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Joined 09-24-10, id: 2550073, Profile Updated: 10-01-12
Author has written 8 stories for StarTrek: The Original Series.

For years I contemplated writing a couple of stories about Kirk and co. I write for a living and the character building is what appeals to me most in storytelling, but I was curious about what it would be like to have the characters already so fully developed. Also, watching TOS episodes and thinking about TOS storylines evokes a nostalgia in me that I find gets me out of my writer’s blocks.

But it wasn’t until I discovered fanfiction that I decided to go ahead. For one, the story doesn’t have to be doomed to the hard disk, a self-indulgent writing exercise. Secondly, I want to repay all those who have published their wonderful stories here.

I write mostly Hurt/Comfort and am still trying to find a balance between the two. Definitely Kirk-centered. Bones comes easy to me as a side-kick, and I'm trying not to stereotype (or typecast?) him too much. Spock I have a lot of trouble with, but obviously he's always right off center.

Some advice for those of you (thinking of) publishing here yourself. When I published my second story complete in one go, I was disappointed about the number of reviews and the Story Stats. When you publish piecemeal, the story gets bumped up to the top as you add each chapter, which gets you more traffic and reviews. It also keeps the readers wanting more and they voice this in comments, which is encouraging. Piecemeal publishing has its own issues, for both writer and readers, but you're not alone when writing the story.

I love constructive reviews, comments, advice, etc. I'm always working on my craft and appreciate the help!

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Plain Sight by The Buzz reviews
A routine mission goes bad when Kirk, Spock, and McCoy find themselves crashed on a remote planet, injured, and hidden from the Enterprise. To make matters worse, the planet's inhabitants appreciate neither Starfleet nor unexpected visitors.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 49,458 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 6/11/2013 - Published: 5/18/2009 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy, Spock - Complete
Common Touch by Jane D2 reviews
When a diplomatic crisis threatens the relationship between Vulcan and Starfleet, will Kirk and Spock manage to stay on the same side? Events will bring new challenges both to their personal and professional relationship, and to the balance of power in the Federation. Common Touch is the first part of a two part story.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 65,348 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/28/2013 - Published: 2/15/2013 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Electric Pink Hand Grenade by BeautifulFiction reviews
"If Sherlock's brain is a hard drive, then these attacks are an electro-magnetic pulse." Sherlock Holmes does not do anything by half, not even a migraine. It falls to John to witness one of the greatest minds he has ever known tear itself apart, and he must do his best to help Sherlock pick up the pieces. Eventual J/S
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 68,347 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 624 - Follows: 358 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 6/24/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Caduceus Circle by Tivteryn reviews
Daniel leads a group of scientists on a peaceful exploratory mission while Jack leads a group of soldiers on a war game, and then things go tragically wrong. Who lives? Who dies? Who is brought to justice? Originally posted 2009.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 72,946 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/3/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - D. Jackson, J. O'Neill - Complete
What No One Knows by ForIHaveOvercomeTheWorld reviews
SG1 is returning home after the mission to Netu and Daniel is hiding something. At first he thinks it's nothing important, but soon he realizes that the aftereffects are far worse than the original torture. Daniel whump, full summary inside. No slash
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,154 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 5/29/2012 - Published: 10/15/2011 - D. Jackson, J. O'Neill
The Lifebook of Captain Jim by simplecoffee reviews
An ongoing series of unconnected oneshots, revolving mostly around our golden Cap'n.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,830 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/4/2011 - J. Kirk
The Mirror Captain by LadyRhiyana reviews
The making of Mirror!Kirk. Assorted drabbles and oneshots. Ch 3: Slices of Life. Four drabble-fics set on the ISS Enterprise. Commander Kirk makes no secret of his ambitions.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,775 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/13/2011 - Published: 11/25/2010 - J. Kirk - Complete
Take One Breath by Mallus reviews
Suddenly, he grabs you, fingers branding your bicep. The two of you stand frozen, twisted together against the wall in some strange, frantic triangle. / Kirk/Spock romance based heavily on canon, Spock's POV.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 32,171 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 5/20/2011 - Published: 1/17/2011 - Spock, J. Kirk
The Dragons of Veyga by Closet Scrawler reviews
Kirk and Spock must secure a trade agreement with a pre-warp society, and get caught in the power struggle between the planet's two largest factions. -Not Slash-
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 60,046 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/31/2011 - Published: 4/30/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Jottings from a Doctor's Journal by charleygirl reviews
The incidents and conversations that Watson doesn't include in his accounts.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 36 - Words: 39,841 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 2/10/2011 - Published: 1/31/2009
Jim of Oblivion by quaint.camera reviews
James T. Kirk has nothing left to lose except his life. He knows it will take nothing short of a miracle to save the day this time. A miracle . . . or a certain sacrifice.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,543 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/18/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock
Cave In by Aconitum-Napellus reviews
Kirk and Spock, trapped and injured by a cave in... Just a little K/S oneshot.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,866 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/25/2010 - Spock, J. Kirk - Complete
Bad Dreams by J0j2 reviews
Kirk's lack of sleep has been effecting everyone and Spock and McCoy are worried. But when Bad Dreams aren't just subconscious and are coming from something unknown and mysterious, how do they stop it before it's too late? Friendship K/S/M nonslash.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,375 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/14/2010 - Published: 8/23/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock
The Eye of a Needle by MidKnight Rider reviews
This one and the other two stories I posted were actually written in the 1980s either by hand or on a typewriter I am putting them onto the harddrive in no particular order This is a missing scene from Paradise Syndrome K/S/M no slash
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,639 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Published: 6/3/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Aftermath by KCS reviews
In the wake of Operation Annihilate, several issues are left unaddressed and unresolved, including placement of blame for the full-spectrum experiment resulting in Spock's blindness, and coping with a grieving man. Fourshot.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,091 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/25/2010 - Published: 12/16/2009 - Spock, J. Kirk - Complete
Before I Sleep by KCS reviews
Ten drabbles in sequence. James Kirk's command staff know he loves his crew enough to take their deaths personally, and they in turn love him enough to do what they can after missions gone wrong.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,137 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/11/2010 - J. Kirk - Complete
NoWin Scenario by JadeMac2442 reviews
Slight slash. K/S The Klingon empire is desperate to restore its image after the loss of its battle fleet, to this end they capture Kirk, and hold him prisoner. Its up to the crew of the Enterprise to save him, unless he can save himself first.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,198 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 378 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 7/25/2009
Speak Through by SpiritBearr reviews
A Captain can't be a Captain if he can't speak, and, after being taken hostage and tortured, speech is something Kirk seems to be having a problem with. Chances are good it is a temporary condition, but the thought prevails...what if it's not?
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,423 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/9/2009 - Published: 8/27/2009 - Complete
Memory Land by SpiritBearr reviews
The Enterprise has vanished and they don't have the first blue's clue as to why. Stranded on a planet where the past is a test, it's pretty lucky they're together. Because Jim Kirk is fighting not to loose it, and he needs all the help he can get.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 39,591 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/6/2009 - Published: 7/23/2009 - Complete
Through the Looking Glass by Lil black dog reviews
As Kirk contemplates the extermination of a million colonists on Deneva, he reflects on the decision Kodos made on Tarsus.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,781 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/16/2009 - J. Kirk - Complete
Homerun Part 3 The Finish Curve by AAmuse reviews
What happens when you take one particular friendship several steps too far? - COMPLETE!
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 120,483 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/12/2008 - Published: 8/1/2008 - Spock, J. Kirk - Complete
Broken and Buried by KCS reviews
A backstory to Granada's DEVI. What happened to cause not only an enforced holiday for Holmes, but also what influence could be strong enough to enable him to finally bury the drug forever on the sands of the Cornish coast? Now complete.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,438 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/29/2008 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
Homerun Part 1 The Heritage by AAmuse reviews
Captain Kirk assumes command and takes the Enterprise out on his 1st 5-year mission. But the ship is not the only legacy he has to deal with in the haze of his first assignment, which unsurprisingly does not go according to plan.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 56,814 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/18/2008 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Deguello by Trish Bennett reviews
The Klingons' test of the Organian Peace Treaty leaves James T. Kirk in a fight for his life. But the Klingons may have underestimated the strength of human ingenuity... and the power of a particular friendship. Novel-length TOS fiction.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 52,190 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/26/2001 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
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The Witch of Jura reviews
Kirk's task is to observe the invasion of Jura. As usual, things don't go quite as planned and it is up to McCoy to keep them alive, on the run. Hurt!Jim in a medieval setting. No slash. COMPLETE!
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 37,333 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 1/14/2013 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy - Complete
Maze Run reviews
Kirk and Spock are put to a test of speed and endurance in a maze. No slash.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,806 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 6/12/2013 - Published: 1/7/2013 - J. Kirk, Spock
On Ice reviews
A large landing party crashes on a planet with hostile colonists and even worse weather. With Spock out and McCoy against him, can Kirk save his crew from certain death? Grand heroism and self-sacrifice! Novel-length, no slash. Major rewrite of 39 chapters, NOW (after more than a year!) COMPLETE!
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 49 - Words: 52,464 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 9/6/2011 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy - Complete
Rescue Me reviews
Kirk survives a deadly virus, but to Spock something seems changed about him. It threatens their friendship and Spock's ability to serve on the Enterprise. Will Spock find the truth before it destroys his Captain? Not slash. COMPLETE!
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 35,519 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/1/2011 - Published: 6/14/2011 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
The Vadarian Trap reviews
Kirk is wounded and captured during a ruthless coup on Vadarial. Can Spock and McCoy find him before his captors sell him to the enemies of the Federation, or before the planet shuts itself off for ever? H/C heavy on the H. No slash. COMPLETE!
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 15,458 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/5/2011 - Published: 4/16/2011 - J. Kirk - Complete
Leaving Without You reviews
Kirk's away team beams down to a planet to recover the crew of a destroyed starship and finds a desolate plague city, a war of crew against crew and the ultimate test of friendship. Kirk-whumpage and Chapel to the rescue, what's not to love! No slash.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,054 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/13/2011 - Published: 1/13/2011 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
In the Field of Flowers reviews
Kirk survives a horrific crime by a sociopath, Royal Faradan. When the latter is caught, the Captain is abducted by Faradan's family to be exchanged. Kirk must navigate his trauma and the debilitating effects of their transporter to make it. No slash.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,622 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/4/2011 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy - Complete
His Last Mission reviews
Kirk has to broker a peace between two peoples, while dealing with the fact that he is dying and has lost Spock as a friend. Complete qua plot but being rewritten to novel length, to be republished when fully done. No slash.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,618 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 10/17/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete