Thank you to everyone here at Calufrax - I leave you with one last rec to finish off my week here and sincerely hope you've all found at least one new story in this collection to fill your imaginations and bring some pleasure to your days. Let's do it again sometime, shall we? Hm? Hmm?
Story: Future’s Past
Author: Gary Merchant
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,043
Author’s Summary: The Doctor introduces Dodo to the Time Space Visualiser - both receive unexpected surprises.
Characters/Pairings: the First Doctor, Dodo Chaplet, reference to Steven
Recced because: Dodo is so rarely seen in fic, much less given positive treatment and I’ve always had a soft spot for the First Doctor, they both deserve more attention. Gary Merchant was one of the first writers I came across back when I discovered the existence of this marvelous world called ‘whofic’ and I suppose it is well it was someone of such quality! Often working in a partnership with friends, he is a writer with a wonderful knack for spotlighting neglected minor characters, small moments and subtle turning points in the development of characters and plots. Any reader delving into his extensive works will find several well-crafted treasures there that are a pleasure to read.
This particular short story is relatively light and somewhat introspective, crowned with a surprise cameo and an excellent subtle joke for those familiar with the long term history of the show and its popular promotion. I won’t give it away, go read and see what I mean.