July 13th, 2008

TARDIS, romana, four

FIC: Fear in a Handful of Dust (1/2)

Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust (1/2)

Rating: G

Characters: Fourth Doctor, Romana II

Genre: Gen, drama

Spoilers: none.

Summary: The Earth is in danger, and the cause seems to be hiding in a traveling carnival in 1930s Nebraska.  The Doctor and Romana investigate.

Disclaimer: I don't own Doctor Who, K-9, or the TARDIS.  (I do, however, have a 12-foot scarf, courtesy of my mother-in-law.)

Author's notes:
This is one of my old stories. Written in 1991, posted to Usenet in 1994, and published in the zine Myth Makers in 1999. I wrote it because I was dissatisfied with the way the BBC handled American characters and settings.

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

The young woman twisted a strand of tawny hair around her finger and frowned at the instrument panel before her. "That's odd," she murmured.

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Fic: The Children of Time Will Gather (1/6)

Title: The Children of Time Will Gather (1/6)

Rating: PG

Characters: Jack, Martha, Sarah Jane, Luke, Ianto, Gwen, Mickey, Wilf

Genre: Gen, drama

Spoilers: MAJOR spoilers for Stolen Earth and Journey's End, references to various older episodes from Classic and New Who.

Summary: After the events of Journey's End, the Doctor's friends and companions gather together to remember the past and to prepare for the future.

Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to RTD and the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISes.

Author's notes:

Please note that pizzas similar to the one described below really exist, and can be found on the menus of actual British pizzerias. Any readers who consume such pizzas without access to advanced alien medical technology do so at their own risk, and the author will not be held responsible for the consequences.

Many thanks to my brilliant beta reader, Ciaviel.

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