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Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2014
Summary: Stories written for the daily prompts over July 2014 from the Watson's Woes LJ community.
Rating: G to PG
Word Count: 100 to 1,119
30 entries: 7/1/14, 7/2/14, 7/3/14, 7/4/14, 7/5/14

Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2011
Summary: Stories written for the daily prompts over July 2011 from the Watson's Woes LJ community. (I did not do the extra credit Amnesty prompts)
Rating: G to PG
Word Count: 100 to 1,115
30 entries: 7/1-2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30, 7/31

60 for 60 (sadly neglected of late)
Summary: spacemutineer and methylviolet10b's 60 for 60 challenge: Each week we read a piece of canon and write a 60-word fiction based on it.
Rating: G
Word Count: 60 each
3 entries: Week 1 (with longer expansion), Week 2, Week 3, Week 10

Knowledge of Botany--Variable
Summary: Holmes works on expanding his botanical knowledge
Rating: G
Word Count: 969

The book of my enemy has been remaindered
Summary: When Jefferson Poole discovers that his bookshop has been mysteriously rearranged, he goes to Sherlock Holmes for assistance. In the process, he draws a hitherto undrawn conclusion about the relationship between Holmes and Watson.
Rating: G to PG
Word Count: 12,491
7 chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The East Wind Goes
Summary: Mycroft in retirement
Rating: G
Word Count: 2000
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Title: Detection victorious over mortal Art
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: PG
Character(s): Watson, HOlmes
Summary: Holmes finds a way to entertain himself at art galleries
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for the July 5 picture prompt
Word Count: 221B

Watson bent arthritically in front of each image in the gallery . . . )
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Title: The Great Vowel Shift
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: PG
Character(s): Mary, Sherlock
Summary: Sherlock is book-smart.
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Sherlock-verse. Fill for the July 4 writing poem prompt by Walt Whitman:
Words! book-words! what are you?
Words no more, for hearken and see,
My song is there in the open air—and I must sing,
With the banner and pennant a-flapping.
Word Count: 193

Read more... )
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Title: With a fringe on top
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: PG
Character(s): Mary, Watson, Holmes, Lestrade, various OCs
Summary: Mary's girlhood entertainments find some unexpected outlets
Warnings: Off-stage human trafficking
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for the July 3 writing prompt: A character's hidden talent saves the day. I encourage you to peruse these wonderful photos if you need help envisioning the scene. (Even if you are quite happy with what your imagination can provide, I encourage you to peruse them anyway.)
Word Count: 533





Badger

Jul. 2nd, 2014 08:59 pm
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Title: Badger
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Watson, Holmes, Mr. Sherman, a badger, a stoat, a carter, and Toby.
Summary: Watson returns to the naturalist's shop after Toby's exertions are complete
Warnings: none
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for the July 2 writing prompt: Animals, animals, animals. This was written very quickly. Beware spelling and grammar errors!
Word Count: 750

"A friend of Mr. Sherlock is always welcome," said he. "Step in, sir. Keep clear of the badger, for he bites." The Sign of Four

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Title: The Experiment
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Holmes, Watson, Mrs. Hudson, OFC
Summary: Holmes explores methods of reducing friction.
Warnings: none
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for the July 1 writing prompt.
Word Count: 1119

 
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Title: Wisdom earned
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Holmes, Watson
Summary: spacemutineer and methylviolet10b's 60 for 60 challenge: Week 10: The Adventure of The Copper Beeches
Warnings: none
Word Count: 60
Author's notes: Drawn from the following lines:

"Danger! What danger do you foresee?"

Holmes shook his head gravely. "It would cease to be a danger if we could define it," said he.

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Then, such confidence seemed the height of naive folly . . . )

Reflection

Jul. 31st, 2011 10:01 pm
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Title: Reflection
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: PG
Character(s): Holmes, Watson
Summary: Watson is stuck on a cliff; Holmes comes to the rescue.
Warnings: cliffhanger
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for July 31st picture prompt:
Word Count: 221B

Watson's fingers were raw, his neck and shoulders cramped . . . )
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Title: Nuisance variable
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Holmes in absentia
Summary: Experimental research does not always yield the desired results.
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for July 30th prompt: "Is that  __(item name)__ supposed to be _(doing that)  ?"
Word Count: 583

Dr. Watson lugged his valise wearily along Baker Street . . . )
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Title: Remembrance
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: PG-13
Character(s): Watson, Mary Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Holmes
Summary: The triumph of Culverton Smith
Warnings: AU, character death
Author's Notes: AU ACD-verse. Fill for July 29th prompt: "Illness, in a location where little to no help is forthcoming.."
Word Count: 221B

 

When Watson opened his eyes, he could not remember what had angered him. )

