A Thought in the Dark

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K/S Fanfiction
Title: A Thought in the Dark
Author(s): Jamie Erin Mason
Date(s): 1991
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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A Thought in the Dark is a Kirk/Spock story by Jamie Erin Mason.

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


"Through their link, Spock reads Kirkʼs desire to be dominated and so goes to his room to oblige him."


"Kirk tosses and turned restlessly. Unbidden, the day's events returned to his mind. Spock's long fingers closing on the enemy's shoulders in a painful pinch that had the being screaming before it had mercifully fainted; Spock's powerful grip locking on a monstrous creature's neck and then severing it with an audible crack, accompanied by the grotesque grimace of agony. Why did his mind play these episodes again and again? Every time his mind's eye saw them, he grew increasingly fascinated, like a voyeur watching someone else's private eroticism."

Reactions and Reviews

It was a sadistic type story that wasn't sadistic enough to be interesting or loving enough to be enjoyable. I see no reason for this story to have been written. [1]
I thought this vignette read more like an established
 relationship and/or mirror story than a first timer. The
 writing was smooth and clear, though I did find it difficult 
to imagine Spock so confident and willing to play the sadist
 in the S&M game, link or no link. I simply view him as more 
gentle and unsure. In any case, I personally would have 
preferred them to be together longer before they played 
adult 'games'. I must say, however, that for as short as 
this was, it was rather... er, erotic. [2]


  1. from The LOC Connection #31
  2. from The LOC Connection #32