A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: A Doctor Who Fan Fiction Archive

Penname:MinervaFan (DebbieB)
Member Since:2007.10.11
Website:http://minerva-fan.livejournal.com
Just an FYI: I am currently working on an original novel and have suspended the bulk of my fanfic writing. I may still post a story or two here, as inspiration hits.
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Became a fan in the Fourth Doctor/SJS era, then stopped watching when the show went off the air on our local PBS station. I've been writing, editing, and publishing fan-fiction for 20 years now, but only recently branched into Doctor Who fic. I write mostly Sarah Jane Smith, but I also love Barbara Wright, Rose Tyler, Harry Sullivan, the SJS Audiobook Crew, and the SJA crew. Feedback is very much appreciated. I am also available for beta-reading, though I can't Britpick.
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Stories by MinervaFan [44] Favorite Stories and Series [47] Favorite Authors [11]
Herald and Knight by MinervaFan [Reviews - 0]
Just a few stories featuring Josh Townsend and Sarah Jane Smith from the Big Finish Audiobooks. Shippy, but hopefully still entertaining.
Other Era, Sarah Jane Adventures - - Het, Swearing - Character Study, Introspection, Romance, Series
Characters: None
Open: No

Stories
A Final Toast by MinervaFan [Reviews - 10]
Jo Grant-Jones, Liz Shaw, and Sarah Jane Smith have a private gathering to honor the Brig.
Other Era - All Ages - None - General, Humor, Introspection, Standalone
Characters: None
Series: None
Published: 2011.03.06 - Updated: 2011.03.06 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2750

A Thousand Dark Things by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
AU: Alone in the attic as the world comes back to life around her, Maria Smith waits for the familiar sound of boots on the stairs. SPOILERS: DW 4.12 & DW 4.13.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Alternate Universe, Character Study
Characters: Maria Jackson, Other Character(s), Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.07.28 - Updated: 2008.07.28 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1852

Auntie Jo's Cosmic Jumble Sale (and Guide to Civil Disobedience) by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
Jo Grant Jones has been grounded, but that's not going to slow her down. Explore her wacky view of the universe on her brand new blog.
Third Doctor, Multi-Era - All Ages - None - Character Study, Crossover, Fluff, Humor
Characters: Jo Grant
Series: None
Published: 2013.02.27 - Updated: 2014.03.10 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 740

Chain of Events by MinervaFan [Reviews - 3]
Sarah Jane and Josh Townsend meet up again after many years apart.
Other Era, Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Het
Characters: Josh Townsend, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: Herald and Knight
Published: 2007.11.19 - Updated: 2007.11.19 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1672

Conversations by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
Chrissie Jackson and Jackie Tyler discover a common bond, and a close friendship.
Tenth Doctor, Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - Femslash - Character, Study, Femslash
Characters: Jackie Tyler
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.24 - Updated: 2007.12.24 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1513

Drabbles by MinervaFan [Reviews - 5]
Written for The Companion Mash-Up Drabblethon, the 1001 Whovian Nights Drabblethon, and the Whoniverse1000 Drabblethon on Livejournal.
Multi-Era - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Harriet Jones, Harry Sullivan, Ian Chesterton, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith, Susan Foreman, The Doctor (1st)
Series: None
Published: 2008.01.09 - Updated: 2008.06.10 - Chapters: 7 - Completed: No - Word Count: 1703

Embraceable You by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
Through a mixture of songs and memories, Ian Chesterton reminisces about his beloved Barbara on a very important day.
First Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Other Era - All Ages - None - Character Study, Het, Introspection, Romance
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Series: None
Published: 2008.05.07 - Updated: 2008.05.07 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1373

Family Tree by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
The Smith-Jackson-Langer-Townsend-Redfern Family Christmas will now commence.
Other Era, Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Fluff
Characters: Clyde Langer, Maria Jackson, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Sarah Jane Smith
Series: Herald and Knight
Published: 2007.12.17 - Updated: 2007.12.17 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 4570

