The Picnic

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K/S Fanfiction
Title: The Diver
Author(s): Kate Sheridan
Date(s): 1995
Length:
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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The Picnic is a K/S story by Kate Sheridan.

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It was published in the print zine First Time #42.

Summary

From the publisher: "While on a visit to Kirkʼs home, Spock is introduced to the custom of bidding on prepared lunch baskets as a means to a date when he and Kirk go with Kirkʼs mother to a town fair."

Reactions and Reviews

A breakfast treat for me...with time left over for a cold shower! This short story is a wonderful example of how an imaginative author can take a very old-fashioned idea like a box supper (which even I am too young to have experienced) and turn it into an enjoyable, lighthearted romp for two very sophisticated gentlemen from the 23rd century. Imagine the sedate and socially self-conscious Vulcan bidding a totally outrageous price for a very plain picnic basket which he just happens to know will guarantee him a "date" with one James T. Kirk. So what if Kirk's mom did the preparations of both the food and the traditional meaning of the auction. The end result is both predictable and very readable. We witness a beautiful declaration of love, a refreshing lack of hesitation and doubt and a knowing mother. A very nice combination for this reader's brand of picnic basket. [1]
Spock goes home with Kirk and they cavort in the grass. Kirk recounts an anecdote concerning a human mating ritual from his own past. This ritual involves "supper baskets" — personally decorated picnic baskets for sale to ones potential mate. This has hidden meaning for both of them as their relationship progresses. Because of my aversion to either of them engaging in housework or doing any baking, I got a little nervous when Spock wandered into the kitchen. But, to my relief, he was only going to make some tea and Mrs. Kirk helped him. I was confused and lost at first as to what was going on m the kitchen when Mrs. Kirk took a "thoroughly modern food container" and "took a marking pen from a drawer and drew a small circle with an inverted check on one of the lower front corners." I thought I had missed something, but later I found out it had to do with the baskets, the auction and the bidding.

This sentence was entertaining as I attempted to figure it out: "Jim! Jim!' Spock cried around the kiss as Kirk's cooler, fatter human cock nudged along the underside of his hotter, longer one. poking at the tight little Vulcan balls with its oozing tip." Hmmm. now.... Let's see...there's a fat cock and an oozing tip...

A fun and original story with a nice, old-fashioned courting feel to it. [2]
A breakfast treat for me... with time left over for a cold shower! This short story is a wonderful example of how an imaginative author can take a very old-fashioned idea like a box supper (which even I am too young to have experienced) and turn it into an enjoyable, lighthearted romp for two very sophisticated gentlemen from the 23rd century. Imagine the sedate and socially self-conscious Vulcan bidding a totally outrageous price for a very plain picnic basket which he just happens to know will guarantee him a "date" with one James T. Kirk. So what if Kirk's mom did the preparations of both the food and the traditional meaning of the auction. The end result is both predictable and very readable. We witness a beautiful declaration of love, a refreshing lack of hesitation and doubt and a knowing mother A very nice combination for this reader's brand of picnic basket. [3]
This is a charming story. Kirk and Spock are on leave in Iowa where there feelings for each other are very close to the surface. Kirks mother arranges for them to attend a boxed supper organised by the Historical Society. Unbeknown to Jim she prepares a picnic basket for the auction and lets Spock know which is hers. Spock declares himself in front of the town and whisks an astonished Kirk away. All finished off with declarations of love and passionate sex and a meld on a blanket under the stars. Lovely. [4]
Spending shore leave together in Iowa, Jim and Spock attend a picnic basket auction - which proves the perfect way for Spock to declare his love for his friend. Seriously, the summary doesn't make this story justice. This is as perfect as fluff can get, intelligent, tender and fun yet never boringly perfect or nauseatingly sweet. Adore the quiet moments together, matchmaking mama Kirk, Spock's very public declaration of love and lovemaking under the stars. [5]

References

  1. from The K/S Press #24
  2. from Come Together #20
  3. from The K/S Press #24
  4. from The K/S Press #106
  5. 4 September 2009 Master List of K/S Favorites *Updated Nov 19, 2013*, Mary Monroe