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Jul. 15th, 2017 09:04 am
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This month’s activity is:



Letters of Apology




Mr. Holmes of course often has much to apologise for but he’s not the only one. A client perhaps writes to express regret they ever doubted him. The Diogenes Club writes to a member to apologise for locking him in the gentlemen’s facilities overnight, it not being the done thing to call for help.


And here is an example, care of Mrs. Hudson:


Dear Mr. Holmes,

I do apologise that I did not see your note saying you would be returning in the early hours of the morning.

I hope the swelling is going down and contrary to my statement in the heat of the moment, I will not be charging you for the new frying pan after all.

Yours, Sybilla Hudson (Mrs.)




As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

[admin post] Admin Post: Monthly Prompt: July

Jul. 1st, 2017 05:59 am
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We’re well into summer now, so the prompt for this month is:



Dog Days



You could write about a hot summer’s day. Write about a dog from canon, or write about an original dog character. There’s Holmes' infamous left canine, and Sirius the Dog Star. Perhaps a character is being dog in the manger, or is being dogged by bad luck. Maybe you should let sleeping dogs lie, because you can't teach an old dog new tricks...


As always, you needn’t use the prompt if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!
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And so, a little later than usual (^^”), here is this month’s activity! Inspired by this week’s prompt and Okapi’s fic, my estimable co-mod has suggested we try:


Postcards Home



That is, we’re going to write short messages that could be sent on a postcard—up to three sentences. Your ‘from’ and ‘to’ can be put in the subject line of the comment.


An example from [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit:



From Watson To Holmes

Enjoying Dorset. Have found a delightful secluded beach. Lestrade would send his regards but is currently otherwise occupied.




Yes… (Not quite sure I understand...) Anyway, please leave all your messages in the comments, ready for posting home!



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

[admin post] Admin Post: June Activity Post

Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:39 pm
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And so, a little later than usual (^^”), here is this month’s activity! Inspired by this week’s prompt and one of Okapi’s fics, my estimable co-mod has suggested we try:


Postcards Home



That is, we’re going to write short messages that could be sent on a postcard—up to three sentences. Your ‘from’ and ‘to’ can be put in the subject line of the comment.


An example from [personal profile] smallhobbit:



From Watson To Holmes

Enjoying Dorset. Have found a delightful secluded beach. Lestrade would send his regards but is currently otherwise occupied.



Yes… (Not quite sure I understand...) Anyway, please leave all your messages in the comments, ready for posting home!



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
We know a number of you like to write about our dear friends Mr Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Many of you are particularly fond of the good doctor, and for one month only there are further opportunities to write about him, and his companions, at Watson's Woes on Dreamwidth.  That month, as the title of the post indicates, is July.

And for this month, our dear doctor does not need to even suffer woes, but merely enjoy his adventures, or doze peacefully by the fire.  In fact, it is possible to feature the doctor in other places and times.  We understand versions of Dr Watson in the early twenty-first century are very popular.

Each day there will be a different prompt.  And for this year the prompts will be alternating between prompts from previous years and new prompts, with the option to do one or the other or both.  (Or even just chose the prompts which take your fancy.)

There is no need for expensive paper, the back of an envelope will do, although if you are using one of Mr Holmes' envelopes you will need to write around the hole made by his knife.  Cheap ink is perfectly acceptable, or you may use a pencil, or even a typewriting machine if you are in the fortunate position to own one.

Further details are available here: Coming in 10 Days
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: The Boating Lake
Form/Word count: 500
Characters/Pairing: Watson/Lestrade; Holmes/Hopkins; Mrs Hudson and Mrs Turner
Rating: G
Warning/Content: A sunny day encourages everyone to go take a trip.  Broom cupboard verse.

"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside" )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Everywhere
Rating: Gen
Length: 250
Warnings: American pronunciation & slang; anachronistic slang
Notes: Parody of song lyrics
Summary: Sherlock Holmes sings a blues song about his Hiatus.
Author’s Note: There’ve been many versions of this song recorded. Here’s the Johnny Cash one. For the June prompt: travel.


Read more... )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Plague Doctor
Length: 221b
Rating: Gen
Notes: Inky Quill, Doctor Watson
Summary: Doctor Watson borrows Inky’s Plague Doctor mask.
Author’s Note: For the fffc r17.12 prompt: Masquerade.
Read more... )

Fic: York

Jun. 13th, 2017 04:17 pm
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: York
Form/Word count: 500
Characters/Pairing: Dr John Watson
Rating: PG
Warning/Content: Watson is visiting York.  Warning for the effects of Victorian poverty.

