One of my favourite drabbles is one that was only published last week, but as I told the author, it really was a perfect encapsulation of what a drabble should be. It hinted at a lot of things, but it also was complete in itself. I found out afterwards that it's part of a series but I think it stands beautifully on it's own. Also: hey, femslash! Rare as hen's teeth; rarer, still, when it's so good.
Anything You Say by sororcula (femslash; Megan/Amita; 13+)
She feels the heat in her face, but she can't move, frozen in place under Megan's gaze.
emmademarais is crazy prolific, and she's not afraid to play with her format which is why I like her writing. I also like her sympathetic view of the characters that is so completely canon. (I, personally, love canon but have a hard time writing to it; Emma kicks a lot of ass in that department.) It's difficult to choose a favourite because she publishes so many and it can get difficult to keep them all in order, but this is a recent one that I remember enjoying a lot. Again, it's part of a series, but it reads well on it's own. The beauty of the drabble is that it combines both stasis and action; a snapshot of a moment that changes your perceptions, or your ideas.
A World of Numbers by emmademarais (gen; Don, Charlie; pre-series)
When their mother was dying, Don would go to the garage and watch Charlie work on P vs. NP.
I don't think there are many people who write Megan/Larry so well as jestana. I openly envy this talent in her because every time I try to write the pairing, I angst-up. But jestana brings a loving touch to this lovely couple. Most of her Megan/Larry fic tends to be longer, but I managed to find a drabble, hurrah!
Phone Conversation by jestana (Larry/Megan; Rampage, S2)
Larry? It's Megan. How are you?
I rarely rec Numb3rs fics without reccing raeyashi and that's because it would be a sin to omit her. raeyashi is the sum reason why I read Don/Coop fic, and the reason why I try to be a story-teller as well as a writer. Sometimes when you read her work, she takes a different narrative route. Her writing becomes cinematic: it's wonderful. I don't know anybody who can make me feel like I've stepped out of my immediate frame of reference and into something much more daring. There's backfic, and then there's raeyashi.
The Love Song of Dick and May by raeyashi (slash; Don/Coop; pre-series; PG)
You’ve heard this story before.
Finally, a rec that plays to my personal obsession: that is, Megan's history. neur0vanity is practically a staple of the fandom and yet, shamedly, I've only recently read her work with interest. (This is more to do with my 'cest-squick issues than a negative opinion of NV's writing ability). Obviously I should have come around earlier because neur0vanity has quite the touch for this fandom. This particular rec gives an insight into Megan that seems so obvious, but is so rarely said out loud. It's also fairly chilling to think of the road not taken.
Somebody's Daughter by neur0vanity (gen; Megan; post-Two Daughters; 15+)
She choked, but the nausea curbed her hunger.
On a slightly cheekier note: please, someone has to rec David drabbles. There's got to be some good ones out there, yes?