Author has written 3 stories for Star Trek: 2009.
Forty-something year old female with a BA/MA in English/Creative Writing. Thank you so very much for reading my writing. Please leave reviews and ask questions every once in a while. You'll help me grow even more as a writer, and I'll love you forever.
In case you haven't guessed, I'm a Linkin Park fan. I tend to listen to their music as I write. The chapter titles sometimes come from the songs, but that doesn't mean the chapter should be seen as a songfic. For example, one of my chapters in First Contact is called "Little Things Give You Away." That is a LP song title, but the mood of the chapter is not at all related to the mood/meaning of the song. I used it because, sometimes, you give more information than you mean to through the tiny things you do, which is what my characters are doing. Skin, my other story, will have a chapter that won't use that song title, but will be closer to the song itself. Nuff said on that.
Important Note: I have been diagnosed with a balance disorder. The disorder interferes with my energy levels and ability to concentrate. I'll try to post chapters more often, but I can't promise I'll be feeling up to it.
I've started writing in the real world. Very different from writing fan fiction, but just as rewarding. Same as here, comments/reviews/questions are appreciated. I write under my real name there, so look for them through the title. Please check out my articles on Yahoo! Voices:
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Welcome to my Star Trek Universe. This is where I get to play around with all the odd stuff that rolls around in my head after I watch Star Trek: 2009. It wasn't the greatest Star Trek movie I've ever seen (sorry, that was Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan), but it was the one that got me to thinking beyond the stuff that happened on the screen. It was also the one that made me wonder if I could create my own visions of what happened before or after.
My world isn't like some of the others I've visited on this site and others. First and foremost, I'm not a tech person, so if you're looking for a tale of truly strange new worlds and interesting gadgets, mine probably won't do it for you. I write about people, not technology. You'll find some tech stuff here and there, but the thrust of my stories will always be the people in them.
So, here's a few things you need to know in order to enjoy my tales.
I break with canon much of the time. I like canon. I respect canon. But when I look at people, I rarely see nice, neat packages that provide absolute guidelines for what they can and can't do. Therefore, expect to see things from different angles. The characters will still be recognizable, but you will notice differences.
Nyota Uhura is around twenty-one in my world. Like every twenty-one year old I've ever encountered, including myself when I was that age back in the last century, she thinks she knows everything. That was the vibe I got from her as I watched the movie. She's convinced she knows what she's doing. In reality, no twenty-anything year old knows everything, simply because he/she doesn't have the life experience necessary to know. So, here, she makes a lot of assumptions based on her own interpretations of her life events and half-told, barely understood family stories. Time will tell if she gains the experience to understand what she's seen, the courage to question what she's been told, and the wisdom to put it all in perspective.
First Contact has a companion piece, Skin, that is being written at the same time as this one, although, in truth, it is a prequel. Any questions you may have about this story might be answered there, as the companion piece is the place where I am expanding on things that don't quite fit. The best way to read them is to watch for places where one story alludes to the other. You might even find the same tale from different points of view. And I always find it interesting how two witnesses to the same event can tell such different stories. I am going to try to finish First Contact first.
New thoughts here: Thanks so much to those who are still following these stories. Yes, I am working on finishing them. Real life keeps me away from writing, but the energy and ideas are still alive and kicking. I'm humbled by the number of new readers I get every now and then. What especially grabs my attention is how the story seems to fit so many of your personal situations. I mean, I knew it was personal for me, but for other people? That totally blew me away, and made me realize just how much of a human story First Contact has become. It is with those readers in mind that I'm trying to carefully navigate the last chapters. The train will arrive in the station. Hope you're ready for the actual destination.
As for Skin, that story is still the nearest and dearest to my heart, but I'm not sure it belongs here anymore. What I want to write is so much bigger than Nyota and Spock, I think. Or maybe it does belong, and I just need to give it more space to breathe? I have about 4 chapters on that one, in various stages of revision, but I'm wondering if it moves too far from just being about how Nyota and Spock got into the situation they're in when First Contact begins. PM me and tell me what you think. If I don't finish it here exactly the way I'd like to, then I'll post an abbreviated version here and leave directions to find the whole story at my Live Journal page.
1. First Contact takes place during Nyota's fourth year at the Academy. but before the movie. My estimate would be early March (2258) of her second semester. Chapter 13 has been posted, finally. If you were hoping for a simple resolution and a happily ever after walk into the sunset...
2. Skin precedes the events in First Contact. My estimate would have to be during Christmas Break, first semester, fourth year (December 2257, with multiple flashbacks). My take on the relationship between Nyota and my very AU version of her mother, Nyofu. I'm aware of the traffic to this story, and I must say, I'm happily surprised. Thanks so much for reading. I'll do whatever I can to keep your interest. Chapter 4 is a little different from the others. Others like it may follow, if the need to use multiple points of view arises again. Chapter 6 is up. I haven't forgotten that the story is listed as Nyota/Spock. He will make an appearance in the story, but not at dinner. After all, this is a prequel to #1.
3. Of Moths and Flames is my take on how the two got together. Takes place early during Nyota's second year and continues into the fourth year. I did say I'd continue if folks were interested. Well, folks are interested, so I'm going to continue. I need to do a little editing on this one so that the time frame matches the other stories. I'm noticing a continuity flaw or two developing.