March 2nd, 2010

42, answer

Rec: A Butterfly for Every Storm

Story: A Butterfly for Every Storm

Author: Nostalgia

Rating: All ages

Word Count: 527

Author's Summary: Martha's tattoo is oddly appropriate.

Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones

Warnings: None

Recced because:

I like so much about this short piece it's hard for me to explain why I like it.  Blending an idea from a throwaway line in The Shakespeare Code, Freema's real-life tattoo, and two of the Doctor's personas into a powerful ficlet takes skill.  Nostalgia uses the butterfly as a symbol of the Doctor's companions; ephemeral creatures that flit through his life so briefly.  The last line packs a real punch.

42, answer

Rec: Among Stars

It's a two-fer Tuesday!  These were both so short that I decided to post both of them.

Story: Among Stars

Author: Alienist

Rating: All ages

Word Count: 640

Author's Summary: Turlough asks the Doctor why he didn't accept the Presidency.

Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Turlough

Warnings: Mild spoiler for The Five Doctors.

Recced because:

I like The Five Doctors, and this missing scene between Turlough and the Doctor explains his decision to run away from the presidency.  As I've mentioned, I enjoy glimpses into the Doctor's distant past, and this is a good one.  Sometimes changing yourself is as good as it gets.