The Merry-Go-Round

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Title: The Merry-Go-Round
Author(s): Telana Wells
Date(s): 1989
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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The Merry-Go-Round is a Kirk/Spock story by Telana Wells.

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art by SBL

It was published in the print zine First Time #23.


"Kirk, Spock and McCoy go to a carnival when on shoreleave and Kirk and Spock find themselves growing ever closer,unaware that the crew think they are lovers"

Reactions and Reviews

There are many ways to tell a love story. This one has Kirk, Spock & McCoy at an old-fashioned amusement park and presents a Spock who is eager to ride all manner of contraptions because he soon learns centrifugal force pushes him tightly against his Captain. Nice, huh? Kirk picks up a bug from all the cotton candy and local food, which leaves the vacationers in their room for a couple of days. There are so many small moments of putting one's significant other before one's self. This author weaves a very compatible relationship that is growing by the moment.

For once, McCoy is ahead of himself—rather than the last to know, he sees the love blossoming before even Kirk & Spock acknowledge it. There is a bit of angst when Kirkfinds out what McCoy is thinking and is shocked beyond words. There follows a very meaningful discussion between the two friends and a bit of predictable misunderstanding. But not too much.

All in all it's a very well rounded and well written story—one worth reading slowly so as to miss nothing it has to offer. [1]


  1. from The K/S Press #48