August 18th, 2013

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Rec: Sleep and Death are Brothers

My last of the two-week stint! I hope everyone has enjoyed me blathering on about my favorites. Don't forget to feed the authors. I'll end with:

Title: Sleep and Death are Brothers
Author: TygerTyger
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3865
Author's Summary: Junior doctor, Clara Oswald, never in her life expected to meet anyone like the Doctor. If only he wasn’t on his deathbed.
Characters/Pairings: Clara Oswin Oswald, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: It's a short, surreal mystery, where the setting may not be what it seems, but the sadness it's steeped in hits close enough to the truth to keep hurting when the scales are lifted. It has wonderful dialogue & imagery, fluid and changing yet accepted as such, the way you only can in dreams. From the author's notes, it's her own attempt to get her head around Clara, early early on in Series 7. What's also fascinating about it is that even though it was written only back after the airing of "The Snowman," it still fits seamlessly into the adventures in series 7b as well. Clara is brave and smart and kind, all of the ingredients the Doctor needs to keep his center, in any univese real or imagined.

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