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Welcome, everyone and thank you for travelling to join me this month in Glasgow!

Well, I say everyone... I believe Mrs. Small-Hobbit’s train has come to a complete halt somewhere in the Midlands. But she has sent her apologies via telegram and will be attempting to join the rest of us as soon as possible.

Our first stop is right here: Miss Cranston’s Tea Rooms on Ingram Street. Where not only will we refresh our bodies with tea, sandwiches and a few mixed fancies, we will refresh our very souls! For in the luncheon room we will be examining the gesso panel The May Queen by Margaret Macdonald. Follow me, please!


🎨


...yes, I quite agree. Absolutely beautiful work—and those smoked salmon sandwiches weren’t too bad either.

Now, who is that coming down the pavement? Ah, Mrs. Small-Hobbit! You’re here! Just in time to join us for the second part of our excursion. It’s most exciting—we have been given permission to take part in a life-drawing class at the Glasgow School of Art.

I gather the gentleman model will be fully dressed though, in deference to there being ‘ladies present’. Which seems somewhat ridiculous to me. We are all sophisticated people—I don’t think any of us are delicate little flowers who would faint away merely at the thought of a strange man appearing without his trousers! I mean, who on earth—

Oh.

Can someone put Mrs. Frankles into the recovery position, please? I’m coming over with the smelling salts.

There we go, Mrs. Frankles, take a deep breath… Ah, she’s coming round, thank heavens.

What’s that, Mrs. Frankles?

No, you certainly can’t have a tot of brandy ‘just to be on the safe side’.

I’m glad you’ve recovered though because the bus for the art school is just approaching…


🎨


Well, that was a most productive session! I hope that the visit to the Tea Rooms and the sketches you’ve produced in the life class will aid you in writing your poems.

And just before we head to our overnight lodgings to begin composing, I will add a quotation from Dr. Watson’s story ‘The Copper Beeches’ as one more source of inspiration:


“To the man who loves art for its own sake," remarked Sherlock Holmes, tossing aside the advertisement sheet of the Daily Telegraph, "it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived…”


Speaking of Mr. Holmes… He was the one in fact who recommended Mrs. Forbes’ accommodation to me, as he stayed here once on a case. If possible though, please try and refrain from letting Mrs. Forbes know this. Let us just say that our landlady does not remember the stay quite as affectionately as Mr. Holmes does, and we don’t want to be returning to London on the milk train.

And so, on to Mrs. Forbes’ and on to poetry! As always you will be free to use any form you like. Here are a few suggestions:

221B verselet, abecedarian poetry, acrostic poetry, alexandrine, ballad, barzelletta, beeswing, blackout poetry, blitz poem, blues stanza, bref double, Burns stanza, call and response, chastushka, cherita, cinquain, circular poetry, clerihew, clogyrnach, colour poems, compound word verse, concrete poetry, Cornish verse, curtal sonnet, débat, décima, descort, diamante, doggerel, double dactyl, echo verse, ekphrasis, elegiac couplet, elegiac stanza, elfje, englyn, enuig, epigram, epistle, epitaph, epulaeryu, Etheree, fable, Fib, florette, found poetry, free verse, ghazal, haiku, hay(na)ku, In Memoriam stanza, Italian sonnet, jueju, kennings poem, lanturne, lies, limerick, line messaging, list poem, lyric poetry, mathnawī, micropoetry, mini-monoverse, musette, nonsense verse, palindrome poetry, pantoum, Parallelismus Membrorum, poem cycle, puente, quatern, quintilla, renga, rhyming alliterisen, riddle, rimas dissolutas, rime couée, rispetto, Schüttelreim, sedoka, septet, sestina, shadorma, sonnet, stream of consciousness, tanka, tercet, terza rima, tongue twister poetry, triangular triplet, tricube, trine, triolet, Tyburn, villanelle, xenolith


All completed poems should be left as comments on my page!

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

Oct. 10th, 2017 09:00 am
scfrankles: (Holmes Minor userpic)
[personal profile] scfrankles
The activity this month involves Hallowe'en costumes. Taking a leaf out of the book of their American cousins, the characters of the ACD world have decided to dress in fancy dress. And perhaps you would like to choose the costume for them—describing it in as much detail as you like. For example, Mrs. Hudson might like to be a Gibson girl—with Bessie doing her hair, and Mr. Holmes lending her the corset.

