Home by the Sea (Star Trek: TOS story by Zoey Brook)
|Title:||Home by the Sea|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was published in the print zine Naked Times #19.
"Kirk and Spock take shoreleave at a house left to Spock by an old friend but the hostility of the populace and the possibility that Spockʼs friend was murdered are just two of the mysteries that come up during their week there."
Reactions and Reviews
This is an excellent story, very unusual in its plot, and written to create the sense of a "presence". I would love to know more about Astor C - where he came from, what he was, how he did it with the house! At first, the mysteriousness of the house seemed to indicate the possibility that there was a malevolence in waiting. I wondered why Kirk and Spock were so accepting of the strange goings-on in/of the house, not usual for them. When it became clearer, I enjoyed the sense of love and care that were shown to Kirk and Spock and between them. Very absorbing, suspenseful, and good! 
HOME BY THE SEA by Zoey Brook is one that, when I first started reading, I thought was going to turn into another Kirk-and-Spock-visit-the-haunted-house yarn. Much to my surprise though, this story is tender and well thought out, with the characters expressing genuine emotions. My only complaint with this one was minor - in that I wondered why one of the boys didn't immediately start to question when bizarre occurrences began. The answer is simple: if they had, there wouldn't have been a story.