A Sensible, Witty Man

Written for:  Friday Writings #5:  A Second(ary) Look
Who are your favorite secondary characters?

Well-done secondary characters are like the seasoning in a good meal. They aren’t the focus, but they add so much richness to the final product.

Who are your favorite secondary characters?  (posted by Rommy)

Dealing with Dr. Watson
is a delight.  Though a
bit different
in books, his character
on screen was more of
a bumbler.  Always polite,
even when Holmes was
frightful to him, or in
a sullen mood.  Affable
Dr. Watson, dressed
in a different wardrobe
than Holmes, especially
in the hat department,
deferring to a derby.
Loyal and lovable,
he would placate
Mrs. Hudson, their
landlady, when Holmes
had been rude,
leaving her prepared
foods uneaten, when
swept up in a new case.
Instantly liked by
everyone he met,
and of course, me.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to A Sensible, Witty Man

  1. Sadje says:

    I like him in the Tv show, Sherlock!


  2. J Beames says:

    I thought of Holmes as well, when this prompt came up at PSU. Thank you for giving his perspective.


  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    Exactly right. Where would Holmes be without Watson?!?!


  4. Indeed yes, one cannot help but warm to every version of the good Doctor Watson.


  5. The Watson from the TV show is my favorite, too. Many times, I was more interested in his story than in Sherlock’s. And yes, he is such a likable guy.


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