The Other First Duty

Simon Cooper went through the Academy and rose to be the navigator of the Enterprise-D. Wesley Crusher was on the bridge getting the glory and not even trained for the job. “Simon!” Wesley said, “you won’t believe what happened today!” “I couldn’t guess.” “An spatial anomaly opened in our flightpath, and a space worm emerged!  … Continue reading The Other First Duty

Historical Irony

“I do not understand this noise your friend Zefram enjoys,” said T’Liis.  Something about a “Magic Carpet Ride” emanated from the jukebox. “He calls it ‘music.’” Lily Sloane looked at Cochrane passed out nearby.  “Zef’s music isn’t my style.”  She pushed two buttons and kicked the jukebox in the side. The guitar wailing stopped abruptly, … Continue reading Historical Irony

Robin’s Dream

“Mother, wake up!” Morgan Primus rolled over in bed to face her daughter, Robin Lefler.  “Whatever’s the matter, dear?” “I had a dream…” “Mmm.” “…I was an actress, and I was in a holoproduction, and I was famous, and I was married to Wesley Crusher!” “Mmm.” “Wesley Crusher!  I haven’t thought of him in years!  … Continue reading Robin’s Dream

Leaving the Nest

“Mother, I’ve decided.  I’m moving out,” said Robin Lefler. “Oh?” said Morgan Primus. “I’m an adult, and it looks bad that we’re still sharing quarters.  I can’t have men over.” “Mmm,” said Morgan, vaguely disinterested in Robin’s sex life. “I’m going, and I won’t be back.” “Does Captain Calhoun know?” “Mother!” “You’ll have your own … Continue reading Leaving the Nest

Orders

From:� Satie, Norah, Rear Admiral To:� Picard, Jean-Luc, Captain In light of recent actions undertaken by yourself and the Time Lord known as the Doctor on stardate 37141.5 in halting and destroying the Krynoid foliage overrunning the Berengaria VII colony, you are hereby authorized for detached assignment aboard the Doctor’s craft known as the TARDIS, … Continue reading Orders

The Vault

“We’ve identified one of the bodies.” Elizabeth Shelby looked skeptical.  “Which one?” Artifacts collected across the galaxy over the past two centuries crowded every alcove.  At the far end stood three cryogenic tubes.  Frozen within were the bodies of three things, once intelligent beings now turned into something else, inhuman and cybernetic — Borg. “The … Continue reading The Vault