The Empath is one of my favorite TOS episodes. After Kirk volunteers (in the scene above) to be tortured in the place of Spock and Bones, the Vians tell him, “We’ve already observed the intensity of your passions, engaged your capacity to love others.” Later in the episode, Spock volunteers to be tortured in place of Bones, and Bones knocks him out with a hypo to prevent it. The crux of the episode hinges on the Triumvirate’s ability to sacrifice for one another, to love each other more than they fear pain and suffering. It’s a goddamn beautiful episode.
“I’m thinking. I’m thinking of all the times on the Enterprise when I was scared and I would see you so busy at your command, and I would hear your voice from all parts of the ship, and my fears would fade. And now they’re making me tremble, but I am not afraid. I am not afraid.”
We have exactly five weeks until the deadline for submissions to the
newest issue of Spiced Peaches - the S/Mc e-zine. Our deadline is midnight Eastern Time on March 31, 2017. We’re in dire need of
submissions of all stripes - stories, poetry, artwork - and if there
are any Spones fans who want to contribute to a good cause, I’m calling
on you for submissions.
Since we recently had a themed issue,
this issue will have no theme. Anything and everything related to S/Mc -
canon, MU, AU, prequel, post-Undiscovered Country, etc. is welcome and
We take TOS and AOS interpretations.
To submit a work, please send an email to me at PlatoHomer2 @ aol.com (remove the spaces).
To answer some questions we’ve received before: 1) Generally, unless requested, we are looking for previously unposted works. 2)
There is NO minimum or maximum word count for stories or poetry - any
an all lengths are welcome. Please help me make this issue wonderful.
3) We always love having works from people who have never been part
of a past issue, so please feel free to submit something and join us.