Fetish by MinervaFan [Reviews - 5]
It started for comfort. Now, she thinks it may be a fetish. Sarah Jane in Three era, Four era, and School Reunion.
Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Femslash, Het
Characters: Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2007.11.28 - Updated: 2007.11.28 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 551

Fixing Things by MinervaFan [Reviews - 6]
Sarah Jane Smith finds that mentoring young heroes in training involves a lot more than saving the world.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Character, Study, Introspection
Characters: None
Series: None
Published: 2007.10.25 - Updated: 2007.10.25 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 3495

Four Corners by MinervaFan [Reviews - 3]
Amy. Rory. Eleven. River. Amazing things have been revealed, and now it's back to the same old adventure. So why does no one seem in any hurry to find little Melody Pond? (Spoilers through Night Terrors, but in a bit of timey-wimeyness, NOT for Let's Kill Hitler.)
Eleventh Doctor - All Ages - None - Character Study
Characters: Amy Pond, River Song, Rory Williams, The Doctor (11th)
Series: None
Published: 2011.09.16 - Updated: 2011.09.16 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2221

Friends of a Friend by MinervaFan [Reviews - 5]
AU: Josh Townsend and Natalie Redfern deal with tragedy. Spoilers for the DW episode Turn Left.
Other Era, Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Alternate Universe, Angst, Crossover
Characters: Clyde Langer, Josh Townsend, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Natalie Redfern, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: Herald and Knight
Published: 2008.07.09 - Updated: 2008.07.09 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1796

God in the Potstickers by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
Sarah Jane Smith, Josh Townsend, and Natalie Redfern struggle to get back to life after the events of Dreamland.
Other Era - All Ages - None - Angst, Het
Characters: Josh Townsend, Natalie Redfern
Series: Herald and Knight
Published: 2007.11.25 - Updated: 2007.11.25 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2323

Handler by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
Jo Grant is a woman of many talents, and she will need all of them to take on Harriet Jones, MP, Flydale North.
Third Doctor, Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Josephine (Jo) Grant, Harriet Jones
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.20 - Updated: 2007.12.20 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2255

Hen Party by MinervaFan [Reviews - 8]
A mysterious invitation lures Sarah Jane Smith and several other companions to what may be the most unusual party of their lives.
First Doctor, Third Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor - All Ages - None - Fluff
Characters: Ace McShane, Amy Pond, Barbara Wright, Donna Noble, Jo Grant, River Song, River Song, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2012.01.23 - Updated: 2012.01.23 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 5444

Her Unexpected Hero by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
Something happened to Josh and Sarah Jane aboard The Dauntless, something amazing. But life goes on.
Other Era, Multi-Era - All Ages - None - Het
Characters: Josh Townsend, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: Herald and Knight
Published: 2007.12.27 - Updated: 2007.12.27 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1915

Here Be Dragons! by MinervaFan [Reviews - 12]
In order to get a rare substance for the TARDIS, Harry and Sarah must get married. Too bad the Doctor didn't give them much advance warning.
Fourth Doctor - All Ages - None - Humor
Characters: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.04.27 - Updated: 2008.04.27 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 4665

Heroes and Heretics by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
Adjusting to life back on Earth isn't easy for Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton.
First Doctor - All Ages - None - Drama
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Series: None
Published: 2008.03.21 - Updated: 2008.03.21 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 6692

Home Sweet Home by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
River Song must clear up some family business. (Spoilers for The Angels Take Manhattan.)
Eleventh Doctor - All Ages - None - Character Study
Characters: Brian Williams, River Song
Series: None
Published: 2012.10.01 - Updated: 2012.10.01 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: No - Word Count: 2356

Innocence Lost by MinervaFan [Reviews - 6]
Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong Sarah.
Fourth Doctor - Teen - None - Angst, Het, Romance
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Series: None
Published: 2008.08.11 - Updated: 2008.08.11 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 888