Leave your suggestions 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!
[identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
Author:[livejournal.com profile] debriswoman
Rating: general
Wordcount: around 450
Characters: Holmes, Watson, and a mysterious borrowed cast
Another unexpected tale made earlier

Read more... )
[identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
Rating: general
Author: debriswoman
Word count: around 400
An unexpected tale written earlier...I don't think I have posted it on LJ before, apologies if incorrect
Characters: Mrs Hudson and a rhubarb crumble

Read more... )
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: Accident Prevention
Form/Word count: 499
Characters/Pairing: Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Inspector Lestrade, Pinkerton Agent Leverton
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  A letter from a potential client raises suspicions in Holmes' mind.

Mr Holmes, I'd like to thank you )

Holmestice

Oct. 5th, 2017 08:20 pm
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
It has come to our attention that there is an organisation called Holmestice who will be running what is known as an 'exchange', whereby those who are interested in the adventures of Mr Holmes and Dr Watson, (and indeed many of the other characters we know), make an offering and receive one in return.  We are aware some of our readers might be interested in participating and therefore we are encouraging them to learn a little more.

All that is needed is 1,000 words, or the equivalent, in drawing or in the new-fangled phonograph or similar.  We understand that there are other iterations of Mr Holmes and the good doctor included, but would like to reassure our readers that knowledge of such is not essential.

If you would like further information, may we encourage you to look here: Winter 2017 sign ups.

Holmestice

Oct. 5th, 2017 08:24 pm
smallhobbit: (ocelot)
[personal profile] smallhobbit
It has come to our attention that there is an organisation called [community profile] holmestice  who will be running what is known as an 'exchange', whereby those who are interested in the adventures of Mr Holmes and Dr Watson, (and indeed many of the other characters we know), make an offering and receive one in return.  We are aware some of our readers might be interested in participating and therefore we are encouraging them to learn a little more.

All that is needed is 1,000 words, or the equivalent, in drawing or in the new-fangled phonograph or similar.  We understand that there are other iterations of Mr Holmes and the good doctor included, but would like to reassure our readers that knowledge of such is not essential.

If you would like further information, may we encourage you to look here: Winter 2017 sign ups.
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: Breakin’ Dishes
Length: 500
Rating: Teen
Notes: Retirement!lock; Angst with an Unexpected Ending; songfic
Summary: Holmes realises that Watson is beyond the ken.
Author’s Note: For the October prompt: Tales of the Unexpected. Inspired by the lovely, poignant Ache by sans_patronymic & the song Breakin’ Dishes by Rihanna


Read more... )
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: The House on St James Street
Form/Word count: 454
Characters/Pairing: Mrs Hudson, Mycroft Holmes
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  In which Mycroft Holmes has something unexpected to ask Mrs Hudson, and her response is equally unexpected.
This was prompted by [livejournal.com profile] scfrankles comment "Maids in Mrs. Hudson's household get a particularly specialised training - that's going to be an interesting letter of recommendation when Esme moves on"
Although this is the first of a multi-chaptered fic, each chapter will be standalone.

The House on St James Street
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: Ghostbusting
Form/Word count: 500
Characters/Pairing: Mrs Hudson, Esme the maid, Inspector Lestrade
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  Mrs Hudson has been having trouble with noises in the broom cupboard, but fortunately help is at the front door.

The gentleman standing on the doorstep )
[identity profile] gardnerhill.livejournal.com
Title: Scheherazade
Author: gardnerhill
Form/Wordcount: 500
Characters/Pairings: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Rating: G
Warning: None
Summary: The scalpel and the revolver are no match for the pen.
Author's Notes: For the June 2017 Holmes Minor Monthly Prompt, “Travel,” the July 2017 prompt, “Dog Days,” and the October 2017 prompt, “Tales of the Unexpected”

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Story below the cut. )
[identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Title: A Country Bed.
Length: 64 (poem) 500 (poem + prose)
Rating: Teen (poem) Explicit (prose)
Notes: Holmes/Watson. Sleep sex. POV Holmes.
Summary: Holmes and Watson share a bed in a country inn.
Author’s Notes: I am participating in KINKTOBER 2017. One of the three possible prompts for Day 1 is Sleepy Sex. I know the prose won’t be most of the comm’s cup of tea so here’s the link to the full ficlet, but I did want to show off the poem (as I am on a bit of poetry kick). It is a trine in French heroic line or Alexandrine. And I was struck by (and thus included) the phrases in the definition for the latter: the hemistiches must be equal and complete and the caesura must be absolute.


