MY 2000-YEAR DIARY BY RORY WILLIAMS (PLASTIC)

by Al B Dickerson

1,894 years later. London. The Penultimate Audience.
He answers on the first ring this time.
   "Is everything to your satisfaction?" I ask.
   "Yes, yes. This is amazing. I've always wondered... speaking to you is an honour, sir!". He pauses. "I am being sincere." ('Sincere' means, 'without wax', by the way. Unscrupulous Roman masons would fill columns with wax to save money. I am a well of useful knowledge.)
   "That's... nice of you to say," I reply. "So are you ready to hear the story?"
   "Assuredly. You can begin at any time," says the professor.
   "No," I say. "Time is short. Meet me on the bench in front of the National Museum, as soon as possible, and I'll tell you the rest of the story. But it has to be now, today. I'll be waiting."
   I end the call before he replies and call Fred as I drive to the museum. Plan A is on: don't find the girl, keep Aunt Sharon distracted. Here we go again...

Released on Sat 17 Sep 2011. Available by clicking here!

| 3 comments  | Forums: GalliBase

RIGHT OF PASSAGE

by Nic Ford

"Listen, younglings, and listen well - for I am Leela, warrior of the Sevateem, and I have a tale to tell you. A tale of death and pain and sorrow, of wrath and bitter terror. A tale so harrowing, so hung with horror and blood and fear, that you may quake in your cots as you sleep this sundown, lest the night spirits take you and rend you from the protection of your fathers' spears and the comfort of your mothers' dugs.

For this is a tale of the Evil One!"


Released on Sat 24 Sep 2011. Available by clicking here!

| 3 comments  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

A CASE OF JO

by Declan Lynn

Josephine Grant is an agent of UNIT, a top secret government organization that deals with extraterrestrials in England in the 1970s.

Following the murder of a government health and safety inspector believed to have been killed by aliens, Jo will have to risk her life to infiltrate the ultra-feminist organisation that is possibly behind the death. As she investigates, Jo finds that the building is pretty normal. Yet why do all the staff act like robots and why is the mysterious head of the organisation never seen?

Taken from the pages of a diary that Jo kept, this is the story of one woman’s struggle to bring down a deadly organization.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Released on Sat 1 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!

| 2 comments  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING

by Betawho

"'We'll go for a walk,' he says! 'It's a beautiful day,' he says! Walking does not include a ninety degree vertical surface!"

Peri muttered to herself as she struggled up the rock face. It was irritating enough having to deal with one Doctor, she didn't think she'd have to deal with two. Or have to deal with herself, an other self, a different self. She stared at the other Peri, with her one hoop earring, her biker boots, and her Bowie knife.

Okay, that was just weird...

Released on Sat 8 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!

| 2 comments  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

THE DEVIL'S ROCK

by Samuel Marks

I had been spreading the word of the Doctor since the Master’s reign began, just like he told me to. Six months had passed, but there were still plenty of stories to tell. On this day, I was going to tell them how the magnificent Doctor broke the curse of a long-dead world, liberated a treasure far more valuable than anyone knew, and saved the soul of a man who seemed beyond redemption. But above all else, the oppressed human race would learn why the Doctor’s name was worth knowing.

Released on Sat 15 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

INTERNAL MONOLOGUE

by Simon Berian

Wilf just wants to look at the stars,
but when the wrong Doctor turns up,
he's in danger of not just losing Donna,
but also losing his mind.

Released on Sat 22 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!

| 3 comments  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

HALLOWE'EN ON THE POWELL ESTATE

by Andrew Wyllie

Autumn, and I come back to the estate. See mum, see how she is. Turns out we've hit Hallowe'en - it's all orange and black and that. Pumpkins and spiders and things that go 'boo'! All knee-high Frankensteins and Draculas and Driller Killers knockin' on the door, demanding treats and pooin' on your step if they don't get none. Aw, sweet!

'Cept, his nibs, the Oncoming Wossname, he's not looking too happy. In fact, he's looking scared. I laugh at him, the Nancy! "What's up? Is the big Time Lord scared of a few little children?"

"If they are children," he says...

Released on Sat 29 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

THE WOW FACTOR

by David Hogan

The Doctor and Charley arrive in London, 2011. The Doctor wants to show Charley the wonders of her world only 80 years into her future, but they end up in the middle of one of the bitterest of battles: a retail price war! As harmless as things seem, they soon discover the truth behind these competing places of business: an old foe has returned, and they will do anything to beat their competition.

