My personal Sherlolly fanfic bests so far...: Updated 2016

MizJoely has recently shared a list of her favourite fics. (Thanks Miz for providing the link!) Mine has been made from a slightly different angle. So I thought it might be a nice companion. I started making this list in 2014 and updated it in 2015. The one I’m sharing with you now is the one I had in my draft box, untouched since maybe April 2016. So anything published after that are not included, not because I don’t like them. I simply didn’t have time to follow them. 

There are some new additions and a couple of new categories. They are in bold. Please reblog if you like it! Many many thanks!


This list is based on my personal preferences. Also I haven’t read ALL Sherlolly stories. (Who can?) So the list is never intended to be authoritative or exhaustive.

The stories with an asterisk are not complete. (M) indicates respective author’s own rating, some for explicit sexual expression, others for some other reasons.

<Best of the bests>

   I Told You So by Writingwife83

<Best Sagas>

A saga here refers to a series of multi-chapter fics that traces the couple’s history.

By coloradoandcolorado1

The Lonely

Broken Pieces

The Distance

Innuendo (M)



Dark Reaches of the Night

By Gypsy Rose2014

Gabriel’s Wish

Of Small Boys and Sandwiches* (M)

Ginger Lollipops*

  Wishes (M)

A Summer Story (M)

Trimming the Tree

By thedragonaunt

Life After Death - A Post-Reichenbach Trilogy

  Part One - Aftermath (M)

  Part Two - Consequences

  Part Three - Unfinished Business

Demon (M)

Mother Love (M)

The Other Woman (M)

Loose Ends (M)

Gold (M)

Stolen (M)

Fatal Breath

Holmes for Christmas

Until Death* (M)

Quiet Sunday

<Best Romance>

   Benefits of Boredom by Writingwife83

   Blue Christmas (M) by MrsMCrieff

   Catching a Runaway Bride by TheSapphireSky

   Days May Not Be Fair by darthsydious

   Her Own Tale of Love by theheartofadetective

   So This is Love by onceinabluemoon0013

   The Professor and Mr Holmes by likingthistoomuch

   The Pulse Says It All (M) by SherlollyShock

<Best Adventure>

   Did You Miss Me, Molly Hooper?* by Sherlocked-Fangirl-x

   Landing on His Feet* by Vitawash

   Sorcerer’s Apprentice* by patemalah21

   The Ghost and Molly Hooper* by Doctor WTF

   The Honest Thief by hobbitsdoitbetter

   The Pirate and the Doctor (M) by Petra Todd

   When White Petals Fall* by Irisang

<Best Mystery>

  City of Dreams by MrsMCrieff 

  Double Cross by steffy2106

  Just Human by Lanceletta

  Monster by coloradoandcolorado1

  The Return by D. A. Smith

  The Detective and the Debutante* by EloiseAtThePlaza

  Tinderbox by Anne Louise 2000

<Best Drama>

  Blind Ambition by OpalSkyLoveDivine

  Dear Sherlock, by MudbloodPride

  Deconstructing Death by Emmyjean

  Demon (M) by thedragonaunt

  In the End (M) by Lono

  Long Way to You by Lanceletta

  Racing Daylight by Flaignhan

  Through the Looking Glass by SherlollyShock

<Best Humour>

   Down Under by cactusnell

   Message Received by Emmyjean

   The Accidental Boyfriend by lizzieBdarcy

   The Custody Agreement of an Adorable Calico Demon by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle

   The Diary of a Small Angry Pathologist by lilsherlockian1975

   The Million Dollar Shot by milkforthesouffles

   Winds of Change by Writingwife83  

<Best Angst>

   Always and Never (M) by theheartofadetective

   Asylum (M) by Adi Who is Also Mou

   Far from the Tree by Petra Todd

   Our beginnings Never Know Our Ends by Elixir.BB

   Return to Me by MizJoely

   Schoolgirl Crush by Flaignhan

   Telling the Bees by satin_doll

   The Beekeeper by Ditsypersephone

<Best H/C>

   A Beautiful Mind by jankmusic

   As You Wish by Alydia Rackham

   Delicious by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle

   I Will Try to Fix You by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle

   Secrets by Fiji Dreamer

   Smoke Damage by cactusnell

   The Attribute of the Strong by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle

<Best Sherlock>

   Holiday Romance (M) by MrsMCrieff

   More (M) by Liberi Ad Somnia

   Mother Love (M) by thedragonaunt

   Of Small Boys and Sandwiches* (M) by Gypsy Rose2014

   On Paper by MizJoely

   On the Side of the Angels by Supervillegirl

   The Family Detective by I 4 2 write

<Best Molly>

   Each in Its Own Fields* by dietplainlite

   Ginger Lollipops* by Gypsy Rose2014

   Mr Holmes and His Maid by Silencebeyondthestars

 (The author has deleted this story on major fan fiction sites and it is not available anywhere on the web now. I’m keeping this in my list, though, because Molly in this story is so powerful and convincing. Hope the author will put it back somewhere in the future.)

   Secrets by Fiji Dreamer

   The Diary of a Small Angry Pathologist by lilsherlockian1975

   Tinderbox by Anne Louise 2000

   Training Session by cactusnell

<Best Kids>

   Benjamin in I’m Out Here by Fayth3

   Gabriel in Ginger Lollipops* by Gypsy Rose2014

   Melisande in Daughters, Sherlolly Family by Maejones

   Penelope in Sherlock’s Near Death Experience by jankmusic

   Scarlet in Ginger Lollipops* by Gypsy Rose2014

   Scott in All We Have by writingwife83

   Will in Defining Family by GunterRae

   William in Life after Death Part Three: Unfinished Business by thedragonaunt

<Best Toby>

    Overdressed for the Occasion, in The Anthology by jankmusic

    Sherlock v Toby: Winner Take Molls by MizJoely

    The Cat Clause, in Negotiations by HeayPuckett

    The Diary of a Small Angry Pathologist by lilsherlockian1975

    The New Doctor by writingwife83 (Toby makes his appearance from Chapter 4 onwards.)

    Toby and His New Pet by Moonunit

    Whose Flat Is It Any Way? in A Window into Change by Writingwife83

<Best Dogs>

    Cat in Of Small Boys and Sandwiches* (M) by Gypsy Rose2014

    Molly Cocker in New Can at the Pack, Sherlolly Archives (M) by MoniMcCoy

    Redbeard in Benefits of Boredom by Writingwife83

    Redbeard in Epilogue of In the Quiet Places (M) by Kyerie

    Readbeard in Quiet Sunday by thedragonaunt

    Toby in Loss Restored by Amalia Kensington

<Best Smuts>

I don’t normally read many of this kind, but those listed here are so compelling as stories that I was unable to abandon them. I’m sure there are others that are as good. I just haven’t read them.

    dreams, like soap bubbles (M) by broomclosetkink

    Holiday Romance (M) by MrsMCrieff

    Love Stories and Tournaments of Lies (M) by Nocturnias

    Parva Victoriis (Little Victories) (M) by MizJoely

    The Boyfriend Experience (M) by hobbitsdoitbetter


You’re the downtown subway I missed by 2 minutes and 28 seconds 

The medium roast coffee that stained my lips before 7:40 A.M 

You’re the ashy pigeon by the Brooklyn Bridge that stared me down intensely

Never blinking, black bead eyes shrinking me down to a 1 inch pin

You’re the 5 dollar tip I never gave

You’re the fuzzy radio station with the sleepy tune,

ending in .3 and starting with 88

You’re the goddamn metrocard that takes too much from me 

You’re my central park, a dot of color in my monochromatic grey palette

The convincing fortune in my cookie, lucky numbers 8, 27, 53, 14

The broken pay phone with an unknown number messily carved on it’s side, 

(631) 575-22xx, area code belonging to my hometown 

You’re the lousy library book due last December 29th, the 1 I can’t return 

You’re apartment number 12, with the white walls and cotton bed sheets

You’re parking lot hours 5 A.M -10 P.M, the tension on my step

You’re the city that makes me dizzy and the one I love the most