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So it's come to this: a master fic list. Your comments are always very much appreciated. Thank you for visiting and reading!

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Title: Four Cups of Tea
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word Count: 221B
Author's Notes: Written in honor of 4-timer [livejournal.com profile] mainecoon76 for the Spring 2014 [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest exchange on the theme "the fourth time".
Summary: Four cups of tea are windows into the courses of three lives.

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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.

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Title: Matter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: death
Word Count: 172
Author's Notes: My first BBC fic, actually, and my first prompt fill in a very long time.
Prompt: from comment-fic: Sherlock BBC, John / or + Sherlock, AU, John makes a bargain with a demon or the devil. In exchange for his own soul Sherlock will be resurrected from the grave.


"I have to see it," he says.

He's out the door before John can stop him.

Down in the morgue, he finally pauses his furious motion, his hand clamped on the drawer. He pauses, but only for the space of a single living heartbeat.

The drawer slides open with a high metallic squeal. Sherlock's body, the other one, the dead one, lies motionless, staring at the cheap industrial ceiling tiles with its empty glass eyes. The bullet hole in the center of its bare white chest looks so much smaller now than the first time John saw it.

"How?" Sherlock says, his face up close to the corpse, his hands with their delicate blue veins dancing over it, examining it for any explanation. All he finds instead are questions. "Who is this? What is this? I don't understand. John, how did you do this? What have you done?"

Sherlock blinks at him. And breathes. And shakes. And lives.

"It doesn't matter anymore, Sherlock. It doesn't matter anymore."
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Title: Zoetrope
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Atop Reichenbach Falls, the conclusion of a meeting
Warnings: violence, death
Word Count: 221 (not a true 221B, sorry)
Author's Notes: This is the first part of a fill for [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b, for her prompt, "A four-hour rail delay." We haven't gotten yet to the train, but we will. Hope this is okay in the meantime!


The cigarette case dropped into its place weighting the letter and Sherlock Holmes lifted his head at last to stand, still and tall.

"I believe I have kept you waiting quite long enough, Professor."

"You have, indeed." Moriarty's fists curled tighter at his sides. "But no longer."

And he was upon him.

What happened after that felt to Holmes like watching a zoetrope spin too slowly, a series of single images stripped out of time.


Moriarty, clenched to Holmes' biceps, his yellowed teeth bared by feral, snarling lips.



Surprise and venom flashing across Moriarty's face as his hands are knocked away and go flying aside.



The crooked angle of Holmes' wrist as the heel of his hand connects with Moriarty's solar plexus, knocking him back.



The professor's eyes, wide then suddenly wider, his arms outstretched.



The tips of Moriarty's fingers, raking across the bone buttons of Holmes' coat.

Only then could he think again, and Holmes' decision was instant.

He took a single step back.

Moriarty's hands grasped into the air, fruitlessly seizing at nothing. With all his lungs he screamed, a primal howl of fury and raw fear. For long seconds, the professor flailed.

And then he was gone, over and gone. Only his voice remained, still raging even as it grew more distant.
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Canon Story: The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
Title: Edge
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13

It is a blessing that the river flow of years has eroded some of the details from my memory. What remains is sharper than ever though, honed to a fine scalpel's edge that slices me open again every time -- Holmes’ face, twisting in agony as he silently screams, and the only sane thought left in my mind: SAVE HIM.


Author's note: A while back I wrote an alternate pitch black ending for this story called The Weapon of Choice, if you might be interested in that sort of thing...
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Canon Story: The Adventure of the Creeping Man
Title: Final
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG

Presbury’s injuries were alarming and serious. He needed a quality surgeon’s immediate assessment. That professional recommendation was rejected outright however to protect reputation and position, neither of which would be of much use to the man debilitated or dead. All my years of experience were in an instant overruled and the matter settled. As ever, only Holmes’ word is final.
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Canon Story: The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
Title: Sworn
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: violence and injury
Author's Notes: Written for 60 for 60 at [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60. Come read and write with us!


It is in his hands one can see Watson’s true nature. His finger pulls the trigger, eliminating the threat with one shot. His palm presses the kidnapper’s gaping wound while his other hand reaches for gauze and anesthetic. Watson’s hands save lives, good or evil, deserved or not. All life is life, and the doctor is sworn to protect it.
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Canon Story: The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
Title: More
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Canon Notes: This is my favorite story we've read so far. It is chock full of excitement, thrilling danger, loyal friendship, and unexpected moral quandaries. Wonder if we should start having a discussion post for the canon stories, because we'd have a lot to talk about for this one!


Our escape was intense. After, Holmes grinned triumphantly until he noticed me gasping, spent from the run.

“Watson? Are you all right, old man?”

“I’m not... an old man... but you... are a lunatic!” I replied between ragged breaths.

He threw his head back laughing, and clasped my shoulder. "Perhaps so! But there is nothing madness loves more than company.”
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Canon Story: The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
Title: Recollection
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: memories of war
Author's Notes: Two again this week. I seem to end up with two for weeks I find challenging. I start writing one, am not enormously enthused about it, start another, am not enraptured by that one either. So then I end up with two, neither of which is completely satisfying for me. But there are some decent qualities to both, so here they are.


