January 30th, 2017

Sherlock - couldn't get more epic

"Distraction" : my silly little drabble has been podficced again - this time by Curtis Armstrong!

In May 2012 my 100 word drabble called Distraction was chosen for inclusion in Sherlock’s Home – The Empty House, a book of Sherlockian fanfiction published to raise funds for a charity trying to preserve Undershaw, the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Shortly afterwards a poll was run by the publishers for readers to choose their favourite story from the book and to my amazement my story won the poll.

The poll closed in August 2012 and I’m still waiting for the prize which was promised to the winner – for the story to be narrated and recorded for public download by Nicholas Briggs, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the Audio Adventures.

To show how it should be done, in August 2013 my lovely friend Mirith Griffin decided to commemorate the one year anniversary of me winning the poll and, in the space of a couple of hours, did what a professional publishing company couldn’t do in a year and produced a podfic – or, rather, a video-fic – of the story.

You can view it here.

And in January 2017 the awesome daysofstorm published this on Tumblr after she had arranged for Curtis Armstrong to do a podfic of the story! You can listen to it here.

I am a very lucky girl.

The book is still available, either as an e-book or in hard copy, through the usual channels.