Sherlock: “The Reichenbach Fall”

I was told there would be tears. There weren’t. I mean, not in my eyes anyway. This probably says more about me than about the programme. I liked “The Reichenbach Fall.” But I did find some of the plot points (and interactions) overly manufactured and forced. One way to look at it is, I suppose,…

The Aquamarine Room

A while back I had several dreams that took place in an aquamarine room with white furniture. Now, as it turns out, the flat I’ve chosen for my next trip to London has aquamarine walls and white and pale grey furniture. I’m hoping this is a good omen. Maybe I will write a play about…

Teaser Tuesday: The White Devil

Have really been enjoying this book by Justin Evans. It’s a kind of ghost story and murder mystery involving Lord Byron (even though it’s set in present day). Lots of good options for teasers . . . This one comes from page 95. But Andrew couldn’t calm down, because it had arrived, the moment something…

A Few More Things

. . . in regards to “Hounds of Baskerville,” I mean. In no particular order: Upon consideration, I’m pretty sure Mycroft sent the Bluebell e-mail. Otherwise it’s just too huge a coincidence. Mycroft wanted Sherlock at Baskerville. So am I supposed to believe that dog that belonged to the innkeepers was the creature that made…

The Sentimentalist

No, it’s not a new television show, though maybe I should develop it? Yesterday was Twelfth Night, and traditionally I bake a cake with a sixpence in it. For years and years I used the same sixpence, and I went on a hunt for it last night before remembering that it was also the same…

In the Stars

After being asked about it (go visit the FAQs page), I went back and did my astrological chart just for fun. Using Goldschneider’s Personology, here is what I discovered: Sun: Sagittarius III – Week of the Titan grand ideas, optimistic outlook Ascendant: Aquarius I – Week of Genius quick learner, perceptive Moon: Gemini II –…

Letter to Rob

Dear Rob, Okay, I feel awful because I saw you play back on 30 December and am only now getting around to writing you a letter. Usually I’m much more timely. But with New Year’s and all, and then I was sick, you see, so . . . Also, not a lot to say about…

Playwriting Opportunity

The Well is ACTIVELY seeking submissions of new and sparsely produced plays by writers of all backgrounds and stripes. No requirements, no criteria, no rules. There are no fees, and there will be modest compensation for work that we end up producing. Please send plays – even if they’re not fully finished – by April…