A country inn slumbers. A reverie begins.
An interloper lopes. Musts knead as Queen Mab spins.
Lover stands, contemplates. Lover abed awaits.
Key’s afore entrusted. Line ‘twixt thee, me ablates.
Country bed-springs squeak, groan. Now thee with me replete.
Hemistiches equal. Hemistiches complete.
Observed revels disturbed. Observer studies, spends.
Wrapped in dreamer, dreamt sleeps. A country night abates.
Caesura’s absolute. Lusts, once burst, deplete.

[admin post] Admin Post: Monthly Prompt: October

Oct. 1st, 2017 11:38 am
scfrankles: (Holmes Minor userpic)
[personal profile] scfrankles
Hallowe’en is on the way! And in acknowledgement of that, the prompt for this month is:



Tales of the Unexpected



Perhaps things are going bump in the night at 221B. Or Mrs. Hudson is not all that she seems to be. Or there is a bizarre twist in Lestrade’s latest case. The field is wide open… (And rather dark and spooky.)


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!
ext_1620665: knight on horseback (Holmes Minor userpic)
[identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
Hallowe’en is on the way! And in acknowledgement of that, the prompt for this month is:



Tales of the Unexpected



Perhaps things are going bump in the night at 221B. Or Mrs. Hudson is not all that she seems to be. Or there is a bizarre twist in Lestrade’s latest case. The field is wide open… (And rather dark and spooky.)


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: September (by I. Quill)
Length: 500
Rating: Gen
Summary: Inky tries something new at Battersea Park.
Author’s Note: for the monthly prompt.


Read more... )
[identity profile] mafief.livejournal.com
Title: The Science of the Cat Language
Wordcount: 500
Character/Parings: Holmes/Watson
Rating: G
Warning/Content: Fluff, flirting, and overall silliness.
Author’s Notes: I came across Pussy and Her Language by Marvin R. Clark. He invented a cat language and I’ve been giggling over this pamphlet for a little while now… Note that the last one I changed the meaning for the sake of the story.

Read more... )
scfrankles: (Mrs. Hudson)
[personal profile] scfrankles
Hello, [community profile] holmes_minor! Welcome to the brand new version of my poetry page!

It will be appearing here on the 20th of every month, and we are going to be doing something a little different from the previous regular weekly page.

You may recall that on one occasion at [community profile] sherlock60 we went on an excursion to that famous music hall YouTube, in order to hear a song as inspiration for our poems. This was so enjoyable—apart from temporarily losing Mrs. Small-Hobbit of course—that I thought we could build on that idea.

And so each month we will be all going on a trip together: maybe to an art gallery or a concert hall. To the seaside or out to the country.

This first time we won’t be going far though. We will be strolling over to the nearby Regent’s Park, where a ladies-only activity is going on—archery! (Do not worry—I am certain we can smuggle any non-ladies in as well.) All equipment is supplied, so let us enjoy the sport, the fresh air and the convivial atmosphere, before retiring back to Baker Street to write as the muse directs us!


Regent’s Park is in this direction.


Everyone back? Excellent. Paper, pens and ink can be found on the side table.

Here as well is a quotation from Dr. Watson’s story ‘The Yellow Face’ as a little extra inspiration:

One day in early spring he had so far relaxed as to go for a walk with me in the Park, where the first faint shoots of green were breaking out upon the elms, and the sticky spear-heads of the chestnuts were just beginning to burst into their five-fold leaves. For two hours we rambled about together, in silence for the most part, as befits two men who know each other intimately.



