The Bridge

Oct. 25th, 2010 10:49 pm
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Hello everyone! Since I get to rec from now until All Hallow's, I've decided to honor the spirit of the season-- mua ha ha-- and go with dark, scary, creepy, and/or strange fics. Hopefully a bit of each!

So I hope you enjoy... Tales from the Teaspoon Crypt.

Story: The Bridge
Author: Scythe The Wicked
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2,844
Author's Summary: In a small town in modern day Mississippi, a local teenager recalls the horrid story of a lynching in the Depression Era South and the terrible miracle and tragedy that followed.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Martha Jones.
Warnings: Explicit violence and death.

Recced because: this is a completely brutal fic, and it reads like a blow to the gut. It' short, it's stark, it's superbly written, and it pulls no punches: not about death, not about bigotry, not about the very real dangers of the life that the Doctor leads his companions into, and certainly not about the darkness in humanity's-- and the Doctor's-- hearts. At the same time there's a distinctly phoenix-like taste of hope tucked into the timey-wimey ending, and, thus, the entire fic, which redeems what might have been a distasteful piece of snuff fic into a wonderfully haunting morality play. Not for the faint of heart, or stomach, but totally worth it.

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Story:The Man in the Freezer Box
Author: Scythe the Wicked
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6353
Characters: Tenth Doctor
Author's Summary: Somewhere in the American South three cousins embark on that classic coming of age ritual of seeing something…freaky.

Recced because: I really enjoy stories that give an outsider's perspective (however fleeting) of the strange world of Time Traveling Aliens in Phone Boxes. In this story, Scythe the Wicked gives us an old-fashioned Southern Fairy Tale for modern times, with, of course, a Whovian twist. I really like the narration of the story. It's half nostalgia and half fantasy horror, like "Stand By Me" meets "Big Fish" meets "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Through vivid voice and description, Scythe the Wicked brings these three teenage cousins and their fleeting summers to life. And of course, like any good horror tale, we as the audience can get that anticipatory thrill as the story progresses, because unlike the Stevensons and relations, we know who the Ice Box man really is. There are a few typos that I hope the author will correct sometime, but overall it's definitely worth the read.

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