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Story: The Wish Machine
Author: Spastic_visions
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2229
Author's summary: The dangers of dreaming too hard. [2.13 spoilers]
Characters/Pairings: Captain Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Toshiko Sato
Warnings: none.

Recced because: Well, there is a warning to this one: it'll break your heart. Torchwood find mcguffins all the time, and in this little gem it's "a wish machine" - like Harry Potter's Mirror of Erised, it allows people to see their heart's desire. Coupled with Owen and Tosh's death in Exit Wounds - and Tosh has always been one of my favourite Torchwood characters - the result is more bitter than sweet. But it's also bittersweet because it does a brilliant job at capturing who Tosh really is - she often gets sidelined, in the show as well as in fanfic, but The Wish Machine does her absolute justice.
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These are the recommendations of the Calufrax reccer Biichan. My week-long mission is to explore strange new genres, to seek out new authors and new pairings, and to boldly rec where I have not recced before.

Story: Light Bending Backwards
Author: Spastic_visions
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2070
Author's summary: The Doctor infiltrates the Time Agency. Jack suffers the consequences.
Characters/Pairings: Thirteenth Doctor, Jack Harkness, Twelfth Doctor, Rose, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: This story may mess with your head just a wee tiny bit.

Recced because: So the Thirteenth Doctor wakes up in a Time Agency cell and realizes he's regenerated into Jack Harkness. What follows is an original and compelling non-linear mindf-ck—and I say mindf-ck in the most complementary way possible. Spastic_vision's story takes a initial premise that some might call completely and utterly insane and follows it through with relentless logic to the very end. The twist in the final paragraph comes almost completely from left field, yet it's been foreshadowed all along. It's one of my favorite fics ever and I was very gratified to finally find where the author had posted it to Teaspoon.

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