|Author(s):||Dana Austin Marsh|
|Date(s):||print zine-02/1996; K/S Archive-07/2008|
|Length:||print zine-10 pg.;K/S Archive-4040 words|
|Genre:||slash; Mirror Universe|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
|External Links:||The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive|
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It was published in the print zine KaleidoScope #4 02/1996 and online in 07/2008.
From Author's Summary: “Mirror Universe Kirk uses Valentine’s Day to make his feelings known to Spock.”
Reactions and Reviews
The premise of “Mirror Valentine” is promising, and the author’s style is competent and readable. Unfortunately, though, I found the story implausible. The main problem is that, although the story is set in the mirror universe, the characters behave much more like the characters from the “real” universe: there is little of the suspicion, lust for power, or savagery which we might expect to see in the mirror Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. It was also a little difficult for me to believe that Spock would be so confused about human customs and language in any universe. 
If you’re a veteran K/S fan, you are familiar with D.A.Marsh and her invincible humor. She is a master at bringing a smile to your face while remaining completely true to Star Trek as well as to Kirk and Spock. This is no exception. I suspect the only reason it’s a mirror universe story is that in our universe, Spock would catch on much more quickly to Kirk’s chosen means of seduction. Namely: poor verse! There’s none of the usual mirror nastiness in this, the characters of Kirk, Spock and McCoy are all charming and delightful. What a sweet idea, delivered with style and good taste!