Innocence Lost (Emo Dance Remix) by MinervaFan [Reviews - 13]
Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong Sarah Jane. Really, really, really wrong Sarah Jane. Careful, Doctor.
Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Fluff, Humor
Characters: Clyde Langer, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Series: None
Published: 2008.08.11 - Updated: 2008.08.11 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2160

Just Another Friday Night by MinervaFan [Reviews - 6]
All Sarah Jane wants for her thirtieth birthday is a bit of Italian food and a quiet night with a friend. The universe has other ideas. OR: The Tale of How Harry Sullivan Bows to Peer Pressure and is Made to Regret It By Miss Sarah Jane Smith.
Other Era, Multi-Era - Teen - None - Fluff, Humor
Characters: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Jo Grant, John Benton, Mike Yates, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.08.19 - Updated: 2008.08.19 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 5215

Just Like Old Times by MinervaFan [Reviews - 5]
The Tenth Doctor helps Susan through a major transition, knowing it will be the last time he ever sees her face.
Multi-Era - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Susan Foreman, The Doctor (10th)
Series: None
Published: 2008.01.26 - Updated: 2008.01.26 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1411

Living History by MinervaFan [Reviews - 10]
Sarah Jane and her gang are entrusted with a priceless legacy.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - General, Standalone
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.04.03 - Updated: 2008.04.03 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 9668

Maybe It's Just North Dakota by MinervaFan [Reviews - 12]
On what once was Earth, Sarah and Four spend a quiet moment together contemplating the sunset.
Fourth Doctor - All Ages - None - Character Study, Introspection, Vignette
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.04.23 - Updated: 2008.04.24 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 509

Never Meant for One as Beautiful as you by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
Iíve seen the whole of time and space. Now Iíd rather enjoy a good patch of land and some seeds, if you please. Sarah Jane hires a very unusual gardener.
Other Era - All Ages - None - Angst
Characters: None
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.27 - Updated: 2007.12.27 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 4850

Off the Record by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
They wanted her to be Paris Hilton, only not so stupid, not so annoying, and perhaps a bit sluttier. Rose Tyler knew only one woman could have her exclusive story--Sarah Jane Smith.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - Femslash - Alternate, Universe, Femslash
Characters: Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.16 - Updated: 2007.12.16 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1145

Songs from the Storm Cage by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
River Song doesn't spend all her time pining for him, much as he'd like to think so.
Eleventh Doctor - Teen - None - Character Study
Characters: River Song, The Doctor (11th)
Series: None
Published: 2011.05.31 - Updated: 2011.06.01 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1127

Synchronicity by MinervaFan [Reviews - 44]
One thing leads to another, each little decision, each little choice. Explores the role of Lavinia Smith in saving the universe, without ever knowing it.
Other Era, Multi-Era - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.28 - Updated: 2008.07.27 - Chapters: 40 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 30771

The Burden of Propriety by MinervaFan [Reviews - 4]
Ian and Barbara find a room, a very Earth-like room, hidden in the labyrinth of the TARDIS.
First Doctor - All Ages - None - Fluff, Het, Romance
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Series: None
Published: 2008.02.09 - Updated: 2008.02.09 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1969

The First Time by MinervaFan [Reviews - 12]
A series of drabbles/ficlets exploring the first kisses of various pairings. Spans the gamut.
Multi-Era, Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Drabble, Femslash, Fluff, Romance
Characters: Alan Jackson, Barbara Wright, Chrissie Jackson, Clyde Langer, Harriet Jones, Harry Sullivan, Ian Chesterton, Jackie Tyler, Jo Grant, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Romana II, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Susan Foreman, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (3r
Series: None
Published: 2008.02.13 - Updated: 2008.02.14 - Chapters: 18 - Completed: No - Word Count: 3389

