The Souvenir

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Title: The Souvenir
Author(s): Kay Wells
Date(s): 1988
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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The Souvenir is a Kirk/Spock story by Kay Wells.

It was published in the print zine First Time #18.

art by DEW for "The Souvenir"
art by DEW for "The Souvenir"


"McCoy Gives Kirk a Vulcan dildo as a joke, assuming he and Spock are lovers."

Reactions and Reviews

A very funny and unusual way to get them together! Kirk's off-hand remark to McCoy was what a lot of people would say without really meaning, and McCoy's souvenir was a perfectly inspired example of just the kind of vulgar/funny joke friends do to friends. And it really gave Kirk something to think about.... a lot! His increasing fascination with the "souvenir" leading him to try it out himself really made me laugh - he should've known it wouldn't be the same as the real thing; and I expect he also felt pretty embarrassed at himself. Just why Kirk thought intercourse was so vital to a love relationship with Spock is beyond me! A liked this story! [1]
THE SOUVENIR by Kay Wells is the first in a group of what I would call "strange" stories in FT #18. McCoy brings a "souvenir" back from shore leave for a Kirk he thinks is mooning over Spock who is away at a conference. This "souvenir" is intended as a joke but has very serious overtones which start Kirk thinking... and later cause Spock to come to some odd conclusions of his own. While I thought the premise of this story in poor taste, I must say it was a refreshing change to come across something this unusual in a FIRST TIME. [2]
Admiral Kirk misses Spock so much when the Vulcan is off the ship on a 6-week scientific gig, that the Admiral doesn't protest too much when McCoy gifts him with a big, jade-green dildo. A souvenir from the doctor's shore leave. Despite Kirk's misgivings, the dildo stimulates Kirk' s musings re his love for Spock. I'm glad to say he never got around to using the sex toy on his virgin backside. He waits for Spock to come home to the ship, suffers embarrassment when his friend finds the thing in Kirk's desk drawer. But only temporarily; the two lovers soon get down to the real thing and find they're a perfect fit. I liked this except that it was too late in their friendship for my taste. I can't believe that a man as sensitive and caring as Kirk could go for all those years being so close to Spock, without knowing, even if it was deep down, that he wanted only Spock or that his friend loved him sexually. [3]
It's hard to think of something diverse in the K/S realm these days, but with THE SOUVENIR, Kay Wells has done it, and how! This was different - humorous, but with an underlying poignancy because of the truth this unlikely souvenir brings to light. [4]


  1. from The LOC Connection #6
  2. from On the Double #9
  3. from The K/S Press #84
  4. from Datazine #57