HumanTales (humantales) wrote in calufrax,

Rec: Cautionary Tales for Incautious Children by JayTheNerdKid

I'm humantales and your calufrax reccer for this week. All of the stories I'm reccing this week have been written by authors who haven't previously been recced here.

Story: Cautionary Tales for Incautious Children
Author: JayTheNerdKid bewarethespork
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,516
Author's Summary: A guide to fairytales (and how to interpret them) for the clever and discerning child or child-at-heart.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is an "experimental" story (according to the author's notes) which is made all the more chilling by the format. A meditation on fairy tales, hero/villains and points of view, it tells the story at the core of the fifth season of New Who, in a seemingly dispassionate voice and vivid detail.

The stories are right about one thing - there really is a man. Right now, on this deceptively innocuous-looking day, he is sitting at a table in a cafe on a planet you've never visited on the other side of the universe from where you are. He is drinking tea. Some things are constant. His companion is drinking coffee from a blue mug with cheerful yellow flowers painted on it. Her hair is very, very red, redder than a sunset, and when the sun shines on it through the grimy cafe window, it blazes orange.

Enjoy! And review.
Tags: author: jaythenerdkid, doctor:11, rating: all ages, reccer: humantales, type: gen

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