Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

"we get all sorts around here."

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This is a fic prompting meme based around the BBC series Sherlock, written by Stephen Moffat & Mark Gattis.

There are a couple of communities that have sprung up already, namely here and here and here, and also a very busy sherlockkink meme based around the Robert Downey Jr/Jude Law film, but since there's a GAP IN THE MARKET for a BBC Sherlock prompt meme and people are gnawing off their own hands in need of fic, here we go!

ETA: There's also a very dedicated meme here which covers all varieties of Sherlock Holmes adaptations/ spin-offs.


1) This is a Sherlock meme, so no RPF please! We don't want any legal trouble.

2) Feel free to post anon by all means, it's a matter of personal preference.

3) Remember to include a warning in the title for anything a little more "niche" or that people might have a problem with - non-con, dub-con, death!fic, incest, death!fic etc. Other than that, anything goes - crack, slash, het, gen, fluff, angst, whatever floats your boat.

4) Feel free to prompt as much as you like, but do try to fill as well as prompt; we don't want pages full of frustrating unfilled prompts!

5) Have a look beforehand to see whether your prompt has already been prompted - we want to avoid duplicate prompts as much as possible!

6) Please, be civil, be friendly, but don't be shy!

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Awesome Idea!! please someone do it!

"You said it would be like opera. This is nothing like opera."

Lmao - brilliant!

If I ever get the time I am going to make John make Sherlock watch Repo the Genetic Opera. I bet Sherlock would love it, despite the vast scientific impossibilities I'm sure it could give him some crazy and scary inspiration. In short, John would (probably) regret it.

...goddamnit, I cannot tell my writing partner there are other people who know about Sherlock Holmes and Repo!. If I do, she'll want me to finish the crossover AU we've been working on.

You cannot tell me about the crossover AU you've been working on and NOT expect me to beg, can you? *flutters eyelashes* It sounds awesome!

(Nervous) SHORT FILL

Err... I'm not sure how amusing this is, but I'm tired and I just wanted to write something for this damn wonderful fandom.


"What was that?"

John pauses, forkful of pasta halfway to his mouth. "What was what?"


John rolls his eyes, earning himself an even sharper-eyed glare from Sherlock.

"You mean the musical, I assume?"

"Musical," Sherlock repeats with a face that implies the word leaves a nasty taste in his mouth. "Do people really enjoy that?"

"Yes, Sherlock. Just because your complex and marvellous brain-"

"There's no need to be sarcastic, John," Sherlock cuts in.

"CAN'T COMPREHEND," John raises his voice and continues, "anything less than vicious murders, it doesn't mean that everyone is the same."

Sherlock pulls a face, whilst seemingly unconsciously crushing peas with the back of his fork.

"I just don't understand."

"You never do." John takes a long sip of his wine while he thinks of something more to say.

"In what world did people decide that watching others dance about on stage, singing, is entertaining?"

"The real world, Sherlock. The one that we all have to live in, you included. The fact that you ignore most of what goes on outside your walls is not an excuse."

"It's not just the act, it's the cost! If people find it so entertaining they must be showing it on the television, which means people could listen without any effort on their part."

"It's all about the atmosphere though. Sometimes people want to get out of the house. Without it involving murders and mysteries," John added, at the sight of Sherlock opening his mouth.

They sit in silence for a few minutes, before Sherlock speaks again.

"I respect your intentions to entertain me, John, but I'd really appreciate it if, in future, you'd refrain from taking me to listen to people singing. I get enough of that when you're in the shower."

John can feel himself blushing at the collar.

"No need to feel embarrassed John; you have a perfectly nice singing voice, but not even the nicest of voices could persuade me to sit through another minute of 'musical'."

"Okay, okay," John's laughing now, at the unhidden disgust plastered on Sherlock's face. "I promise to never force you to sit through any more expensive torture again."

Sherlock scowls at John, but chooses to otherwise ignore him. That is, until his phone beeps.

He looks up at John with the most excitable gleam in his eyes, and John has to wonder whether he will ever have a relaxing evening out again.

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Re: (Nervous) SHORT FILL

Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed. :D

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