Weekly Writing Prompt #17

Today is the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Doyle was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he met Dr Joseph Bell, a teacher with extraordinary deductive reasoning power. Bell partly inspired Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes years later.

The most famous quote from Sherlock Holmes is probably 'Elementary, my dear Watson', but did you know that was never in any of Doyle's stories? He came close with 'Exactly, my dear Watson' in three of his stories and he did say 'Elementary' once or twice but the quote itself is actually wrong. Sorry to burst that bubble.

In keeping with the detective theme of this week's prompt, I have an actual quote you can use from the story 'The Final Problem'. And if you haven't read any Doyle, do yourself a favour. He's a genious.

Craig Whitehead