Dreaming of the Tardis

Friday Fictioneers – Friday 23rd March

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Photo Prompt by Björn Rudberg

Dreaming of the Tardis.

‘Ambiguous?’
Holmes ignored me and peered through his binoculars. ‘At last we have her lair.’
‘Same sign again, Holmes.’
‘A mere ploy, Watson.’ He pointed to the distant ridge. ‘The Tardis! we have her. Oh boy, Watson, the Doctor is here.’ He strode on along the track.
For the hundredth time the ridge came into view, as we reached the same sign on this same spot.
Is there no escape from this repetitive nightmare? I was dehydrated following Holmes on this circular looped track.
‘The Tardis!’
Next time round, I will push him off and jump to jolt myself awake.

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34 responses to “Dreaming of the Tardis

  1. A most entertaining tale – a believable duo The Doctor & Watson- not sure why ? The fearful loop that Holmes is stuck in fits both with his obsessive nature and the winding path, I feel. Well done.

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  2. Very tightly written. Well done, James. I just have one question…which Doctor is it? 🙂

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    • Ah, you had me reading this again. I am following a theme here, Sherlock Holmes is jealousy of being upstaged by Doctor Who – now a WOMAN – he is not happy about that. His self imposed mission is to hunt down the Doctor, The Time Lord – and then what? We will never get to that stage, I hope as it is the hunt that we are interested in. (Besides it drives Sherlock and Dr Watson mad.)

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    • Sascha — totally agree on both counts!
      James – much enjoyed this 🙂

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  3. I loved the last line! How many times have I had such repetitive dreams and I tell myself, “Just wake up!” 🙂 I enjoyed your clever take on the prompt!

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  4. I feel for Watson. How frustrating to be stuck in a dream that repeats over and over! A refreshing take on the prompt.

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  5. This was great. Loved seeing Sherlock, Watson and the Doctor in the story. Great take on the prompt.

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  6. I wonder how many times they did the loop before he finally shoved him off…

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  7. Poor Watson. I suspect this isn’t the first time he’s followed Holmes around in circles 🙂

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  8. Watson should have done that long ago to the insufferable, obnoxious fool.

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  9. Great, unique take on the prompt.

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  10. I like the way you write the circular story – and have Doctor Watson tempted to end the ‘dream’ by pushing Holmes and following him over the cliff.

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  11. Good story. Where’s Moriarty when you need him?

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  12. Seems to me that shoving Sherlock off a cliff didn’t work the last time

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  13. Dear James,

    A very different take. Elementary, my dear Watson. Good story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle
    https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/03/21/23-march-2018/

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  14. Lot of fun. Love the vision of the circular track with Sherlock and Dr walking it together. Love the last line – even the dreamer is getting bored with the circular walk.

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  15. The Doctor and Sherlock both. Maybe the Beeb would be interested!
    A dream or a time loop? – we’ve seen a few of those over the years.

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  16. Ooooooo such a fun story. Interesting team up, and hey I love crossovers. Pity they didn’t meet

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  17. Fabulous conclusion.. 😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀

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  18. What a great and original use of the prompt!!! Loved it

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  19. Now there’s an episode (if one hasn’t been written yet) – Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes in an adventure together.

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  20. Neat story – left me grinning.

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  21. Poor Watson! Fed up already.

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  22. Wait til you get to the Reichenbach Falls, Watson, then you have the perfect fall guy

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  23. When did Holmes and Dr. Who git together? It’s like a mobius strip in time.

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  24. Such fun! The Doctor and Sherlock all in the same story. Good job!

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