Shared Silences

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Star Trek Fanfiction
Title: Shared Silences
Author(s): Jo Scott-Ross
Date(s): 1987
Length: 12 pages
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Shared Silences is a Spock/Kirk/McCoy story by Jo Scott-Ross. It is a sequel to Shi'Jarae.

It was published in the print zine Shades of Grey #2.


McCoy and Spock are bondmates and Kirk has been welcomed into their relationship. As the ship waits to welcome the Vulcan delegation aboard for transport to Babel, McCoy discovers he has Xenopolycythemia. He reveals his condition to Kirk, but wants to conceal it from Spock.

Reactions and Reviews

SHARED SILENCES is a sequel to Shi Jarea which appeared in issue #1, and was my favorite story in that issue. I was very disappointed that that sequel here didn't hold up next to it. This is a very short story that precedes both JOURNEY TO BABEL and FOR THE WORLD IS HOLLOW... It's a bit confusing, not very clearly written and jumps around too much for me. But I did feel for and with the characters, so it wasn't a complete failure. Perhaps if I hadn't liked the original story so much, I'd have liked this one better. [1]
(11 pages) - Spock and McCoy are bonded. McCoy finds out that he is ill, and nudges Kirk to join the bond he has with Spock...soft, slightly melancholic, not very explicit. [2]


  1. from On the Double #5
  2. KSMC Zines