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Fic: Iron Will: G

Title: Iron Will
Rating: G
Length: 500
Content Notes: Holmes & Watson; crack; humour; Bessie & Mrs. Hudson; a bit of Woosterism.
Summary: Holmes & Watson make New Year's resolutions. Whose will is the strongest?
Author's Note: For the monthy prompt: resolution.


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Fic: Resolutions: G

Title: Resolutions
Form/Wordcount: Double drabble
Characters/Pairings: Dr John Watson
Rating: G
Warnings/Content: Watson has been woken from a dream

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Poem: Fruitful Verse: G

Title: Fruitful Verse
Rating: G
Length: 305
Poetic Form: etheree (octuple)
Author's Note: Greenaway's Language of Flowers gives the following meanings: cherry (good education); plum (fidelity); peach (your qualities like your charms are unequal); raspberry(remorse); and strawberry (love and esteem); the tart also contains blackberry and blueberry preserves.
Inky's Note: Mrs. Hudson was kind enough to lend me the use of her kitchen (and her opposable thumbs) to prepare a most auspicious dessert, the epiphany tart, for presentation with this verse on this felicitous occasion and so I humble submit:

To Mister Holmes, a bit of fruitful verse on this the anniversary of your birth.
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January Activity Post

Happy birthday, Mr. Holmes!



Yes, this month the activity post has been brought forward a little, in honour of this splendid day.



And the activity is:


Suggestions in the comments for what different characters would give Sherlock Holmes for his birthday.




An extra added activity:


One present that Mr. Holmes is hoping to receive is a delicious Epiphany tart from Okapi. But there has been an anguished note from Dr. Watson regarding gifts of lesser tarts (message passed on via my esteemed co-mod)—”Please, no more Epiphany tarts - if anyone can suggest what to do with those that have already been received, I would be extremely grateful."

So there you have it. Pie-eating contest? Slapstick at Scotland Yard? Victorian frisbees? The field is wide open.



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

Monthly Prompt: January

The prompt for this month is:


Resolution




This could be a New Year's resolution, of course: trying something new, or making a fresh start. Or it could be an important decision, or someone's determination. Maybe it could be how a case is solved or how a tricky situation is sorted out. It could be the resolution of a microscope. And in chemistry, resolution is the process of reducing or separating something into constituent parts or components.


As always, you needn’t use the prompt if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

Fic: The Gift of Luck: G

Title: The Gift of Luck
Rating: Gen
Length: 300
Content Notes: Holmes & Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Bessie the maid, fluff
Summary: Christmas 1894. Mrs. Hudson makes a miniature plum pudding for the gentlemen upstairs. Who will get the bachelor's button and who will get the ring?
Author's Note: For the monthly prompt: gift

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Fic: The Gift of Scent: G

Title: The Gift of Scent
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Content Notes: Fluff, Holmes & Watson
Summary: A clove-studded orange prompts two stiff upper lipped Englishmen to negotiate their first Christmas.
Author's Note: for the monthly prompt: gift. Merry Christmas to the Holmes_Minor comm!

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Living in the Present

Title: Living in the Present    
Author: gardnerhill
Form/Wordcount: 400
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson (or Sherlock Holmes & John Watson)
Rating: G
Warnings/Content: None
Summary: Their true gifts to each other cannot be wrapped.
Author’s Notes: For the Holmes Minor December 2016 prompt: Gift

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Fic: The Gift of Tea: G

Title: The Gift of Tea
Rating: Gen
Length: 500
Content Notes: Holmes/Watson, h/c, implied bed sharing at the end, not technically tea, actually herbal infusion, or tisane for the Poirot fans.
Summary: A bone-coldness grips Watson on Christmas Eve.
Author's Note: For the monthly prompt: gift


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December Activity Post

Welcome to the December activity post!


This month, the activity is Christmas crackers, and here’s how it’s going to work:



In your comment, state the two people pulling the cracker.

Tell us who wins.

And then tell us what was in the cracker.




For example:



Holmes and Mrs. Hudson are pulling the cracker.

Mrs. Hudson wins!

Inside the cracker is a miniature eviction notice, a paper crown decorated with the words 'I Rule', and the motto/joke reads: "What did the landlady say when starting to tidy bottles in a cupboard: Let's be gin."
[Joke supplied by my esteemed co-mod. Not all puns are my fault.]



If you need any inspiration to get the imagination going, here’s an article on the Victoria and Albert Museum website which shows a few typical Victorian cracker contents, and here’s an article from Victoriana Magazine, which goes into quite some detail about Victorian crackers.



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!