Date: 04/11/2021 4:30 AM Title: Chapter 1
This is so sad. To watch your best friends suffer and be powerless to help them and then to see them die. I'm glad that despite his grief, McCoy still has a life ahead of him with Joanna and her family. Hopefull, he can find peace in that.
Thnaks for your comments. I always had a fondness for the McCoy character who spoke like my grandparents did and raged like my father, lol. Next time I'll try to givve you something a bit cheerier.
Date: 04/01/2021 2:49 AM Title: Chapter 1
It's never a good idea for me to read something that says "death" in the warnings before bedtime. Of course, I cried as McCoy offered comfort to Spock on his bed. I was already brimming with tears before that moment.
I so glad you ended with McCoy deciding to reach out to Joanna. I needed something to make me smile.
When I saw your post, I wondered why I had written such a sad story. Of course, there have been others that I have written before which are sad, but why did I tell this story? I checked the original publication date and knew exactly where the pain for this expression came from. My dad died suddenly in December, 1983, and this story was originally published in May, 1984. Why this? I think I was working through the fact that I was the one who told the doctors to let my dad die. My mom couldn't tell them, my sisters didn't see the necessity even though he'd stopped breathing, so it fell to me to tell them to let him die. I always have a certain degree of black humor at how it turned out, especially considering the fact that my dad and I got along about as well as Spock and Sarek. No, Spock and Sarek probably got along better than we did. But I still knew he would hate being connected to a machine the rest of his life so away he went. I have never had second thoughts about other than the irony that his least loved child was the only one who had the strength to do what he would want. Crazy how that works out, isnt it?
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it and regret that I made you so sad.
Date: 03/26/2021 5:24 PM Title: Chapter 1
I should be writing, should be writing, should be writing. . . When this dropped yesterday, I was finishing up the last scene of today's chapter and had to hold off tucking into this. I tried to stay away until tomorrow, but you see how that turned out.
Somber, touching, and McCoy's POV was interesting. I like how the end is a new beginning for the Grand Troika.
Fortunately, I have learned to write some less somber fiction, lol, and hope to have another one here in the near future. Looking forward to your drop sometime today!