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Star Trek Fanfiction
Title: Microcosm
Author(s): Jenny Starr
Date(s): 1988
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Microcosm is a Spock/McCoy story by Jenny Starr.

It was published in the print zine KSX #2.

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"Kirk and Spock are reduced to the size of dolls and sold as toys on Earth after angering a magician on a distant planet."

Reactions and Reviews

A fun and unusual story. It has an episode feel to it-would have made a fascinating one. And the writing is excellent, flawless...

A nefarious "toymaker" has made Kirk and Spock into "andro-dolls." This was written well; in the beginning we definitely did not know what was happening, but it was not confusing per se. It turns out Megus on Kassan II had been miniaturizing a lot of people over a period of time, and Kirk and Spock had been on a mission investigating the disappearances. Megus does a memory-processing thing which puts conscious thoughts into the subconscious, so it's a strange and interesting kind of memory loss.

Trixie (what an awful name) and her Mom buy the gold-shirred doll at a toy store, but not the blue-shirred one next to it. Her doll is "activated" sometime during the night while Trixie sleeps.

Kirk wakes up in what we know is a doll house, though he doesn't know this. Trixie's father made the doll house very real, with functioning toilets, etc. This was a good touch. Because I certainly would have worried about that. Kirk having it go the bathroom. (I'm not being sarcastic. I am always concerned about their having to go to the bathroom. Must be a woman thing, yes?)

Kirk can't remember anything, except that it doesn't seem he should be in this situation. Very interesting, the bent of his questioning about what appears to be his life: If I don't remember, how do I know I'm not a "doll?"

Tnxie thinks he's lonely and talks her mother into getting the blue-shirted doll. When Spock is activated they seem familiar to each other. Kirk seems to have these overwhelming desires to.... And then the girl comes in the room.

While Spock is massaging Kirk's headache, he hears Kirk's thoughts of "a lover's hands." What a fascinating way to discover each other, with ofl past intruding, only little hints and an undefined familiarity. Spock doesn't know what he does is "meld" but he does it, and sees Kirk's memories of the ship and space, of each other; and both their memories are back. Oh joy!

The bond had been lost in the memory processing so they bond again. The sex was nice, but seemed off. Spock's inch-by-inch tongueing Kirk's body is lovely erotic stuff, but it doesn't seem that's what they would do right then in a doll house in a little girl's room, after this harrowing experience.

I loved Kirk trying to tell the mother they were Starfleet officers! She's just amazed at how realistic the dolls are these days.

Then, I felt ripped off. Trixie catches them kissing and is jealous and puts Spock in the other doll house across the great chasm of the room. Separated, through their bond, they affirm their love and that they would beat the odds. The end!. [1]
Finally I read this quite unique story after hearing a lot about it. Boy. Was it ever unique. Or weird. Depending on your perspective. Honestly, I still don't know quite what to make of it.

I won't give anything away, but it's about Kirk and Spock in a dollhouse. And boy. Is it weird.

It's also well written for the most part and definitely different. Weird, but different. I guess it was certainly a good thing that the dollhouse builder thought to put in real (albeit miniature) bathroom facilities. I told you it was weird.

And except for some sex that made me uncomfortable (it was a little girl's dollhouse, for goodness sake!), and except for the miserable ending, I enjoyed the story. Well, is "enjoy" the right word?

I think this is a must-read just because you just have to read this. Weird, but true. [2]
Because my second hobby is miniatures, this is very special to me. Kirk and Spock, miniaturized by an evil entrepreneur, wind up in a child's dollhouse. It's not told in an especially serious tone, but not meant to be humorous either. It just takes one's imagination to the limits! At first they are separated and Kirk knows something is missing, just not exactly what, as the toymaker's process has robbed him of memory. When the Spock doll arrives, fantastic things happen (of course!) The two talk of escape but never really seem committed to it. They have a rather fatalistic attitude. The author allows us to dream our own dreams, especially if we have a dollhouse of our own peopled with certain action figures.... [3]


  1. from Come Together #10
  2. from Come Together #26
  3. from The K/S Press #49