June 14th, 2010

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  • siani

One-shot Week!

Hi all! I'm siani, both here and on Teaspoon. I have been reading for a long time (thanks for all your great recs!) but this is my first time reccing myself. I hope you all enjoy my picks.

I'm sure we all enjoy reading an epic now and then that can take over your life for weeks (or months...) but there is something to be said for short and sweet, and for authors who can tell a complete and moving story in just one chapter.

That's why for this week I'll be reccing short stories- one-shot, one chapter fics that make the most of the short form. I've tried to pick across genres- humor, drama, adventure, and yes, a smutty one- and get in an author or two who've never appeared here, however it is going to be weighted toward the modern because I don't know Classic Who as well. If you like anything I post this week you can tell me, but even better- tell the author! Everyone loves feedback, even of the one word variety. Fantastic!

Alright, without further speechifying, here is your Monday rec:

Story: Anaesthesia
Author: KerrAvonsen
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 5573
Author's Summary: Some things are better forgotten -- aren't they? (9th Doctor, pre-"Rose")
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (9th),Other Character(s)
Warnings: none

Recced because: This fic epitomizes what I love in a one-shot story. It's exciting and a bit scary and has great voices and characters and a believable world that sucks you right in. The Doctor wakes up on a space station, with no memory of how he got there, but there's not much time to think about that. Something on the ship is destroying people's minds, nobodies that nobody (important) will miss, and even when he doesn't know who he is, the Doctor knows he can't let that stand.