1. Hindsight is... [Reviews - 0] (106 words)
Seven, Ace and Hex. Originally posted to AO3. Warning for mention of COVID-19.

"Why d'you do that?" said Ace curiously. "Sort of... call your coughs and sneezes."

2. Found in Translation [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
One and Barbara. Originally posted to AO3.

"Barbara" is a Latin word....

3. Crowning Glory [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Commander Maxil/Ermintrude the hat. Very cracky. Originally posted to AO3.

Commander Maxil meets the love of his lives.

4. Brainstorming [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Peri, splinter Clara, mentioned Six. Originally posted to AO3.

She's only just met the Doctor, but Clare Oswin is certain she knows what he needs.

5. Excuses, Excuses [Reviews - 0] (103 words)
Sarah Jane. Warning for sexism and unwelcome flirting by random creeper. Originally posted to AO3. Podficced by the wonderful KDheart: Excuses, Excuses

Some women turn down dates by saying they have to wash their hair. Sarah Jane is more original.

6. True Love and Time (go on forever) [Reviews - 0] (108 words)
Four/Romana. Originally posted to AO3. Title from the song of the same name.

Never promise what you can't be sure of.

7. Blazon [Reviews - 0] (529 words)
Seven/Romana. Drabble sequence. Originally posted to AO3.

It’s hard to say, strangely, which of them has changed more.

Blazon: French for "coat-of-arms" or "shield." A literary blazon (or blason) catalogues the physical attributes of a subject, usually female. (Poetry Foundation, Glossary of Poetic Terms)

8. Powers [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Thirteen and Dhawan!Master. Not shippy but not not shippy. First person. Quite unlike my usual style probably because I wrote it mostly in a dream. So, you know, warning for that.

He wants to defeat her, but it's got to feel right.

9. Dernier [Reviews - 0] (107 words)
Ninth Doctor, mentioned Romana. Warning for offscreen major character death. Originally posted to AO3.

The Doctor sees an old enemy differently now.

10. Death, the Lady [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Seven/Death, Eight/Grace, some bizarre combination of those. I don't even know. Warning for canonical death and regeneration.

How could Death ever just let the Doctor go?

11. Nitro-Nine [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Thirteen and Ace. Inspired by That Line from The Halloween Apocalypse and probably soon to be jossed via THAT LINE! from the Centenary Special trailer.

Originally posted to AO3.

12. Happy Medium [Reviews - 0] (110 words)
Eeyore!Eight/Charley, during Caerdroia. Internal monologue. Originally posted to AO3.

There's a lot he doesn't tell her.

13. Vicarious [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Six and Martha. Originally posted to AO3. Inspired by astrivikia's manips. Podficced by KDheart: Vicarious.

Martha vents to a stranger... she thinks.

14. Narcissus [Reviews - 0] (106 words)
Six and Peri, heavy angst. Inspired by a plot point in Village of the Angels (but alternate continuity from that), by way of dyonisia96's art. Originally posted to AO3.

15. 'Heiress Elopes with Disgraced Nobleman' [Reviews - 0] (105 words)
Four/Romana, pure fluff. Originally posted to AO3.

It's important to define the relationship.

16. Sixes and Sevens [Reviews - 0] (108 words)
Six and Peri. Warning for suicide mention. Originally posted to AO3.

Peri's concerned about the Doctor. He's not as reassuring as he thinks he is.

17. Spanner for Broken Hearts [Reviews - 0] (103 words)
Doctor/TARDIS and Ray Defwydd. Originally posted to AO3.

The Doctor and Ray might be a little too similar, in some ways.

18. Lost in Spacetime [Reviews - 0] (204 words)
This one takes a bit of explaining. I watched the 2020 movie Lost at Christmas, in which Sylvester McCoy and Frazer Hines appear as a pair of side characters who are old friends, while Caitlin Blackwood (best known to Who fans as little Amelia) briefly appears as a young woman called Clara. (Clara! Honest!) McCoy's character gives some much-needed advice on the leads' rather baffling romance, but let's be honest, I wasn't there for the leads, I was there for Seven and Jamie. So here they are.

Double drabble, originally posted to AO3.

Jamie isn’t sure why this new Doctor is so keen on interfering in the love lives of a couple of strangers.

19. Reverberations [Reviews - 0] (101 words)
Earl Sigma (The Happiness Patrol). Originally posted to AO3.

Earl's a wise man and a musician, and he knows it sometimes takes a while for a chord to resolve.

20. Ephemera [Reviews - 0] (206 words)
Written for the Ersatz Genremixer prompt "Doctor/Romana - pictures & damsel in distress & amnesia." Originally posted to AO3. Double drabble.

He found traces of them sometimes.

