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    Appalachian AU! In November 1973, Vietnam vet John Watson returns to his family's old home in Arthel County, West Virginia, deep in coal country. His low expectations include recuperation and boredom. Instead he finds a ruined landscape, a series of grisly murders, and one of the world's weirdest neighbors.

    Warnings/content: Some violence. Explicit sex. Tobacco-chewing. (Not all at the same time.)

    Huge thanks to beta reader bethbethbeth

     Best Original AU Winner of the 2014 Holmsies!

     The Bone Fiddle Fanmix! Music is the heart and the spine of this story, so here is over two hours of it. Traditional Appalachian music, period-appropriate rock, and atmospheric alt-country. All the murder ballads mentioned in the story are here.

    Beautiful cover art by songofthecuckoo.

    Beautiful cover art by bluebellofbakerstreet

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    14 Sep 2015

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    Wow. I just...really wow.

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    After years of waiting for wealthy patrons to faint, Dr John Watson discovers a far more interesting patient in the opera house basement. (AU through a Phantom of the Opera lens.)

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    23 Feb 2015

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    Phantom of the Opera and Johnlock, fused. Enough said.

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    John was brave and clever and loyal, a commoner who longed for an exciting life.
    Sherlock was dashing and brilliant and passionate, an Earl’s son who longed to solve crimes.
    Being a Tale of Glorious Adventures, Love Letters, Treachery, Longing, Secret Identities, Deathbed Confessions, First Kisses, Daring Escapes, and True Love.

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    20 Jan 2015

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    The period-drama Johnlock to end all period-drama Johnlocks! A genuine epic to boot. And such great smut! Two thumbs way up!

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    "The day of the funeral is cruel in its ordinariness.

    The sun hides behind bleached wisps of clouds, the air is lukewarm on his skin, the ground stubbornly refuses to consume John from the feet up."

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    After losing his mother to illness, John's family must figure out how to move on with life. John finds comfort in a place he never expected.

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    20 Aug 2014

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    Lovely, lovely fic. Bit of a slow-build at first, but extremely satisfying in the areas of angst, romance, and sexytimes. Plus the bonus of sweetcupncakes' gorgeous prose. Teenlock never looked so good.

  5. Rec 23

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    John, Mary, Sherlock, and Shaun are a very happy and totally normal family thank you very much the end.

    John, don't you think you'd better tell them the truth? They're about to find out, anyway.--SH 

    What? That IS the truth.--JW

    Hullo darlings. Just got home with the shit volcano. Oh! And Sherlock, where do you want these toenails? I know you don't want them going all mushy like the last ones.--MMW

    ... I'll change it straight away.--JW

    Good man.--SH

    John, Mary, Sherlock, and Shaun are rubbish at life. At least they have each other.

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    11 May 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    More Biscuitverse!!! These still make me giggle maniacally. I hope there will be more. Read these to feel happy.