We write out our own psychodramas, Thats why I believe writing is so healing. I can explore the emotions in my fiction that I can’t deal with in real life. This week I wrote this tough fic, called ‘Older and Wiser’. I had not intended it to be so raw and uncompromising, but it came out that way. I think this is because my life is currently full of difficult emotions, sad situations and lives in the process of ending. Whether I know it or not, these things are undoubtedly on my mind all the time, and they are bound to seep out in my creative expressions.
I started this fic with the prompt ‘Older and Wiser’, and with the image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, sitting at the table at Baker Street, contemplating how his relationship with John has changed over time. I’ve been thinking a lot about how BC’s smoking is damaging his skin lately, about the wrinkles he is developing as a result, and those wrinkles were definitely on my mind when I started to write.
I think this may be a universe I want to pursue, but we’ll see. In the meantime, here is the quickfic version, which I knocked off on Wednesday morning, and you can read it here at AO3 and here at FF.net. I’d love to receive some feedback if you can spare the time.
I won’t say happy reading because its not, but thank you for reading if you can bear it,