I signed up for Pottermore a year or two ago, then promptly un-signed up for Pottermore, shortly after getting sorted, because... well, Pottermore just isn't that great, I don't think? I don't know—something about it just never quite clicked for me*. But nobody told me there'd be stories like this popping up on there: Between her current projects of (A) Robert Galbraith novels and (B) being the richest human being in the galaxy, J.K. Rowling's found the time to write a new Harry Potter short story—this one taking place long after the Battle of Hogwarts, when Harry is a 33-year-old Auror visiting the Quidditch World Cup Finals. Even better? The story takes the form of a Daily Prophet gossip column written by the magnificent Rita Skeeter.
About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror’s black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old. The famous lightning scar has company: Potter is sporting a nasty cut over his right cheekbone. Requests for information as to its provenance merely produced the usual response from the Ministry of Magic: ‘We do not comment on the top secret work of the Auror department, as we have told you no less than 514 times, Ms. Skeeter.’ So what are they hiding? Is the Chosen One embroiled in fresh mysteries that will one day explode upon us all, plunging us into a new age of terror and mayhem? (Via.)
Read the whole thing here; it's great. If Rowling keeps doling out more stories like this, it'll almost be enough to take away the sting of Alfonso Cuarón deciding not to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Almost.
*SORTING ME INTO SLYTHERIN WAS A GODDAMN TRAGEDY, POTTERMORE IS IRREPARABLY BROKEN