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Sherlock recs
This was compiled in a scramble while doing about nine other things, so if there are any goofs or blunders, please let me know.


Third by breakfast0tea
Summary: John's missing. Sherlock's running out of time to find him.
(John whumpage with hypothermia and horse tranquilizers, yay! \o/)

First Drafts... or How it Could Have Started by sudipal
Summary: A fusion of famous opening lines of novels.
(Classic literature altered brilliantly.)

The Distance Getting Close by morganstuart
Summary: What Lestrade needed that night was distance. What he wanted was a few hours alone in which to grieve. What he got was Sherlock Holmes picking the lock of his front door.
Warning: Grieving over death of a spouse.
(Pre-series. Lestrade gets triggered by something on the job, Sherlock plays violin and weirds him better. Touching and very in character.)

When the Minutes Drag by morganstuart
Description: All Sherlock has is time.
Warnings: Implied violence/torture, possible character death (Dark.)
(The most horrifying thing about these 221 words is that's all there are. O.O)

Recorded by morganstuart
Description: When each of the three men screams, all Sherlock can do is listen.
Warnings : Offscreen violence, torture, suicidal themes, and possible character death(s), open to interpretation. (Dark.)
(Wherein morganstuart breaks everyone forever and ever again some more and it's fabulously painful.)

The Science of Flavour by ghislainem70
Theme: "Heralding In The Fall."
(Better seasonal rituals through chemistry. Well, maybe not better... Light airy schmoop with a hint of cinnamon.)

Major Pieces by lindentreeisle
Summary: Sherlock knew that he could thoroughly rely upon John Watson's moral sense. And that's why he knew that Lestrade was wrong, wrong, wrong.
Warnings: Chapters 1 and 2 contain gory crime scenes. Trigger warnings for discussion of (off-screen) sexual assault and violence against women.
(38k of awesomely gripping case-fic.)

A Little Night Reading: Five Vignettes by morganstuart
Description: We are what we read, aren't we?
(Everyone reads things. I know too many book people not to rec this.)

Endangered Species by kcscribbler
Prompt: When Sherlock was young and very lonely, he wrote on a sheet of paper, 'I want a friend.' And then described all the things he wanted in that friend.
Reccer Warning: Side reference to past animal abuse by a major character.
(A combination Holmesian prank war - partly via John as both battlefield and weapon - with a touching triptych of graphically-rendered art/fic.)


The pearly gates have such eloquent graffiti by tocourtdisaster
Summary: He doesn't pray now because he can't remember how and because it's not very imaginative, is it, praying after you've been hit by a car?
Warnings: Character death (of a sort, it doesn't stick)
(Quiet, soulful John whumpage. I have no idea how that works, but it does.)

A Voice Gone Silent by impishtubist
Summary: Lestrade cares for Sherlock after the detective is injured. Friendship fic.
Reccer Warning: Deals with grieving over a major character death.
(This hit me on a personal level, and feels very true to life.)

Observation Of A Consulting Detective In His Natural Habitat by scribble55178
Summary: John would be angrier about the discovery of surveillance cameras in 221B if it weren't so darn nice to FINALLY know what Sherlock does all day.
(Almost a bonding moment between John and Mycroft, but not quite.)

*Squint = Could be read as Slash or Gen.


Never Engage a Mad Genius in a Prank War by writeonclara
Summary: Sherlock and John don't do pranks like normal people. Things get personal. Everyone gets involved, whether they know it or not. When one prank spirals out of control, things get a little ugly.
(Sherlock/John, PG-13. Sherlock and John and a prank war with extra added peril, what's not to love?)

And Piece by Piece the World is Complete by Moranion on Fanfiction.net
Summary: Certain people can do certain things. Implied slash and some angst, heavy foreshadowing and ghosts walking around.
(The pre-est of pre-slash, barely wishful thinking. Individual character vignettes in an AU where everyone has weird superpowers, written in such a way that it could almost be read as magic realism.)


Crime-Scene Salad by list_of_lists
Prompt: Write a fill, even a short one, using a simple recipe you like and slip in the recipe after the fic.
(Established Sherlock/Lestrade, PG rating, mostly for the salad gore. Adorable and strange and simultaneously a cool idea for a Halloween dinner thing. It's gotten almost no comments yet, which is truly a crime, so if you read it please remember to leave something in the author's goody bag!)

The Adventure of the Six Painted Virgins by saathi1013
Summary: Sherlock dons an unusual disguise for a case. John is…conflicted. Character study, casefic, & smut (in that order).
Warnings: Violence, sexual content, heresy and blasphemy on many, many levels, and fucked-up dream sequences.
Spoilers: The whole of BBC's Sherlock (series/season 1), plus various references to Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes canon, and a subtle nod or two towards the Granada series.
(John/Sherlock, first-times, kissing, NC-17 for sexual content. Two Parts. A case-fic that calls on ACD!canon, as well as offering an emotionally-authentic-feeling look at the Watson family's hypothetical interrelation with the topic of homosexuality and religion. Also, there's witty banter, three-dimensional OC's and other good things.)

Morning Ritual by aurora_boreali
Summary: Sherlock likes to watch John prepare and eat breakfast.
(Sherlock/John, established, G rated. Sherlock watches John make toast. Warning: You will want toast.)


The Boys Are Back by YouTuber Elderberryinkblot
Song: The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy
Summary: However different they are each time they return some things never change.
(I might have already recced this, but why not do it again. Great multi-verse Holmes vid.)

If you've seen something amazing that you think more people in the Sherlock fandom should have the chance to enjoy, please rec it at the Sunday Recday post at sherlockbbc, because it'll get seen by way more people there!

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aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: October 28th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for these! I'm always pleased to find new stories, especially gen—and it was good to revisit a couple of these, too.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 28th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy to be of service!
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