sternel: (space is disease and danger)
Title: Light A Light
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sternel
Rating: PG
Warnings: dystopia, AU, memory alteration
Word Count: 6,500
Summary: Ever since the discovery of the indigenous plant on Beta Capricorn that was developed into Reassignment, strife and disagreement have been relics of Earth’s savage religious past. Most people don’t even think about those days anymore

Dr. Leonard McCoy is about to meet one man who does, and it’s going to change everything.


Prompt: Dystopian World fic! In a society where Christmas has been banned there are still those who work to keep its spirit alive. But is the price of discovery - reeducation or death - worth the risk? Jim thinks so, but Leonard isn't sure. I'm not opposed to Jim being captured and re-educated. That sounds deliciously angsty to me. We could even go all the way and turn this into some good ole H/C, with Leonard taking care of Jim afterwards and trying to restore him to what he once was.

A/N: A huge thank you to my darling Vhary, who graciously allowed me to borrow the universe she’s created for her original fiction for this story. I hope I’ve done it justice, Vhary. This is all yours.
Jim’s carol is “I Wonder as I Wander.”
Lia Burke appeared in several of Diane Duane’s pro TOS novels. I apologize for the character assassination, DD!
Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] seanchaidh for the beta. She suggests spiking your eggnog and getting some kleenix.

Light A Light )

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sternel: (this is where it starts [ENT])
Title: Whither Thou
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sternel
Artists: [livejournal.com profile] solara1357, [livejournal.com profile] cruixe_chan
Series: ST: Enterprise
Characters/Pairings: Archer/T’Pol, Tucker, Phlox, OC
Rating: PG
Warnings: minor character death, AU, spoilers for ep. 3.08“Twilight”
Word Count: 26,200
Summary: Sometimes it was easier to imagine that Vulcan had been destroyed along with Earth. That her entire world was here: This house, this dog, this man.

It was easier than acknowledging that her entire world – house, dog, man – was hers by choice. Her choice: one that could not be undone, one that was driven by forces beyond herself. Sometimes she told herself it was not really a choice at all, but the only option available.

Sometimes she even believed it.


This is the story of everything that happened before breakfast.

Notes: I never used to think of myself as an Enterprise fan, but in the last year or so I have fallen hard for this little show, and I think it deserved far better than it got from Berman and Braga. There was a lot of potential that never got realized, but episodes like Twilight did some amazing things, and it was a hell of a lot of fun to play with it. I owe Mike Sussman huge props for a great writing job, and for sharing all the little tidbits from filming that then made their way to Memory Alpha for me to contemplate.

This is my first Big Bang and probably the longest single work I have actually gotten to a postable state, and there’s a few people who have a lot of my thanks for that, in no particular order: Vhary, Stephanie, [livejournal.com profile] seanchaidh and [livejournal.com profile] athena4lynn, who were cheerleaders and encouragers and let me bounce ideas off of them and were around for late-night chats when I felt like I’d never have another good idea, as well as being outstanding beta readers. Nemaio
to all of you, and <3!


Link to art: Fanmix by [livejournal.com profile] solara1357
Link to art: Artwork by [profile] cruixe_chan site="livejournal.com">
Link to CTBB : Master Post



Whither Thou )
sternel: (space is disease and danger)
Title: Comfort and Joy
Author[personal profile] sternel 
Rating: PG
Warnings: abuse of Dickens, ghosts, character death (after a fashion)
Word Count: 12,500ish
Disclaimer: All hail Roddenberry, Paramount, and the various people & corporate bodies who aren't me.
Summary“What are you going to measure your life in, Leonard?  Surgeries performed?  Eviscerating letters to the editor drafted?  The number of times you’ve snapped at Chapel in an afternoon?  All the chances you missed seeing your daughter?  The number of times you’ve pushed Kirk away when all he wanted was to make sure you’re all right?”  This is the story of a Christmas Eve.

A/N:  For [community profile] space_wrapped’s 2010’s2010 prompt #54:  A Christmas Carol-Trek style.  I’m glad somebody beat me to this prompt, because I was going to suggest it and instead I was able to write it. 
 Massive thank-yous to [livejournal.com profile] athena4lynn , [livejournal.com profile] seanchaidh , & [livejournal.com profile] hetrez  for reading, thoughtful discussion, and being awesome, and [livejournal.com profile] nnaylime  for the best LOC beta job in the Alpha Quadrant..  “A Christmas Carol” was originally written by Charles Dickens, whom I hope does not mind all the liberties I took with his plot, or that I borrowed some of his words for my Marley.    Christmas carol lyrics quoted include “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” a traditional carol; & “Sleep Well, Little Children,” by A. Bergman, L. Klatzkin, c 1956.  “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” is by Clement Clarke Moore, first published in 1823.

I ended up  with a mix of songs that I played during the writing of this story, which you can find here.


COMFORT AND JOY )
sternel: (this bitch defined fierce)
Title: Muscle Memory
Author: [personal profile] sternel
Summary: “Tactical proficiency benchmark 4a: Cadets must successfully dis- and re-assemble a phaser within 50 seconds.” It’s not as easy as it sounds.
Disclaimer: All hail Roddenberry, Paramount, and the various people & corporate bodies who aren't me.

Notes: For the [livejournal.com profile] where_no_woman Uhura Is Awesome ficathon, prompt: 5. Nyota Uhura can take apart a phaser and put it back together in 36 seconds.
A huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] fredericks and [livejournal.com profile] nnaylime for magnificent beta work, and [livejournal.com profile] athena4lynn, who is always my biggest cheerleader.

Muscle Memory )

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