On the journey back from the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes began writing his memoirs. The book was sent to a trusted friend and kept hidden until 2013 when it was accidentally found in an attic.

John Watson was clearing out his uncle's house, lugging down old boxes of musty clothes, books and Christmas decorations down the rickety ladder and throwing everything into the skip on the driveway.

The book fell out on top of his paint stained trainers. Something about the handwriting caught his attention. He's just read a book on graphology and thought it would be interesting to see what deductions he could make about the owner, a relative he imagined.

He shoved the book into his back pocket and continued with his dusty work. Never for a moment realising how his life was about to change.


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Anglea over 9 years ago

I might continue this as a short story

ericjkrause over 9 years ago

Neat! Love the use of the word "deductions" since it's what Holmes was so famous for. Maybe this young Watson will take up in his footsteps, eh?

DoctorMikeReddy over 9 years ago

The game is afoot!

ganymeder over 9 years ago

Ha, great story!

Anglea (joined over 10 years ago)

Six minute story is brilliant as a daily mental excercise to write on a variety of topics. It involves a lot of trial and error before I finish in the given time.

I am often surprised which of my stories receive the most views, often those I planned to delete.

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