“I like to stare into the sun, eyes wide. It burns incredible colours into my head, great shifting continents of them that blot out all else. And I try to keep looking until I imagine all the pretty blue has boiled away from my eyes and they are left a bright, bloody red and quite sightless.”
On a blasted world, the Doctor and Susan find themselves in the middle of a war they cannot understand. With Susan missing and the Doctor captured, who will save the people from the enemies from both outside and within.
Published 20 November 2003
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tara Samms was born in 1971 and has watched far too much television all her life.
A woman of mystery, she enjoys sitting both behind and in front of the artist’s easel and is the vexed owner of an insomniac hound dog: he slept once.
Tara’s other writing credits include ‘Glass’ (Short Trips, 1998), ‘Totem’ (More Short Trips, 1999), ‘Monsters’ (Short Trips and Sidesteps, 2000), ‘Distance’ (Short Trips: Companions, 2003), ‘Face-painter’ (Short Trips: A Universe of Terrors, 2003), and ‘Mordieu’ (Short Trips: The Muses, 2003), so Frayed represents her longest mature work to date.