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Story: Childish Things
Author: trollopfop
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 916
Author's Summary: "An orphan in the storm. I was a naked child, found on the coast of the Silver Devastation. Abandoned, with only this."
Characters: The Master (Jacobi), Romana
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a perfect combination of sinister and infinitely plausible, tying a few threads of canon together and giving us a new spin on the Time War. Brilliant.
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Story: Lacunae
Author: [ profile] kenazfiction (Kenaz)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4697
Author's Summary: There are many things Jack has forgotten.
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Warnings: None

Recced because: Jack/Ianto is a little under-represented as a ship here! And this is one of those stories that makes me want to pack up and go home. Kenaz writes amazing well, and even better her grasp on the characters is perfect, in that age-old tradition of fandom where we delve deeper into the stories than the show ever does. Because 'Exit Wounds' leaves Jack in an unimaginably horrible place, and Lacunae picks it up and deals with it head-on whilst never descending to melodrama. And though this is Jack's story, Ianto's thoughts and feelings are enormously vivid here too, and the end result is a story that makes me ache so beautifully for both of them.

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Story: Bohemian Rose
Author: [ profile] loneraven (Raven)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 992
Author's Summary: Rose has a date. Surprisingly, it's going well.
Pairing: Rose Tyler/female character
Warnings: None

Recced because: Rose is wonderfully characterised here, and the developing, first date-like relationship between the two women is really deftly done. Also recced because cut for spoilers for the story -- I wouldn't recommend clicking before reading )
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Story: Touching Blue
Author: [ profile] aeshna_uk (Aeshna)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 783
Author's Summary: And, if there was even one reason to be thankful for his strange immortality, it would be that he had lived long enough to reach this moment. For Jack Harkness, the twentieth century wasn't all bad.
Characters: Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a sad fact a lot of the best Torchwood authors are nowhere to be found on the Teaspoon, so hurray for [ profile] aeshna_uk. Touching Blue is a great snapshot of Jack and historical Torchwood. It's one beautifully simple moment, and unbound in its joyousness. I really feel for Jack here as we're forced to remember just how out of time he is, but in this moment we see him claiming back one small part of everything he's lost, and it's glorious.
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Hello! I'm [ profile] such_heights and this is my first go-round on Calufrax, so I'll be taking you through a mixed bag of some of my favourite stories that haven't made it into the archives thus far.

Story: Enough of Words
Author: Maymargaret
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1847
Author's Summary: What happens after we leave Harriet Jones in "The Stolen Earth".
Characters: Harriet Jones, Ace
Warnings: None

Recced because: Say what you like about the last season finale, it had an amazing number of jumping off points for more stories to tell. Maymargaret picks up on both the subwave network and Harriet Jones' indeterminate fate (is my tinhat still in place? oh good) and finds a perfect opening to introduce Ace, whose presence does of course improve any story. It's wonderfully characterised, an excellent snapshot of the situation on Earth during the invasion, and most of all a great idea neatly packaged.


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