizard. Then suddenly, tears were rolling down his face, looking down at all of the lifeless bos before him, all the lives that had been taken just to make sure one would be ed. Yet he remained alive, alone, remembering all of the good times he, Ron, and Hermione had spent together. Now they lay cold and lifeless right beside him. He caught a glimpse of Dumbledore lying in a faraway corner, knowing he would watch his yet again, but for the last time. Harry would be known for generations to come, as the boy who lived. And lastly he looked down at the person who had started it all, Lord Voldemort. It was his fault, nothing would have happened if it wasn't for him. And now, knowing that he had finally fulfilled the prophecy, all that Harry felt was hatred. Staring down at the face of evil, he noticed something familiar on Voldemort's forehead. A lighnting shaped scar.

Posted by Adrienne from Texas on June 22, 2007 09:32 AM

"Harry, where's your scar?"

Posted by Andie Bushman from SC on June 22, 2007 10:08 AM

And there they stood. For the last time on the steps leading into Hogwarts castle, Harry, Ron, and Hermione shared a long-awaited and long-needed breath of relief. They knew this day would come for over six years and though they could never be certain as to how it would end, they had always hoped it would end like this, with them embracing one another in hand.
Ron looked at Hermione and she gazed into his eyes, and Harry knew that after seven years of bickering, they finally realized the love they shared for one another. Harry looked forward to seeing Ginny again. And as he thought of her, a strange question came to his mind. Now that Voldemort was gone, what would happen to the wizarding world, or even the muggle world for that matter? What would happen to those Eaters who escaped from the Ministry after the final battles took place? Harry realized that he didn't care much about those cowards. He knew they would get theirs eventually. And then, the greatest realization came to Harry. He reached his hand up to his forehead to the place that made him famous, the place that so many people recognized him for. To his surprise, that fame was gone, as was his scar.

Posted by Matt Recine from Yonkers, NY on June 22, 2007 11:22 AM

Harry Potter considered the last few days by sitting next to Dumbledore's tomb on the grounds of Hogwarts. When Harry discovered that his scar was the final horcrux of Voldemort, Harry realized that the scar had to be removed and destroyed. Harry's removal of the lightning-bolt scar was painful but necessary.

Harry's life was full of sacrifices--his parents, Albus Dumbledore's, friends who d in the battle against Lord Voldemort. Harry knew the pain in his forehead would eventually fade along with his grief. Despite the disfiguring look of his self-inflicted wound, Harry would go through the rest of his life, proud of his scar.

Posted by Linda from Fort Wayne, IN on June 22, 2007 11:24 AM

...Harry's feet led him on blindly. Where he went didn't matter at this point. The numbness he felt inside was a feeling he had long become accustomed to. After all, anyone who'd endured all that Harry had couldn't possibly take step after step if they could feel as he did just now. Almost everyone whom Harry had ever loved seemed to be ripped away from him just as he needed them most. His parents at age one, his godfather at the ministry of magic, professor Dumbeldore at the hand of the man he most hated and most loved at the same time (who's own created a vortex of emotion that Harry himself cannot understand), Ron and Hagrid who sacrificed themselves to save him and lastly, Ginny. He'd told her that Voldomort would use her to get to him, but she wouldn't listen. She insisted on fighting at his side -- it was why he loved her so.

As Harry's thoughts ceased to wander, the path he trod seemed oddly familiar, as if he had taken it a hundred times before.

Number Four Privet drive looked as neat and tidy as usual. There was not the remotest sign of anything unusual there. As Harry opened the front door, he was greeted warmly by the Dursleys and he realized that despite everything that had happened over the years -- the neglect, abuse and pain of it all, enough love can heal any scar.

Posted by Tim from Flagstaff, AZ on June 22, 2007 12:02 PM

Over the course of seven years, Harry's life had changed so much. It seemed distant now, but it had only been a few years ago that he was scared to speak out to his uncle. Now, he had not only defeated the darkest wizard in history, but he had gone through so much adversity, its a shock he was still standing here, next to those he loves dearly, the few of them that were left.

It's hard to believe Harry did all that he did this year without Professor Dumbledore. At the time of his , he felt it IMPOSSIBLE to go on. Nobody was there to guide him; nobody was there to scream and vent at when times got rough. Nobody. But what he learned from it is far more valuabe than he could have ever imagined. Self-sacrifice. Independance. Patience.

The lighting bolt on his forehead was not a scar. It was a blessing. Without it, he would have never taken as much out of life as he did in his years at Hogwarts. He never would have met the people he met; loved the people he loved; learned the things he learned. He now rejoices over his lightning bolt on his forehad. It was HIS. He had NO scar.

Posted by vito from iowa on June 22, 2007 12:49 PM

After everything that made him sad because he lost, the only thing that he (Harry) was happy to lose was his scar.

Posted by Bothayna from Doha - Qatar on June 22, 2007 1:08 PM

and Harry woke up realizing the truth. He never recieved the scar from Voldemort, that was his twin brother Larry. Harry, when potty training as a two year old, fell off the toilet onto the flusher, and that is how he recieved his lightning shaped scar.

Posted by brittney spears from los angelas, CA on June 22, 2007 1:26 PM

As the bleak sun rose overhead, It bought tidings of great despair to the mourners. They had come to pay their final respects to the herioc warriors who had each contributed to the destruction of the most feared wizard of all time.

There they lay, wands placed on their chest, in dignity. Neville, Malfoy, Snape and Harry. Ron was almost on the verge of tears, Hermione showing the same emotion. They each placed a flower by their bos. And that was that, the end of Harrys journey, the end of Voldemorts terror. The only mark left to represent this terror was Harrys lighting shaped scar.

Posted by Lilas on June 22, 2007 1:40 PM

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