Despite being “very busy” at the moment, author J.K. Rowling can’t keep herself from dropping hints about a riddle she posted on Twitter yesterday that has Harry Potter fans scrambling.
It all started Monday when she tweeted this:
After a fan tweeted “Everytime @jk_rowling tweets I stop what ever I'm doing and analyze it for an hour,” Rowling started to tease: “See, now I'm tempted to post a riddle or an anagram. Must resist temptation... must work…”
But she couldn’t help herself.
This, she followed with: “Something to ponder while I'm away X.”
Rowling let fans scream and sweat it out for a day – enough time for grandiose theories to sprout on Reddit and the like – then dropped a hint:
When a fan asked if that was the start of the film, Rowling said she was “Much warmer.”
Then she dropped this:
Will those who were speculating about a Harry Potter comeback be disappointed? Apparently not, since fans are ecstatic just to be guessing. Expressions of praise and gratitude – all 140 characters or less – poured forth from Twitter users worldwide.
"@jk_rowling this riddle is seriously your greatest gift since the announcement of Pottermore. THANK-YOU <3," one fan tweeted. "@jk_rowling I want you to tell us but I don't want you to at the same time. I'm almost crying with excitement. You should do this more often."