The Ghost of Christmas Always by MinervaFan [Reviews - 3]
Maria and Sarah Jane manage to spend Christmases together, despite the distance between them. Implied Maria/SJS crushing.
Sarah Jane Adventures - Teen - None - Angst, Character Study, Drama, Femslash, Standalone
Characters: Clyde Langer, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Mr. Smith, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.11.24 - Updated: 2008.11.24 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 5087

The Girlfriends' Code by MinervaFan [Reviews - 10]
Maria's world explodes around her, and Sarah Jane is there to help her pick up the pieces.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Standalone
Characters: Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.04.22 - Updated: 2008.04.22 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 6747

The Madwoman of Bannerman Road by MinervaFan [Reviews - 8]
Sarah Jane Smith loves to write. A page from her private journal, not available to the general public. Sarah Janeís Notes: If you are reading this, shame on you for hacking into my computer. As this article is for my own private purposes, I make no claim to perfect spelling, punctuation, or consistency. I proofread my work for publication; but my tired old eyes will not proofread for hackers. So there.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2007.11.01 - Updated: 2007.11.01 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1624

The Patron Saint of Time and Space by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
One year after the events at St. Agnes, the former Sister Helena visits Sarah Jane Smith to say goodbye.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Angst, Character Study
Characters: Other Character(s), Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.10.28 - Updated: 2008.10.28 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1496

The Perfect Orange (Or Speculations on a Bucolic Day) by MinervaFan [Reviews - 6]
It's fairly common knowledge that Companions are rarely sensible or normal.
Fourth Doctor - All Ages - None - Humor
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2007.11.27 - Updated: 2007.11.27 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 429

the stars are brightly shining by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
The Doctor gives River a Christmas she'll never forget. (NOTE: Written for the Bowties and Blasters Christmas Exchange 2011).
Eleventh Doctor - All Ages - None - Fluff
Characters: River Song, The Doctor (11th)
Series: None
Published: 2012.01.23 - Updated: 2012.01.23 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 5801

The Three Faces of Sarah by MinervaFan [Reviews - 5]
Three short drabbles tracing the evolution of a love affair that never was.
Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Character Study
Characters: Rose Tyler
Series: None
Published: 2007.11.08 - Updated: 2007.11.08 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 320

The Unexpected Hazards of Motherhood by MinervaFan [Reviews - 3]
Lavinia Smith. Sarah Jane Smith. Two different women, two different worlds. Same empty nest.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Character Study
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2010.10.15 - Updated: 2010.10.15 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1671

These Little Things by MinervaFan [Reviews - 2]
Sometimes it just takes the end of the world to get people's attention.
Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Alan Jackson, Chrissie Jackson
Series: None
Published: 2007.11.20 - Updated: 2007.11.20 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1850

Thirteen Rooms by MinervaFan [Reviews - 5]
The ghosts of the travelers escort a Great Lady home to rest. Warning: Character Death.
Multi-Era - All Ages - None - Angst, Character, Study
Characters: Romana II, Romana III, The Doctor (5th)
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.27 - Updated: 2007.12.27 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1694

This Golden Age by MinervaFan [Reviews - 3]
Harriet Jones sits down to a candid interview about her life, career, family, and love life. SPOILERS: The Stolen Earth
Multi-Era - Teen - None - Character Study, Femslash
Characters: Harriet Jones, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2008.08.24 - Updated: 2008.08.24 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 6888

Warmth by MinervaFan [Reviews - 11]
Set after Pyramids of Mars. Sarah Jane Smith doesn't remember ever seeing the Doctor cold, shivering. She doesn't remember ever seeing him helpless before.
Fourth Doctor - All Ages - None - Angst, Character, Study, Drama, Introspection, Missing, Scene
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.15 - Updated: 2007.12.15 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 717

What Not to Miss While Traveling in France by MinervaFan [Reviews - 8]
Four drabbles set during the First Doctor episode, The Reign of Terror.
First Doctor - All Ages - None - Character Study
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, The Doctor (1st)
Series: None
Published: 2008.08.21 - Updated: 2008.08.22 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 478



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