York )
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: Watson to the Rescue
Form/Wordcount: 492
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, A N Other
Rating: PG
Warnings/Content: A telegram arrives, but this time it's for Holmes.

It's said that travel broadens the mind )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Plagues
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Summary: Mrs. Hudson describes events preceding her Egyptian holiday.
Author's Note: Based on Sherlock60 comm discussion. For the monthly prompt: travel.


Read more... )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Yo soy un hombre sincero
Rating: G
Notes: magic mirror AU
Summary: 1895. Doctor John Watson looks in a mirror. José Martí, poet & ‘apostle of Cuban independence,’ looks back.

Author’s Note: for the June prompt: travel & for the GYWO May Mirror, Mirror Challenge (one person looks in a mirror; a different person looks back) my prompt was ‘Havana, Cuba.’ The verse are from José Martí’s Versos Sencillos, which was the last of his poetry to be published before his death in battle in May 1895. Anachronistically (i.e., the song wouldn’t be written for fifty more years), Watson is humming Guantanamera, which is based on pieces of Martí’s verse. Translation at the end.


Read more... )
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Inspired by my co-mod’s recent trip to York, the prompt for this month is:


Travel



So it could be a story set somewhere other than London—or post-retirement, somewhere other than Sussex. It could be set in Britain, or further afield. It could be a story about the journey itself, maybe set on a train or a ship. Or simply a story involving one of Holmes and Watson’s famous walks together. Or a story about Mrs. Hudson taking a well-earned break at the seaside!


As always, you needn’t use the prompt if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

[admin post] Admin Post: Monthly Prompt: June

Jun. 1st, 2017 06:19 am
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Inspired by my co-mod’s recent trip to York, the prompt for this month is:


Travel



So it could be a story set somewhere other than London—or post-retirement, somewhere other than Sussex. It could be set in Britain, or further afield. It could be a story about the journey itself, maybe set on a train or a ship. Or simply a story involving one of Holmes and Watson’s famous walks together. Or a story about Mrs. Hudson taking a well-earned break at the seaside!


As always, you needn’t use the prompt if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!
[identity profile] gardnerhill.livejournal.com
Title: Rose Mary
Author: gardnerhill
Form/Wordcount: 221b
Characters/Pairings: Mary Watson, John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Rating: G

Warning: None
Summary: That’s for remembrance.
Author's Notes: For the May 2017 Holmes Minor Monthly Prompt, “Flowers.” A vignette in my Oubliette series.


Story below the cut. )
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: Pansies
Form/Wordcount: 271
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes
Rating: PG
Warnings/Content: Major character death(s).  Sorry Frankles.
Written because [livejournal.com profile] draycevixen said all the best stories should begin with "Inevitably there are pansies."

Inevitably there are pansies. )
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: All Wet by Moonlight
Form/Wordcount: 100
Characters/Pairings: The Sloth, the Ferret, Aemilia Vole, the rest of the Gang
Rating: G
Warnings/Content: The film, of course, is Ill Met by Moonlight, but the Ferret is no Dirk Bogarde. Written for fffc "Moon" prompt, includes mention of flowers.  I would like them to have seen Queen Mary's Rose Garden, but that would have been an anachronism.


It was a beautiful moonlit night )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com

Title: Red Columbine
Rating: PG
Length: 500
Content Notes: Retirementlock, Hurt/Comfort, nightmare, references to crime scene violence
Summary: In Sussex, Holmes's old fear surfaces.
Author's Note: For the Older Not Dead prompt: your dreams are trying to tell you something. And the May prompt: flowers. Plus, photos of the flowers that inspired the fic.

Read more... )


[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Untold Cases
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Notes: the untold cases of canon; Holmes & Watson
Summary: the last of the lot
Author's Note: for the fffc May Special challenge & the May prompt: flowers.Read more... )
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[identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
For the activity this month we are continuing with the flower theme.

As you know, there are many poems that begin ‘Roses are red, violets are blue…’ We are going to rework that idea a little. We’re keeping the rhyming scheme but for this activity you can pick whatever flowers and colours you want for your poems!

Some examples:


Gardenias are white
Camellias are pink
It's a lovely bouquet
But you still drive me to drink


(Penned by a Mrs. S. Hudson)



Hydrangeas are blue-green
Speedwells are blue-grey
Mr. Holmes is undercover
As Queen of the May




Please leave all your poems in the comments!



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

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