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Title: Nepal, 1891
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Word Count: ~1000
Warnings: none
Summary: A moment in transit, in danger, as Holmes discovers a familiar face.
Notes: Also posted as an experiment with fiction on Twitter.

I drove myself hard those first months. Under a series of names I fled as far as I could manage... )
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Title: Readers
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Warnings: angst
Word Count: 2750
Beta Thanks: [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood, who is wonderful, encouraging, and absolutely irreplaceable.
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] stellinia in the Autumn 2014 [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest exchange.
Summary: In the retirement years, when Watson is "beyond my ken" as Holmes describes it, the author struggles to maintain connection with his readers.

He blamed me, of course, but what else was he to do? )
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Title: The Fourth Time Asking
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: drugs, angst, established relationship
Word Count: 221B
Author's Notes: Written in honor of 4-timer [livejournal.com profile] garonne for the Spring 2014 [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest exchange on the theme "the fourth time".
Summary: Every time he was caught, Holmes thought Watson would never agree to his sarcastic prodding in response. It took only four attempts to be proven wrong.

Read more... )
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Title: The One Fixed Point
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG
Warnings: angst, discussion of death and drugs, ACD canon-esque fantastical elements
Word Count: ~7000
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] colebaltblue for the Autumn 2013 [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest exchange.
Summary: Long into retirement and after yet another extended absence, Sherlock Holmes comes to visit a convalescent Watson with an unexpected question and a most unusual offer.
Read more... )

Fic: Home

Feb. 7th, 2013 01:34 am
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Title: Home
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: death
Word Count: ~2400
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby for the 2012 [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest exchange.
Summary: Just after the events of the Adventure of the Empty House, Sherlock Holmes looks to return his life to the way he left it.
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Title: Climb and Fall
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A canon-based missing scene from The Final Problem. After Moriarty's demise at Reichenbach, Holmes risks his life to end his life only to find himself haunted by the dead and the living once he succeeds.
Warnings: angst, canonical character death
Word Count: 796
Author's Notes: This piece is actually the second part of a prompt fill about Reichenbach and its immediate aftermath (the first was Zoetrope), but it stands up fine by itself. We're still not at the train quite yet, [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b, but we're chugging along. Sorry for the world's slowest fill. (I'm working on that speed thing, really I am...)

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This week in 60 for 60, we are writing 60 word ficlets about the Arthur Conan Doyle canon story, The Boscombe Valley Mystery. An open and shut case is anything but when a man is murdered at the edge of the water of Boscombe Pool.

Find more terrific, varied fics at our brand new comm, [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60 and join in with your own! Read the story and write 60 words. It's easy and fun!

Canon Story: The Boscombe Valley Mystery
Title: Paddington Station
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G

Holmes paced the length of the platform again, scanning every inch of it for any sign. Nothing.

He’s not coming.

But why would he, after all? Burgeoning practice, young bride... a normal life. What room was left for an eccentric detective friend and his macabre adventures?

None. And you knew that. This is how you always knew it would end.

Next week on 60 for 60: The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans. When the plans for an important new submarine go missing and a dead body turns up instead, our heroes are called into action by the only man smarter than Sherlock Holmes himself: his brother.
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Title: The Land of the Living
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Word Count: 5827
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: angst, suicide ideation

Summary: Empty House AU. Watson recognized Holmes in his bookseller's disguise, but it wasn't the first time he had seen him since returning from Reichenbach Falls. He was determined to ensure that it was the last time, however, no matter how much he wished otherwise.

Author's notes: This is an AU blend of both canon and Granada's versions of The Empty House, a remix of sorts of Timing, a terrific piece by [livejournal.com profile] random_nexus, combined with a lovely prompt from the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b (who also did a spectacular job as beta/midwife -- thank you!).

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Title: Night on the Train
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Word Count: 979
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: R
Warnings: extremely dark subject matter (violence against a child), angst
Summary: He knows the flavor of failure, but he never gets used to its taste.
Author's notes: A small character study in canon/Granada. Mind the warnings, please.

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Title: Returning
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Word Count: 1369
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: PG
Warnings/genres: Angst, references to character death
Summary: Post-Reichenbach, Watson returns to their rooms at 221B to discover what remains and what is missing.
Author's notes: This is a Granada-verse story, based on that version of "The Final Problem" (making the story somewhat non-canon-compliant, my apologies). The episode is viewable on YouTube or Netflix Instant Watch. It also resides in the same universe as my previous Granada piece, Adagio for Violin. Many thanks to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] rat_chan for the divine prompt!

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Fic: Steam

Mar. 30th, 2011 01:43 am
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Title: Steam
Author: spacemutineer
Word Count: 1792
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Rating: PG
Warnings/genres: UST, H/C
Prompt from shkinkmeme: "Holmes and Watson play a game. It's wrapped around Hurt and Comfort. Holmes maybe allows himself to be injured a little too often, just to feel Watson's hands ghosting across his skin, just to feel him lean in close, his heart beating under his clothes and brow furrowed, attention concentrated just on him. Watson hates it when Holmes is injured. Hates it and loves it, even as he hates himself, because it means he gets to see that body stripped bare and he gets to touch without it being unseemly, feel the heat of it against his hands and pretend for just a moment that Holmes is his.
Teal Deer: H/C UST on both sides"
Author's notes: The idea for the unusual structure of this one made it both fantastically interesting to write and at the same time an enormous amount of frustration. In the end, it is much simpler than I originally had in mind, but that's probably a good thing and for the best.

Steam )
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Title: Adagio for Violin
Author: spacemutineer
Word Count: 861
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/genres: UST, angst
Summary: The violin is a conduit, his form of expression for what cannot be said.
Author's notes: This is a Granada-verse story and was inspired by Adagio for Tron by Daft Punk from the Tron Legacy soundtrack. It is an exquisite piece and I couldn't help imagining Holmes playing it silhouetted against the window of their sitting room at night, particularly the beautiful violin solo at the end (about 3:07 in the YT video).

Adagio for Violin )
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Title: Six Seconds
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Word Count: 100
Prompt: none
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/genres: angst, death
Summary/Author's notes: Very dark. Came up with the first line half asleep. Had to wake up to write it (and the rest) down before I forgot it.

Watson died six seconds earlier than Holmes had anticipated. Eleven stuttering heartbeats earlier. Five ragged breaths earlier. Holmes had miscalculated as he crouched there, pressing his scarf into Watson's chest, attempting to buy time. Perhaps it had been wishful thinking as he struggled in vain to bid his goodbyes to the only true friend he'd ever known. Watson, for his part, said nothing, his collapsed lung preventing speech. His eyes did his speaking for him; they told of excruciating pain, relentless fear. Watson died six seconds earlier than he had anticipated, but Holmes was never more relieved to be wrong.
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