Apart from my published books, I have always wanted to have a go at writing some fan fiction in both the Star Trek and Star Wars universes. These are, of course, completely unpublishable without permission from the intellectual property holders of both franchises, but I can still write short stories for them as long as they remain free.
This is my very first attempt at writing fan fiction. It is set late in the Star Trek: The Original Series timeline and is actually based on my favorite ship and character that I play from time to time on Star Trek: Online. I have written it in the vein of a Star Trek episode. The story is no doubt unintentionally familiar, even if it is actually an original work.
I wrote this story surprisingly quickly, and it is about half as long as my novella, “The Map in the Fortune Cookie.” I will admit to not having gone through strenuous editing as it isn’t in any way publishable.
I hope you enjoy USS Montgomery!