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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.

    My Stories:

    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.

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    It's Not the Liquor Talking by Zizi.West reviews
    Lt. Hikaru Sulu had a natural air of authority and command when he briefly took the Captain's Chair during the incident with Marcus and Khan. Now someone wants Sulu to take command in a more intimate way. Hikaru Sulu, with an ambiguous OC. Sex in later chapters.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 64,602 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/28/2013 - Published: 5/18/2013 - H. Sulu
    Sum of The Parts by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
    Years before it takes his life, Jim Kirk tangles with the Nexus. Fortunately for him, this time he's not alone. An ensemble adventure where everyone has a story to tell.
    StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 34,666 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Complete
    Anniversary (inspired by linstock's 'Yin & Yang' artwork) by Zizi.West reviews
    So a Vulcan never forgets? After a risky mission, Spock seems...different, and Nyota is worried. Fortunately, they've got caring friends. Multi-part drabble inspired by the talented linstock's lovely, intimate fanart titled Yin and Yang, the cover art shown here. See the original on her LJ page or as a post in the Spock/Uhura group. Warnings: Sweetness, Emo!Spock.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,187 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/9/2013 - N. Uhura, Spock, L. McCoy/Bones - Complete
    An Orion Roman Holiday by bookdragon01 reviews
    Cadet Gaila decides to finally go back home for a visit. What could go wrong? According to Starfleet Intel, a lot. So Capt. Pike assigns his Security Chief to go with her. What could go wrong indeed... Giotto & Gaila
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,949 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 2/27/2013 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Gaila
    I'm Dying Here by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    Based on notinourdreams and CelticGoddesses prompts: Darcy is sick and just wants some company. The Wizard of Oz happens. COMPLETE
    Thor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,365 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/27/2013 - Darcy L., Loki - Complete
    Tales of a Security Chief, Vol III by bookdragon01 reviews
    Due to characters that won't stop telling stories in my head, Vol III: continuing stories of Security Chief Sam Giotto, a 50-something on a ship filled with 20-somethings his captain included. A series of largely unrelated one-shots about his experiences.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 47,946 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 1/23/2013 - Published: 12/5/2010
    Blue by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    Post Avengers. Whenever Loki shows up it means that Darcy's life is in flux. That doesn't mean she's unhappy to see him.
    Thor - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 105,091 - Reviews: 1053 - Favs: 853 - Follows: 581 - Updated: 8/15/2012 - Published: 4/7/2012 - Darcy L., Loki - Complete
    Osmosis by Zizi.West reviews
    3 stranded Vulcans, stressed crew, & possible sabotage on the Enterprise. Nyota searches for clues & Spock feels neglected. Captain Kirk tries to keep the peace & finds unexpected comfort. Scotty & Charlene Masters learn that science can't easily explain intuition, or romance...or Vulcan emotions. Complete.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 76,578 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/25/2012 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    My Mother, the Ambassador by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
    Spock sets the record straight with a series of stories about his parents. A Spock/Uhura story featuring the adventures of Sarek and Amanda.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 114,820 - Reviews: 556 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Amanda G., Spock - Complete
    Vulcans Do Not Lie Usually by bookdragon01 reviews
    There are occasional pitfalls in Vulcan/human relationships. For instance, when an illogical human woman poses questions that it would be extremely foolish to answer honestly, what is the logical thing for a Vulcan male to do?
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 539 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    Short by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    Post-Avengers. Darcy asks Loki a question about Thor's "Hammer". Rated M for very adult setting. Darcy/Loki one-shot
    Thor - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 735 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 31 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Loki, Darcy L. - Complete
    It Is You, the One I Love by elaine451 reviews
    Taken from TOS 'All Our Yesterdays', with a few tweaks. Spock, Uhura and McCoy are stranded in a frozen wasteland 5,000 years in the past. Will they be able to find their way back? Will Spock want to? S/U-centric, as always. Rating raised to M
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,085 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    Logical Propositions by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    Started as a Kink Meme fill with the premise that Kirk, against all odds attended the VSA. And it became a Kirk/T'Pring story. Background S/U. Full prompt inside.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 65,615 - Reviews: 412 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 3/27/2012 - Published: 3/12/2011 - J. Kirk - Complete
    A Little Penis Story by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    HWP Humor Without Point , though might count as FWP Fluff Without Point. Jim tries to sell Spock on the idea of having kids... Jim/T'Pring, Spock/Uhura
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,722 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Spock, J. Kirk - Complete
    Refractions Of Light by Aashlee Elizabeth reviews
    Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one medium to another. When Mbaruku Uhura's daughter brings home an alien Starfleet officer, will light bend through his fear enough for him to see the colors within? Complement to "The Rose Garden," Story #5111874.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 39,850 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 3/26/2012 - Published: 2/2/2011 - [Spock, N. Uhura] - Complete
    Ear Protection by bookdragon01 reviews
    Kirk and McCoy try to convince Spock that there are logical reasons to wear winter caps, no matter how ridiculous they may look
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 428 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/29/2012 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
    Not a Lumberjack by bookdragon01 reviews
    There are some things only Jim would dare to say when Bones was holding an axe.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/29/2012 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy/Bones - Complete
    Exposed by bookdragon01 reviews
    Jim walks in on an unexpected sight...
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/29/2012 - L. McCoy/Bones, Gaila - Complete
    Tuesdays With Sirin Book Two by Starquilter57 reviews
    The adventure continues, read Book One first! Spock's family ties with his "wayward" Vulcan cousin grow as he becomes an instructor at the Academy. Eventual S/U. New chapter, Humming Along
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 71,510 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 12/5/2011 - Published: 1/4/2011 - Spock
    Glimpses by Linstock reviews
