[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.


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[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.
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[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.


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[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.


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[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.

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[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
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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Untold Cases (No. 2)
Rating: Gen
Length: 468
Notes: Holmes & Watson; the untold cases; one-sentence stories
Author's Note: a second batch of one-sentence stories; the fffc prompt is in bold; also for the Holmes Minor monthly prompt of flowers


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Peace & Quiet
Rating: PG/Teen
Length: 221b
Content Notes: Hopkins/Holmes; Lestrade/Watson; part of the Broom Cupboard 'verse by [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit
Summary: Mrs. Hudson has a quiet Mother's Day.
Author's Note: for monthly prompt: flowers & Mother's Day in the US is next Sunday.
Prompt by [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit: Sherlock Holmes (ACD): It's gone very quiet in the broom cupboard lately.  Have the Holmes/Hopkins and Watson/Lestrade partnerships moved elsewhere, or has Mrs Hudson finally bought the unpickable lock?


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Untold Cases (No. 1)
Length: 352
Rating: Gen
Content Notes: six one-sentence stories; abuse of semicolon, dashes, and other punctuation; the untold cases; Holmes & Watson only
Author's Note: On fffc there is a challenge of 31 one-word prompts to write 31 one-sentences stories for. We're only supposed to post there when we've done a whole table, but as I'm having a bit of a rotten day, I thought I'd share the first six (with a different flower mentioned in each). The fffc prompt is in bold. Each sentence stands alone.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Tomatoes
Rating: Gen
Length: 221b
Content Notes: Holmes/Watson; retirementlock; library renewal trope
Author's note: We end the month where we always end: Sussex. For the monthly prompt: renewal. Originally a three-sentence comment fic on fffc.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: The Martha Hudson Mobile Lending Library
Rating: G
Length: 221b
Content Notes: Mrs. Hudson & Mrs. Turner
Author's Note: Inspired by this photo.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Trying
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Content Notes: pre-slash; Holmes/Watson; library book renewal trope; crack
Summary: Watson gets a shock at the library.
Author's Note: for the monthly prompt: renewal


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Necronomicon for Children
Rating: Teen (for suggested dark themes)
Length: 400
Warning: Reference to off-screen (cold case) child abuse/kidnapping; anachronistic references (Lovecraft, Marx, GMD); library renewal trope
Summary: Holmes’s request for library book renewal is denied.
Author’s Note: References to American comedian Groucho Marx, H.P. Lovecraft (necronomicon is a Lovecraftian book of magic),  The Great Mouse Detective, my own story The Reigate Skeleton. Also, Necronomicon for Children is real. For the monthly prompt: renewal.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: The Alabaster Box
Rating: R/Mature
Length: 500
Content Notes/Warnings: Holmes/Watson; foot fetish; a bit of kink negotiation, non-con foot touching.
Summary: Holmes succumbs to temptation.
Author's Note: Last of the my temptation in the Bible fics for the monthly prompt. From Luke 7: 37-50.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: By Gethsemane's Wall
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Content Notes: Angst, POV Holmes
Alternate Link: on AO3
Summary: Holmes wrestles with himself after inviting Watson to flee with him.
Author's Note: Quotes from the Biblical book of Matthew Chapter 26, the scene of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. For the LJ Holmes_Minor monthly prompt: temptation


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: March (by I. Quill)
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Summary: Inky follows a rainbow.
Author's Note: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Stone to Bread
Rating: Teen
Length: 500
Content Notes: Jealous Holmes, POV Holmes.
Summary: Lestrade tempts Watson from Holmes's side.
Author's Note: More Biblical temptations. This time from the New Testament. The first temptation of Jesus in the desert; Holmes quotes Matthew 4:4.


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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Forbidden Fruit
Rating: Teen
Length: 500
Content Notes: Pining Holmes, inspired by the Bible
Summary: Holmes is distracted by an apple.
Author's Note: for the monthly prompt: temptations
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[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Play Them as They Lay
Rating: Teen
Length: 500
Content Notes & Warnings: pre-canon, references to suicide, tarot cards.
Summary: As Watson spends such money as he has considerably more freely than he ought, he meets a grey-eyed fortune teller.
Author's Note: I put on my best Watson aura and used an online tarot reading service and got three cards. I used the parts of the interpretation which best fit the story. For the monthly prompt: card.


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Title: When in Venice
Rating: G
Length: 221
Summary: Holmes & Watson swimming in a flooded Piazza San Marco (Venice).
Author's Note: At [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout
I was given this photo prompt of a couple swimming in a flooded Piazza San Marco in Venice. I had 30 minutes to write and I had to limit myself to telling the story in the photo (which was the most difficult part).

“Watson, our Venetian holiday has certainly taken a singular turn,” remarked Holmes as he emerged, hair flattened to his head. He stood, revealing a pallid, thin chest. The thinness and the pallor were, of course, part of what had brought us here.

A murky wave slapped my face like the rattle of an unruly infant. The water was that drab olive-brown colour that water always is when is exists in large quantities where it should not be. And in this case, it should definitely not have risen to the level of concealing my bare chest in the Piazza San Marco.

The water—and the air—were curiously warm. In England, such an overcast day would have had us layering wools, not stripping to our drawers and practicing our backstroke in ‘the drawing room of Europe.’

The grand basilica rose behind us, grey stone arch stacked within grey stone arch like nesting dolls. Above, bells tolled its grandeur while below, amongst us fishes, the intruding army of lapping water continued its occupation.

I cast aside my concerns about the effect that the turbid stream was having on my coiffure and simply enjoyed the surreal—and singular, as Holmes described it—experience. I suspected Holmes was far more keen that his head not be used as a perch for pigeons or sea birds

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