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Story: Rosemary for Remembrance
Author: Nancy Brown
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 322
Author's Summary: The universe is sending her flowers, and it's got awful timing.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble
Warnings: None

Recced because: Donna is happily living her life with Shaun, except for one thing: every so often, she receives flowers, and she doesn't know who they're from. This fic was written in only 15 minutes, and yet I don't think it can be improved upon. It's a perfect length, and it ends at exactly the right time, in exactly the right way. Beware of the last line, because it will knock the wind right out of you.

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22 April 2011 @ 11:24 pm
It's almost time for the S6 premiere! Here's the perfect fic to read while you're counting down the hours:

Story: Make Believe
Author: musedepandora
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3269
Author's Summary: It didn't end in The Library. For either of them. (Eleven/River, Amy. Spoilers through Pandorica)
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/River Song, Amy Pond
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a simple but brilliant premise: the Doctor sometimes takes the TARDIS back to orbit The Library so he can have conversations with the River he left there in the computer. The fic is a truly fascinating character study of the Doctor and River, and their very complex relationship with each other. River's status as a dead hologram is not shied away from, nor is the Doctor's fundamental discomfort around her -- and yet it completely works. The characterization is amazing, and the execution is perfect.

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