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It was published in the print zine Shades of Grey #4.
"Having disappeared during shore leave, Leonard McCoy turns up in the most unlikely of places. His two best friends, who find him after extensive searching and much worry, are faced with a McCoy they've never known before -- a McCoy who has no idea who they are."
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I have seen any number of stories in which Kirk needs to be rescued from prostitution. This one is about McCoy in the same situation. Unfortunately, there are plot improbabilities. First, we are expected to believe that Kirk and Spock get themselves involved in a sex scene with McCoy because they can't figure out how to restore his memory. The solution is obvious. We are told that McCoy was trained to help all clients by fulfilling their needs. All Spock had to do was say that Vulcans really need to meld. McCoy would have had to accede to the meld. As a result his memory would have been restored. Then they could have beamed up, and dealt with K/S/Mc if the meld had stirred it up. Instead not only is there this contrived sex scene, but the author forgets about McCoy being rescued, and doesn't beam them up out of there at all. It seems to me that an organization that gets its "employees" by destroying their memories and drugging them would also have them watched with some inconspicuous little spy device. The moment they heard that McCoy's memory had been restored, they would have taken steps to make sure that he couldn't escape. Not only was McCoy in danger from his "employers", but so were Kirk and Spock. Yet they blithely stayed in this situation without any consciousness that it could be dangerous. I am at a loss to understand how this could be. 
"Barracoon" by Robin Hood (19 pages) - McCoy has vanished and is finally found by Kirk and Spock - turned into a kind of prostitute, taught to heal by sex. And healing they find indeed...a nice plot which leads to delightful conversation and sex.