November 22nd, 2008

rec: encounter in cardiff

Story: Encounter in Cardiff
Author: travels_in_time
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2243
Author's Summary: Someone in Cardiff has sent Professional Staffing Services an unusual package.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Jack Harkness
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: Sorry for missing the bulk of the week, I have been unconscious with flu. Anyway, as much as I love fics where Donna gets her memory back post JE this story is a fantastic look at Donna being brilliant without her memories returning. Jack is used to great effect. Plus it features Donna leading a group of alien fighting temps, what's not to love about that?
martha and donna

rec: more than just a cheap trick

Story: More Than Just A Cheap Trick
Author: in_the_end
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 1700
Author's summary: When Martha met Donna.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Donna, Ten
Warnings: none

Recced because: There are probably as many different approaches to the Madonna ship (the only ship with a good smoosh name in any fandom ever, IMO) as there are fics of it, from crack to high emotional drama to smut, but I particularly love this one for its wonderfully complicated knot of time-travel plotting, worthy of a Moffat episode and weaved brilliantly into both characters' journeys in canon.

rec: access denied

Story: Access Denied
Author: such_heights
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1257
Author's Summary: Here lie sundry records and conversations pertaining to the changing situation of Torchwood Three circa the turn of the 21st century.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Suzie Costello
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: There aren't enough fics out there featuring Jack and Suzie. And this is an excellent one looking at how Jack came to run Torchwood Three and how Suzie came to work for him. It's brilliantly written being made up of personnel files, e-mails and phone calls to Torchwood One and snippets of Jack and Suzie's conversations. And the ending manages to be marvellously hopeful and doomed.