Martha gagged twice, bent over.  Orange slime covered her face, and some had run into her nose and mouth.

“You want a towel?” the Doctor asked.

“This… stuff is gross,” she said, her voice muffled as she wiped slime from her face.  “I thought you said we were attending a poetry recital.”

“We did.  Wasn’t it wonderful?”

“Wonderful?” Martha shouted.  “What the hell was that, Doctor?”

The Doctor wiped slime from his forehead.  “I may have forgotten to mention.  The Jiacones communicate visually.  They use colors instead of sounds.”

“One man’s poetry…”

The Doctor grinned.  “…is another man’s goop, exactly.”

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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