All they need is to find that Wow Factor...

Released on Sat 5 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

by M Roderick Grant

"Mmm. Well. This room seems comfortable enough. After the day I've had. Killer snakes, and imaginary monsters. I nearly killed the Doctor. I suppose you want me to tell you all about it. I'd rather not, but... well, here goes.

My name's Mickey Smith, and this is the story of the Tomorrow People..."


Released on Sat 12 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

HELL IN HIGH HEELS

by Andrew Weston

“It wasn’t the interrogation I objected to, it was the lack of a decent pair of handcuffs.”

River Song has been taken for questioning by a man she’s never met before. He wants to know about someone very dear to her, the man she killed, the love of her life – the Doctor. So River tells him, about a time she escaped and her life was threatened at every turn. About a message that came from an unknown source and took her somewhere that threatened her own existence.

“But then, that’s every day with the Doctor, and I wouldn’t change a moment of it.”

Released on Sat 19 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!

| 10 comments  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

THE BOYS UPSTAIRS

by Al B Dickerson

I should be sleeping, I know, but this writing thing has grabbed me. I'm thinking about tomorrow. Going back. It's going to be a hard climb. I'm not that kid anymore. Shou caught me in the depot this morning. She's jealous that I'm off to America. She asked if I knew about Thanksgiving, and was I going to eat turkey? I told her yeah, I'd been invited. There was someone in California I hadn't seen for a long time, not since my traveling days. I wanted to see her, give her some answers. But I also want to see Mount Shasta again. From the top.

So now I'm thinking. Early days with the Professor. Not long after Iceworld, and not sure what I'd gotten myself into. No, not true. That's Dorothy thinking. Ace was having the time of her life. So here it is – Ace's first Thanksgiving. And, I'm guessing, the weirdest, space-craziest, most utterly brilliant Thanksgiving ever.

It's a shame about all the murders.

Released on Sat 26 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!

| one comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

TWELVE HUNGRY MEN

by Nic Ford

A cafe on the side of a mountain.
Twelve men with the weight of the universe on their shoulders,
and the hunger of ages gnawing at their stomachs.
One chance to save all of existence.

And a woman who's life is changed forever...

Released on Sat 3 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!

| one comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

AMAZING GRACE

by Matt Powell

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.”


Grace Holloway is living a perfect life: married; a mother; and the most acclaimed scientist in all of history. She’s found cures to diseases such as Malaria, Yellow Fever to name but a few of her many successes. And all this is because of one day in 1999 - the day that changed her life.

The day she didn’t meet the Doctor.

But it wasn’t always like this. Something has created this world and if she doesn’t wake up the Doctor will die. What will she accept: a world of perfection or a world knowing the Doctor?

Released on Sat 10 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

THE PRICE OF WISHES

by Andrew Weston

‘Your heart’s desire’ it was said. That was what the planet Parador offered – but at a cost. A cost that no one was told before the deal was done, yet one that would have devastating consequences at the climax of the transaction...

Parador. A holiday planet, second to none. The Doctor knows that he and Nyssa need a rest and brings them for a few days of relaxation. Yet Nyssa soon learns what the planet is famous for, and leaving the Doctor to his own devices, she slips away to where the Vendors live.

The deal is done, the wish is granted. Yet every time it has a price, and Nyssa is soon to find out the true horror of what she has agreed to...

Released on Sat 17 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!

| 6 comments  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

DUST

by the Bunny in the Tardis

Dust.

My first coherent thought, following the obvious realization that I was still alive, was that I was covered in dust. Dust I could handle.

I had been cleaning up after other people my whole life.

Released on Wed 21 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!

| one comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

A DING DONG MERRILY UP HIGH

by Steve Fiori

Well, Grandad. This one was a weird old Christmas. Strange, it’s probably June or July where you are, trips to Margate with Minnie and everything, but for us it was Christmas. Christmas 6015. And a little story of how The Doctor became John McLane. Well, not literally, but he did a mighty good impression of it. No sight of him in a dirty vest either. Kind of a shame.

Released on Sat 24 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

by Nic Ford

A tree on an impossible world...

A house that can't exist...

A laughing, drunken, itinerant ghost...

...the elephant in the room.

Released on Thu 29 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase

THE SEVEN YEAR SWITCH

by Paul Parncutt

"You know your day's going badly when you're taking fashion advice from the Doctor. I mean, forget about the bow tie and the fez fetish. This is a man who once wore an outfit so tasteless, his own people put him on trial for it. So when he starts exhuming skeletons from his walk-in closet your fashion sense should probably start some serious tingling... In fact, if we'd have had any sense, we'd would have just grabbed the controls and hurled the TARDIS into the nearest star. Probably safer right? But no, we just stood there laughing, watched the madman with his dressing up box.

See, that's the thing about the Doctor, the thing that makes him so dangerous to be with; he catches you up in his slipstream, makes it all so much
fun, that you don't know that you're in trouble till you're wearing it..."

Released on Sat 31 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!

| leave a comment  | Forums: OutpostSkaro GalliBase
view
background
The further adventures of the Doctor, in which
various of his companions relate a series of
first-person narratives. Concept derived from
Big Finish Productions' Companion Chronicles series
of audio plays, which are in turn based on the BBC's long-
running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.

Now available: The Seven Year Switch
Enjoyed this? Got a question? Please, comment on a story or contact us!

'My 2000-Year Diary by Rory Williams (Plastic)' by Al B Dickerson 'Right of Passage' by Nic Ford 'A Case of Jo' by Declan Lynn 'Appearances Can Be Deceiving' by Betawho 'The Devil's Rock' by Samuel Marks 'Internal Monologue' by Simon Berian 'Hallowe'en on the Powell Estate' by Andrew Wyllie 'The Wow Factor' by David Hogan 'The Tomorrow People' by M Roderick Grant 'Hell in High Heels' by Andrew Weston 'The Boys Upstairs' by Al B Dickerson 'Twelve Hungry Men' by Nic Ford 'Amazing Grace' by Matt Powell 'The Price of Wishes' by Andrew Weston 'Dust' by the Bunny in the Tardis 'A Ding Dong Merrily Up High' by Steve Fiori 'Elephant in the Room' by Nic Ford 'The Seven Year Switch' by Paul Parncutt


On Wed 14 Sep 2011 at 7.53pm, Paul Parncutt said:
Not sure what I'm looking forward to the most this Saturday night - "The God Complex" on BBC 1 or "My 2000-Year Old Diary By Rory Williams (Plastic)" on CCPS ;)

On Wed 14 Sep 2011 at 10.22pm, Nic said:
Totally agree - and I've read it!

On Thu 15 Sep 2011 at 1.47am, Al said:
I've read it, too! (I'm watching God complex, then nervously checking here every ten minutes. Nic, so I can plan my neuroses, when are you posting?)


On Tue 20 Sep 2011 at 8.10pm, Al D said:
'Nic Ford' means good reading. Saturday can't come soon enough!

On Sat 24 Sep 2011 at 1.38am, betawho said:
Very, very enjoyable. I laughed so hard in places I almost choked on my crackers. Leela has always been one of my favorite Companions, and this little look into her life made me love her even more. There is humor, terror, and self-searching in equal measure. It's poignant without being smaltzy. And it is very true to the character. This is Leela, all the way down to the ground. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

On Sat 24 Sep 2011 at 3.34am, Al D said:
I concur with everything Beta said. Absolutely fantastic tale -- warm, hilarious, exciting, intriguing. Take a bow, Nic.


On Sat 1 Oct 2011 at 5.21am, betawho said:
Poor Jo, always struggling against the chivalry that wants to protect her, even though she's been trained to protect herself. This is a nice look back at Jo. With all the great characters. I especially liked Benton, and the Doctor and Brigadier's bickering. Brings back good times.

On Sat 1 Oct 2011 at 7.25pm, Declan Lynn said:
Cheers betawho. Oh and good luck next week!


On Sat 8 Oct 2011 at 10.52pm, Paul Gadzikowski said:
Hell of a punchline.

On Sun 9 Oct 2011 at 2.03pm, Shadowturquoise said:
Excellent adventure! I love that the alternate versions are both alike enough that we can tell they are the same person, yet different enough to show how experiences have molded them. You struck a very good balance to accomplish that.


On Sat 22 Oct 2011 at 2.45am, betawho said:
This is a hilarious story. Just imagine the Second Doctor and Wilf together. Two wily old goats, a really cool, but creepy alien. Sylvia being a pain, Donna being so wonderfully Donna, and a Snoopy watch. Don't forget the Snoopy watch. Highly entertaining. I definitely recommend it.

