I write a little Star Trek TOS fanfic, and if that’s among your reading tastes, I have a few works in various stages of completion. These are purely for fun, but there’s nothing wrong and, really, everything right, with doing something purely for fun, writing or reading.
I enjoy working with the supporting and background characters from the series, using the Big Three in smaller roles. It’s a big universe to play in. The list that follows is the first batch, most of which are completely edited. If you have a preference for Wattpad reading, I’ll be putting them up there as well as doing a quick PDF for download here.
Everything listed below is no less than first draft. The dates attached are either when they became available or when I expect to make them available, spread out so there’s a little anticipation involved, and for the things in the future usually matching up with when the serial is likely to start. I have plans for more and have even started some of those. I’ll try to keep this page up to date.
I’ve collected the first group of shorter works listed below into a single file and while probably do the same for the second batch eventually.
Live long and prosper.
Set between the end of TOS and the beginning of TMP, Christine Chapel, serving a short tour on the USS Yorktown with a fresh MD and Starfleet Doctor certification, beams down to a colony to find a mysterious disease has all of the colonists unconscious and dying.
Fractured Unity: The Enterprise returns to Cestus 3 more than three years after the events of “Arena” where a peace treaty is about to be signed between the Federation and the Gorn Hegemony. At the moment of signing, both the ceremony and planet are attacked and the senior ambassadors of both sides taken hostage. The Enterprise is the only ship in a position to pursue, and Kirk is politically forced to accept assistance from his former enemy.
“Design for Conspiracy”: Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott is assigned as the Chief Engineer overseeing the Enterprise‘s overhaul before the events of TMP. He’s alarmed at the signs of sabotage he’s seeing during the process and enlists the aid of a young Captain Decker to get to the bottom of things.
“OCS Bound”: Crewman Kyle is on his way to Officer Candidate School when the aging destroyer he and a number of other cadets are being transported on is attacked by Nausicaan Pirates. Short Story, March 2020.
4200 words, available as a pdf here and serialized on Wattpad beginning on the 29th of March.
“Sub-Solar Whispers”: Serving as interim Head of Alpha Shift Communications on Starbase 1, Lieutenant Commander Uhura is offered the short term command of the science vessel Niels Bohr. Her mission: to investigate the apparently intelligent radio communications coming from deep inside the atmosphere of a Brown Dwarf. Novelette, April 2020.
A little over 14,000 words, available as a pdf here and serialized on Wattpad beginning on the 26th of April, 2020.
“Career Aspirations”: faced with months of accumulated leave or a new assignment, Lieutenant Commander Sulu decides to take some time off to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his career. He makes a bucket list of places he wants to see on Earth and tries to enjoy a long, and long-deserved, vacation. Unexpectedly, or maybe unsurprisingly, he runs into someone who needs his help.
A touch over 11,000 words, it’s available as a pdf here and began serializing on Wattpad beginning on the 12th of July, 2020. Complete in both places.
A Matter of Honour: bored during a 6-week stop at Starbase 67 while the Enterprise undergoes major systems upgrades, Lt. Chekov enrolls in an Advanced Ground Tactics course to further his education and keep himself occupied and learning. When it’s complete, he’s approached for a short term mission of galactic importance. Serializing on Wattpad beginning on Canadian Star Trek Day, 06 September 2020, or you can download the whole story here as a pdf.
And on the list for 2021, though I haven’t set an order yet:
Pride of Andor. The Enterprise discovers the USS Pride of Andor, a ship crewed almost entirely by Andorians, dead in space, her crew apparently dead as well. Lieutenant Commander Endilev, Doctor McCoy, and Lieutenant Chekov take a boarding party to solve the mystery of what happened to the ship. Short novel.
Interrupted Shore Leave. While the Enterprise is docked at a starbase for a week’s worth of shore leave for the entire crew, the Romulans test a new experimental weapon. Short novel.
“Smog Alert”. With Sulu in command while Kirk and Spock are at a conference, the Enterprise intercepts a planetary alert from nearby New Aberdeen, finding a strange alien ship in orbit dumping huge quantities of pollutants into the atmosphere. Novelette length.
“Tholian Rescue”. The Enterprise responds to a distress call to find a small Tholian vessel with injured crew and failing life support, and just barely in neutral space. Novelette length.
Unsurprisingly, there may be a third batch of stories in the works, though they’re just in the planning stage at the moment.