21. In the Dock [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Six, mention of Peri. Warning for ambiguous character death.

"You—killed Peri?"

22. Antanaclasis [Reviews - 0] (110 words)
Seven/Romana. Originally posted on AO3.

Being a famous renegade isn’t all big speeches and blowing up Daleks, you know.

Antanaclasis: the repetition of a word ... in which the second occurrence utilizes a different and sometimes contrary meaning from the first (Merriam-Webster).

23. Anything Once [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Sabalom Glitz/Inquisitor Darkel. (Yes, really. Blame it on animate-mush, who told me this was the new crack ship when it came up during a conversation about Gilbert and Sullivan AUs.) Originally posted on AO3.

Sabalom Glitz is an unashamed opportunist. But is this an opportunity?

24. Overlooked [Reviews - 0] (102 words)
Jo Grant. Written for dw100's challenge 886: overlook. Originally posted on AO3.

An alien invader fails to reckon with Jo.

25. Nociception [Reviews - 0] (201 words)
Seven and Ace. Written for badficbilly as a treat in Space Swap 2022. Originally posted on AO3. Double drabble.

Ace has learned something about the Doctor—something she's not quite comfortable with.

26. Making History [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Ian/Barbara. Written for sixbeforelunch as a treat in Space Swap 2022. Originally posted on AO3.

The travellers leave their mark.

27. Never [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
One and Susan. Written for QuailFence as a treat in Space Swap 2022. Originally posted to AO3.

The Doctor makes Susan a promise.

28. Listener [Reviews - 0] (101 words)
Twelve, Missy and Nardole. Written for dw100's challenge 887: lurk. Originally posted on AO3.

Nardole keeps his ears open.

29. Emo Phase [Reviews - 0] (103 words)
Four/Romana, mentioned Two. Written for the prompt "A finds photos of B's old emo phase. B is absolutely mortified about it, but A thinks it's pretty cute," from otpcompendium on Tumblr.

Romana finds some old pictures.

30. Dog Park [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Four/Romana and K9. From the prompt "cocker spaniel" left by luvbarryfefe at the "Merry Month of Drabbles" meme. Originally posted to AO3.

"You do know K9 is a robot, right?"

31. Kinetics [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Doctor/TARDIS. From a prompt at the "Merry Month of Drabbles" meme.

Kinetics: in physics, the study of motion and its causes; alternatively, in chemistry, the study of the rate at which a reaction proceeds.

32. In Cambridge [Reviews - 0] (110 words)
Liz Shaw and Clare Keightley. Written for lomelinde's prompt "Unexpected visitor" at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme.

Clare meets with her advisor.

33. Getaway [Reviews - 0] (104 words)
Seven & Ace. Written for human_nature/romanajo123's prompt "Absconding" at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3.

A truly formidable foe.

34. Tea Break [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Seven and splinter!Clara. Written for human_nature/romanajo123's prompt "Tea break" at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3.

Clara's just a cocktail waitress. And the mysterious little man is just here for a drink. Yeah, right....

35. Subconscious [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Eight & Fitz. Written for the prompt "Bad horror movies" left by dragonofeternal at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3.

Think positive!

36. See Through My Eyes [Reviews - 0] (101 words)
Eight and Fitz. Written for the prompt "The blind leading the blind" from lomelinde at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3.

Fitz doesn't know anything about this technology, and the Doctor is having other issues.

37. Goodbye, Hello [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Six, Peri, and Grace Holloway. Written for the prompt "Reunion" from CeruleanTactician at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3.

Grace keeps wondering if she'll meet the Doctor again. And who he'll be, if she does...

38. ...I Can Do Better [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Six, Constance, and Flip. Written for the prompt "Anything you can do" from romanajo123/human_nature at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3.

Constance, Flip, and the Doctor share the housework.

39. Ocean Life [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Five and Nyssa. Written for the prompt "Ocean life" from romanajo123/human_nature at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3.

Nyssa tries something new.

40. Stolen Moments [Reviews - 0] (200 words)
Eight/Charley. Written for the prompt "Stolen moments" from lomelinde_laurea at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted to AO3. Double drabble.

Eight, alone in his TARDIS. // Charley, in Six's TARDIS.

41. XOXO [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Six/River. Written for the prompt "What you call 'love' was invented by guys like me to sell Nylons" (Mad Men) from luvbarryfefe at the Merry Month of Drabbles meme. Originally posted on AO3.

River has a hard time trusting her feelings. (Or anyone's.) The Doctor is willing to wait.

42. Sauce for the Goose [Reviews - 0] (103 words)
Chivalry vs. Ace.

Seven & Ace, written for the dw100 community challenge 891: gander.

“What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”: what’s appropriate to one person/situation is equally appropriate to another. A gander is a male goose.