I can see it in his eyes; he is thinking of the war. In his mind, he is there, hands caked in blood and sand, struggling mightily against desperate odds to save as many shattered lives as he can.

Watson never speaks of it. With me, he doesn't need to. Perhaps that helps explain why he remains by my side.


Canon Story: The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
Title: Furnace
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG

"What is the meaning of it, Watson? What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear?”

I wanted to tell him. I wanted to explain that it’s love that drives men mad. Love that makes men miserable and joyous. Love that inspires violence, fear, passion, devotion. The furnace of souls burns hot for all but himself.
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Canon Story: The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
Title: "I am going out now."
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Author's Notes: I actually wrote two this week!


“I am going out now.”

Watson throws me a look tinged darkly with worry. Immediately, I raise my hands to reassure him.

“It is only a reconnaissance. I will do nothing serious without my trusted comrade and biographer at my elbow.”

He sighs and visibly relaxes. My good Watson, always concerned, always caring. He is far more than I deserve.


Canon Story: The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
Title: "I play the game..."
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G


“I play the game for the game’s own sake.”

Mycroft never believes me when I tell him that. He has always favored honors and accolades, but such frivolities are meaningless to me. Only clues matter; only the answers are real. My rewards come in the form of intellectual self-satisfaction and not in the empty gestures of titles or tie pins.
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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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This week in 60 for 60, we are writing 60 word ficlets about the Arthur Conan Doyle canon story, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. A classic holiday story! Cases come in all shapes and sizes, but few are as unusual as this one, arriving at Holmes' door as a haggard hat and a Christmas goose. Where these odd clues lead amazes even the Great Detective.

Important and good news, everyone! We're getting our own comm for 60 for 60! We're calling it [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60 (now with intro post and profile) and I'm setting it up this week. Next week, we'll post our entries there. I'll try to message everyone when the comm is open and running, and I'll send all necessary links and info. This is my first comm, so please bear with me. Ideas and help would be welcome!


60 for 60: Week 4: The Blue Carbuncle

Mrs. Peterson’s recipe for golden goose had been passed down for six generations. Each ingredient lent a unique character to the dish: thyme for aroma, peppercorns for spice, orange peel for brightness. This particular goose carried with it a special ingredient of its own, however, and although it didn’t add flavor, the meal was made all the richer for it.

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Don't miss the other takes on The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by these fabulous authors:
tweedisgood
lucybun
methylviolet10b
sabrinaphynn
flawedamythyst
shouldboverthis


Next week on 60 for 60: from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 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.
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This week in 60 for 60, we are writing 60 word ficlets about the Arthur Conan Doyle canon story, The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier. Two men of the Army are the most dedicated companions until they are separated by injury... and a subsequent mysterious disappearance. His friend is determined to find him again, no matter what the cost.

If you've never joined us, we'd love to have you! You can learn more here (including the schedule), but the basics are easy: read the story, then write a 60 word ficlet inspired by it. That's it! It's fun, it's quick and you'll love reading both the wonderful classic canon and the terrific variety of fic we all come up with. Come have fun with us! My own entry for the week is below. As always, just let me know you've written a story, and I'll add a link. Thanks, everyone!


60 for 60: Week 4: The Blanched Soldier

Old Ralph told Godfrey about the visitor, but he had to see for himself.
No. It can’t be.
Godfrey crept to the window for a better look.
J-James? Oh, God, it is.
His head fell against the glass at the sight. James, for the first time in years. Strong, brave, beautiful James.
But that was before, Godfrey. That was before.

Author's note: Yeah, I shipped it. ;)
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Don't miss the other takes on The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier by these fabulous authors:
methylviolet10b
tweedisgood
flawedamythyst
leone
sabrinaphynn
shouldboverthis


Next week on 60 for 60: from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Blue Carbuncle. A classic holiday story! Cases come in all shapes and sizes, but few are as unusual as this one, arriving at Holmes' door as a haggard hat and a Christmas goose. Where these odd clues lead amazes even the Great Detective.

P.S. -- I'll have a wrapup for last week, Black Peter, tomorrow evening. Sorry for the delay.
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This week in 60 for 60, we are writing 60 word ficlets about the Arthur Conan Doyle canon story, The Adventure of Black Peter. When a notoriously dangerous whaler is murdered violently at his home, there's no obvious villain to be found, even if everyone who knew him wanted him gone. The young inspector on the case knows there can be only one man to consult.

If you've never joined us, we'd love to have you! You can learn more here (including the schedule), but the basics are easy: read the story, then write a 60 word ficlet inspired by it. That's it! It's fun, it's quick and you'll love reading both the wonderful classic canon and the terrific variety of fic we all come up with. Come have fun with us! My own entry for the week is below. As always, just let me know you've written a story, and I'll add a link. Thanks, everyone!


