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[Mod Note: We are once again indebted to two marvellous pinch-hitters for ensuring that everyone received a gift and for saving what sanity remains to the mods. Without wonderful people like you, this simply would not be possible. Thank you!]

Title: Daring to Act
Recipient: The Fantastic Pinch-hitters of Round 6
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: At the conclusion of a case, Watson wonders what the consequences of his actions will be.

"I watched Holmes approach with a mixture of relief and trepidation..." )

Title: Essential to the Process
Recipient: The Fantastic Pinch-hitters of Round 6
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: Logic requires certain essentials.
"It is essential to the process..." )
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Title: Telling the Bees
Recipient: [ profile] mainecoon76
Author: [ profile] marta_bee
Beta: [ profile] lindahoyland and [ profile] androdea
Rating: PG
Warnings: (canonical, more or less offscreen) character death
Word Count: 2,471 words + Notes
Summary: A moment from the Great Hiatus, on the road to Damascus.
Author's Notes: With all due apologies to Aristotle, Doyle, the Christian Bible, and any other work I've managed to scrawl over with this graffiti. I pilfer because I love.

It has been two years, seven months, and seventeen days... )
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Title: The Adventure of the Bridegroom's Photograph
Recipient: [ profile] inamac
Author: [ 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 [ profile] tweedisgood, always a treasure
Notes: [ profile] inamac, you asked for a historical mystery with an emphasis on detection, and I tried my very best for you 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: The Scotland Yard Stalker
Recipient: [ profile] kerravonsen
Author: [ profile] winryweiss
Rating: PG
Characters: Dr. John H. Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Mrs. Hudson, Inspector Stanley Hopkins, Inspector MacKenzie, Inspector G. Lestrade.
Warnings: post-hiatus timeline, case-fic, crossover with Raffles (very, very feeble one).
Summary: A mysterious stranger follows several members of Scotland Yard.
Word Count: 2491
Disclaimer: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson and everyone from this charming gaslight universe created by Arthur Conan Doyle are in the public domain. Inspector MacKenzie was created by Ernest William Hornung, and is now also in the public domain
Notes: With hearty thanks to [ profile] gardnerhill for her help and proofreading. She was patient enough to race against the clock with me, so all my gratitude belongs to her.

The Scotland Yard Stalker )
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Title: and after me a strange tide turns
Recipient: [ profile] fyliwionvilyaer
Author: [ profile] obstinatrix
Rating: PG-13
Characters, including any pairing(s): Holmes/Watson
Warnings: References to period-typical homophobia
Summary: In retrospect, it was foolish to assume that a man like Sherlock Holmes knew nothing of London's darker quarters. He lived among them, after all. Title from Wilfred Owen.

In retrospect, I will readily admit that the confusion was largely my own fault... )
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Title: The Adventure of The Woman in Mourning
Recipient: [ profile] stellinia
Author: [ profile] capt_facepalm
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 8200
Characters: Watson, Holmes, mention of canonical characters, a meriad of original characters.
Warnings: Violence
Summary: This fic has it all! Holmes point-of-view, kiddie fic, canonical cameos, canonical death(s), romance, murder, vengeance, confounding aliases, secret societies, deductions, and kittens!!! (Just kidding... no kittens, but a cat is mentioned in passing.)
Author's Notes: Sir Arthur played fast and loose with his chronology, and so must I. More time passes between EMPT and NORW than is conventionally accepted in canon. Revisiting SCAN is heartily encouraged but is no guarantee to understanding this story. Sorry about that.

The Adventure of the Woman in Mourning )
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Title: His Heartbeat A Lullaby
Recipient: [ profile] elina_elsu
Author: [ profile] apidologist
Rating: PG-13
Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, references to Watson/Mary Morstan
Warnings: depictions of war experiences and trauma
Summary: Watson’s army experiences are the source of nightmares which make it difficult for him to sleep, and Holmes is determined to do whatever he can to help.
Disclaimer: a line or two paraphrased from the canon and from the light of my life, BBC Radio Holmes