43. Stopped Clock [Reviews - 0] (104 words)
The Doctor remembers Romana, in the ways he can.

Eleven, with past Doctor/Romana.

44. From 'A Complete Guide to Scottish Music' [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Because sometimes music remembers when the mind cannot.

Excerpt from a fictional in-universe book.

Jamie & Zoe (neither of whom really appears).

45. Apricate [Reviews - 0] (101 words)
Sunbathing with the most stylish TARDIS team.

Inspired by prompts 005 and 006 from vocab_drabbles on Dreamwidth: “imperious” (arrogant and domineering) and “apricate” (to bask in the sun).

46. A Sensible Solution [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Vicki's got everything under control.

A drabble riffing on this Unconventional Courtship Generator summary:


His personal bodyguard

the Sixth Doctor had teased her, insulted her, but still he seemed to be stuck with Vicki Pallister as his official chaperone! She'd been appointed to look after him during a crucial assignment in Russia, and she refused to leave his side - day or night... . Just because Six was handsome and willowy didn't mean he needed Vicki's protection!

And he simply refused to be seduced by her. At least, that was the idea. Until his twenty-four-hour bodyguard decided the safest place for him was in her bed!

(Well, I've seen some quite sturdy willows.)

In spite of the summary, this Six & Vicki, not shippy.

47. No Ordinary Miss! [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Some things change... and some things don't.

A drabble riffing on this Unconventional Courtship Generator summary:

250) His Counterfeit Condesa by Joanna Fulford

The Major and the wild English rose

Major the Seventh Doctor does not approve of Wellington sending a woman on a perilous mission across French-occupied Spain, but he can see that Miss Peri Brown is no ordinary miss! The marriage-shy major and the English rose must pose as the Conde and Condesa de Ordoñez, travelling to a high society ball, and soon Seven doesn't know what is more dangerous — the menacing shadow of French patrols, or the sensual torment of sharing a room with this tantalising beauty…

In spite of the summary, Seven & Peri, not explicitly shippy.

48. Odd Couple [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
Things Polly is fed up with: aliens, men, alien men….

A drabble riffing on this Unconventional Courtship Generator summary:

333) Faking It to Making It - Ally Blake

A dilemma, a deal…a date!

Beauty Polly Wright is in the middle of a plus-one dilemma for her friend's wedding. Any of her recent dates would start dreaming of a solitaire for their own left hand. Worse, going stag will leave her at the mercy of a setup by her ever-hopeful sisters.

Discovering that Vislor Turlough is doing online-dating research for a website, she strikes a deal. He'll take the research rather than a relationship and she'll get a fake date. There might be no shortage of sexual attraction between them—but as complete opposites, will they be at all convincing as a 'happy couple'?

In spite of the summary, it's non-shippy Polly & Turlough; if there's a ship it's Ben/Polly.

49. His Secret Wish [Reviews - 0] (100 words)
The Brigadier’s retirement has gotten exciting again.

A drabble riffing on this Unconventional Courtship Generator summary:

639) A Lady's Champion by Janice Bennett

Mr Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, art master of the Selwood Academy for Young Gentlemen, greeted the notion of ghosts haunting the academy with skepticism. However, to avoid rumors frightening off students, he found himself turning to Miss Leela, sent by his uncle to be his "protector" against the "ghosts." Although, Alistair would accept no interference in his life, he would accept aid in exposing any spectral spirits. What he never expected was for Leela to expose the secret wishes of his hidden heart...

In spite of the summary, this is non-shippy Brig & Leela. Although you never know, you know; he'd certainly be impressed with her and she does like a man in uniform.... But this is gen.

50. Historical Artifact [Reviews - 0] (106 words)
It’s all in how you look at it.

Written for the vocab_drabbles community on Dreamwidth, prompts 011 ("emulate") and 012 ("anachronistic").

51. and will not let me sleep [Reviews - 0] (324 words)
In some ways, Peri isn’t gone at all.

Triple drabble, Six & Peri (who isn't there) & Mel (who is).

Title from the folk song "The Lover's Ghost."

Originally posted to AO3 as a treat for CeruleanTactician in the Seasons of Drabbles Summer 2022 exchange.

52. Surprise! [Reviews - 0] (200 words)
The Doctor isn't the only one keeping secrets this time....

Seven & Ace & Hex, double drabble.

Originally posted to AO3 as a gift for human_nature (AllyHR, romanajo123) in the Seasons of Drabbles Summer 2022 exchange.

53. A Direction in Life [Reviews - 0] (103 words)
Ange (Ace's friend from Survival) reflects on meeting Ace again.

Written for prompts 013 (impetus) and 014 (extrapolate) in the vocab_drabbles community on Dreamwidth.