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Doctor Who Adventures

Stories of the Doctor's Other Adventures in Time and Space

Shorts and Drabbles List 3
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Doctor Who Adventures - Full List

Here is part 3 of the list of all the very short Doctor Who Drabbles and Quick Fics on the site. Tiny, small stories just for fun.

All stories are rated G or PG,  the same as the TV series:


Timepieces - (10th Doctor, Donna Noble) [short] - The Doctor is obsessed with many unusual things, but there's one thing he's obsessed with that makes perfect sense...

River of Flowers - (11th Doctor, River Song) [short] - The Doctor takes River to a planet where flowers grow like a river. (Post Manhattan) Because even grief can't last forever.

Communication - (11th Doctor, River Song) [short] - Not all communication is verbal. There are more ways than words to say, "I love you."

She Surprised Him With Kisses - (11th Doctor, River Song) [short] - The first time was in Stormcage, but it wasn't the last...Read more...Collapse )

12th Doctor Stories
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Story Index - Doctor Who Adventures

List of all 12th Doctor stories on the site:

(All stories are rated G or PG.)


12th Doctor:

Hello Sweetie - (12th Doctor, River Song) [short] - She'd never seen this face before. But as usual, his timing was lousy.

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - (12th Doctor, 7th Doctor, 2nd Doctor, Clara Oswald, River Song) - The Doctor has always been a bit musical, but never like this.

Nebula of Lost Souls - (12th Doctor, Clara Oswald) [One Chapter] - The Doctor and Clara find something very strange in a disappearing nebula.

Marital Arguments - (12th Doctor, TARDIS) [short] - The Doctor and the Tardis are having an argument. Neither of them is going to back down.

Story Index - Full List of Stories by Betawho
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Here is the list of all the stories on the site.

Stories are complete and listed as: Short, One Chapter, or Multi-Chapter. (A short drabble, a one chapter story, a longer, episode style story with multiple chapters.)  Or by Character.

All stories are rated G or PG, the same as the TV series.


Timepieces - (10th Doctor, Donna Noble) [short] - The Doctor is obsessed with many unusual things, but there's one thing he's obsessed with that makes perfect sense...

River of Flowers - (11th Doctor, River Song) [short] - The Doctor takes River to a planet where flowers grow like a river. (Post Manhattan) Because even grief can't last forever.

Communication - (11th Doctor, River Song) [short] - Not all communication is verbal. There are more ways than words to say, "I love you."

She Surprised Him With Kisses - (11th Doctor, River Song) [short] - The first time was in Stormcage, but it wasn't the last...

Different Methods - (11th Doctor, River Song) [short] - River and the Doctor have different ways of doing things. But somehow they always work best together.
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One Story for Every Doctor
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I was delighted to realize I've written for every Doctor now. All 13.

So for those who are used to my 11/River stories, here's a sampling of me writing the other Doctors.  - Most stories are very short, only a few hundred words each, and can be read in just a minute or two. Thank you. Enjoy!:

(For those who haven't had the chance to see the Classic series, here's a quick taste of what each Classic Doctor was like.)


Beginnings — (1st Doctor, Susan)

One Day — (2nd Doctor, Jamie, Susan)

Corridor Running — (3rd Doctor, Jo Grant, Brigadier, UNIT)

Admiring the Sunset — (4th Doctor, Romana I)

A Day at the Beach — (5th Doctor, Nyssa)

To the Rescue —  (6th Doctor, Peri)

It's a Gift —  (7th Doctor, Ace)

Going Swimming — (8th Doctor, Sam)

The Face in the Mirror —  (The War Doctor)

A Rose in the Basement — (9th Doctor, Rose)

Domestic —  (10th Doctor, Donna)

It Works on Wood —  (11th Doctor, Amy, Rory)

Marital Arguements —  (12th Doctor, The TARDIS)




(I've also written longer, adventure-length stories for 9 and Rose (OK Doc), 10 and Martha (Peacemas), 10 and Donna (Baby Gods), 11 and Amy and Rory (Up a Tree, Youth is Wasted on the Young), and 12 and Clara (Nebula of Lost Souls), if anyone is interested in reading more.

They might give you more Doctor Who adventures to help fill the time until the series returns. Enjoy!)

Discussion: Did Clara's attitude toward Time and Space make the opportunity seem less special?
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Clara was the only Doctor Who Companion who seemed to view the opportunity to travel in time and space as slightly less interesting than babysitting, going to work, or going on a prosaic date.

Did this attitude (limiting Time Travel to Wednesdays, and even then only if she didn't have other plans) make the unique offer and opportunity to travel anywhere in Time and Space seem less interesting?

Could that have been part of why the ratings dipped a bit? From now having a Companion who the Doctor had to beg to go traveling with him?

Also, there was a very odd attitude about that in the show. There seemed to be this assumption that Clara could say no to the offer, but that the Doctor would still just keep coming back anyway. In a real world, if an alien offered you the chance to travel anywhere in space and time, what real person would turn that down in order to babysit? Or go on a boring date?

Especially when the trip would take (as was specifically pointed out to her at the beginning) no time at all?

What made Clara think that once that Tardis disappeared that it would ever come back? At any other point in the show once the Tardis was gone, it was gone. The Doctor would go off on an adventure of his own, meet some other person who was more interested in traveling with him, and then just forget to come back. He may even mean to, think he'll go back "later" since it is a time machine, but then just never do it.

And yet, that possibility never seems to even occur to Clara. She dictates that she'll only travel with him on Wednesdays. Then she decides that babysitting is more important. Then she has to be back home on a regular schedule to go to work. Then she decides it's more interesting to go on a date than go explore the universe.

Then, when she finally does start to go on the Tardis full time, it's because she suddenly has a death wish. Not because she's interested in exploring the universe or seeing what it has to offer, but because she's now "in mourning" for that lost, utterly boring, boyfriend, and trying to get herself killed. And apparently this is a convenient way to put herself in risky situations.

All that added together just seems to suck the interest and uniqueness and opportunity out of the gift that the Doctor was offering her.


Any other time in the series, the opportunity (or indeed the accidental kidnapping and inability to get home) was a BIG DEAL. But with Clara, suddenly all of time and space is just boring normal. It's treated as even less important in her life, and less of a unique opportunity, than just going to dinner.


Is this perhaps why some people haven't cottoned on to the Clara years as often as some others?

Since when is it such a "normal" thing for an ancient alien to materialize out of the air and offer you the chance to see all of time and space?

Timepieces - (10th Doctor, Donna)
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Title: Timepieces
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: 10th Doctor, Donna Noble
Words: 496

Summary: The Doctor is obsessed with many unusual things, but there's one thing he's obsessed with that makes perfect sense...Read more...Collapse )

River of Flowers
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Title: River of Flowers
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 497

SummaryThe Doctor takes River to a planet where flowers grow like a river. (Post Manhattan) Because even grief can't last forever.Read more...Collapse )

Communication - (11th Doctor, River Song)
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Title: Communication
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 598

Summary: Not all communication is verbal. There are more ways than words to say, "I love you."Read more...Collapse )


She Surprised Him With Kisses - (11th Doctor, River)
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Title: She Surprised Him With Kisses
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 160

Summary: The first time was in Stormcage, but it wasn't the last...Read more...Collapse )

Different Methods - (11th Doctor, River Song)
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Title: Different Methods
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 320

Summary: River and the Doctor have different ways of doing things. But somehow they always work best together.Read more...Collapse )

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