Word Count: 403
Author's summary: Lucy/Martha, subject matter may upset some people
Warnings: I should hope abortions don't need warnings
Recced because: It's fairly common to find babyfic on the Teaspoon. Frankly, they're a dime a dozen. But a fic where the characters seriously consider abortion as a response to an unplanned pregnancy? Ah, there's a rare bird indeed. Rarer still is a fic where the character in question goes through with the abortion. The Women is one such fic.
It's quite short--barely four hundred words--but every word is carefully chosen and the effect is powerful in its simplicity. The mood is quiet and tranquil, not necessarily something you would expect from the subject matter, and the unexpected relationship between the pregnant Lucy Saxon and Martha, the only doctor she can trust, develops with perfect dreamlike logic. Nostalgia is known for writing very good fics, but I think she really outdoes herself with this one.