How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Starsky & Hutch story)

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Title: How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Author(s): Mary Louise Fisher
Date(s): 2001
Length: 10793 words
Genre: slash
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch
External Links: online here

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation is a Starsky/Hutch story by Mary Louise Fisher.

It was first published in Still the One, and is now online.


"Starsky knows that spending ten days in the land of 10,000 lakes will make his beloved partner very happy, and a happy Hutch is a happy Starsky right? Maybe not so much. Do locusts show up on everyone's summer vacation?"

Golden Boy Series

Reactions and Reviews

I haven't got the words Pat, to say how much I enjoyed this. My mouth is aching from having a fixed grin the entire time I was reading Starsky's biblical recount of his "wonderful" vacation by the lake. [1]

Author's Comments

In a 2012 interview, the author talked about her fiction:
As my skill sets developed, and I've been able to handle more material - it's very hard to go from being a poet to writing prose, I've felt. So I started with very, you know, mini-plots. The domestic plot. And within the domestic I could put in, a little, you know, they are working detectives, whatever time frame I might be working in. Okay, somebody's got to go to work! That's something that's always bothered me in longer works – nobody goes to work, no-one eats, nobody goes to the bathroom. [laughter] And they're always like, endlessly gazing at each other, and it's just the romance. And what's interesting is, I never read Harlequin or standard romance. So once I started reading that later, just because I was picking up really fun covers. And most of it, you know, is hetero romance, commercial. I realize where all these hooks, and the gazing at the sleeping person, and the jeopardy – so there is, you know, there's formats, and ways to do it. And I wasn't necessarily interested in that. So anything in terms of, already created characters, that were created by TV writers and other producers, how can I make that mine? How kind of plotting can I do? So I've done like, domestics and partnership, I've used older characters, and I've tried to use what's, as a, someone who can write dialogue well, to try to get how the characters sound, and to move the story along through dialog. And almost as a dramatist, and what I found I was able to do by making one of my characters a writer. He could write poetry and annoy the partner with it. [laughter] I can plug in a poem and then get on with the story. So what I like to do is to use, you know, the faces of drama. We have our tragedy, we have our comedy, and our laughter sets us free. [2]


  1. ^ comment by Kerrys2Boys at Starsky and Hutch Archive, June 12, 2015
  2. ^ Media Fandom Oral History Project Interview with Pat Massie