[admin post] [sticky entry] Admin Post: Sticky: August Activity Post

Aug. 15th, 2017 09:30 am
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This month’s activity is:



Bills




Unfortunately these are a part of everyone’s life, including the inhabitants of Baker Street. Workmen and shopkeepers send their bills to Holmes, Watson and Mrs. Hudson. And of course Holmes sends out his bills to his clients.


Some examples:


To: Mrs. Hudson

Bill for repairs to 221B:

Drains unblocked

Sorting out flood in bathroom

Sorting out strange noise in pipes

Plumber's note: I have now found the source of the problem but I believe you said last time you did not have the heart to evict him.



To: Mrs. Hudson

Bill from Wilton’s Wines and Spirits:

12 bottles of gin
24 bottles of light beer
7 bottles of Scotch
5 bottles of brandy
1 bottle of tonic

Hope this will suffice for this month but if not, please do not hesitate to contact us.



To Lord Brawlton:

The bill for retrieving your kidnapped goldfish plus expenses is enclosed.

S. Holmes

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Dear Mr. Holmes:

Thank you once again for the return of Moby and Dick, and for your prompt bill.

In fact I had been going to send you a bill for the damage caused to the west wing, the fountains and my wife’s mental health during the course of your investigations.

But let's just call it even.



Please add your own bills 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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[personal profile] mafief
Title: You Have Been Warned
Wordcount: 448
Character/Parings: Holmes, Watson
Rating: G
Warning/Content: Inspired by the attempted theft mentioned in ILLU.

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*** STOP PRESS ***

Sign ups for ACD Holmesfest are now open at [community profile] acdholmesfest .

Sharpen your pencils, replace your typewriter ribbon, and hurry over HERE to sign up.

Everyone is welcome, writers and artists alike.  If you're planning on writing a string concerto then possibly check first though.

All our favourite characters will be there, Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mrs Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, Mr Mycroft Holmes, Inspector Stanley Hopkins (no need to fret, Mouselet), plus a cast of policemen, villains, victims, and all the others to be found in a teaming metropolis and beyond.

So, what are you waiting for?
 
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[identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
Suggested by my esteemed colleague, and inspired by thoughts of holiday buckets and spades, the prompt for this month is:



Hand Utensils




Use a utensil in your story in some way: a spade, a mop, an iron, a gun… Something from the kitchen, something from the laboratory, something from the armoury… Whatever you like!


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: August

Aug. 2nd, 2017 12:08 am
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Suggested by my esteemed colleague, and inspired by thoughts of holiday buckets and spades, the prompt for this month is:



Hand Utensils



Use a utensil in your story in some way: a spade, a mop, an iron, a gun… Something from the kitchen, something from the laboratory, something from the armoury… Whatever you like!


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] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Carlito’s Way
Rating: Gen
Length: 221b
Notes: AU-canon divergence for “The Sussex Vampire,” POV client
Summary: What if the client in “The Sussex Vampire” wasn’t Ferguson, but his wife (which Doyle, by the way, doesn’t even give a first name, but I always call her Soledad) and the letter wasn’t addressed to Holmes, but to ‘Three Continents’ Watson.
Author’s Note: for the July prompt: dog days and inspired by this photo of a neighborhood in Lima, Peru called Barranco.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: A Nice Chop
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Notes: h/c; fluff; outsider POV
Summary: Bessie the housemaid learns about the new tenants on her first day at Baker Street.
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[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: Twice Bitten
Form/Word count: 221B
Characters/Pairing: Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  Holmes has not got on well with a client's dog

Holmes was unimpressed )


 
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Bobbie
Rating: Gen
Length: 221b
Summary: Holmes & Watson’s second case is a lost dog.
Author’s Note: For the monthly prompt: dog days.


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[admin post] Admin Post: July Activity Post

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!
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[identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
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!
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: Very Sweet (No Holmes, Not You)
Form/Word count: 362
Characters/Pairing: Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Inspector Lestrade, Inspector Stanley Hopkins, Mrs Hudson
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  Holmes is once more trying to get something past Mrs Hudson
Follows on directly from Where Is He?
Written in response to DW's Watson's Woes July Writing Prompt


Very sweet )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Seadog
Rating: Gen
Length: 350
Summary: Watson provides a visual aide for a case.
Author’s Note: In the Granada series, Watson is making a boat in one episode and it shows up in Holmes’s bedroom in a subsequent episode. For the July prompt: dog days
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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: July by I. Quill
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Notes: Inky Quill, Ferret, Doctor Watson, Toby
Summary: Why Ferret’s one rodent-show, Julius Caesar, was pre-emptively cancelled.
Author’s Note: For the July prompt: dog days.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Puppy kisses
Rating: Teen (one kiss & some innuendo; a rattle of the cupboard doorknob, perhaps?)
Length: 221b

Notes: Retirementlock
Summary: Holmes gives Watson an anniversary gift.
Author’s Note: Yesterday was International Kissing Day. For the July prompt: dog days.


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[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: The Visitor
Form/Word count: 362
Characters/Pairing: Mr Sherlock Holmes, Mrs Hudson
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  "What is that doing there?"  No dogs are harmed during the telling of this tale.

What is that doing there? )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Overdose
Rating: Gen
Length: 300
Notes: Crack, Holmes & Watson, dialogue only
Summary: Holmes suffers an overdose on a hot summer’s day.
Author’s Note: Inspired by this cracky tumblr, which has Victorian suggestions (e.g., wax lachrymose, be indisposed, tighten your corset, etc.).


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[identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
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!

[admin post] Admin Post: Monthly Prompt: July

Jul. 1st, 2017 05:59 am
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[personal profile] scfrankles
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!

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