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Happy Tuesday to everyone. Today we have a trip back into the slightly mythical past.

Story: The Old Man and the Police Box, and other impossible tales
Author:Rowena Zahnrei
Word Count:
Author's Summary:
 In 1913, a British schoolteacher named John Smith wrote a short story destined to become a classic. Entitled "The Old Man and the Police Box," it tells the tale of an eccentric inventor from the land of Gallifrey who steals a miraculous time ship and sets sail for adventure.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Rose Tyler, Susan Foreman, The Daleks, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (9th), The TARDIS
Warnings: For purists, Lungbarrow is taken as canon here.
Recced because: This fic uses the framing device of the Journal of Impossible things to great advantage. It is, essentially, a collection of the central stories that make the Doctor who he is related by one John Smith (and cleverly edited by Rowena Zahnrei). Each journal entry comes accompanied by an editorial gloss before continuing on with Smith's parts, which border on elegant stream of consciousness. The effective mix of styles for this collection is just part of its charm, however. The stories themselves weave through canon beautifully, piecing the Doctor together from the strange point of view of the outsider who is relating what we know as the inside. Overall, this is a wonderful collection of stories that you might find yourself reading through in one sitting, like you did with childhood storybooks.

A small sample... )
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Story: Doctor Who and the Nowhere Men
Author: Rowena Zahnrei
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 69403
Author's Summary: Doctor Who, meet the Beatles! When the TARDIS is yanked off course by a disturbingly powerful force, the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler find terrible shadow creatures are stalking John Lennon. Where are they from? What do they want? The solution may force the Doctor to break the 1st Law of Time.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Rose, Four, Sarah Jane, Harry Sullivan
Warning: WIP

Recced because: Doctor Who AND The Beatles. What else could you ask for? How about an intricate timey-whimey plot! It's really well done as the Doctor and Rose try to save the Beatles' lives, while the Doctor, Sarah Jane, and Harry thought they were just going to enjoy the music! There's also neat glances of history and a whole society based on the music of the band! SO. MUCH. FUN.

Like I said, there is a warning that this is a work in progress story. It was last updated on December 27, 2008. It's well worth the read though!
[identity profile] dameruth.livejournal.com
Wow --  my last rec of the week.  Already.  I thought long and hard about which fic to pick; there are so many wonderful authors on Teaspoon, and some folks with wonderful bodies of work, but I decided at that start of the week (as a way of narrowing things down) to pick individual stories that were generally short, punchy and preferably less well-known, which have haunted my memory for one reason or another.   I wish I could have recced a boatload more . . . which means I'll probably sign up for another run in the future.  ;)

Story: "The Day No One Died"
Author:  Rowena_Zahnrei
Rating:All ages.
Word Count: 2539
Author’s summary: "The Doctor spun on her, his brown eyes flashing in sudden anger. “Do you think I make this kind of call arbitrarily? Do you think I don’t want to go back and stop these idiots from destroying themselves? Their people?”
Martha was rather taken aback. “So, you’re just going to stand here, then,” she frowned. “Do nothing. Allow an entire people, an entire planet to die out just because you don’t want to upset the balance?"
The Doctor glared, his jaw set. “There’s more to this universe than one planet. I have to look at the bigger picture,” he said coldly. “And so do you.”

A brief story in five parts on why, sometimes, you can't go back. Even if you have a time machine."
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Martha
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a relatively short, but memorable, examination of the things the Doctor can and cannot do to right wrongs and how the "larger picture" perspective of history can lead to a positive result from a tragic beginning.  It also touches on the power of words and writing, and is a beautifully-sketched portrait of hurt'n'angry S3 Ten, and his relationship with Martha.


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