Breakfast at 221B

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Breakfast at 221B is a short story set in the BBC’s Sherlock universe.

A seemingly random piece of deduction by Sherlock about Mycroft’s personal life leads to an exchange of confidences between John and Sherlock over breakfast, with more beneath the surface than either is prepared to admit to openly.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: Toxic family relationships, implied sexual abuse of a sea-bird

BBC’s Sherlock is, of course, AU: the characters exist, in 2010, in a world which never read about Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Professor Moriarty and Mrs Hudson in the Strand magazine from 1887 onwards. As a result, the detective story developed rather differently; Agatha Christie never wrote “Death in the Clouds” and Doctor Who never riffed off its classic Fontana cover in “The Unicorn and the Wasp”.

The characters mentioned in this work are purely fictitious and any resemblance to any living person or real-life incident is purely coincidental except as specifically mentioned.

The original cover photographs are of the Cutty Sark at Greenwich by Gordon Joly and a Double-crested Cormorant by Mongo. The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This short story is rated Teen (15). You might also like to consider other books set in the Sherlock fandom.

- First Edition: 28th Sep 2010
- 2nd Edition: 16th Apr 2012
- 3rd Edition: 4th May 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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