J.K. Rowling Is Releasing a New 'Harry Potter' Story on Halloween

Source: AP
Source: AP

Harry Potter fans are in for a real treat on Halloween.

According to a post on Pottermore.com, the official website for everything related to the boy wizard, author J.K. Rowling will release a new story there Oct. 31. 

The 1,700-word story revolves around nasty witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. One fan lovingly described her "as the devil in a pink dress that tortured Harry all throughout his fifth year at the school of witchcraft and wizardry."

A statement on Pottermore.com echoed that sentiment: "Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry." 

The story is also filled with tons of new details and even Rowling's opinion about the divisive character.

Source: Giphy

This is the third short story Rowling has released on Pottermore this year. Since releasing the final book in 2007, Rowling has been juicing the franchise by writing a screenplay in the Potter universe called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 

But that's not out until 2016, so fans will have to make do with this.

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