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Title: Some Observations Upon The Segregation Of The Queen
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] mistyzeo
Author: [livejournal.com profile] flawedamythyst
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Holmes/Watson
Warnings: Inaccurate bee-keeping, mild peril, mention of old men having a sex life
Summary: When a gang of criminals come after an elderly Holmes and Watson in search of revenge, Holmes takes an unusual step to protect Watson.

I am long past the time in my life when I am able to be patient about being woken in the middle of the night... )
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Title: The Case of the Disturbed Doctor
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] capt_facepalm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson
Warnings: Canon level violence
Summary: Watson is surprised when Holmes agrees to visit a new client, but discovers that his services are also needed.

It was unusual for Holmes to agree to visit a client… )
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Title: The East End Golem
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] huntingospray
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sevs_girl72
Rating: PG
Characters/pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Inspector Lestrade, undercurrents of Holmes/Watson, and vague reference to Holmes/OMC
Warnings: Some violence and contextual anti-semitism
Summary: Watson returns from a holiday in the north worried about Holmes’ health, but crime never ceases. The pair descend into the maze of the Jewish Quarters of East London in 1897 and come face to face with an ancient legend that reawakens some hiatus angst and hurt feelings.
Word Count: 4478
Disclaimer: I owe everything to ACD and more than a little to the Granada version of these most beloved stories.
Notes: I am no expert on the conditions or life in the East End of London at the end of the 19th century so I apologize in advance.

From the Private Notebooks of John H. Watson, M.D. )
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Title: The Misadventure of the Mendacious Medium

Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] scfrankles

Author: [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b

Rating: PG

Characters: Sherlock Holmes; John Watson, MD; various OCs

Summary: Watson assists Holmes in one of his cases with unexpected results.

Disclaimer: ACD told us to do what we liked with them. I’ve taken him at his word. Various references to actual Victorian institutions, as well as Victorian attitudes and customs. Holmes’ opinions are his alone, not meant as a reflection on the institutions themselves.


I have done many things for Holmes over the course of the years… )
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Title: The Case of the Purloined Pearls
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] sevs_girl72
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tripleransom
Rating: PG for canon-level violence
Characters: Holmes, Watson, Lestrade
Warnings: None. Your grandmamma would love it.
Beta: My DH was good enough to help out, even though he thought the whole idea was a little daft. NB: we're both Americans, so I can only hope there are no obvious howlers.
Disclaimer: Public domain, baby! Or maybe not. In any case, no profit is made
Word Count: 4,250
Summary: Lestrade writes his sister a letter detailing a bizarre case he works on shortly after Holmes's return to London.

The Case of the Purloined Pearls )
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Title: The Ghosts of Hollyblossom Lane
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] winryweiss
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mainecoon76
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson UST; Watson & Lestrade (friendship).
Summary: When the priest of an ancient church approaches Holmes with a ghostly tale, the detective welcomes the case as a pleasant distraction. But the adventure proves to be a dangerous one, and Watson makes a discovery he will never bring himself to share.
A/N: Dear recipient, you asked for Lestrade action, here you have some Lestrade action. I hope it’s to your liking! I also hope you’re ok with Holmes/Watson UST; this is pretty much my headcanon for the pre-Reichenbach era, so I allowed myself to keep it.
I apologize for any archeological and geographical mistakes. I used wikipedia to my best knowledge, but errors are entirely possible. (But then, I am in good company. *points to certain stories about snakes and milk*)
Betaed by and discussed with [livejournal.com profile] mrs_sweetpeach. Once again, thank you so much! :)

Private Diary of Dr John H. Watson, October 10th, 1936. )
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Title: The Adventure of the Southwark Stables
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] tripleransom
Author: [livejournal.com profile] capt_facepalm
Rating: PG
Wordy Words: 5700
Characters: Watson, Holmes
Warnings: N/A
Author's Notes: One half case fic, one half drama, one quarter horse

The Adventure of the Southwark Stables )
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Title: The Strange Affair of the Unwanted Emeralds

Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] inamac

Author: [livejournal.com profile] blueonblue

Beta: Thanks for this - it really is appreciated.

Rating: G

Word count: 3,000

Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, Lord Peter Wimsey, Marjorie Phelps, Harry “Bunny” Manders, the third Mrs Watson

Warnings: Some period attitudes towards colonialism and women


Summary: Crossover between Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey stories and Sherlock Holmes. 1899 as narrated by Miss Marjorie Phelps in 1921.


Author's Notes: Marjorie Phelps is Lord Peter Wimsey’s artist friend from The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club and Strong Poison. Bunny Manders is from E.W. Hornung’s Raffles stories, Allan Quatermain and She are from H. Rider Haggard, and Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are from London (by way of Conan Doyle).



Perhaps his long association with Mr Sherlock Holmes gave my uncle a greater understanding… )

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Title: The Apothecaries’ Garden
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] saki101
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Mrs Hudson
Word Count: ~10K
Warnings: none
Summary: Watson hopes to distract Holmes during a lull between cases. (Set sometime after A Scandal in Bohemia and before The Sign of the Four).
Disclaimer: public domain
A/N: Although not necessary to the story, if anyone would like to refresh their recollection of Hawthorne’s tale, Rappaccini’s Daughter may be read here. The “phantasy, in three scenes” inspired by Hawthorne’s story, entitled The Poison-Flower, may be read here.

The Apothecaries’ Garden )
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Title: The Case of the Male Voice Choir
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit
Author: [livejournal.com profile] scfrankles
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2,250
Characters: Holmes/Hopkins, Watson/Lestrade
Warnings: N/A
Summary: A story told in epistolary form, with editor’s notes: a criminal in hiding appears to be taking an interest in Welsh culture. Luckily Holmes knows someone called Hopkins.
Disclaimer: I apologise to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for taking mild liberties with Inspector Hopkins. But probably better me than [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit.

