Perils of the Heart

Had Quark known that falling in love would prove so traumatic, he might have reconsidered.  But affairs of the heart were a fickle thing, and from the moment he first laid eyes upon her he was smitten. In the aftermath of the assassination of the Bajoran First Minister and Kira’s abrupt departure, she suggested consummatingContinue reading “Perils of the Heart”

The Solitary Wood

In the Old Forest, just beyond Camelot’s walls, there stood a mighty tree, alone. “Do not approach it,” Gaius had long warned, and Merlin, assuming the tree was cursed with ancient magic, stayed away until a hunt with Arthur and a spirited fox chase led him to the tree’s clearing. Merlin approached the tree withContinue reading “The Solitary Wood”

Leaving the Nest

“Mother, I’ve decided.  I’m moving out,” said Robin Lefler. “Oh?” said Morgan Primus. “I’m an adult, and it looks bad that we’re still sharing quarters.  I can’t have men over.” “Mmm,” said Morgan, vaguely disinterested in Robin’s sex life. “I’m going, and I won’t be back.” “Does Captain Calhoun know?” “Mother!” “You’ll have your ownContinue reading “Leaving the Nest”

On the Origins of Trifling Knowledge

I had long admired Holmes’ ability to distinguish the varieties of cigarette ash by sight, but it was not until the affair of Lord Bassington’s manservant that I questioned the origins of Holmes’ knowledge. “Personal experience,” said he.  “What may seem as trivial knowledge began, absent noble reasons, in my university days with the searchContinue reading “On the Origins of Trifling Knowledge”

A Fractional Consultation

A series of arsons throughout the city had all London aghast. Inspector Hopkins of the Yard believed they held a common thread and he came to our Baker Street rooms one evening to consult with Holmes. Hopkins withdrew from his jacket pocket a sheet of folded paper and passed it to Holmes. “This was foundContinue reading “A Fractional Consultation”


From:� Satie, Norah, Rear Admiral To:� Picard, Jean-Luc, Captain In light of recent actions undertaken by yourself and the Time Lord known as the Doctor on stardate 37141.5 in halting and destroying the Krynoid foliage overrunning the Berengaria VII colony, you are hereby authorized for detached assignment aboard the Doctor’s craft known as the TARDIS,Continue reading “Orders”

Reflections on a Case

Occupied as I was with my medical practice, I saw little of Sherlock Holmes in the spring of 1890, though the papers were filled with tales of his exploits, particularly in the case of Lady Violet Churchill. “A dark affair,” said Holmes to me one evening. “Robbery, was it not?” “Blackmail, Watson! The lady hadContinue reading “Reflections on a Case”

Comparative Religions

Shortly after Merlin’s arrival in Camelot, he asked Gaius to explain the differences between the “Old Religion” and the religion practiced by the king — Christianity. This proved a mistake.  Gaius droned on for hours, only embaffling Merlin with excessive detail. Merlin considered asking Prince Arthur the next day, then decided his curiosity would promptContinue reading “Comparative Religions”

After Reichenbach

I had been not long returned from Switzerland when, one afternoon after making my rounds, my travels brought me by Holmes’ old lodgings in Baker Street. Mrs. Hudson, our former landlady, greeted me warmly and we spoke for some time. “I began to tidy up his things,” said she, “until a telegram arrived from hisContinue reading “After Reichenbach”

Between Planets

“Collision alert!” the Doctor shouted above the din of alarms. The TARDIS lurched.  Nyssa clutched the console, attempting to steady herself. The Doctor, somehow, stood fixed, his hands flying across the controls the bring the ship safely from the vortex. “Collision?  With what?  Where are we, Doctor?” “Earth’s solar system, somewhere between Earth and Mars. Continue reading “Between Planets”