Literal

Jul. 28th, 2011 10:22 pm
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Title: Literal
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Holmes, Watson
Summary: Holmes makes like an earthworm.
Warnings: none
Author's Notes: BBC Sherlock-verse. Fill for July 28th prompt: "Enclosed spaces."
Word Count: 221B

 

Sherlock's backside wriggled . . . )

 


Forecast

Jul. 27th, 2011 08:50 pm
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Title: Forecast
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Holmes, Watson, two OFCs
Summary: An investigation into the scene from Elizabeth Bishop's sestina.
Warnings: none
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for July 27th prompt: "Poem." There is no need to read Bishop's poem to understand this fic, but I strongly recommend the poem to anyone. It is beautiful, and only becomes more beautiful with repeated readings. (I have not incorporated quotations explicitly, but the essence of a sestina is repetition of individual words in different contexts, and I have done that here with the words from this poem.)
Word Count: 221B

 

Holmes did not notice the signs . . . )

 


Sunset

Jul. 26th, 2011 09:59 pm
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Title: Sunset
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): John and Mary Watson
Summary: Unabashed fluff: the happy couple on a picnic.
Warnings: none
Author's Notes: Fill for July 26th prompt: "Red, lantern, grass, fish, needle. You must use four of the five in your fic."
Word Count: 100

Watson lay back on the blanket . . . )

Scent

Jul. 25th, 2011 11:38 pm
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Title: Scent
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: PG-13
Character(s): John Watson, his parents, his brother, Mary Morstan, Sherlock Holmes
Summary: Young John Watson encounters a series of scents that do not (yet) evoke any memories.
Warnings: character death
Author's Notes: Fill for July 25th prompt: "Whether your supernatural (ie. otherworldly or beyond-worldly) experience proves to be man-created or simply imaginary, or you go the route of yes-ghosts/demons/vampires/freakythingsthatgobumpinthenight-do-exist, you must make the experience sufficiently terrifying.  Pull out all the stops on those spooky old organs and try your best to creep your fellow authors (and poor Watson by default) out of their flat-footed-on-the-ground status."
Word Count: 505

 

It started with biscuits. )

Dust

Jul. 24th, 2011 10:05 pm
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Title: Dust
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): John Watson, two unnamed OCs
Summary: Why John shoots so well
Warnings: gunfire, character death
Author's Notes: Fill for July 24th prompt: "Pick one of the four seasons and write about a storm during that season.  Spring shower, summer hurricane, autumn wind, winter blizzard, or whatever strikes your fancy.  Must be Watson-centric H/C or angst; what form that takes is up to you."
Word Count: 422

John pounded along the dusty road . . . )

 


Resume

Jul. 24th, 2011 01:17 am
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Title: Resume
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Neville St. Clair, John Watson
Summary: Neville St. Clair's job history did not do him any favours.
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Fill for July 23nd prompt: "You must rewrite the end scene of a case, in any universe you choose (book, movie, television) - and in any way you choose. If you want to make it angstier, feel free; if you want to add a gratuitous wrap-up scene that really needed to be in there (or delete the ennnnndless exposition), go for it; if you think it was unrealistic and want to just kill off all the characters, now's your chance. Pick a story/episode/movie, and end it differently than the original."  This addresses the end of The Man with the Twisted Lip
Word Count: 100

"It must stop here, however," said Bradstreet. "If the police are to hush this thing up, there must be no more of Hugh Boone."

"I have sworn it by the most solemn oaths which a man can take."

Of course, it did not stop there. )


Priorities

Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:30 pm
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Title: Priorities
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Watson
Summary: Why stone fruit outweighs love
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Fill for July 22nd prompt: "Epistolary fic, fluff genre; Retirement era/WWI era, I-miss-you!fluff"
Word Count: 168

. . . must thank you for the hints on who has been stealing the peach pits. )

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Title: Luminary Clock
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Watson
Summary: The passage of time
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Consistent with any universe. Fill for July 21st prompt: "Acquainted with the Night, by Robert Frost"
Word Count: 409

He opened his eyes. )

 

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Title: Disappointment
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Holmes, Watson
Summary: Holmes prognosticates
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: BBC Sherlock-verse. Fill for July 20th prompt: "Watson's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day"
Word Count: 314

A few years ago, Sherlock might have said something . . . )


Moment

Jul. 19th, 2011 10:07 pm
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Title: Moment
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: PG
Character(s): Holmes, Watson, 3 OMCs
Summary: Why Holmes does not explain his reasoning
Warnings: gunshots, off-screen attempted sexual assault
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for July 19th song prompt: "A Foggy Day (In London Town)"
Word Count: 1017

Watson followed the lean shape in front of him . . . )

 

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