women

Where No Woman Recs

I indexed the responses to our latest drabble fest here. There are twenty stories covering almost all the major female characters in the film, and quite a few unnamed space ladies too. As always, I'm in awe of the writing talent in our little community, so all the responses are worth reading, but there are a few that stood out for me.

It Could Have Happened. It Had to Happen. by captaincadet for the tactical offier on the Kelvin. I think this amazing line sums it up: "The most important thing she learned [from Starfleet] was how to die."

It Could Have Happened... by marymac featuring Uhura. A brief and beautiful look at Nyota Uhura in two universes, how they stayed the same and how different timelines created different lives.

The Dance by taraljc featuring Gaila and not!Gaila. This is the story of the four Orion women in Starfleet, how their lives were defined by stereotypes and the Syndicate, and how they worked their way around that.

Our bodies are not so much immortal as expendable by tinocka featuring Gaila. A small but powerful snapshot of Gaila's life before Starfleet and how she survived by learning to live outside her body. Warning for references to sexual slavery.

As always, if any of the prompts strike your fancy, feel free to write a response and I'll add it to the index later.

A couple prompts I really wish had been filled:

I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
I want it too tight, I want to wear it
until someone tears it off me.


The next one has a lovely fill for not!Gaila, but I really wish someone would have written an Uhura story for it too:

Now success is like lust, she's good to the touch
She's good for the moment but she's never enough.


P.S. There are also lots of interesting and unclaimed prompts for our Intergalactic Women's Day ficathon.
So the success prompt would work well for Uhura Olympic!AU, yes?