The Method: A Sherlock Holmes-inspired short story

The Disgusting Underbelly of Reality

I like to think that I wrote this in response to a prompt to write Sherlock Holmes fan fiction. However, I ended up taking the original idea and transforming it into something much darker and unexpected. Presenting “The Method”, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes-inspired dark comedy involving a bunch of high-schoolers.

Note: The story is not strictly about Sherlock, it is simply Sherlock-inspired.


The Method
by Dorothy Cheng

Mary Anne Fletcher was the girl of every boy’s dreams. At only 18, she was as stunning as a young Rita Hayworth sashaying into Bogart’s world. She had this rare nostalgic air about her, as if she was from some distant mysterious past. She had long, blonde, wavy hair and crystal blue eyes as alluring as the welcoming oblivion of the deep ocean. When I looked into Mary Anne’s eyes, I saw my future. I saw revolution and revolt and restitution. Fireworks…

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