Date: 06/20/2010 4:24 PM Title: Empty Spaces
This was a very interesting take on a situation I had not considered. I never really thought of Spock finding out about David's existence pre-TWOK. I think you took this idea and made a very well written story out of it. As Ziggy stated, it was very emotionally ridden in the best of ways, and I enjoyed it quite substantially. Much praise for your awesome-sauce writting. Keep it up.
-Spirk-Sporked >: )
Thank you so much for your comments. It's looking like you're going through everything I have up and I really appreciate you taking the time to comment as you read. I always tried to come up with original ideas or original takes on an old idea, though in a fandom as old as K/S that wasn't always easy.(g) Hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the stories that are already on site and the rest of them that will be going up.
Date: 07/03/2009 8:12 AM Title: Empty Spaces
Though I've read many emotional-laden stories since I first began to explore this archive, 'Empty Spaces' is the first one which brought real tears to my eyes, because it is a story which explores not only love, but the boundaries of love--places whose existence most love stories do not wish--and the courage required to make complex sacrifices much more difficult than those found in physical battle. And so that Spock searches out Carol Marcus despite knowing that Jim will very likely be furious with his action, that his daring might spell the end of a relationship that Spock treasures, is profoundly moving and made this a very unique story indeed. Furthermore David himself is an undervalued character who is often forgotten, ignored or dismissed without consideration for what his existence meant to Kirk. Thank you for considering:)
Thank you for your comments on the story, Ziggy. I good precentage of my stories in K/S fandom tended to be of a lighter nature, and by the time this one was published, I think I had something of a 'reputation'. Readers tended to approach my stories waiting for the punch line. It is very nice to read the reaction of someone who has read the story without that preconceived expectation.