On Sat 22 Oct 2011 at 4.08am, Al D said:
Highly recommended! A true original.

On Sat 22 Oct 2011 at 9.24am, Simon said:
Thanks! :-)


On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.46am, Gloryroad said:
Got a sneak preview of this a bit ago and loved it. As usual, Andy just nails River's voice and mannerisms, and the way he worked in our knowledge of her past and juxtaposed it against Amy and the Doctor's ignorance was both clever and quite moving. This is also a fantastic Amy Pond tale -- two brilliantly evoked companions in the same chronicle. Now that's value. :)

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.47am, Al D said:
This is just lovely, seamless and 100% on character. An easy 5/5. There's been some great characterization through the course of this series, but I have to say your Amy Pond is a standout. She is right there, man. Fantastic job, Mr. Weston. Looking forward to your next one.

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.47am, Gloryroad said:
Ain't she though? I felt a lot of the 'old Amy' characterization sort of bleeding through -- especially the hints of how brilliant she can be when the chips are down. And it suits the narrative so well, because it's all seen through the eyes of her doting daughter. Lovely stuff.

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.48am, Napier said:
Gorgeous piece of writing. River in both narratives was right on the money - such a pleasure to get a glimpse into her mindset; the burden she faces when she has to conceal all her future knowledge really came to life in this tale and the pain behind the glib facade was brilliantly portrayed. What I found really impressive was that the "story within the story" was relayed in such a way as to sound like a naturalistic recounting of events whilst still conveying an evocative narrative. That's a seam of gold I've yet to mine, so I tip my hat to you. Both yourself and Doctor Song share a talent for storytelling it seems And as has already been pointed out, we got bonus Amy action too! Like daughter, like mother, 'cause she was also captured perfectly, as was da man himself, the Doctor. The whole piece had a real sense of era for me, falling seamlessly into series 5 and evoking a lot of the imagery of that time. The only time I felt a mis-step (and it was a microscopic one that may have only made me stumble) was the "Rio" comment that, coupled with the hole in the ground, made me think we'd literally dropped into "The Hungry Earth" episode and that timey-wimey shenanigans were about to ensue. As I say, just a tiny point, and one that soon became clear anyway. Finally, I absolutely loved the bookend conclusion. You captured that particular character ("Spoliers!") so well and in such a short exchange. And it's always fun to have a sense of exactly where a story fits - it gives the tale a well deserved afterlife. I've been looking forward to his story for a while as I find River to be a particularly strong character, albeit always written by a very strong writer. This is the first time I've seen her written by anyone other than Moffat and not only did you capture her voice perfectly, but you raised it. Great work fella. Thanks for the read.

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.49am, The Relative Dimension said:
I'd been looking forward to River Song's companion chronicle for a while - and it certainly didn't disappoint. Not at all. Not ever. Her voice was just spot on. So was the Doctor. And Amy, too. Their personas seamlessly captured and recreated. Nice work! The ending was very neat, tying into the TV show perfectly - a plot of byzantine complexity casually and beautifully done. River's silence and decision to keep her spoilers secret was expertly handled as we saw how difficult it was for her to not reveal her true identity from her own point of view. Great story. Anything less than a 5/5 would be a crime of Doctor-murdering proportions.

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.49am, Randomizer said:
Well, Mr. Weston produces yet another corker of a story. He has always had a great affinity with River's character throughout Consequences and once again shows that affinity in this story. Wonderful, flirtatious, timey-wimey, everything a River story should be. 5/5

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.50am, Shadowhunter said:
You could hear 11, Amy and River saying the words it was really good!

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.50am, The Fictionist said:
*Barges in, gives top marks* Masterfully done. Links all these events from the TV series without it being forced at all. 11, Amy, and River's voices come out perfectly (I love River's internal dilemmas about interacting with her mother) and LOVED the ending note. Great stuff, Andy! 5/5

On Sat 26 Nov 2011 at 1.51am, Shinyford said:
'Spose I'd better say something here, too... It never fails to amaze me how easily Mr Weston slips into the mind of a gorgeous redheaded sexbomb. It's uncanny, in fact, and I for one want to ask some probing questions about his weekend name. He's really caught the character here - all of them in fact - and the story is a nice little adventure that doesn't exactly expand River's history (well, it can't; Mr Moffat's already done that for us in reverse order) but absolutely rounds it out nicely. Again, an easy 5 out of 5.