    Glimpses of Spock and Nyota's relationship in a series of twenty 100 words drabbles.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,359 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/26/2011 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    Twentyfour Hundred by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
    What a difference a day makes! Twenty-four hours on the Enterprise means action, adventure, heartbreak...and that's just the first hour! Set during the shakedown cruise, a story featuring the whole crew with a spotlight on Spock and Uhura.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,873 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/5/2011 - Published: 8/9/2011 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
    Savages by Zizi.West reviews
    Vulcan socialites,secrets,prejudices.New Vulcan holds challenge & danger for Sarek,Spock,Uhura & the crew as tensions flare between old & new Vulcan worlds.Loosely based on TOS ep Journey to Babel.Romance/fluff/mystery/humor.Rated M for sexuality.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 23 - Words: 90,624 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 9/4/2011 - Published: 4/12/2011 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
    Rule 3b by bookdragon01 reviews
    A shuttle crash and war games and a wedding – oh my. Life in Starfleet Security is always interesting, especially for Cmdr. Sam Giotto, the Security Chief of the Enterprise.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 28,457 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/8/2011 - Published: 3/9/2011 - Complete
    The Appearance of Impropriety by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    Original version of "Appearances of Impropriety". Explanation in latest posting.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,284 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 5/6/2011 - Published: 2/3/2011 - N. Uhura, Spock
    People Will Say by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
    For almost a year Spock and Uhura will live dangerously, thinking they will not get caught, believing no one suspects what they are doing. This is the story about how wrong they are. Academy fic.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 99,962 - Reviews: 507 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/28/2011 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    Tuesdays With Sirin Book One by Starquilter57 reviews
    Spock reconnects with an estranged relative. This story covers Spock's last semsester as a cadet through his first starship posting. Final chapter of Book One, The Comforts of Home
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 63 - Words: 143,726 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 12/27/2010 - Published: 10/20/2009 - Spock - Complete
    What We Think We Know by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
    Commander Spock hires his best student to be his teaching assistant-and both instantly regret it.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 115,500 - Reviews: 572 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 12/6/2010 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    Tales of a Security Chief, Vol II by bookdragon01 reviews
    Due to characters that won't stop appearing in my head, Vol. II: continuing stories of Security Chief Cmdr. Sam Giotto, a 50-something on a ship filled with 20-somethings his captain included . A series of largely unrelated shorts about his experiences.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 39,483 - Reviews: 291 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11/17/2010 - Published: 6/29/2010 - Complete
    Dream Come True by Starquilter57 reviews
    After some soul-searching and some mental healing, Spock and Nyota start a family. The first few chapters will be a little intense, but it will get happier after that. I promise! The final chapter is up, Azizi!
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 57 - Words: 138,491 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 8/14/2010 - Published: 1/9/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    His Mother's Son by Starquilter57 reviews
    Sarek slowly learns to appreciate his son. A companion piece to Walking The Other Way. New Chapter, Interruptions III
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 28,951 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 8/7/2010 - Published: 12/11/2009 - Spock, Sarek
    Insights by Aashlee Elizabeth reviews
    Spock reluctantly accepts an invitation in order to fulfill one of Amanda's greatest wishes. What will he learn as he gets to know the human side of his family? Spock, Uhura, the Grayson Family. Flashbacks of Sarek and Amanda. Complete.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 31 - Words: 91,194 - Reviews: 657 - Favs: 380 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 7/3/2010 - Published: 7/5/2009 - [Spock, N. Uhura] [Sarek, Amanda G.] - Complete
    Tales of a Security Chief by bookdragon01 reviews
    Security Chief Cmdr. Sam Giotto is a 50-something on a ship filled with 20-somethings,his captain included. Because so many people liked "Rule Three", this is a series of largely unrelated shorts about his experiences.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 24,029 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 6/19/2010 - Published: 4/16/2010 - Complete
    Reunion: The Rejoining by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    Pre-Movie: After 7 months apart Nyota & Spock reunite on an alien world. Sometimes getting back together can be a touch awkward. Interspecies culture clashes are fun! Stands alone but follows The Vulcan chronologically.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,719 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 12/13/2009 - Published: 11/28/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    Descartes' Error by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
    Starts with Spock accused of misconduct - specifically with being involved with a certain Cadet we all know and love, and flashes back to how he got in such an illogical predicament to begin with. Romance/Sci-Fi/Humor/Drama - Spock and Uhura Origins.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 72 - Words: 133,779 - Reviews: 2415 - Favs: 713 - Follows: 288 - Updated: 10/3/2009 - Published: 6/18/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
    The Rose Garden by Aashlee Elizabeth reviews
    M'Umbha "Faizah" Uhura is concerned when her daughter reveals that she has a boyfriend. When the couple comes home for a visit, will she be able to welcome him, as she promised she would? Third party observations as Spock processes some of his grief. Complement to "Refractions of Light."
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,945 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 16 - Published: 6/4/2009 - [Spock, N. Uhura] - Complete
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    First Contact reviews
    Spock meets Nyota's mother for the first time. And she's not like other moms. Please read and review.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,719 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 1/2/2011 - Spock, N. Uhura
    Skin reviews
    Nyota and her mother reflect on life, love, and what it means to be an adult. The rating is changing to reflect the more adult nature of the reflections.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,679 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/19/2011 - Published: 1/22/2011 - N. Uhura, Spock
    Of Moths and Flames reviews
    My take on how Spock and Nyota got together. A prequel for my other stories, as well as the revised version of my poetry experiment. Yes, this one will continue.
    Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,426 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/25/2011 - N. Uhura, Spock