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Joined 06-07-12, id: 4043780, Profile Updated: 05-02-15
Author has written 22 stories for Sherlock.

Author's Notes: (* I consider to be my better efforts)

"221B It's Not the Sugar": An alternate explanation for the events at Baskerville. After you read it, Google the last two words if you don't know what they mean ... they name something unfortunately(?) familiar to many a fanfiction writer!

"221B Collection": Fourth in the 221B Baker Street items backstories series. On the serious side.

"221B The Instrument": Third in the 221B Baker Street items backstories series.

"221B Kettle": Second in the 221B Baker Street items backstories series.

*"221B Skull" (title changed from "221B Yes, It's Real"): First in a series on the backstories of items in 221B.

"221B Challenge": Trust John to think of something positive to do when Sherlock discovers to his dismay that sheer smarts can't protect him from some things.

"221B In a Pinch": I heard about this "holiday" on National Public Radio and, it being a "B" word, of course I had to write a 221B.

"221B Pickup Lines": another "holiday" worth observing :)

"221B Roles": written when I heard who was to play in the movie, decided to reverse it for fun. Also a tease to Benedict, who apparently has a bit of trouble memorizing extended monologues.

"221B The Debt": turned out a bit heavy for the purpose, but I've always been annoyed at Sherlock for being so callously mean to John then.

"221B The Little Game": I think I was overreaching on trying to be clever here. Apologies, but I'm leaving it up for now.

"One-Shot Sherlock Story": Isaiddangerous found this product, Shot Glass Chess. It really exists. Then of course we got to thinking ... and writing ... and editing ...and posting ... a Grace Hammer story (see comments about the series below.)

*"Resolution": Written and posted New Year's Eve 2012-2013. If ever Sherlock were going to be supportive of something John were doing, it would probably be something to do with music. Or not. This story is a one-shot, complete. Update 1/1/13: Slightly different but much improved ending, thanks to help from i said dangerous.

"221B: Compatibility": Just idle wonderings about how John and Sherlock would come out on this famous personality test. I don't have access to the actual test, which is kind of a bigger deal, but a quickie version can be found at humanmetrics(dot)com, similarminds(dot)com, and personality-testing(dot)info. Curiously, like Sherlock, I am also an INTJ. Now, where's my John? This story is complete.

"Mischief Night": Sherlock-Grace spinoff story, takes place after the as-yet unfinished "John" (i.e. after both Sherlock and John are back at 221B post-fall). Inspired by my daughter's Halloween costume, and written for her as a letter I sent to her at fall school camp. It was a hit with her and her friends. In fact, it inspired her to start writing Sherlock stories herself, much to her teacher's delight.

"When I Say Run" (working title): Ten chapters, complete. The story is in beta now but I am somewhat dissatisfied with it so it may take awhile to surface. It takes place during and after "A Scandal in Belgravia", and reasonable familiarity with that episode is required to follow the story. Like "Just a Lab Tech" and "Delivery for Mr Holmes," the central idea is that there was more going on behind and between the scenes of the episode. Unfortunately the intricacy of that episode makes my story too complex too.

"221B The Reviewer": A 221B format short. Admit it: if you had a tempting "B" word like that to use, you would have written it too. One reader kidded me that this piece is self-aggrandizing. Well, yeah, but I'd hoped that the tongue in cheek tone would come through.

"Break-in at 221B": Lighter stuff, based on a suggestion from my son. Sherlock's library books' topic is a nod to the 5-sigma discovery of the Higgs boson this week. In the months prior to Reichenbach Fall, Sherlock would definitely want to be brushing up on the topic in anticipation of the announcement. This story is complete.

"221B The Little Game": As opposed to The Great Game, right? My first 221B story, 221 words long, the last one starts with B. It really is 221 words, despite the count shown on the story header. This story is complete.

*"Delivery for Mr. Holmes": Along with 'Truth or Dare', this is my personal favorite (excuse me, favourite). I especially like how it seems to fit with (my understanding of) the canon. This story is now complete. It's also my most popular.

"The Visitor": Plausible that Sherlock would carry taxonomic keys around in his head? About as plausible that he has the entire Heathrow flight schedule there. Me, I have to use www antnest co uk/types pdf and Expedia. And, yeah, as far as I can tell, Lasius niger is indeed something he could find in a London kitchen. This story is complete.

*"Alex and the Gordian Knot": Alex is a composite of several real children I know and the things they really have done, taken a little more to the extreme. About time Sherlock learned that not all intelligence struts around calling attention to itself, or even is immediately recognizable. This story is complete.

*"Just a Lab Tech": I want to like Sherlock more, but the Christmas scene just gets in the way. I had to find a way that he had a really, really good reason to be so awful. And a decent one to save Molly from it, too. Do you like my solution? This story is complete; you know how it goes from here. It was the first I wrote and posted, but has turned out to be fairly popular.


The Grace Hammer Series: This is a set of stories featuring Grace Hammer, a character I initially created based on myself, although she later had to evolve to accommodate more elaborate events. I've removed several of these stories from the site because I prefer that some people I know IRL, who have become aware of my fanfiction activity, not read them. I have left "Mischief Night" and "One-Shot Sherlock Story" up, and plan to post future Grace stories written with a wider audience in mind.

For reference, previous stories included:

"DFW-PDX": First in the Sherlock-Grace series.

"Truth or Dare": Second in the Sherlock-Grace series.

"The Mission": Third in the Sherlock-Grace series.

"Going Home": Fourth in the Sherlock-Grace series.

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He's Only Ever Human by Cumberbatch Critter reviews
On the few times that John actually notices Sherlock's humanity, it gives him a sense of being refreshed. Sherlock's only human. It's nice to see. Series of oneshots highlighting Sherlock's emotions, because we all know that he has them. Rated M: Chapter Seventy-Four for swearing and mentions of drug use; it's skippable. The rest of the story is rated T. NOW COMPLETE.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Friendship - Chapters: 78 - Words: 55,766 - Reviews: 1095 - Favs: 475 - Follows: 459 - Updated: 12/27/2014 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk by I said dangerous reviews
Post-Reichenbach - Something just seemed missing to me. Maybe I just felt it was the most logical distraction for John, as he coped with Sherlock's absence. His heart is so full of possible compassion, that he seemed like a perfect dog owner. Or, maybe I just want Moffat to have to work with animals. Ultimately, my hope is to lift your heart. Dedicated to dog-lovers, everywhere.WIP
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 13,172 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/24/2012 - Published: 6/22/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Terror on Baker Street by Ariane DeVere reviews
Their friendship has endured every crisis. They have shared countless experiences. But nothing, *nothing* can compare to the terror which is currently stalking them throughout their daily lives. A 221B fic. And despite the summary, it's not as scary as it sounds. Well, not really ...
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 424 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/10/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Afghanistan Comes Home by hjohn302 reviews
"Based on John's posture and reaction to what he read in the newspaper, it must be related to his military service. Based on his response to the phone call, it was a Bit Not Good." John hadn't talked for nearly two days, hardly ate, hadn't slept well since he got the phone call, and had been avoiding Sherlock. He wasn't fine. COMPLETE. (In Between 'verse) Rated for some violence.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,422 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 7/25/2012 - Published: 7/4/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
We'll never be done by Ariane DeVere reviews
That Sherlock would collapse at the end of a long case is hardly surprising – the man pushes himself too hard, everyone knows that. It's a straightforward problem with an obvious explanation... Isn't it?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,278 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Eyes Have It by BeautifulFiction reviews
"One flick of ever-changing eyes – blue, green, silver – and the world has no secrets." A study of what a variety of Sherlock characters see, and what they observe. Five 221bs. Sort of Post Reichenbach
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
The Click of the K by Ariane DeVere reviews
Inspired by the way that Sherlock occasionally loudly clicks the 'k' at the end of words – "Wounded in action; suntan ... Afghanistan or IraQ"; "Bad news for brain worK"; and "Not much cop, this caring larK".
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 286 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/13/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
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221B Common Interest reviews
221B format short, 221 word, the last one starting with "B" (don't peek!) A story from before Sherlock and Janine belatedly realized that, had they not used each other so callously, they might actually have become close. Perhaps they really did have some things in common.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/3
221B It's Not the Sugar reviews
221B format short - 221 words, the last one starts with "B" (don't peek!) An alternate explanation for the events at Baskerville.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/2
221B Collection reviews
221B format, 221 word, the last one beginning with "B" (don't peek!) Fourth in a series about the backstories of objects in the flat at 221B Baker Street.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/28 - Sherlock H., DI Lestrade - Complete
221B The Instrument reviews
221B format, 221 words, the last one begins with "B" (don't peek!) Third in a series about the backstories of objects in the flat. And, yes, they really can cost that much.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/27 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
221B Kettle reviews
221B format, 221 word with the last one beginning with "B" (don't peek!). Second in a series of backstories about items in 221B Baker Street.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/14 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
221B Skull reviews
