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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!

Master fic list follows... )
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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: The Adventure of the Bridegroom's Photograph
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] inamac
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, various OCs and historical people
Word Count: ~6600
Warnings: ACD-esque historical distortion, discussion of illness/death
Summary: There is more than one secret to be revealed when a young man comes to Holmes and Watson with a keepsake and a question.
Beta thanks: to [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood, always a treasure
Notes: Written for the spring 2015 round of [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest. [livejournal.com profile] inamac asked for a historical mystery with an emphasis on detection, and I tried my very best with my first ever case-fic. See end for notes on the real mystery, what I changed, and how it differs from ACD's solution – and he had one!

I came to Baker Street often in that late spring of 1890 for that strange, sweet respite of chaos... )
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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: 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: Until Then
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] capt_facepalm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Warnings: None
Summary: When waiting for the return of a friend, keeping a token of friendship is the key to holding on.
Author's Notes: Knowledge of His Last Bow is helpful but not required for this story. Written for [livejournal.com profile] capt_facepalm and the Spring 2014 [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest exchange. Special thanks to my beyond helpful beta, [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood – you are the absolute best.

Watson shifted in the driver's seat, restless and uncomfortable in a borrowed professional's hat and jacket. )
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Title: The Continuity of Empires
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Word Count: ~1450
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] rabidsamfan for the Autumn 2013 [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest exchange, as part of a fic collection called Head to Toe with [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood and [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b
Summary: Two years before the events of His Last Bow, Sherlock Holmes has unexpected illustrious visitors one morning. A case of international proportions stands in the balance, but Holmes takes his work seriously. All of his work.
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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.
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words and thoughts. It means everything to know I have such kind friends who care about me.

Kitty is doing well. We're letting her be free from her plastic cone tonight, so she is happily washing and scratching her ears. Feels better to see her like that. :)
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Trigger warning for sad pet stuff.

I'm sitting here frustrated with myself because I really need to get cracking on writing a bunch of things right now, particularly my story for [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest and [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60 stuff, but I am having the hardest time concentrating. Feeling depressed, I guess.

We just found out one of our two cats has cancer last week. She had surgery, but it is very likely it will come back. It usually does. The vet referred me to a pet oncologist, which I thought was ludicrous. I love my cat, but I am not going to pay thousands of dollars to torture her in a way I can't explain to her to buy a few extra sickly months. She's happy now (or will be once the Elizabethan collar comes off) and we'll keep her as happy we can as long as we can. And then when we can't anymore, we will try to make another rescue cat happy as we can as long as we can. It's all we can do for our pets. We'll always outlive them.

It's easy to say that logically, but it's hard not to be upset about it emotionally. She's my silly stupid fatty girl, and whenever she leaves, I will miss her terribly. I dread the concept of having to decide when is her time.

But for all my feelings on what's happening, the cat herself is oblivious. She's livid about that plastic collar, and she gets annoyed by all the extra close snugglings she gets. She never did like things close to her face, plastic or human. But during breaks from her collar, she's as excitable and sprightly as ever. May it last.
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Title: Uncontrolled Variables
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Self-harm, violence, h/c
Word Count: ~2000
Summary: Not ever variable can be controlled.
Author's Note: Written for this prompt about Sherlock's experiment with John and the fear drug in the laboratory in the episode The Hounds of Baskerville:

John reacts very badly to the drug. Maybe he’s allergic, or maybe his PTSD is a factor. He flashes back to Afghanistan or has some kind of full-blown Devil’s Foot hallucination: something that makes Sherlock feel guilty for (he believes) exposing John to it.
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Title: Interludes in Winter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Warnings: UST
Word Count: ~900
Author's Notes: My first Elementary fic. I fell in love with the show gradually and unexpectedly. It's a very happy surprise.
Summary: It - she - sneaks up on him, a little at a time, despite himself.
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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: 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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I am having an internal debate about whether to post the first chapter of the new work in progress I have.

It's what I was working on for National Novel Writing Month, although I changed directions somewhat since then. The first chapter is done (and most of the second chapter as well, along with many disconnected later parts). I love it.

The issue is this -- I don't write linearly. I write in fits and starts and in bits and pieces. Eventually those pieces sort of coalesce and I have a story. This work in progress is the longest thing I've ever written, the longest thing I've ever tried to write. I don't know how long it will take, but knowing me, it's likely to be a long time.

I have one work in progress already out, a promised prompt fill that I am already extremely overdue for. I wouldn't have posted it unfinished if it hadn't been a prompt. Normally, I don't go for posting works in progress. And now I'm considering having two out at the same time.

So, if you've read this ramble this far, drop a comment and tell me what I should do. I'm just not sure. I'm excited about my new story and want to show off my shiny toy, but should I wait until the whole thing comes together first?
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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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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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