I managed a couple thousand words on the new/weird story this morning. I think I know what the deal is now, and expect another couple hours will finish the first draft. It’s really in a form more toward a plot treatment than an actual story right now, as I want to make sure I get the story down.
Another good sign: at present, this one does appear as if it’s going to end up being a true short story rather than a novelette.
I’m trusting the title to come when it will.
We went out this afternoon to see Sherlock Holmes. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though admit to thinking that efforts to modernize Holmes and Watson changed its flavor a bit.