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14th August 2016

8:17pm: [Sticky] We got a WINNER!


The July Watson's Woes Promptfest (JWP) 2016 is over, and I join the few, the proud, the perfect scores! (finished every entry under the 24-hr deadline, also used all the amnesty prompts).

The icon is bestowed on me for killing Watson in the very first story on the very first day. Go me! (He got better.)

List of stories and their locations, amnesty prompt included, in my master post for the 2016 JWP.

JWP 2016 Personal Stats
Word Count for July: 20,858
Word Count for August Amnesty: 2,301
Longest entry during July: 2027 words
Shortest entry: 100-word drabble
Stories by Holmes 'Verses (includes crossovers) with word-count:
     ACD Canon/Granada: 13 (7400)
     Elementary: 5 (4973)
     BBC Sherlock: 2 (1283)
     Great Mouse Detective: 2 (969)
     BBC Radio One: 1 (221)
     Ritchie Films: 1 (165)
     My Dearly Beloved Detective (Russian 1980 female-cast film): 1 (563) - my first story in this 'verse
     2013 Russian SH series: 1 (338)
     Watson and Holmes (comic book): 1 (100)
     Duck-Tective (Gravity Falls): 1 (400)
     Assorted AUs (vampires, pirates, animals, Hawaiian): 4 (5508)

Since the August Amnesty piece was a mishmash of about 50 Holmes 'verses, I am not including it in the stats.

Alas, this year I did not manage to do a Without a Clue story, nor add to my Bakerstown Western AU. Oh well - there's always the monthly prompts.

5th November 2016

9:11pm: "Oh for Fawkes Sake!" (Holmes Minor Monthly Prompt, November 2016)
Title: Oh for Fawkes Sake!   
Author: gardnerhill
Form/Wordcount: 500
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: G
Warnings/Content: None
Summary: Those who ignore history…
Author’s Notes: For the Holmes Minor November 2016 prompt: Fireworks

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26th October 2016

1:35pm: "L’arbore di Diana (In Diana’s Garden)" (ACD, Vampire!Holmes 'Verse, Rated PG)
Title: L’arbore di Diana (In Diana’s Garden)
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: ACD Holmes (“Vermilion Problem” series)
Pairing: Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Word Count: 6666
Rating: PG (mention of blood)
Warning: Mention of blood.
Summary: When Diana and Amore confront each other, there can be only one winner.
Author's Notes: For the LJ Comm Spook Me October 2016 Halloween Ficathon. A story in my “Vermilion Problem” Vampire!Holmes series. Two visual aids provided by the mod can be found here: Vampyre /// Vampyre Hunter

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6th August 2016

8:57pm: "I Heard the AU Call My Name" (Multi-Verse, 2016 JWP Amnesty Prompts, Rated G)
Title: I Heard the AU Call My Name
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Lots.
Word Count: 2301
Rating: G
Warning: No human being can withstand this much crack.
Summary: Boys? Dad wants a word with you.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest Amnesty – a 221b for each of the 10 Amnesty prompts, in order, to tell the story:
- Dogs and cats turning detective: whether it's an actual animal AU, a sleuth hound, a clever animal providing assistance in a case, or a visit with Basil of Baker Street, include an animal in this entry.
- The arts: music H&W seem to agree on, painting not so much.
- Welcome to the neighbourhood: Outsider fic from the POV of someone else living near 221 Baker Street.
- Use Your Words: Use all three words in your entry: childhood, old age, sore feet.
- The Sea! An adventure on the sea, at the sea, or under the sea. Granted, Captain Watson isn't a navy captain, but still...
- The show at the end of the pier.
- Quarantine. A situation involving a dangerous/infectious/rare disease and there must be a quarantine - does John Watson have to save Sherlock Holmes or vice versa? Or what else?
- Genre Shift: Sherlock Holmes as any genre other than mystery/crime drama. (E.G. musical, romantic comedy, sci-fi, horror...)
- What's a Character Like You doing in a Place like 221B? : Crossover happens.
- That's All Folks: Let the end be the beginning (or the entirety) of today's entry.

