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Bitter Glass by Killa Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

A story about regrets and second chances. Faced with the news of Kirk's death in Generations, Spock tells the story of a thirty-year friendship that defied all categorization. (Crossover with Star Trek: TNG) Originally posted in 1996.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chekov, McCoy, Original Character(s), Saavik, Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: ST:TNG
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Major character death
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 95803 Read Count: 22476
[Report This] Published: 09/06/2005 Updated: 09/06/2005
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed
Date: 12/02/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

This story is a masterpiece!You have plucked these characters off a television screen, out of fiction, and made of them living breathing people. Their pain becomes my pain, their tears--both shed and unshed--become my tears.
Bitter Glass touched me in so many places.
Thank you writing this superbly crafted story and for letting me see inside the hearts and minds of two men I love.

Author's Response:

Thank you, hon. Long ago, your response to this story meant the world to me, and that's still true.

Twenty Questions by T Jonesy Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

Who says Vulcans can't master the subtle art of the tease? Originally posted in 1996.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3155 Read Count: 5132
[Report This] Published: 09/06/2005 Updated: 09/06/2005
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/19/2013 Title: Chapter 1: none

Loved this when it was first published. Love it now and each time I have reread it. I so miss you and your unique take on K/S, my friend.

A Private Obsession by CatalenaMara Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary: K/S from the POV of a man obsessed with Kirk. Originally published in KSX # 1, c. 1987. And to all the people who have asked me this question over the years: this is not an AU.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6558 Read Count: 11719
[Report This] Published: 09/07/2005 Updated: 09/07/2005
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/16/2010 Title: Chapter 1: None

Just add me to the list of those who love this story. It's amazing that the reader is so aware of the love between Kirk and Spock when we don't hear them say one word to each other. One of the true classic stories in K/S fandom.

Author's Response:

Thanks so much for the feedback.  :-)  I realized early on that to be true to the POV I'd chosen for the story, the only dialogue could be between the main character and Kirk or Spock, but that we couldn't "hear" any private conversations between the two of them.

The Image of Perfection by Debbie C Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

On a seemingly routine mission, Kirk and Spock are caught up in a Klingon plot to undermine the Federation.

Originally published in Thyla 10.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 40546 Read Count: 15473
[Report This] Published: 11/06/2006 Updated: 11/06/2006
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed
Date: 09/26/2010 Title: Chapter 1: none

I think you already know how I feel about this story. Everything about it speaks of a writer who is firmly in contol of her material and her craft. Superbly written, wonderfully paced and touching as hell.

Deja Vu by Dahliaxat Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

Spock Prime realizes that the man before him is not his Jim. He remembers his Jim and is glad for whatever time he has left. If this universe is slightly the same this Jim will also get that opportunity to make Spock his own.


Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe, ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 180 Read Count: 3958
[Report This] Published: 01/11/2011 Updated: 12/07/2014
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/30/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Lovely! Brought a tear to my eye.

Author's Response:

Thanks for commenting. It made me sad to write it. But, in the end, Jim and Spock will be reunited, one day.

Courts of Honor by Syn Ferguson Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 74]
Summary: Feature

In the aftermath of events on Ixmahx, Spock prepares to leave Kirk and Starfleet, but galactic events soon draw the crew of the Enterprise into a volatile political situation that will profoundly affect them all.

This is a sequel to the story "The Price."


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Chekov, McCoy, Original Character(s), Romulan Commander, Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Erotica, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn
Series: The Price and Courts of Honor
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 307852 Read Count: 88025
[Report This] Published: 01/14/2011 Updated: 02/06/2011
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/16/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Original Acknowledgment

I've just finished my annual reading of The Price and Courts and reaffirmed my opinion that these works are the best K/S has to offer. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for writing them.
It was a thrill for me to meet you at KiScon and express my gratitude in person. I crossed a continent to do it.
May you live long and prosper.

Interpreting Spock by Jaylee Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Bottom line: he knew his Spock, thus he knew, unequivocally, that Spock was sick (and being rather shifty about it).


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Spock
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2238 Read Count: 10246
[Report This] Published: 08/27/2011 Updated: 08/27/2011
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 12/11/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really enjoyed this. You have a lovely knack for humor.

Spice by eimeo Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 346]
Summary:

It’s a question of biology. Vulcan biology.

The problem with falling in love with a member of an insanely private species is that it just might take you the best part of a five year mission to work out that the feelings are requited. And then you might discover that he’s already decided that the two of you can never be together.

And what are you supposed to do if he won’t tell you why?

~*~

Written as a response to T'Lara’s ingenious challenge, which is noted when it shows up in-text. Huge thanks to my fantastic betas Frodolass, penguin_attie and miloowen for being, well, fantastic. Any mistakes that remain are all mine.

If you'd like to download a PDF copy of the full novel (minus the author notes but including the translations from Vulcan), click here.

Also, the talented veta_black has created a fanmix for the fic, which you can access here.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Lori Ciani, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 282270 Read Count: 149404
[Report This] Published: 10/31/2011 Updated: 11/13/2014
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/14/2013 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 28

While I was waiting for the next installment of Spice, I decided to reread the whole story. This chapter moved me to tears all over again. Wonrous writing. So clean. Kudos to you and your betas! I am addicted to this story.
Now please put me out of my misery. I need another fix of Spice.

Author's Response:

Oh wow, thank you! Spice has been torturing me today (it likes to do that sometimes) so I really can't tell you how much this brightened my day! Thank you so much! (Also, I have another chapter to post! Going to do it right away. Not the chapter that's torturing me, sadly; I'm just going to have to keep trying to bend that one to my will *g*.)

