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"Bonnie Wee Thing" is a short story by Squibstress. It is the first story of the author's Epithalamium series chronicling the life of Minerva McGonagall. It is written as a series of ten double-drabbles.

The title is from Scottish poet Robert Burns's 1791 poem, The Bonie Wee Thing:

Bonie wee thing, cannie wee thing,
Lovely wee thing, wert thou mine,
I wad wear thee in my bosom,
Lest my jewel it should tine.
Wishfully I look and languish
In that bonie face o' thine,
And my heart it stounds wi' anguish,
Lest my wee thing be na mine.
Wit, and Grace, and Love, and Beauty,
In ae constellation shine;
To adore thee is my duty,
Goddess o' this soul o' mine!


A baby girl with some surprisingly strong magic is born to Thorfinn and Morrigan McGonagall.

Canon characters

  • Minerva McGonagall

Original characters

  • Thorfinn McGonagall (Minerva's father)
  • Morrigan McGonagall (Minerva's mother)
  • Morna MacLaughlin (Minerva's maternal grandmother)
  • A midwife


"Bonnie Wee Thing"

External links

Epithalamium series

Novels Epithalamium · Come Autumn, Sae Pensive (1967)
Novellas Till A' the Seas Gang Dry · Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Stories "Bonnie Wee Thing" · "Winterreise (1976)" · "Familiar Rituals (1977)" · "Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)" · "Ca' the Yowes (1996)" · "After the Fall (June 1997)"
Characters Minerva McGonagall · Albus Dumbledore · Severus Snape · Thorfinn McGonagall · Amelia Bones · Poppy Pomfrey · Alastor Moody
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