I’m not talking about the lottery numbers, but rather, a piece of Doctorish advice. Imagine the TARDIS appeared in a haze of blue light and with its dopplering groan echoing in your hall closet, and a slightly singed looking Doctor stepped out. “I’ve just had a bit of a jolly rot tangling with nefarious types in 2014, you were a great help and I promised your future self I’d come back to 198…whatever year it is, and give you this advice- ”

It could be advice to be standing on a particular corner, at a particular time, where you met a particular person, or to not be on that corner, though something that crucial would undoubtedly be one of those unchangeable, fixed points in time, incredibly significant and thus unalterable.

Or it could be as simple and frivolous as to not get that Flock Of Seagulls hairdo back in 1987, or something important, like not to waste three years studying economics, when your actual passion is Shakespeare, for example.

Though what I really mean is the kind of advice he might give to Clara, or Rory or Adric (if you don’t know who Adric is, you need to watch more Doctor Who). And which Doctor would you want to advise your teenage or younger self?

I’d want Tom Baker’s Doctor, the 4th Doctor, (or perhaps Leela – but that would be a different story) to tell me to, “Be bold, and never look back.”

You don’t have to share, but at least give it a moment, think about it.

What would your Doctor say to you?

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About The Author

C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake.
He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.

4 Responses

  1. Neil Kemp

    If you think you should do something, then do it, even if you have doubts.
    You may live to regret one or two decisions, but you’ll have far more regrets about things that you could have done but didn’t.

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  2. Ash

    Take this! *Hands over condom* Trust me when i say this, carry that everywhere you go! It’s a Felmbucular detrasopic londor. If you don’t take this with you everywhere, you will cause a war between the Delpors and the Hardicians. *Assistant to the doctor exits the Tardis* Look, i know this sounds weird, but trust us, you will be needing that. *Doctor* Anyway, best be off, Cheerio Ash, sleep well, but mind the membeculars you’ve got surrounding you bed, they have quite a mean and poisonous bite. Sleep well! *Doctor enters Tardis* *Doctors assistant* See you, tiger! *Smiles and leaves. Why did she call me tiger?, i think, and what does she mean by see ya? Wait! Who was that in the window of this mysterious police box? Those looked like my ey-, and with that, the police box would begin to disappear. What the hell was that?*

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  3. Jasmine

    I think I would like advice on how the human race should behave once they start exploring space and encountering different life forms.

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