Title: Through Think and Thin
Word Count: 337
Characters: The 9th Doctor, Rose, Bandits
Episode Setting: After “the Long Game” S1 E7
Summary: Rose is ready for an adventure, what will the Doctor and the Tardis bring?( Read more...Collapse )
Interpret that however you want.
Word Count requirement is 550 words or less. One entry per person. All entries must be new and relate to this challenge. You may post to the community, link to your journal or off-site. Please make sure your links work. Please read the rules if you do not know them!
Submissions are due Monday March 6th at 9:00 pm US Central time. Voting will go up very soon and the next challenge will be announced after that.
It's time to vote!
Please take the time to look over the following entries and vote for your favorite three: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (NO MORE, NO LESS). THERE IS NO VOTING FOR YOURSELF, and only members and watchers may vote.
Please follow the rules on our profile page, vote fairly and do not get sock puppets or your friends to vote for you. Do not ask for votes outside the community. Please leave your votes as a comment to this post. The votes are all screened. All members are encouraged to vote, even those who did not post an entry. Please help our community stay active by reading and voting!
Vote like so:
1st - B. title, author
2nd - A. title, author
3rd - C. title, author
You must use the letter, title, and author when voting. Please use all three; it's much easier to tally that way. My voting system is simple: first place gets 3 points, 2nd place gets 2 points, and 3rd places gets 1 point when added up at the end.
A. Future Pond
B. An Unexpected Friend
C. A Selection of Flags
D. Future Shock
E. For Want of a Box
F. like you, our future is fragile
by paynesgreyVoting will end on Saturday February 25th at 11:59 p.m. Central US Time, or until we get enough votes.
Winners will be announced the next day and then winning banners will be up some time within the next week. Please vote and leave comments for our authors!
Please, please, PLEASE, find time to vote. It's not required for authors to vote but it's really helpful to all the other participants that DO read and vote to have a fair chance. I know it's not mandatory (and I've been considering changing that) but I really hope that I can have enough faith in you guys for full participation of this contest that means entering (if inspired), reading, commenting and voting. It really helps the community stay alive. Thank you so much!
Title: For Want of a Box
Characters: Jenny, Vastra, and Strax
Length: ~ 600 words
Disclaimer: Written for fun not profit.
Summary: Vastra and the gang attempt to use a vortex manipulator to travel to Scotland. Unfortunately, it also sends them centuries into the past. This is me getting my silly on.( Read more...Collapse )
We still need some entries for "Future Shock"! Your entries are due around 9 pm central US time tonight.
Title: Future Shock
Word Count: 640
Characters: Tegan, Fifth Doctor
Spoilers: For "Earthshock
Summary: Time travel has its hazards.
.[Read and enjoy!]
The TARDIS opened to a cold empty hallway. Tegan walked out, and immediately shivered. The woman felt chilled to the bone here, and muttered to herself about wearing a fur coat
"Doctor, this isn't Ireland" said Tegan. She wasn't surprised at all.
The Doctor sauntered outside,wearing sunglasses. Upon seeing the empty hall, he gave an apologetic grin.
"I may have made a slight miscalculation. Still, might as well explore," said the Doctor. He picked a random direction, and confidently walked down the hall, his shoes making loud echoes as he walked.
Soon, the Doctor was too far away to find. This place gave Tegan the creeps. It looked like a hospital, but she couldn't see any nurses or patients. But the cold grey walls gave her the feeling of a serious place, or a place where people went to die. The quietness disturbed her, perhaps it was due to being used to the sound and fury of living in the TARDIS.
No. There was a sound.A slithering sound emitted of the rooms. She peeked inside, and saw a girl on the floor. The girl had blonde hair, and what Tegan recognized as a Greenpeace symbol on her shirt. The girl's eyes were rolled back, and Tegan saw ropes tied around her ankles.
"Hello? Who are you?" said Tegan. The woman remained unconscious, and Tegan quickly began to untie the ropes.
Tegan nearly screamed as the ropes wrapped back around the girl's arms. She heard the Doctor's shouts from behind her, and ran out the door.
The Doctor's face was pale. His eyes were wide, and his face looked grave.
"We need to go!" said the Doctor. He tried to hurry Tegan into the TARDIS.
"Stop. There's a woman in there!" said Tegan.
A large person appeared behind the Doctor. His or her face was covered in a mask, and he wore black robes. He slowly approached Tegan, but the Doctor blocked his path. The masked man talked to the Doctor in a language that the TARDIS didn't translate.
The Doctor answered back in the same language. Tegan looked at the Doctor for any clue of what was going on.
Eventually, the masked man shrugged. He peered at Tegan for a long time, and then said in a soft voice "You're already here, anyway."
"Yes, so there's no reason to bring her here another time," said the Doctor.
The masked man turned around, his chains clinking all the way. Tegan wondered why she hadn't heard him arriving.
The Doctor practically threw her inside the TARDIS. Before she could say "Heathrow", the Doctor had started messing with the controls, and was preparing for take-off.
"What was that place?" said Tegan.
"A quarantine on some random planet. For time travelers suffering from a certain contagious illness," said the Doctor. He didn't elaborate as the TARDIS began to fly through the vortex.
"What illness?" asked Tegan. The Doctor tried to ignore her gaze, so she turned around.
"Sometimes, when someone undergoes too much time travel, their mind can't take it. Too much non-linearity can destroy someone. They begin to experience all of time simultaneously. Time Lords are immune to those changes, and you should be too, because of the TARDIS. But the poor people within that hospital couldn't take it," said the Doctor.
"Why did that man say I was inside that facility 'already'?" said Tegan.
"Ah, he's the guard. He must have confused you with someone else," said the Doctor. He walked off, apparently content to leave the TARDIS in free roam for now.
Tegan called out "What scared you so much?"
"Well, it just wasn't a pleasant place, Tegan," said the Doctor, without stopping.
As he walked off, she caught a glance at his reflection. She hadn't seen that expression on his face since when Adric died.
This is just a gentle reminder to get your "Future Shock" entries in by this coming Monday. We only have a couple of great entries so we definitely need more.
Happy writing! And as usual, if you need an extension, let me know!
Title: An unexpected friend
Word Count: 667 words
Characters: The 12th Doctor, Alfie, Weeping Angel
Spoilers: The husbands of River Song
Episode Setting: After "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"
Summary: The Doctor encounters a weeping angel, and an old friend( Read more...Collapse )
Title: Future Pond
Word Count: 1975 words
Characters: The 11th Doctor, Amy, Rory, River Song, and Anthony Williams
Spoilers: Angels Take Manhattan
Episode Setting: After “Angels Take Manhattan”
Summary: “They have had the time of their lives back then … and so did I.”( Read more...Collapse )
Interpret that however you want.
Word Count requirement is 200 words or more. One entry per person. All entries must be new and relate to this challenge. You may post to the community, link to your journal or off-site. Please make sure your links work. Please read the rules if you do not know them!
Submissions are due Monday February 20th at 9:00 pm US Central time. Voting will go up very soon and the next challenge will be announced after that.