The smells were the first to come into focus: antiseptic, dust, sweat, blood. )
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Title: This Mortal Ark
Recipient: [ profile] spacemutineer
Author: [ profile] sevs_girl72
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, Doctor John Watson, Stamford, Inspector Lestrade and some original characters.
Warnings: Post-hiatus angst
Summary: A doctor dies after a séances at a dinner hosted by the Stamfords and Watson finds himself at the doorstep of 221b once again, despite not being sure where he and Holmes stand with each other after Holmes’ return after the hiatus.
Word Count: 3670
Disclaimer: Holmes is in the public domain and instilled in all of our Holmesian hearts, but I must pay homage to the singular genius of Arthur Conan Doyle; We’d have none of this glorious deduction and angst without him.
A/N: The title and epigraph of part I come from Tennyson’s In Memoriam XI and the epigraph of part II comes from the “Epilogue”. Also my thanks and love go to the speedy work of my two lovely betas and cheerleading team [ profile] siggen1 and [ profile] theicescholar

This Mortal Ark )
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Title: The Secret Sculptor
Recipient: [ profile] emmyangua
Author: [ profile] gowerstreetcat
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Holmes, Watson, Holmes/Watson, Mrs Hudson, past Holmes/OMC, OFC/OMC
Warnings: None apply (I think)
Summary: A chance encounter on the street brings Holmes into contact with a figure from his past who is in need of his assistance.
Disclaimer: All due credit to ACD. Apologies for playing with the London transport system.

The aftermath of the Felderson case, which resulted in the absolute pardon of Miss O'Bryan... )
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Title: The Adventure of the Druids of Lanyon Dolmen
Recipient: [ profile] morelindo
Author: [ profile] tripleransom
Rating: PG
Character(s): Holmes, Watson, OCs
Warnings: Mention of drug use
Length: 5,500 words
Summary: Holmes and Watson head off to Cornwall to investigate a case that may have supernatural elements.
Disclaimer: I don't own any of 'em. Don't I wish.
A/N: This fic was inspired by a wonderfully evocative pencil sketch produced by [ profile] lynndyre for the spring, 2014 [ profile] acd_holmesfest. I was so taken with it that I asked for permission to write a story for it. When I saw that my idea would fit in with my recipient's request, this was the result. [ profile] morelindo, I hope you like it and [ profile] lynndyre, I hope I have done justice to your artwork.
Lanyon Dolmen is a real monument in Cornwall, but I have played a bit fast and loose with its geography and its history. Consult the site for some references to the topography and surrounding landscape.

The Adventure of the Druids of Lanyon Dolmen )
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Title: Six Years of Evidence

Recipient: [ profile] sevs_girl72

Author: [ profile] methylviolet10b

Rating: PG

Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Inspector Lestrade, Inspector Gregson, Professor Moriarty, Inspector MacDonald, Inspector Peter Jones, Inspector Abernathy Jones, Inspector Bradstreet, various others

Words: 4,529

Warnings: Assumes knowledge of various canon stories, including The Final Problem, The Adventure of the Empty House, and The Valley of Fear; plays fast and loose with interpretation of canon events; lots of room for interpretation

Summary: Inspector Lestrade considers multiple mysteries in the light of evidence over six eventful years.


The sitting room at Baker Street hadn’t changed much in its fundamentals… )
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Title: Some Observations Upon The Segregation Of The Queen
Recipient: [ profile] mistyzeo
Author: [ 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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[Mod Note: A perfect pair of pinch-hitters saved the mods once again. You have our deepest gratitude!]

Title: A Perfect Pair
Recipient: The amazing PinchHitter #1, the wonderful PinchHitter #2
Author: [ profile] tweedisgood
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mary Morstan; Mr Sherlock Holmes/Dr John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: Two men, looking towards two futures, at two points in time.

A Perfect Pair )

Title: Bark and Bite
Recipient: The amazing PinchHitter #1, the wonderful PinchHitter #2
Author: [ profile] methylviolet10b
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, mentions of Sir Henry, Stapleton, and the convict on the moor
Warnings: Assumes knowledge of The Hound of the Baskervilles
Summary: The bark and the bite - both are telling.

“Then you use me, and yet do not trust me!” - Watson to Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles

Bark and Bite )
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Title: “You could have died”
Recipient: mainecoon76
Artist: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters: H/W
Notes: A short comic of the after-case scene from your story “The Strange Case of the Ruby Crucifix”, less slashy than the original but still rather slashy!

Read more... )
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Title: The Case of the Disturbed Doctor
Recipient: [ profile] capt_facepalm
Author: [ 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: [ profile] huntingospray
Author: [ 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: [ profile] scfrankles

Author: [ 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: [ profile] sevs_girl72
Author: [ 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: [ profile] winryweiss
Author: [ 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 [ 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: [ profile] tripleransom
Author: [ 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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