An Unfulfilled Dream was a Brief Encounter short story published in Doctor Who Magazine 178. It was told, unusually, from the Doctor's point of view and featured Katarina from a point in time before she met the First Doctor in the television story The Myth Makers.
While in ancient Greece, the Seventh Doctor stops at a house for a drink of water, where he unknowingly meets someone who was once very important to him.
- The Doctor mentions that his companion is hungover after a night testing drinks from the TARDIS replicator.
- The Doctor gives the family a gold coin in exchange for his drink of water.
- This story was the winner of the all-age category in a 1991 DWM competition to write a story for the Brief Encounter series.