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Title: Rites of Passage
Author: [info]capt_facepalm
Rating: PG
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Gaslight ACD)
Characters: Wiggins, several unnamed Irregulars, and another guttersnipe
Summary: Urchins gotta urch
Warning: (Author is running on fumes)
Word Count: 100
Author's Notes: July 2016 amnesty prompt: Welcome to the neighbourhood


Wiggins looked closely at the gaunt little scarecrow in threadbare workhouse clothes.

‘So, Henry, if you wants to join my gang you have to prove yourself worthy.’

The other assembled street arabs nudged each other and grinned knowingly. Little Henry looked balefully back and replied with challenging bravado, ‘Oh, yeah?’

‘See that toff, the one walking with the cane? You gotta steal his pocketwatch.’

‘Him! Why, he’s a cripple. It’ll be easy to knock him over!’

‘Any thug can mug someone; you gotta to pick his pocket. And you gotta do it without his beaky friend in the hat noticing.’


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Note: Thank you very much for all your support through this year's July Writing Prompts! My 2016 JWP Masterlist can be found here.

Date: 2016-08-06 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's some test. And I feel you on the muse-fumes.

Date: 2016-08-09 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*muse-fumes* I like it and have filed it in my lexicon!

Date: 2016-08-06 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh, that's kind of mean! (And I wonder if they make sure to return the watch later)

Date: 2016-08-09 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mean? No. Standards must be upheld, don't you know!

'So, Henry, congratz on getting his watch. Your second challenge is to return it.'

Date: 2016-08-07 01:37 am (UTC)
violsva: full bookshelf with ladder (Default)
From: [personal profile] violsva
I laughed out loud. Wiggins, that's not nice.

Date: 2016-08-09 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice? No. Standards must be upheld, don't you know!
Thanks! I had fun writing this one.

Date: 2016-08-07 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I guess that's the old fashioned sort of Hazing the newbie.

Date: 2016-08-09 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is a tough initiation but standards must be upheld, don't you know!

Date: 2016-08-07 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kudos if only for that summary. Poor Henry's in for a surprise.

Date: 2016-08-09 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
'Holmes, put down that snarling, feral child! Oh, is that my pocketwatch?'
(Thanks! And I don't think my summary is original but I cannot think of where I might have seen it. I blame late-night muse-fumes for it.)

Date: 2016-08-07 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, love it!

And congrats on fully completing another year of July Writing Prompts!

Date: 2016-08-09 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I had a lot of fun with it.

Date: 2016-08-10 04:33 am (UTC)
caffienekitty: (sherlock-smug)
From: [personal profile] caffienekitty
*cackles evilly*

Date: 2016-08-13 10:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! This one was a lot of fun to imagine and it is nice to finish the JWP on a high note.
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