A Glitch in the System

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K/S Fanfiction
Title: A Glitch in the System
Author(s): D.A. Marsh
Date(s): 1991
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Glitch in the System is a Kirk/Spock story by D.A. Marsh.

art by Dragon for A Small Glitch in the System
Dragon for A Small Glitch in the System

It was published in the print zine First Time #29.


"The Enterprise causes malfunctions in her systems in order to bring Kirk and Spock together."

Reactions and Reviews

This was a cutie. Far out of course. But a darling story. I want a computer I can talk too and a food processor so badly, I can hardly wait. And if I can get one that solves my personal problems, so much the better. Neat plot.[1]
This is a cute little story where the Enterprise itself (herself?) takes a hand in Kirk and Spock’s romance. Kirk is dictating into his personal log one night, comparing his passion for the Enterprise with his undeclared passion for Spock. “Both faithful, always there. And I can’t really touch either one of you.” But what really gets the ship upset is when he says: “Suppose I told him? Would he freeze me out?.... I’d lose it all then. Would you mourn my loss, silver lady? Could I really leave you both?”

That apparently does it for the silver lady, because a series of mysterious malfunctions occur, all of them with the apparently inadvertent result of throwing captain and first officer together—with the expected final consequences.

This story is sure to bring a smile to your face. Cute! [2]


  1. from The LOC Connection #31
  2. from The K/S Press #47