Today’s writing prompt comes from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. I wrote my completed excerpt with a Pilot G-2 extra-fine gel pen. The prompt is a total of 213 words.
I can honestly say that I am feeling much more comfortable as I write. Though, I need to slow down a bit because I feel as if I am rushing.
“It is useless for us to pretend that we do not know you, Dr. Watson,”
said he. “The records of your detective have reached us here, and you
could not celebrate him without being known yourself. When Mortimer told
me your name he could not deny your identity. If you are here, then it
follows that Mr. Sherlock Holmes is interesting himself in the matter,
and I am naturally curious to know what view he may take.”
“I am afraid that I cannot answer that question.”
“May I ask if he is going to honour us with a visit himself?”
“He cannot leave town at present. He has other cases which engage his
“What a pity! He might throw some light on that which is so dark to us.
But as to your own researches, if there is any possible way in which I
can be of service to you I trust that you will command me. If I had
any indication of the nature of your suspicions or how you propose to
investigate the case, I might perhaps even now give you some aid or
“I assure you that I am simply here upon a visit to my friend, Sir
Henry, and that I need no help of any kind.”