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Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life was the twenty-sixth Short Trips anthology published by Big Finish Productions. It was comprised of twenty-five short stories written by the winners of a writing competition held by Big Finish to find new authors. Of the twenty-five winners, only seven of them subsequently returned to write more BF fiction: Mike Amberry, Arnold T. Blumberg, John Callaghan, Stephen Dunn, Matthew James, Michael Rees and Caleb Woodbridge.

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The schoolboy whose twin brother vanished in the night. A woman whose house teems with alien refugees. The dad who dies every evening...

All through space and time live people, ordinary people, whose lives have been turned upside down.

People who've lost jobs and loved ones, or seen their homes destroyed, or found themselves on whole other planets. They've nothing in common with one another except that their lives can never be the same. Because they're people who've met the Doctor. Featuring 25 original stories from 25 brand-new authors — the winners of a competition to seek out bold new writing talent!


# Title Author Doctor Featuring
1 Homework Michael Coen 2nd Jamie, Zoe
2 Change Management Simon Moore 6th Mel
3 Curiosity Mike Amberry 5th Nyssa
4 Potential Stephen Dunn 3rd
5 Second Chances Bernard O'Toole 8th Charley
6 Child's Play LM Myles 4th Romana II
7 Relativity Michael Montoure 7th Ace
8 Outstanding Balance Tim Lambert 2nd Jamie, Zoe
9 The Last Thing You Ever See Richard Goff 4th Sarah, Harry
10 The Shopping Trolleys of Doom Caleb Woodbridge 7th
11 The Final Star Chris Wing 6th Evelyn
12 The Man on the Phone Mark Smith 5th
13 The Monster in the Wardrobe James C McFetridge 4th Romana II
14 Suns and Mothers Einar Olgeirsson 8th
15 Taking the Cure Matthew James 6th Peri
16 Those Left Behind Violet Addison 4th K9 Mark II
17 Evitability Andrew K Purvis 7th Ace
18 £436 Nick May 6th Peri
19 Time Shear Steven Alexander 4th K9 Mark II
20 Running on Empty JR Loflin 7th
21 Swamp of Horrors (1957) - Viewing Notes Michael Rees 6th Mel
22 Insider Dealing Dann Chinn 4th Romana II
23 The Andrew Invasion John Callaghan Andrew
24 Stolen Days Arnold T Blumberg 7th
25 Lares Domestici Anna Bratton 2nd


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