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Story: Jokes I May Have Misremembered
Author: Fahye
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1682
Author's Summary: He travels and travels until the jetlag would have killed anyone else, until he can feel the time sickness shredding his sanity, and then he aims himself at the last clue he’s got and pulls back on the throttle.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: I've never seen an episode of Torchwood, but this story still grabbed me right away.  It's a wonderful character study, literary and moody, and it has section breaks with titles taken from McSweeney's lists!  What more could you ask for?

An excerpt:

The faint outline of the TARDIS is still in the air when Jack starts running through reactions in his head, trying each one on for size and then discarding it. He wonders if crying would help; decides that it wouldn’t. He wonders if praying is viable; decides that he probably hasn’t racked up enough good karma yet for it to be worthwhile, considering his former occupation, and anyway, he’s an atheist, and now he’s babbling away on the inside of his head because he can’t hear anything but the hiss of air filters and the raggedness of his own breath and he is very, very alone.

Jack, after some further consideration, decides to start with anger.
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Story: Suture

Author: Fahye

Rating: All Ages

Author's summary: “Well, as adventures go, it’s certainly not up to your usual standard, Doctor.” Rose’s smile is two points west of normal, but it’s a brave attempt. She sets her tea down, untouched. “No running, no explosions, and no worlds about to end.”

Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler. Gen, with a hint of subtext - no more than was seen on-screen.

Warnings: None

Recced because: If you’ve ever thought that second-person fics don’t work for you, just give this one a try. This is so different from most stories you’ll find around the internet. In terms of plot, it’s fairly straightforward: problem arises, the Doctor diagnoses and works out a solution, Jack and Rose are essential in aiding him, and Jack the big damn hero is willing to sacrifice his life to help save the Doctor. But that really doesn’t do the story justice. It’s the writing style, the switch between the ‘mind’ of the TARDIS and the Doctor to the observations of Jack and Rose - the author really does know how to portray the Doctor as a different species - and the use of words and language to paint a vivid picture, leaving the reader breathless as we approach the conclusion, that makes this a brilliant, memorable story.

Selected Quote:
I am the boiling clouds of space and the jagged rain of the vacuum and I am the vortex of time. I am the inferno that swallowed the enemy.”

Ashes, ashes, the burning paradox of being split apart and existing in every possible time at once. The dust of eternity, and the single igniting spark. This is how a Time Lord kills, obliterates, exterminates.

This is how a Doctor of the Time Lords heals.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017