J.K. Rowling's return to the Harry Potter universe

Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final.
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Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final.

Harry Potter is back—if only for a short story.

In an exclusive early release for TODAY.com, best-selling author J.K. Rowling posted a Harry Potter short story, updating readers on the main characters' lives after the novels.

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As part of her continuing series of short reports from the fictional Quidditch World Cup for her Pottermore site, Rowling wrote the short story in the form of a gossip report from the Daily Prophet.

Rowling even hints at new adventures for Harry Potter that might one day find their way into new stories:

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?

Read the full story here.

—By CNBC staff