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1st August 2016

8:45am: MY MASTER POST FOR 2016 JWP PROMPTS
Gardnerhill's 2016 JWP Prompts (link goes to WW entry):

7/1: Prompt #1, Casualty Clearing Station 59 (ACD, WWI Era)
7/2: Prompt #2, Let’s Keep the Party Polite (Elementary)
7/3: Prompt #3, Les Enfants Perdus (The Stolen Children) (Cats and Dogs AU)
7/4: Prompt #4, Fourth Down (ACD, Retirement Era)
7/5: Prompt #5, Harriet the Spy (BBC Sherlock)
7/6: Prompt #6, Nourishment (ACD Vampire AU)
7/7: Prompt #7, Now My Watch Begins (ACD, H/W, pre “Brighton”)
7/8: Prompt #8, One Small Step (ACD, Retirement Era)
7/9: Prompt #9, The Test of Time (GMD, Pinky & Brain crossover)
7/10: Prompt #10, Ho'opa'i (Fate) (Hawaiian AU)
7/11: Prompt #11, Watsonia Is Coming (Elementary, “Joan’s Beez” series)
7/12: Prompt #12, From the Home Office at the Bar of Gold, Limehouse District (Top Ten List)
7/13: Prompt #13, Red Tide (My Dearly Beloved Detective)
7/14: Prompt #14, Sublimate (ACD, “Oubliette” series)
7/15: Prompt #15, No Place Like Holmes (Elementary, Crack)
7/16: Prompt #16, Screening the Clients (GMD/Wind in the Willows)
7/17: Prompt #17, Or Not (BBC Radio Production)
7/18: Prompt #18, Couerier (ACD, WWI Era, Sequel to Prompt 1)
7/19: Prompt #19, Five Things That Should Have Happened in Canon (ACD, BBC Sherlock)
7/20: Prompt #20,  We Now Afloat (Watson and Holmes)
7/21: Prompt #21, À Paris (In Paris) (ACD, “Oubliette” series)
7/22: Prompt #22, Acorns (ACD)
7/23: Prompt #23, Sauce for the Gander (ACD, “Wounded Warriors” series)
7/24: Prompt #24, Poetic License (2013 Russian films)
7/25: Prompt #25, POOF (Crack – ACD / Calvin & Hobbes)
7/26: Prompt #26, What I Walk Through For You (Ritchie!Verse)
7/27: Prompt #27, Disambiguation (Elementary)
7/28: Prompt #28, Like Water Off a Detective’s Back (Gravity Falls “Duck-Tective”)
7/29: Prompt #29, Making a Baker (“A Study In Crimson” Pirate AU)
7/30: Prompt #30, Club Talk (ACD or Granada or Howard/Crawford)
7/31: Prompt #31, Huzzah! (Elementary)

August Amnesty Prompts (10):
8/6: Amnesty Prompt, I Heard the AU Call My Name (Mixed, ACD RPF, Crack)

31st July 2016

1:43pm: "Huzzah!" (Elementary, 2016 JWP Prompt #31, Rated G)
Title: Huzzah!
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Elementary
Word Count: 500
Rating: G
Warning: None.
Summary: Joan Watson is a huge geek girl – tell ME she isn’t a Rennie too.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #31, Once More, With Feeling: Music has always had a major role in the lives of the Baker Street denizens. Use or allude to some form of music in your offering.
Further Note: The song used in today’s story, “Pour Your Brother” by Heather James Alexander, can be found here. (The flatulence song briefly mentioned by Sherlock can be found here.) This story is an expansion of a scene briefly mentioned in a previous story, Heel Turn.

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30th July 2016

9:50am: "Club Talk" (ACD or Granada or Howard&Crawford, 2016 JWP Prompt #30, Rated G)
Title: Club Talk
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: ACD (or Granada, or the Ronald Howard/H. Marion Crawford series)
Word Count: 335
Rating: G
Warning: None.
Summary: Just two men comparing their home lives.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #30, "Why exactly do you need chloroform at 2am?"

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29th July 2016

2:19pm: "Making a Baker" ("A Study In Crimson" pirate AU, 2016 JWP Prompt #29, Rated G)
Title: Making a Baker
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (“A Study In Crimson” pirate AU)
Word Count: 1073
Rating: G
Warning: Some minor bloodshed.
Summary: Piracy isn’t just drinking rum, waving a cutlass, and saying “Arr.” (A story in my A Study in Crimson pirate AU.)
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #29, Arr! Arr! ARRR! Arr! Arr! Send Holmes and/or Watson down to the dockyards, or away to sea, or aboard a ship. Sinister cargo, sinister crew? Does a sailor come to them for help, or is there mischief brewing down at the harbour warehouses? It's up to you!
Further Note: I’d have been gullied for sure by several WW shipmates if I let this prompt pass without a return to the good ship Baker.

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28th July 2016

10:21pm: "Like Water Off a Detective’s Back" (Gravity Falls, 2016 JWP Prompt #28, Rated G)
Title: Like Water Off a Detective’s Back
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Gravity Falls (The “Duck-Tective” show-within-a-show from the animated series)
Word Count: 400
Rating: G
Warning: Too hot and tired to write sanely.
Summary: Some folks are just better adapted to English weather than others.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #28, "In July the sun is hot; is it shining? No it's not." - Flanders & Swann: A song of the weather.
Further Note:
The “Duck-tective” shorts from Gravity Falls can all be seen in this clip.

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27th July 2016

9:41pm: "Disambiguation" (Elementary, 2016 JWP Prompt #27, Rated G)
Title: Disambiguation
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Elementary
Word Count: 585
Rating: G
Warning: None
Summary: Their communication skills are unparalleled in their perfection. Nearly.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #27, Thx 4 Nothing: Holmes has never been known to write letters where a telegram would serve, and Sherlock would rather text than talk. But the easy way is not always the best way. Show a time where a communication shortcut did more harm than good.

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26th July 2016

8:55pm: "What I Walk Through For You" (Ritchie!Verse, 2016 JWP Prompt #26, Rated G)
Title: What I Walk Through For You
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Ritchie!Verse
Word Count: 165
Rating: G
Warning: None
Summary: Any half-decent Wiccan priestess would declare them married.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #26,Elementally, My Dear Watson: Earth/Air/Fire/Water. Involve one or more of them in your entry today.

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25th July 2016

8:20pm: POOF (ACD + 100% Pure Crack, 2016 JWP Prompt #25, Rated G)
Title: POOF
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Assorted) / Calvin & Hobbes
Word Count: 839
Rating: G
Warning: Crack-a-doodle-doo. Done without a poof-reader.
Summary: Some kids should really put their toys away when they’re done. Someone could find them.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #25, Trope Trainwreck!:

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24th July 2016

9:06am: "Poetic License" (2013 Russian films, 2016 JWP Prompt #24, Rated G)
Title: Poetic License
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (2013 Russian films starring Igor Petrenko & Andrei Panin)
Word Count: 338
Rating: G
Warning: Dead bodies.
Summary: Watson is a better writer than most people take him to be.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #24, “Nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist” (from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)--use this in the entry today, either at the beginning, end, or middle.

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23rd July 2016

3:07pm: "Sauce for the Gander" (ACD, "Wounded Warriors" series, 2016 JWP Prompt #23, Rated G)
Title: Sauce for the Gander
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: ACD, my Wounded Warriors series
Word Count: 650
Rating: G
Warning: Paranomasia.
Summary: Fun and games in Aldershot. A Watson-POV of a scene from this story from my "Wounded Warriors" series.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #23, The Lowest and Highest Form of Humour: Use a pun in your entry today.

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22nd July 2016

9:22pm: "Acorns" (ACD, 2016 JWP Prompt #22, Rated G)
Title: Acorns
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: ACD (Baring-Gould Timeline)
Pairing:None
Word Count: 200
Rating: G
Warning: You may get feels on this ride.
Summary: Both became magnificent oaks.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #22, Shine Yer Shoes Guvnor? Take a child’s-eye view of Holmes and/or Watson or their world, in any version. It can be the POV of an Irregular, the child of a wealthy client, Olivia Flaversham, or Young Sherlock Holmes for that matter.

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21st July 2016

4:24pm: "À Paris (In Paris)" (ACD, "Oubliette" series, 2016 JWP Prompt #20, Rated G)
Title: À Paris (In Paris)
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: ACD (“Oubliette” series)
Word Count: 811
Rating: G
Warning: None.
Summary: Paris; city of lights, city of romance, city of murder. A story in my Oubliette series.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #21, 21 Song Salute: Choose one of the following songs/song titles to inspire your story today. (I chose to use them all.)

1. You will be mine
2. April in Paris
3. Dream Dancing
4. Forgive and Forget
5. Make me Rainbows
6. Behind the Broken Glass
7. Old Devil Moon
8. You saw me standing alone
9. The man that got away
10. Someone to watch over me
11. Just around the corner
12. A bedtime story
13. I've got it bad and that ain't good
14. Starlight in your eyes
15. Afternoon in Paris
16. Stranger in Paradise
17. Whisper Not
18. Stolen Moments
19. Your warm embrace
20. Song in the Moonlight
21. Murder by Numbers

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20th July 2016

2:58pm: "We Now Afloat" (Watson and Holmes, 2016 JWP Prompt #20, Rated G)
Title: We Now Afloat
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Watson and Holmes (Comic)
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Warning: Mention of infant death.
Summary: Jon Watson had a choice to stay out of it.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #20, "There is a tide in the affairs of men" - Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

I could have stayed out of it.

I had a normal life in the E.R., a normal medical intern doing normal work. I could have written off that poor little lost girl as just another Jane Doe, victim of poverty and neglect.

But this short dude with a white fedora strides into my domain and takes it over with an authority I’m only trying to attain – and with the work he’s doing I saw a glimmer of hope that some justice will be found for that tiny patient left in a Dumpster.

So I got swept along with the tide.

19th July 2016

4:55pm: "Five Things That Should Have Happened in Canon" (ACD / BBC Sherlock, 2016 JWP Prompt #19, Rated G)
Title: Five Things That Should Have Happened in Canon, and One That Should Have Stuck To Canon
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (ACD, BBC Sherlock)
Word Count: 1062
Rating: G
Warning: Serious Canon divergence, as well as Moffat contempt.
Summary: Five ACD Stories that Should Have Diverged from Canon, and One Adaptation that Should Have Stuck to ACD Canon
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #19, Great Minds Think Alike: So many of you provided wonderful prompts along the lines of "AU", it would be criminal not to let you choose from among the myriad visions. Pick one or more of the following and have fun! …My selection, How It Should Have Ended.

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18th July 2016

7:25am: "Couerier" (ACD, WWI Era, 2016 JWP Prompt #18, Rated G)
Title: Couerier
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: ACD (WWI Era)
Word Count: 279
Rating: G
Warning: You may get feels on this ride.
Summary: Another missive. A sequel to Casualty Clearing Station 59.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #18, From "Handwritten" by The Gaslight Anthem: And with this pen, I thee wed / From my heart to your distress

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17th July 2016

9:04pm: "Or Not" (BBC Radio One Production, 2016 JWP Prompt #17, Rated G)
Title: Or Not
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (BBC Radio One’s 1980s comprehensive Canon series)
Word Count:
Rating: G
Warning:
Summary: You know that scene in Enter the Dragon where Bruce Lee is up against a warlord’s entire army?
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #17, A Team Effort: Teamwork saves the day, or not. Further Note: The BBC Radio One adaptation of “The Final Problem” is spectacular, especially the first half that goes back-and-forth between Holmes and the police’s strategy meeting and Professor Moriarty holding his own “business” meeting at the same time.

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16th July 2016

10:02am: "Screening the Clients" (Great Mouse Detective/Basil of Baker Street, 2016 JWP Prompt #16, Rated G)
Title: Screening the Clients
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Great Mouse Detective/Basil of Baker Street
Word Count: 400
Rating: G
Warning: Crossover in progress.
Summary: They don’t accept all of them.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #16, ”I Feel A Bit Prouder Knowing Sherlock Holmes Is British”: Have a character (or characters) from another British work crop up in some way in your offering.

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15th July 2016

5:26pm: "No Place Like Holmes" (Elementary, 2016 JWP Prompt #15, Rated G)
Title: No Place Like Holmes
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Elementary
Word Count: 1925
Rating: G
Warning: Crack.
Summary: If I only had a plot.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #15, Throw The Book At 'Em: Include a literary reference in today's work. Make sure that your reading/viewing audience knows what it is, but whether or not any other characters (such as Holmes) understands the reference is up to you.

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14th July 2016

9:22pm: "Sublimate" (ACD, "Oubliette" series, 2016 JWP Prompt #14, Rated G)
Title: Sublimate
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (“Oubliette” series)
Pairing: None.
Word Count: 1061
Rating: G
Warning: Takes place during the Hiatus. Angst ahoy at the beginning.
Summary: Watson finds a way to bandage his grief. Part of my Oubliette series.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #14, Rehabilitation/Recovery: What comes after the whumping? Focus today on the recovery from an illness or injury.

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13th July 2016

8:23pm: "Red Tide" (My Dearly Beloved Detective, 2016 JWP Prompt #13, Rated G)
Title: Red Tide
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: My Dearly Beloved Detective
Pairing: Shirley Holmes and Jane Watson
Word Count: 563
Rating: G
Warning: Icky lady stuff.
Summary: This is one woe most Watsons don’t have to deal with. My first story in this ‘verse.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #13, "Nature is red in tooth and claw": Let your entry today feature an element of nature that is less than pleasant.

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12th July 2016

3:11pm: "From the Home Office at the Bar of Gold, Limehouse District" (ACD, 2016 JWP Prompt #12, Rated G)
Title: From the Home Office at the Bar of Gold, Limehouse District
Author: gardnerhill
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (ACD, Crack)
Pairing: None
Word Count: 160
Rating: G
Warning: Crack.
Summary: You see a lot of weird shit when you spend a week undercover at an opium den.
Author's Notes: For the 2016 July Watson's Woes Promptfest prompt #12, Let one or more of the following images inspire you today. (I wound up using them all.)


From the Home Office at the Bar of Gold, Limehouse District:
The Top Ten Hallucinations Caused by Combining 7% Cocaine and Opium-Den Smoke

10. All you see in the bakery window are dogs – fluffy white vanilla dogs
9. You get a sudden urge to ask the Lascar running the opium den if anyone’s tried immortalizing him in oil
8. Moriarty stops fencing with you and also turns out to be a woman
7. Bees. Bees everywhere.
6. Martians rising out of the sea (either that, or Herbert Wells and Jules Verne collaborated on one of those damned novels of theirs)
5. Watson has an American accent, carries a tortoise, and is wearing fabulous heels
4. The porcelain frog on your lab table starts mocking your smoking habits
3. It’s not the submarine that freaks you out – it’s the four Liverpool musicians on board, singing
2. England abandoning her European allies via simple-majority vote.
1. Mycroft. And Lestrade. Oh dear God.
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