221B format, 221 words, last one starts with "B" (don't peek). First in what I hope will be a series of backstories concerning the items in 221B. Written with the ever-able assistance of isaiddangerous. Formerly titled "221B Yes, It's Real".
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/11 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
221B Challenge reviews
221B format (221 words, last one begins with "B"). Sherlock is disturbed to realize that one person's impressive brainpower alone is no protection from some frightening things. But John knows that many people working together can make a difference.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/10/2014
221B: In a Pinch reviews
John introduces Sherlock to the holiday we all love to observe. Even when we have no idea that there is such a holiday. 221B format, 221 words according to MS Word, the last one (don't peek!) begins with a B.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 223 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A One-Shot Sherlock Story reviews
Actually, well, more than one ... Sherlock and OC Grace Hammer drink shots of vodka and whiskey while playing chess. Inspired by a real product that I don't think I ever actually need to own. Rated T for excessive alcohol consumption.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/8/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Resolution reviews
With the turn of a new year, people often resolve to do something to improve themselves ... or perhaps to refrain from doing something. As John works diligently on his resolution, Sherlock finds keeping to his own to be an interesting exercise. One-shot, complete.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,363 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
221B: Compatibility reviews
What does the science say - are Sherlock and John compatible? A 221B short, 221 words (by Microsoft Word's count), the last one starting with 'B'.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/27/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Mischief Night reviews
It's Halloween and trick-or-treaters are at the door at Baker Street. Sherlock grumpily answers the door and is surprised to see a very familiar-looking person. This story was written as a present for my young daughter, and is a spinoff from the Grace Hammer series.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,924 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
Just a Lab Tech reviews
Wouldn't you rather admire Sherlock for what he did at the Christmas party than despise him for it, and feel better for Molly too? You'll also get to watch as John attempts to explain straight sex to Sherlock - all philosophy, not graphic. Takes place during the six months that Irene Adler is missing. Author's notes on my profile page for those interested.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,523 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/30/2012 - Published: 6/12/2012 - Molly Hooper, Sherlock H. - Complete
221B: Pickup Lines reviews
John and Sherlock observe the tenth anniversary of today's holiday. A 221B story, 221 words, the last one starting with the letter "B".
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 258 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/19/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
221B: Roles reviews
John and Sherlock discuss the film adaptation of a work of classic English literature. A 221B: 221 words, the last one starting with B.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
221B: The Reviewer reviews
Sherlock discovers Fanfiction dot net. 221B format, 221 words the last one starting with "B". The site gets the word count wrong as usual. I got the idea and just had to do it. Author's notes on my profile page for those interested. This story is complete.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/22/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
221B: The Debt reviews
Sherlock makes final preparations for his fall. He must entrust Molly with more than the secret of his supposed death. 221B format, 221 words by my hand count, the last one starting with "B". Author's notes on my profile page for those interested. This story is complete.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 223 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/22/2012 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper - Complete
Breakin at 221B reviews
John returns to the flat alone to find that it's been broken into, valuable items taken. With Sherlock unavailable, John must figure out what to do next. Rated T for brief mention of internet porn. Author's notes on my profile page for those interested. This story is complete. Reviews requested!
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,604 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/7/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
221B: The Little Game reviews
221B format. 221 words, last one beginning with B. The flat is eerily empty and quiet when Sherlock wakes up. Then he finds the note. Lighthearted fun. Word count is according to MS Word. Author's notes on my profile page for those interested. This story is complete.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
Delivery for Mr Holmes reviews
Sherlock has the cabbie's pills analyzed. Was he right? His explanation for his reaction to the lab results stuns John. Rated T for references to past drug use. Author's notes on my profile page for those interested. This story is complete.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,336 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Visitor reviews
It's early morning at 221B. John finds that one shouldn't let Sherlock get a head start on the day, at least before coffee. Cute, short one-shot. Author's notes on my profile page for those interested. This story is complete.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 428 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/22/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Alex and the Gordian Knot reviews
John's young relative visits 221B. Sherlock is forced to reassess his definitions of intelligence and get a little nicer. Rated T for brief coarse language. Author's notes on my profile page for those interested. This story is complete.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 3,553 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 15 - Published: 6/13/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete