[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Title: Little Monsters
Author: Inkfire
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 376
Author's Summary: Mels Zucker always runs, falls often, and rises again each time. This one time though, pain holds her down. She might need fixing. She won't stand for that. Exploring the relationship between the Leadworth kids.
Characters/Pairings: Mels, Amy, Rory (kids)
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: Short and stinging, it's a fantastic glimpse at the girl who would become River Song. Part of her made a point to search out her parents as children in Leadworth, but her history and her destiny came too, even if Amy and Rory couldn't possibly know. There are lots of layers to this story and it shows that history, even with such a small snapshot in so few words.

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ext_1327443: (Jack Bond)
[identity profile] shelwass.livejournal.com
Story: a knife inside me
Author: Lady Mercury
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 430
Author's Summary: I won't let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, River Song/Mels, Rory Williams
Warnings: Implied violence and discussion of death.

Recced because: It's an exceptionally chilling look into the mind of a girl bred to kill. It's an unnerving reminder that, as much as we may love her, River Song wasn't kidding when she called herself a psychopath. It's not a happy story, by any stretch of the imagination, and it's a bit unsettling, but in that way, it's a perfect fit for the character and her circumstances. It's well written and insightful, and we need more Mels-centric stories in the universe.

The teachers at school said she never did her homework, never bothered to practice. Well. That just wasn’t true. Mels was doing homework all the time, practicing to be something bigger, something better, schooling herself to channel cold like steel.

When she broke Shanna Poggit’s favorite doll, that was homework, was practice.

When she took the shining Year Three pet goldfish home for the weekend, and it never came back: practice.

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ext_1327443: (Amy Pond Hunger Games)
[identity profile] shelwass.livejournal.com
Story: Making Amy
Author: Canaan
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 17,703
Author's Summary: In HonorH's The Wolf and the Mockingjay AU, Hunger Games victor Amy Pond is at a club, dancing in her underwear. This the story of her Games. Doctor Who/Hunger Games crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Mels, Jack Harkness, Other Characters
Warnings: Explicit Violence, Swearing, Dubcon

Recced because: It's incredibly dark and well-written. Unlike HonorH's tale, it doesn't have a happy ending, but the ending it does provide is immensely powerful. I'd been hoping the author would finish in time for me to rec it this week on Calufrax, and what do you know? The ending popped up yesterday.

If you like the Hunger Games, read it. If you don't have prior knowledge of the Hunger Games, still read it if you like dark, AU fics, because it's brilliant, tragic, gritty, and disturbing, all wrapped up into one beautifully written package.

Capitol magic has made Amy beautiful again. The two smallest fingers of her left hand are taped to a jeweled splint while the bones heal, but she doesn't have a scar or blemish anywhere on her body. Her sunburn is gone, leaving nothing but sun-bronzed skin she knows she didn't come by honestly, because she has no tan lines. Her hair is clean and glossy, frothing around her shoulders in soft curls. She has nails again, shaped and painted. She's dressed in a long, white, sleeveless dress that flows in graceful folds down past her knees.

Jack says the dress is another goddess thing. It doesn't seem worth arguing. He paints her lying face last. It looks like there's something he wants to say, but in the end he just takes her hands, her beautiful, killing hands, and holds them gently in his own for a few moments before he leaves the room.

[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
Apparently the vast majority of my favorites tab is Eleven-era fic, but I'll try to mix things up as far as different characters/pairings go.  To that end, today's second rec!

Story: The man who
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2893
Author's Summary: The Doctor winds up undercover as a teacher in Leadworth, and finds out a bit more about 18-year-old Mels's obsession than he wants.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River (Mels)
Warnings: None, but the author's note includes this disclaimer: Rating-wise, this belongs somewhere between Teen and Adult. There’s no smut, but they’re still teacher and student. Mels is 18.
Recced because: This is a very clever story in which the Doctor and Mels match wits and size each other up. Honeynoir does a great job of balancing the sexual tension, and the story is very witty and classy. Here's an excerpt:

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[identity profile] firefly124.livejournal.com
Story: Daddy's Girl
Author: betawho
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1196
Author's Summary: Somebody makes Mels cry and little Rory goes and sorts them out.
Characters/Pairings: Mels, Rory
Warnings: None

Recced because: While we got a glimpse of Mels growing up alongside her parents, there are just so very many possibilities to explore during those years. This story very concisely draws out a number of things that will only make sense to Rory later and that mean the world to Mels at the time. It's heartwarming and sweet, and it ends just perfectly.

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elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Mels)
[personal profile] elisi
Hello everyone. I'm [livejournal.com profile] elisi and I'll be your reccer this week. I'll try my best to bring you a varied bunch of stories, starting with one which features a very rare pairing indeed. :)

Story: Sweet Sixteenth or Close Enough
Author: Lyricwritesprose
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 714
Author's Summary: Mels has a good time. Rory experiences the joys of time-scrambled fatherhood. Mels/Jeff, albeit nothing long-term.
Characters/Pairings: Mels/Jeff, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic is my fault, in that the basic idea was mine. (Essentially - why was Jeff watching porn that made even the Doctor's eyes widen?) My speculation caused Lyricwritesprose to write this, which is now my head-canon, and should be yours too. Oh, and it's laugh-out-loud funny!


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