60 for 60: Week 3: Black Peter

Now, with his sleeves rolled up his arms, Holmes got to work. The first two wounds were somewhat shallow and tentative as he made his considerations. Anatomy, physics. Force. Mass times... acceleration. For the third blow, he reared back, and with all of his might plunged the harpoon as deeply into the dead body dangling before him as he could.

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Don't miss the other takes on The Adventure of Black Peter by these fabulous authors:
methylviolet10b
flawedamythyst
tweedisgood
sabrinaphynn
leone
shouldboverthis


Next week on 60 for 60: from The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, The Blanched Soldier. One of the rare stories narrated by Holmes himself! A pair of soldiers are as close as friends can be until one of them is injured -- then disappears during his convalescence. His friend embarks on a dedicated quest to find him, wherever he is now and whatever it takes.
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Welcome to week two of 60 for 60! Every Sunday, [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b and I will each be posting on our journals a small ficlet of either 60 words or a single sentence inspired by one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic canon Sherlock Holmes cases. We hope you’ll read along with us and join in the fun yourself with a miniature story of your own!

Today’s adventure is The Beryl Coronet, in which a great treasure of the Empire is put into grave danger and only Sherlock Holmes is up to the task of preventing certain disaster. If you’ve never read it, please check it out and then maybe try your hand at a small ficlet inspired by it! Join us on our little adventure, won’t you? You can find more information here.

Don't miss the other excellent entries for The Beryl Coronet from these authors:
flawedamythyst
leone
methylviolet10b
sabrinaphynn
shouldboverthis


My own entry for this week is below, and any others I hear about, I will add links for. Please drop me a line if you decide to jump in too. Come along, the water’s fine!


60 for 60: Week 2: The Beryl Coronet

An offer to split the meager roast beef sandwich in Holmes’ pocket was all it took to get the hungry valet’s tongue wagging, in more ways than one. The detective listened as the man chewed and chattered, gossiping about his employer between bites.

Gentlemen often require alcohol to lubricate conversation. For workmen, just a little meat and bread can do.


Next week on 60 for 60: from The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Black Peter. A notoriously dangerous man of the sea dies in an act of savage violence. No one is sad to see him go, but who could have possibly done the deed?
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Title: One, Two, Three
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating:PG-13
Character: John Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock Holmes
Summary: The doctor, at work.
Warnings: after-effects of violence
Word Count: 221
Author's Notes: written for [livejournal.com profile] watsons_woes July 1 prompt.

“More hot water, Mrs. Hudson, quick as you can, please,” Watson asked her again, with the pain from his bruised ribs crackling audibly through his voice. When he reached over for another clean towel, she observed how the red sheen of his barked and split knuckles (almost assuredly raked across some blackguard’s now-displaced teeth) contrasted so starkly against the pile of pristine white cloths next to him.

The doctor’s concentration remained fixed and unwavering on the pressing matter at hand: the slender carved ivory knife handle protruding at an awkward right angle from just below his patient’s left shoulder.

“Turn your head to the side and take a deep breath, Holmes. Good, now another, slower. Perfect, one more please, a nice slow deep breath and hold it. Ready? One, two, three.”

The knife made almost no sound at all when Watson pulled it out, which surprised Mrs. Hudson somehow. Perhaps she would have heard it had she been looking, but she was careful to be pouring a fresh dish of water at the time instead, focusing on the rising and twisting tendrils of steam. Only the doctor had been watching in that instant, and his eyes had never broken from his task, even if one of them was already then a good halfway through the process of swelling shut.
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Welcome to the first week of 60 for 60! Every Sunday, [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b and I will each be posting on our journals a small ficlet of either 60 words or a single sentence inspired by one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic canon Sherlock Holmes cases. We hope you’ll read along with us and join in the fun yourself with a miniature story of your own!

Today’s adventure is The Abbey Grange, a tale of heartfelt passion, well-hidden secrets, and devoted loyalty in the face of great risk. If you’ve never read it, please check it out and then maybe try your hand at a small fic inspired by it! Join us on our little adventure, won’t you? You can find more information here.

My own entry for this week is below, and don't miss there other great entries:

60for60 takes on The Abbey Grange by author:
flawedamythyst
leone (also with 900 word expansion!)
methylviolet10b
sabrinaphynn
shouldboverthis

Any others I hear about, I will add links for. Please drop me a line if you decide to jump in too. Come along, the water’s fine!


60 for 60: Week 1: The Abbey Grange

"You have heard the evidence. Do you find the prisoner guilty or not guilty?"

The British jury tensed; this responsibility was sudden and sobering. He straightened his back, tucked his hands behind him and looked Captain Crocker over with care. The man was worn through completely by powerful love and concern. Watson rendered his decision quickly.

"Not guilty, my lord."


Next week on 60 for 60: from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Beryl Coronet. A precious national treasure finds its way into danger and a man discovers even his beloved family may not be worthy of his trust. Who can he turn to but the Great Detective?

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