On Mon 28 Nov 2011 at 8.18pm, Andy Weston said:
Wow! Well, I'm stunned! Properly, genuinely stunned! Thank you all so much for taking the time to read it and for enjoying it so much! Hope you enjoy the next one!


On Mon 28 Nov 2011 at 1.42am, betawho said:
I enjoyed this story immensely. It's very New Adventures, with plenty of twists and turns and unexpected corners.


On Sat 3 Dec 2011 at 3.22am, betawho said:
Masterful! A wonderful little story. And I don't even know what Eccles cakes are. (Eccleston's favorites obviously. :D)


On Sat 17 Dec 2011 at 8.23pm, Al D said:
Yet another 5/5 from the esteemed Mr. Weston. With a clean, economic, yet evocative style he captures the innate nobility of Nyssa and her essentially tragic story (hard to imagine any companion whose life seemingly went so wrong after meeting the Doctor, yet maintained such an air of nobility and grace throughout; almost an anti-arc, where the universe changed but she steadfastly did not change). This is not a happy story, folks, but it's compelling, it rings true and it's satisfying. Excellent work, Andrew.

On Sun 18 Dec 2011 at 7.03pm, the Bunny in the Tardis said:
Andrew, nice job with this. It has a deceptively simple, dream-like quality that carries the reader gently through the narrative to a rather unexpected reveal. So very sad and yet there is no other possible outcome--though I appreciated the final bit which brings an element of tragic closure. Good pacing, good length, good concept. Good. But so, so sad.

On Sun 18 Dec 2011 at 7.04pm, the Relative Dimension said:
Another excellent story, sir! Yes, admittedly, it was a bit sad - but it was sort of a beautiful melancholy. For a piece of fiction to make us, the readers, feel any emotion at all is really quite unusual (for me, anyway), so to stir up sadness in this way can only be a good thing. And in a sense, for me, there was a kind of dark humour behind it all. I mean, as soon as the Doctor says, to anyone, 'we need a rest - let's go to a holiday planet' you just know that something's gonna go wrong. I dread to think what would happen if he ever went to Disneyland. Maybe Mickey Mouse would go on a psychotic killing spree under the influence of a murderous alien entity. (Actually, that's not bad, is it?!) Anyway, I digress. As I said, it's really very good. In fact, I might go so far as to say that this is my favourite story of the series so far. It felt just the right length - a truly economic style that accomplished so much in so little time. No unnecessary 'wacky' rants from the Doctor, no overlong descriptions - but still incredibly evocative. 5/5, of course!

On Mon 19 Dec 2011 at 9.07pm, Napier said:
Funny really, but even though the fifth Doctor was my Doctor I never really realised at the time just how cloaked in death and tragedy his tenure was. Adric, Earthshock, Tegan's proper departure, and of course, Nyssa. Wow, she had it bad didn't she? The guy who killed her dad was forever showing up still wearing his face. The modern show would've had a field day exploring the implications and resonance of that. Back then though it was glossed over so it's nice to see it referenced here. It's another evocative piece that draws on the era and recreates it well. Great to see the fifth represented at last and both he and Nyssa are well captured. Nice idea too, and a great ending. Another enjoyable read - thanks for sharing.

On Mon 19 Dec 2011 at 9.09pm, David Hogan said:
For these stories I really must just have "another great story in this series" and "really enjoyed reading it to start my Sunday" set to paste every time. I, too, really liked the comments on The Master using Nyssa's dad's body, it's not something I really ever thought about. Basically, it's another great story in the series, and I really enjoyed reading it to start my Sunday!

On Mon 19 Dec 2011 at 9.10pm, the Fictionist said:
Poor 'Alternate' Nyssa... Well. Nyssa, really. Her heart and soul and mind. So yes, poor Nyssa. Short and perfectly formed, but oh so sad. Andy is great at these short forms, and once again a story proves as such. Like others, I had never really put much thought into the tragedy of Nyssa before. Her enemy having her father's face, the loss of her home. A sad life! 5/5


On Sat 24 Dec 2011 at 4.11pm, jamiemaestas1220 said:
Awesome story!! LOVED IT!!!!

Please leave a comment
Note that anything submitted here is subject to an honour system, and you are asked to be honest and respectful when leaving your name and comment. Any comment deemed to be offensive by the moderators may be deleted.
From:
Comment: