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Joined 08-19-09, id: 2054883, Profile Updated: 02-15-15
Author has written 14 stories for Sherlock Holmes, and Sherlock.

A compulsive writer with an enduring fondness for the Victorian era, I have long been subject to wistfulness for that bygone age of fog, gaslight, scientific discovery and propriety. My other great loves are Sherlock Holmes as penned by Arthur Conan Doyle, gothic horror, mysteries, tales of the supernatural - with my current obsession being all things steampunk.

I am an avid reader, who enjoys keeping up to date with the latest books, though will always prefer wordsmiths of the past to most of what passes for literature today, with my favorite authors being, in no particular order: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and William Shakespeare, all of whom influenced me profoundly in my desire to set pen to paper. To give credit where it's due, so did old school Anne Rice.

Incurably geeky, I can lay claim to the most obscure interests imaginable. Fan fiction has been one of them for several years now, though it is fair to say my tastes, to a certain extent, have evolved considerably over time. I have always enjoyed action, adventure, plottiness, hurt/comfort, and close male friendships - themes that I hope tend to appear in my own fics. Yet for several reasons, foremost among them being, in my humble estimation, it can often stray too far from the source material, I no longer read or write slash. This sentiment extends to smut of any variety and excessive profanity. As a fic writer, I am averse to lamentable grammar, anachronisms, certain modern adaptations, the dreaded Mary Sue - and promise to steer as clear from them as possible.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Writing TOS by WeirdLittleStories reviews
This is an essay, not a fic, and it's about the TV show, not about the movies. Since TOS was the first Star Trek, a lot of the stuff that developed later isn't yet present. To keep your story within TV-era TOS boundaries, here are a few things to keep in mind. JUST ADDED: Chapter 2, on how to make Kirk and McCoy talk like Americans, even if you aren't one. :-)
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,816 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 9/13/2013 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
The Needs of the Tribble by judybrowneyes reviews
After the debacle on Sherman's Planet, Captain James T. Kirk has a horror of Tribbles.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,734 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 10/28/2014 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy, Spock, Amanda G. - Complete
For All Our Sakes by cjnwriter reviews
There are certain things in Sherlock Holmes's past that he doesn't wish to discuss, but when the man responsible returns to Holmes's life with a vengeance, the Great Detective and his Boswell have no choice but to fight back, for everyone's sakes. Rated T (right on the edge of being K plus) for frightening/intense scenes, and emotionally heavy content. No slash.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Mystery - Chapters: 20 - Words: 51,261 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/19/2014 - Published: 8/28/2014 - Dr. Watson, Inspector Lestrade, Mycroft H, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Withered by Carys Valerian reviews
Once upon a time, in a kingdom so old that you've probably never even heard of it, there lived a beautiful queen. High above her kingdom, in a dark tower, lives her youngest daughter. Knowing nothing about the world outside she escapes, and learns nothing is ever as it appears, and it will take courage to discover whether beauty and goodness truly go hand in hand. COMPLETE!
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 77,360 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 4/3/2014 - Published: 3/16/2013 - Complete
The Highgrove Ritual by owlcroft reviews
In solving a mystery in the country, Sherlock and John uncover more secrets than they expect, nearly at the cost of their own lives. Druids, a cipher, and archaic treasures add up to madness and death. "How much will you give? It demands a great toll" What will John and Sherlock have to pay to discover the truth of the Highgrove Ritual?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 30,280 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/11/2014 - Complete
Abducted by ElenaC reviews
A collection of hurt/comfort clichés. Holmes is abducted, rescued, and Watson has to deal with the fallout. Pre-slash eventually seguing into slash. Rated for implied violence and adult themes. Chapter IV up! Completed.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,178 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 12/31/2013 - Published: 12/10/2008 - Complete
Dispatch Box by sagredo reviews
Things not intended for publication. The sometimes weird, sometimes unfinished, and otherwise imperfect pieces from my documents folder. Ch 23: The chapter I wish I'd have had the foresight to post as chapter 22. Or, the chapter which lives up to the above summary possibly better than any other.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 23 - Words: 14,877 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/14/2013 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
Metacarpal Tunnel Syndrome by owlcroft reviews
'I know you for real,' John told Sherlock once. In this story, set between the first and second seasons, John comes by some of that hard-won knowledge. With a monster storm taking aim at England and a murderer on the loose, John and Sherlock pursue the killer into the sewers of London. What they find there is more terrifying than any human threat and could cost them their lives.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,253 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/13/2013 - Complete
The Writer by Elfine Starkadder reviews
A thick night mist creeps up the still street. A figure enveloped in a dark cloak moves through, glancing swiftly from one side to the other. The figure stops at a door, looking up at the sign: THE WRITER: Inquire Within.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,818 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/18/2012 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Complete
The Dangers of Dating by verityburns reviews
Sherlock and John acquire a new client... with a very unusual problem. Stand-alone case-fic. Not slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,325 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/23/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Scraps from the Coal Scuttle by AdidasandPie reviews
Drabbles, one-shots, and other short anecdotes about our favorite duo and company. No slash.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 121 - Words: 41,739 - Reviews: 892 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 7/11/2012 - Published: 3/6/2010
Annis Milligan by Clar the Pirate reviews
A story of Scandal! Downfall! and Murder Most Dire! featuring a Cinderella who refuses to be downtrodden, a mortiferous Duke, and a phrenologically-conversant robot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,250 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 10/26/2011