As always you are free to use any poetry form you like. Here are a few suggestions:

221B verselet, abecedarian poetry, acrostic poetry, alexandrine, ballad, barzelletta, beeswing, blackout poetry, blitz poem, blues stanza, bref double, Burns stanza, call and response, chastushka, cherita, cinquain, circular poetry, clerihew, clogyrnach, colour poems, compound word verse, concrete poetry, Cornish verse, curtal sonnet, débat, décima, descort, diamante, doggerel, double dactyl, echo verse, ekphrasis, elegiac couplet, elegiac stanza, elfje, englyn, enuig, epigram, epistle, epitaph, epulaeryu, Etheree, fable, Fib, florette, found poetry, free verse, ghazal, haiku, hay(na)ku, In Memoriam stanza, Italian sonnet, jueju, kennings poem, lanturne, lies, limerick, line messaging, list poem, lyric poetry, mathnawī, micropoetry, mini-monoverse, musette, nonsense verse, palindrome poetry, pantoum, Parallelismus Membrorum, poem cycle, puente, quatern, quintilla, renga, rhyming alliterisen, riddle, rimas dissolutas, rime couée, rispetto, Schüttelreim, sedoka, septet, sestina, shadorma, sonnet, stream of consciousness, tanka, tercet, terza rima, tongue twister poetry, triangular triplet, tricube, trine, triolet, Tyburn, villanelle, xenolith


And so—embrace the muse! All poems should be left as comments on my page!
ext_1620665: knight on horseback (Default)
[identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
Hello, [livejournal.com profile] holmes_minor! Welcome to the brand new version of my poetry page!

It will be appearing here on the 20th of every month, and we are going to be doing something a little different from the previous regular weekly page.

You may recall that on one occasion at [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60 we went on an excursion to that famous music hall YouTube, in order to hear a song as inspiration for our poems. This was so enjoyable—apart from temporarily losing Mrs. Small-Hobbit of course—that I thought we could build on that idea.

And so each month we will be all going on a trip together: maybe to an art gallery or a concert hall. To the seaside or out to the country.

This first time we won’t be going far though. We will be strolling over to the nearby Regent’s Park, where a ladies-only activity is going on—archery! (Do not worry—I am certain we can smuggle any non-ladies in as well.) All equipment is supplied, so let us enjoy the sport, the fresh air and the convivial atmosphere, before retiring back to Baker Street to write as the muse directs us!


Regent’s Park is in this direction.


Everyone back? Excellent. Paper, pens and ink can be found on the side table.

Here as well is a quotation from Dr. Watson’s story ‘The Yellow Face’ as a little extra inspiration:

One day in early spring he had so far relaxed as to go for a walk with me in the Park, where the first faint shoots of green were breaking out upon the elms, and the sticky spear-heads of the chestnuts were just beginning to burst into their five-fold leaves. For two hours we rambled about together, in silence for the most part, as befits two men who know each other intimately.



As always you are free to use any poetry form you like. Here are a few suggestions:

221B verselet, abecedarian poetry, acrostic poetry, alexandrine, ballad, barzelletta, beeswing, blackout poetry, blitz poem, blues stanza, bref double, Burns stanza, call and response, chastushka, cherita, cinquain, circular poetry, clerihew, clogyrnach, colour poems, compound word verse, concrete poetry, Cornish verse, curtal sonnet, débat, décima, descort, diamante, doggerel, double dactyl, echo verse, ekphrasis, elegiac couplet, elegiac stanza, elfje, englyn, enuig, epigram, epistle, epitaph, epulaeryu, Etheree, fable, Fib, florette, found poetry, free verse, ghazal, haiku, hay(na)ku, In Memoriam stanza, Italian sonnet, jueju, kennings poem, lanturne, lies, limerick, line messaging, list poem, lyric poetry, mathnawī, micropoetry, mini-monoverse, musette, nonsense verse, palindrome poetry, pantoum, Parallelismus Membrorum, poem cycle, puente, quatern, quintilla, renga, rhyming alliterisen, riddle, rimas dissolutas, rime couée, rispetto, Schüttelreim, sedoka, septet, sestina, shadorma, sonnet, stream of consciousness, tanka, tercet, terza rima, tongue twister poetry, triangular triplet, tricube, trine, triolet, Tyburn, villanelle, xenolith


And so—embrace the muse! All poems should be left as comments on my page!
[identity profile] gardnerhill.livejournal.com
Title: Flint
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (“Study in Crimson” Pirate AU)
Word Count: 500
Rating: G
Warning: None
Summary: Some things are harder to do one-handed than others.
Author's Notes: For September 19, 2017’s Talk Like a Pirate Day. Also fits the August and September 2017 Holmes Minor Prompts, “Hand Utensil” and “Learning Something New”

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