And it’s full of new insights into Dolores Umbridge.
J.K. Rowling has published a new Harry Potter short story on her website, Pottermore, all about Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.
Getty Images Danny E. Martindale
The new 1,700-word essay was announced to fans and published this morning as a special treat for Halloween.
The new story focuses on new facts, reflections and insights into Umbridge, and can be seen in full on TODAY.com without needing to sign up.
Following the new story, Rowling reveals her personal thoughts on the character and that the malicious pink-loving witch was actually based on a real person that she knew. Although she made sure she didn't reveal who that person actually was.
In the new musings, she writes:
Once, long ago, I took instruction in a certain skill or subject (I am being vague as vague can be, for reasons that are about to become obvious), and in doing so, came into contact with a teacher or instructor whom I disliked intensely on sight.
The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest. Why we took against each other so instantly, heartily and (on my side, at least) irrationally, I honestly cannot say.