LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: JK Rowling, Emma Watson, Jason Isaacs and Daniel Radcliffe look on as Rupert Grint speak to the fans on stage during the World Premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 at Trafalgar Square on July 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
You’re not looking into the Mirror of Erised: J.K. Rowling truly has unleashed a new Harry Potter short story.

The author posted the short story about the adult Harry on her Pottermore website. The catch? You have to register to read.

According to NPR, the story takes the form of a gossip column in “The Daily Prophet” written by Rita Skeeter, who fans of the series will remember.

Harry and his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, go to the Quidditch World Cup. He is describes as “now in his 30s [with] ‘a couple of threads of silver’ in his hair and a mysterious cut on his cheek.”

The series ended with a flashforward to the future, with an older Harry, his wife Ginny, Hermione and Ron dropping their own kids off for the Hogwarts Express to their famed school of wizardry.

Rowling is also currently planning a new trilogy set in the wizarding world, an adaptation of “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.”

If you haven’t already, head over to and register to hear the new story.

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