The Case of the Male Voice Choir )
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Title: Rainy Season
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] blueonblue
Author: [livejournal.com profile] winryweiss
Rating: PG
Characters: (in order of appearance) Inspector Stanley Hopkins, Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John H. Watson, as well as minor supporting original characters.
Warnings: None.
Summary: Inspector Hopkins is summoned to deal with a nasty murder in a much worse weather. And said case promptly turns out to be more complicated than originally seemed.
Word Count: 7030
Disclaimer: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson and everyone from this charming gaslight universe created by Arthur Conan Doyle are in the public domain.
Notes: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby and [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit for their help. To be perfectly honest, no words could describe how grateful I am, not only for beta-reading, SPAG check and Brit-pick, but furthermore for their general advices and wonderful suggestions.

The worst things about late autumn are the downpours... )
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Title: The Dancing Shiva
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] shadowycat
Author: [livejournal.com profile] huntingospray
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Holmes/Watson, Lestrade, OMCs
Warnings: Canon typical violence and off stage death.
Summary: It started with an apparently simple case and a parcel from India and ended in near murder and death. But along the way Holmes learns that there are some very murky secrets hidden in Watson's past
Word count: 8,262
Disclaimer: To miss quote Edwin Stanton "Now they belong to the ages."

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance. )
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Title:“Lost Property”
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] monkeybard
Pairing: Holmes/Watson established relationship
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~2,750
Summary: It wasn’t Watson.
Beta thanks to [livejournal.com profile] stardust_made

I have many faults; I freely admit it... )
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Title: Inclination
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] elina_elsu
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ladyblank
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: A convalescence, a revelation, and a promise.
Disclaimer: At the beginning I borrow bits of dialogue from A Study in Scarlet; this is not to be considered anything but the property of Sir Arthur (whether he wants to lay claim to it or not).

I had started from motives of pure practicality… )
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Title: Five Pillows and an Ounce of Shag, or The Lips of the Twisted Man
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] alafaye
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gardnerhill
Rating: PG (Victorian metaphors)
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mrs. Neville St. Clair, Inspector Bradstreet, Neville St. Clair
Pairing: H/W
Warning: Gentlemanly canoodling. Opium. Heterosexual panic. Large lumps of prose taken directly from the original Conan Doyle story. Large liberties taken with said original Conan Doyle story.
Word Count: 5000
Summary: A re-imagining of “The Man With the Twisted Lip.”
Disclaimer: If the Doyle estate doesn’t like the way we play with the dolls they shouldn’t have sold them to us.

In the blistering hot month of July 1889... )
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Title: Dark Have Been My Dreams
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] monkeybard
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG for canon-level violence;
Characters: Holmes/Watson, with a heavy focus on Watson
Warnings: N/A
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer + [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood
Word Count: 2,516 + Notes

Summary: John Watson was three the first time he dreamed of Death, and eight when he first dreamed of dying. This was not as macabre as it might at first seem.

Read more... )
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Title: Love the Sinner
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] fictionforlife
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, OCs
Warnings: None
Summary: We all know that Watson was an unreliable narrator. Here, he tells us the real story of his early association with Sherlock Holmes as a character from Holmes's past presents him with a case. A continuation of sorts from my story [redacted], but it's not necessary to have read that one first.
Disclaimer: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are in the public domain. I wish they were mine, but alas, they are not.

I find that there is some obscure source of satisfaction to me... )
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Title: The Adventure of the Dancing Man
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lightinastorm
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG (being very cautious here, for violence and past [canonical] character-death)
Character(s): Holmes, Watson, and a host of OCs
Warnings: none applicable
Length: 5,018 + Notes
Summary: When the Countess Howard's family heirlooms are stolen, Holmes must take on a rather unusual disguise to recover them. An original casefic written in the style of Doyle's stories with perhaps a bit more character study than actual plot.
Disclaimer: Holmes and Watson, many of the references here, and even the title are Doyle's. Other bits are taken from the Sherlock BBC series, and from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. I expand because I love.

In the many accounts I've produced over the years of my adventures with Sherlock Holmes... )
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Title: The Sea of Lies
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] tripleransom
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kathie_d
Rating : PG
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, OCs. Pairing: H/W (established).
Wordcount: 14,925
Warnings: Character death (OC), v. mild horror, period-appropriate racism, angst, H/C.
Summary. Casefic. A diamond believed to be the mysterious Daria-i-Noor finds its way to the British Museum. An old friend from Holmes’s Montague Street days fears a plot to steal it, leading our boys onto the trail of a veteran of the Sepoy Revolt.
Disclaimer – All ACD’s works are public domain in the UK, but of course we are eternally indebted to him for so diligently publishing Watson’s biographies. Political figures and companies referred to are historically accurate, but all major characters involved are completely fictional, and do not intend to reflect any real person, living or dead.
A certain pink diamond is still at large, and its true location remains a matter of debate today.


It was a cold, close, December evening... )
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Title: The Keeping of a Retired Detective
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] desecrets
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters: Holmes/Watson, female OC
Warnings: None
Summary: Holmes retired because the bees were much better than the uncreative criminal classes. Unfortunately, no one seems to understand.
Disclaimer: Sherlock Holmes and his Watson belong to Sir ACD. May he not be rolling in his grave with what we have done.
A/N: Thanks to my beta, [redacted].

The Keeping of a Retired Detective )

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