Just Say Cheese, Dammit!! by Dahliaxat Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

The old camera that Spock used decades ago, resurfaces. McCoy gets to take a picture of the handsome couple. McCoy wishes he'd never accepted. 

Epilogue to Portrait.  Got my prequel, now I need to finish the main story.


Categories: Ficlets
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Established Relationship, Humor, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 398 Read Count: 1966
[Report This] Published: 06/30/2012 Updated: 01/31/2015
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed
Date: 03/28/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was adorable! Nice work.

Author's Response:

Thanks. I appreciate the kind words.

The Man Who Fell to Earth by louiseb Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

"Friendship and pain. He hasn't always thought of them as connected. He'd spent so long looking for the subtleties he'd missed the obvious; open is just another word for vulnerable." 

Post TWOK and Kirk has lost everything that matters to him. He seeks to escape from his memories and from a guilt that haunts him but has to deal with an unwelcome visitor. A mixture of angst and flashback. This is about friendship and grief. It's not overtly slash and it does feature Chapel -- you have been warned.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chapel
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16116 Read Count: 20138
[Report This] Published: 02/24/2013 Updated: 03/03/2013
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/03/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue and chapter 1

This was printed in issue #204 of The K/S Press, a free monthly newsletter published by kathleener@aol.com.
I adored this very well written and utterly moving fic. Thank you for writing this. Please tell me you have several more in the works.

Those of you who like some emotional angst in your K/S, have I got a story for you! I’ve been reading eimeo’s WIP Spice for what seems like ages now and very much enjoying her writing style. She posted this excerpt as an intro to a recent chapter:

“Warp and weft. The warp is the thread stretched over the loom, the weft, is the thread that weaves and fills in the holes. He’s not sure which of them is warp, which is weft. But he knows Spock is tightly woven into the fabric of his existence.”
--The Man Who Fell to Earth

Eimeo mentioned how much she loved this fic, so I thought I’d check out what this truly gifted writer considered worthy of her praise. I’m so glad I did!
The story takes place after Spock’s death and before the meeting with the crew in Kirk’s apartment in San Francisco at the beginning of ST III. Kirk has taken his pain over Spock’s loss, and like a wounded animal, run away to hide in a remote cabin in Idaho. And oh, he is hurting so badly.
The author expertly sandwiches this present alongside past memories of the two of them during the second five-year mission of the Enterprise. This works extremely well. The reader is never in doubt as to which time period is being presented.
Now let me get the warnings out of the way. With McCoy not himself, it’s Christine Chapel who seeks out Kirk. Yes, I know. I’m not crazy about Chapel in my K/S either, but she’s the perfect person to comment on Kirk and Spock’s relationship. She’s an intelligent, accomplished woman who has observed our guys from the very beginning. There is also no overt K/S in the story. None of this matters in the least. It only goes to prove once more that love doesn’t need to lead to or include sex to be true, deep, and eternal.
Because of the recent discussion some of us have been having about WIPs, I hasten to stress this is a completed story in five chapters so there are no worries about it being left hanging.
One final comment… I’ve read a great deal of K/S over the decades, and wasn’t sure the genre had anything new to show me. Good stories from fine authors, yes, but entirely new elements? Well, I was wrong. This story has a plot twist that just blew me away. It left me with tears in my eyes, a lump in my throat, an ache in my heart and a need to see ST III immediately.
Put this one on your reading list.

Author's Response:

Wow! Well, that really made my day. I'm very grateful to Eimeo for recommending this story and using a quote at the top of part IV of Spice. I am a huge Eimeo fan too and must have read and re-read her wonderful epic four times while waiting impatiently for updates. It gets better each time. I know nothing of this K/S newsletter of which you speak. So of course I beetled off to try to find it online but with no success. I will contact kathleen in an attempt to subscribe.

Thank you, thank you for this review. As a fellow writer you'll appreciate how it can change the colour of your day to find out something you've written has affected someone and hit home. Particularly appreciate your comments about the end being original -- I'd hoped it was but when it occurred to me (and it seemed suddenly obvious when it did) I wasn't entirely sure. And about the use of Chapel as a foil. I do find her useful for reasons I describe elsewhere on this page.

I wrote this story from a dark place. Trek helped shine a light as I know it has done for many others.

Fused by Dahliaxat Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Is it sinful to feel this way, and to want more? Your body electrified from the intense pleasure. Should he just stop? Not on your life...

Art by Elfqueen55


Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 67 Read Count: 929
[Report This] Published: 07/05/2014 Updated: 07/05/2014
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed
Date: 07/07/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great job!

Author's Response:

Thanks. I appreciate your comment.

Chocolate by Aconitum-Napellus Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

When Kirk and Spock are dumped on an unknown planet and Spock inadvertently eats chocolate, things go a little awry. This is a short story, and is complete. There isn't actually slash happening in this but I wrote it intending it to be slash, and might rewrite later to make it more slashy.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5105 Read Count: 3852
[Report This] Published: 09/04/2014 Updated: 09/04/2014
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 09/04/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Adorable! I loved the bit about how Spock viewed his clothes: they were all "arms and legs."

Sensate by CatalenaMara Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

In the aftermath of Camus II, Kirk deals with the aftermath of the transference of his mind into Janice Lester's body.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, Erotica, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2412 Read Count: 897
[Report This] Published: 01/01/2018 Updated: 01/01/2018
Reviewer: Carolyn Spencer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 01/01/2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Loved this! Very hot, and as special as its author.