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Title: The House of Usher
Author: [livejournal.com profile] saki101
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Mrs Hudson, OCs, Roderick Usher/Edgar Corvus, Madeline Usher
Rating: Mature
Word Count: ~13K
Disclaimer: Neither Sherlock, the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan Doyle nor The Fall of the House of Usher is mine and no money is being made.
A/N: A fusion of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride and ACD crossed over with The Fall of the House of Usher, written for [livejournal.com profile] piplover for the June 2016 Holmestice Exchange. (Although not essential to the story, if anyone would like to re-read Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, it may be found at Project Gutenberg here. Several passages are quoted in the story.)
Summary: Just as one case has been concluded, a new client appears who hopes Sherlock Holmes can shed light on the mysterious deaths of the Ushers and the destruction of their home. While events unfold, Doctor Watson ponders the use of forenames.

Excerpt: Holmes had held up the dagger and grinned at me, pushing away the hair that had fallen into his eyes and smearing muck across his face in the process. The steel blade had glittered in the sunlight as he turned it to read the inscription around the ornate hilt.

“Best not to commit crimes with family heirlooms,” he had observed.

o~o~o~o

On AO3
saki101: (ACD-SH-JW)
Title: Over Park, Over Pale
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] morelindo
Author: [livejournal.com profile] saki101
Characters/Pairings: Watson/Holmes
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Summary: Not all mysteries are connected to cases.

(Also posted on AO3.)

Excerpt: Sometimes I think I have notes for more stories that I may not tell, than for those that I may. With new names for the protagonists and a setting far from London, perhaps I shall publish the story that follows as complete fiction. It is not that, however.

Over Park, Over Pale )
saki101: (ACD-SH)
Title: Signs and Signals
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] vernets
Author: [livejournal.com profile] saki101
Rating: a mild R
Characters, including any pairing(s): Holmes/Watson, sundry OCs
Word Count: ~9K
Warnings: none
Summary: Holmes boxes. Watson wagers. There are exchanges of signals and a case.
Disclaimer: public domain

(Also posted on AO3 in the May 2015 ACD_Holmesfest Collection and on LJ at acd_holmesfest.)

Excerpt: I turned from my consideration of the street to where Holmes lounged beside me. “You’ll let me see to that?” I asked. The flush of his exertions had faded from his cheeks, leaving the cut across one all the more livid in contrast.

He opened his eyes partway. “How much did you wager?”

Signs and Signals )
saki101: (ACD-SH)
Title: Fifty Shillings
Author: [livejournal.com profile] saki101
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock/John, Lestrade, OCs
Rating: light R-ish (I never know)
Genre: AU, Slash, cross-over Victorian Sherlock and ACD
Word Count: ~2.3K
Disclaimer: Sherlock is not mine and no money is being made.
A/N: Written for Come at Once: Round 5 with [livejournal.com profile] cleflink's intriguing prompt: "closer to the ground".
Summary: A case and a touch in the dark.

Excerpt: Holmes’s hand closed about my wrist, one finger sliding over my skin beneath my cuff. In the dark, the touch was somehow loud and definitely distracting. He tugged. Thus linked, we went on.

Also posted on AO3.


Fifty Shillings )
saki101: (ACD-SH)
Title: The Apothecaries’ Garden
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] saki101
Rating: PG-13
Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Mrs Hudson
Word Count: ~10K
Warnings: none
Summary: Watson hopes to distract Holmes during a lull between cases. (Set sometime after A Study in Scarlet and before The Sign of the Four).
Disclaimer: public domain
A/N: Although not necessary to the story, if anyone would like to refresh their recollection of Hawthorne’s tale, Rappaccini’s Daughter may be read here. The “phantasy, in three scenes” inspired by Hawthorne’s story, entitled The Poison-Flower, may be read here.

Written for the ACD Holmesfest Gift Exchange.

Also posted on AO3.

The Apothecaries’ Garden )

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