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Stealing this from Dracutgrl

Pick any passage of 500 words or fewer from any piece of fanfic I’ve written, and comment to this post with that selection. I'll then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the characters' heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the greater context of the story, and anything else that you’d expect from a commentary track.
Back in the day, when I was really writing for shkinkmeme, someone left this prompt:

During the Hiatus, Mary and Watson do conceive a child. However, instead of Mary dying in childbirth, it is Watson who dies while Holmes is away.

Mary is left widowed, with their small child to raise. Holmes discovers this upon his return to London and, though devastated by Watson's death, obviously isn't just going to let go of the last piece of Watson he has left.

And Mary, for reasons up to the writer, has little in the way of substantial family support -- her parents have died, etc.

Can Holmes and Mary make a marriage of convenience work?


And I leaped on it like Holmes on cocaine. On the meme, the format's a bit fucked up (I was having issues with LJ at the time and posting the installments), there's funky grammar errors and I can see areas that need fleshing out. But on the whole, I liked it as a short story. So I'm doing a quick clean and posting this.

The original idea I had is a great departure from what was posted and maybe someday, I'll write that (because it has great potential. But right now, I'm having more fun editing and cleaning up the stories that I'm pleased with now.

And now, a few disclaimers: I OWN NOTHING. RITCHIE PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE HOOLIGANS OF WAR ON MY ASS (Unless it's Jason Statham. He can come and hang any day).

Comments are love and I'm a shamless HOOOOOR.
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I am still debating whether the man is a savior or the devil himself.Collapse )

Hot night winds are blowing

Blame this:


For this (Molly/Martin, unabashed fluff, Disclaimer: I OWN NOTHING. HAVE NOTHING. DO NOT SEND THE LAWYERS OF WAR ON MY ASS PLEASE MR. FINNEMORE, MR. MOFFATT AND MR. GATISS): 


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Few days ago, I sent a request to Random-Nexus for a prompt. And she offered up this:

“You know, it would be a lot easier to discuss this if you would come down from there!”

And I let it stew for awhile (that is, I ran through several ideas, rejected some and then this idea came to me in the shower and refused to let me go) and then I came up with this bit. Cabin Pressure. Herc/Carolyn. Standard disclaimer: NOT MINE. SO NOT MINE. DO NOT RELEASE THE LAWYERS OF WAR ON MY ASS OH GREAT AND MIGHTY FINNEMORE!


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