Cluedo on a Rainy Day by radialarch reviews
A game of Cluedo is played. Someone cheats. / S/J-ish. Fluff/humour.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,709 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/5/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Never Alone by hiddenfiresindeed reviews
A Christmas one-shot. At Jim's request, Spock attempts to assimilate Terran holiday traditions with disastrous results….. Warnings for cracky fluff and a non-slashy kiss.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,031 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Published: 12/15/2011 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Trifling Matters by KCS reviews
Bits and pieces from my scribble-board, which have up to now only appeared on my LiveJournal. No set order, format, or genre.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 42,875 - Reviews: 305 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 9/8/2011 - Published: 8/27/2009
The Worst Landlady in London by Nytd reviews
When Mrs. Hudson finally takes a stand against his outrageous behaviours and retaliates against the charismatic and masterful detective, she sets off a chain of events that might just have Sherlock Holmes wishing he lived somewhere else.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,863 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 12/15/2010 - Published: 11/7/2010 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
When The Bough Breaks by Alice Day reviews
Sherlock finds himself playing unwilling babysitter to a blond, blue-eyed baby who bears a striking resemblance to a certain doctor...
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,342 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 488 - Follows: 47 - Published: 11/12/2010 - Severus S., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Ghosts of No 33 by generalsleepy reviews
Dupin stories . There are certain benefits to residing in an allegedly haunted home. A small slice-of-life for our favorite detectives
Edgar Allan Poe - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,724 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Complete
A Study in Rum by Nytd reviews
One wicked and clever pirate. One singular and brilliant detective. One hundred and fifty years apart. An impossible meeting? Perhaps just improbable... Crossover with Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 54,629 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/2/2010 - Published: 6/29/2010 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
Fog and Moonshine by Nytd reviews
Fog in the streets of London and Moonshine upon the lonely moors -a place for Sherlock Holmes drabbles, one-shots and writing explorations to live.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,468 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
The Secret Diary of Mycroft Holmes, Esq by Westron Wynde reviews
An occasional dip into the diary of Mycroft Holmes reveals that an elder brother's lot is not a happy one, especially when one's younger sibling happens to be Sherlock Holmes. Expect trials and tribulations aplenty in this ongoing series! COMPLETE!
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 48,618 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 6/29/2010 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Mycroft H, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
However Improbable by KCS reviews
An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - Captain Spock, ST:VI; original quote Sherlock Holmes, SIGN. Two universes, two worlds, one link threatening them both.
Crossover - StarTrek: The Original Series & Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 46 - Words: 88,138 - Reviews: 507 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 3/27/2010 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Spock, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
The Curious Case of the Missing Wives by TeaLogic reviews
A drabble in Retirement AU. Watson is in for a shock when a reader becomes interested in his love life
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,007 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Hounded by Random Phantom reviews
My entry into Challenge 010 at the Watson's Woes livejournal; an AU story featuring an alternative ending to the 2002 Hound of the Baskervilles. Watson has to face the hound by himself; and the consequences change him in a way he never expected.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,282 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
The Lighthouse by OneDarkandStormyNight reviews
A quiet fireside question on a snowy day of no case unexpectedly becomes a moment of revelation for an overly modest doctor who seriously undervalues himself and his significant character. NOT SLASH
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,066 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/19/2009 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Vampyre by ElenaC reviews
Chapter VI added! The unthinkable happens to Sherlock Holmes. Will the famous partnership survive this change? Warnings: crack. Beings of legend intruding into the world. May evolve to contain violence and slash. In progress.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,455 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 3/3/2009 - Published: 6/3/2008
The Covenant and the Oath by Pompey reviews
A collab w/KCS, based on a bunny by bcbdrums. AU sequel to "On Afghanistan's Plains" -- as if "Young British Soldier" never happened. An elderly doctor from Watson's past asks Holmes to investigate the disturbing harassment of former army doctors. Complet
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 63,826 - Reviews: 315 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 9/30/2008 - Published: 6/2/2008 - Complete
The Truth About Stamford by Saru Wolfe reviews
This was NOT what he'd had in mind.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,631 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 17 - Published: 7/15/2008 - Complete
The Chess Game by The Fool's Hope reviews
In which there is a friendly match, both Holmes and Watson wax eloquent on the virtues of particular pieces, and a big fat metaphor comes in and makes itself at home. May contain fluff. If allergic, do not read.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,746 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/27/2008 - Complete
The Case of Watson vs Poe by WhereTheMildThingsAre reviews
A cold night, a warm fire, and a copy of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." When applying Holmes's methods, what does Watson learn about his previously celebrated Monsieur Dupin? Not slash.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,284 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/2/2008 - Complete
The Earl King Case by Macko-M reviews
An old poem inspired me to this story. It is, of course, H/W slash again, and this time a hurt/comfort piece. Mildly rated only, because it contains some slashy and some violence insinuations...
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,471 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/18/2008 - Complete
Wolf vs Hood by shadowycat reviews
Claiming to be unjustly accused of far too many vile criminal acts, The Big Bad Wolf takes Little Red Riding Hood and her Granny to court to set the record straight.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,867 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/16/2006 - Complete
After the Kironide by Jack Hawksmoor reviews
After the kironide, before the evening's entertainment, Kirk and Spock get some hc away from those dastardly Platonians. A Plato's Stepchildren interlude
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,802 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/6/2006 - Spock, J. Kirk - Complete
Dear Mr Holmes by Auspicious Rose reviews
Holmes and Watson discuss a pressing problem shortly after the publication of SIGN. An embarrassing consequence of Holmes's growing celebrity has reached Baker Street...
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,182 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/21/2005 - Complete
Monsters by March Hare reviews
What if the impossible cannot be eliminated?
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,711 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/24/2004
The Return of Culverton Smith by GM reviews
An old enemy comes to seek revenge on Holmes
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,442 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/20/2002
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A Wrong Turn reviews
While on the trail of two notorious jewel thieves who have purloined an ancient Egyptian artifact, Watson gives new meaning to the phrase 'taking a wrong turn'. Holmes is not amused.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,063 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/3/2014 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
Casualties reviews
When Watson attempts to enlist in the Great War, a series of misunderstandings ensue, driving the detective and his doctor apart. But is the chasm between them really irreparable? An epistolary fic set after the events of 'His Last Bow'.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,464 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/3/2013 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
Where The Heart Is reviews
After being invalided out of the army for a second time, Holmes attempts to convince Watson as to where home really is. Non-slash retirement!fic.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,596 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/14/2012 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
Of Inestimable Value reviews
When Holmes loses his temper in the midst of a case, the long-suffering doctor is left to wonder if he's managed to lose the detective's regard, and will go any length to win it back.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,712 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/12/2012 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Upon The Moor reviews
While on an investigation in Dartmoor, the consequences of passing through a mysterious fog are more than Sherlock or John bargained for. A crossover of sorts with book 'verse Hound of the Baskervilles.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,580 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/29/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Changing Of The Seasons reviews
What was meant to be a leisurely stroll through Regent's Park turns into an angst-fest for the poor doctor. Or, John vs. the diabolical leaves. A late era fic set just before Sherlock's retirement. Implied slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,267 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Sherlock H., John W.
A Simple Gesture reviews
"What would happen in SOLI if Watson actually had done what Holmes recommended, and gotten into a fight for his trouble to follow directions?" - Written for Watson's Woes as a prompt fill for KCS.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Play On reviews
For the prompt: "John and Sherlock's one year anniversary. John would love to be all lovey-dovey/romantic on such an occasion, but he doesn't think or expect Sherlock to be like that. John, to his surprise and delight, ends up being proven wrong."
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Wrong reviews
Wherein John Watson puts his foot down when it comes to a certain habit of his new flat mate, and in so doing, proves Sherlock Holmes to be very wrong. Rated for mentions of drug use & language.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,924 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/4/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Wages Of Love reviews
When Holmes' behaviour becomes more peculiar than usual, his seemingly callous actions prompt Watson to question their very friendship. But there is method to his madness, and Watson is about to find himself entangled in a dangerous affair. Non slash.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,119 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/7/2010 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Through The Gates Of Hell reviews
A troubling case of Jack The Ripper-esque murders are brought to Holmes, but he soon learns that not only might it be insoluble, uncovering the mystery could have worse consequences than quitting the case. On hiatus.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,938 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/13/2010 - Published: 12/22/2009 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
Twas The Night Before All Hallows Eve reviews
In the spirit of Halloween, a Poe/Holmes crossover. When Sherlock Holmes reads from a well known book of poetry, he unwittingly stirs up trouble.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,096 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/24/2009 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
A Friend And Associate reviews
When a case nearly has deadly consequences for Holmes and an irate Inspector is out for revenge, Watson is forced to step back into his role as doctor for the first time since returning to London. And in so doing, two fellow lodgers evolve into friends.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,772 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/26/2009 - Published: 9/23/2009 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Destiny Has A Way reviews
Would destiny bring together a certain doctor and consulting detective if Watson had avoided Stamford and chose a different direction instead? AU Written for Watson's Woes weekend challenge.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,626 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/19/2009 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete