Apr. 3rd, 2013

flyakate: shadowy sky and a figure (heaven't philosphy)
 Somehow, I never posted my Yuletide offering for this year (I was a pinch hit writer because I didn't get my act together in time to go through the regular draw, which is excellent because I probably never would have gotten to write this story and it's made my reading/writing life so interesting, not to mention gave me a great excuse to read Lovecraft over Christmas).

If you've never read A Study in Emerald, it is an amazingly spine-tingling and excellent short story by Neil Gaiman that answers the question: what would happen if the world of Lovecraft and the world of Sherlock Holmes... were one and the same? He has a pdf of the story for free on his website, so first go read
that. I'll wait.

I love this story down to its creepy crawly bones. Hope you enjoy it!

Title: The Case of the Limping Doctor (
AO3)
Summary: There once was a man named John who was fairly intelligent and respectable and had an honest face. This is (not quite) his story.
Fandom: A Study in Emerald
Rating: R
Warnings (highlight to read): psychological torture and trauma, physical torture, vague and specific references to Lovecraftian insanity. Graphic depictions of violence and self-harm.
Notes: Written for Yuletide 2013 for [personal profile] shadowkeeper to explore how Watson and Holmes meet in this universe.

 

The Case of the Limping Doctor )

 

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