[Reviews - 12] LikedPrinter
Past Featured StorySummary:

What if the Organians hadn’t decided to intervene, halting the Klingon/Federation war before it even started? Here’s an AU look at how things might have played out. This is another dark, grim tale on my part (maybe I need to get a nice, warm kitten for my Muse to cuddle with, or a soft, furry Tribble to pet). Warning: Graphic descriptions of torture, both physical and emotional, and character death. Written for the ‘Decisions, Decisions’ challenge.


Winner: Decisions, Decisions Challenge


Rated: M
Categories: Original Series Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS, Kirk, James T., Spock
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Friendship, Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Word count: 9697 Read: 3970
Published: 25 Feb 2012 Updated: 25 Feb 2012
Story Notes:

I'd like to thank kes7, and her free write challenge, 'Kill Your Darlings,' for inspiring this. While I wasn't able to do it for the free write - at least not in the way the prompt intended - it planted the kernel in my mind that led to this piece.

Beta: This piece is largely unbeta'ed (didn't want to subject any of my regulars to this), but Mackenzie Calhoun did read the first few pages for me to make sure the events of the episode on which it is based were adequately explained, and the last few to help me decide whether or not to include the epilogue. I'm still not sure I made the right decision. If anyone cares to weigh in, and don't want to do it in a review that might be spoilerific, feel free to PM me.

If you're unfamiliar with the TOS episode 'Errand of Mercy,' it might be helpful to read the synopsis at Memory Alpha - to be found here: en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Errand_of_Mercy_(episode)

1. The Last Full Measure - part one by Lil black dog [Reviews - 6] Liked (4368 words)

2. The Last Full Measure - part two by Lil black dog [Reviews - 1] (4333 words)

3. Epilogue by Lil black dog [Reviews - 5] Liked (996 words)