Monday, May 16, 2022

May 22 is Sherlock Holmes Day

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator and author of the Sherlock Holmes books, was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh Scotland.  Therefore, May 22 is celebrated as International Sherlock Holmes Day.

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Official Arthur Conan Doyle site

Baker Street wiki

The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia 

10 little known facts about Sherlock Holmes

An essential guide to Sherlock Holmes 

Sherlock Holmes Day

A Study in Scarlet, the first Holmes story, was published in UK in 1887.

What's your favorite Sherlock Holmes story?  The stories that I remember most are (1) The Red-Headed League [the 4th story], (2) The Speckled Band [the 10th story], and (3) The Hound of the Baskervilles [the 27th story].

Tell us your favorite in the comments!


Friday, May 13, 2022

Flash Fiction Friday

 

Flash Fiction Friday

 

It's Flash Fiction Friday! For this week's contest, go to HuffPost's Weird News page and write a short piece based on a headline! 

Catching my eye this week is

 

 Read all about it here.

But feel free to choose any of the many lovely offerings.

Length: 2000 words
Deadline: Sunday, May 15th , 2022, 2am Central Standard Time

Leave your entry in the comments, please. As always, the winner will get a badge and bragging rights!