July 18th, 2008

TARDIS, romana, four

Fic: Fear in A Handful of Dust (2/2)

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

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.
The Doctor's quote near the end of this chapter is from Hamlet, Act II, Scene II.

Fear in a Handful of Dust (2/2)

The Doctor slipped into the main tent. Sunlight filtered through the canvas roof, bathing the interior in a muted grey light. The canvas had a filtering effect on noise too, translating the outside din into a formless sound like the rush of wind or water.
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