Penname: Gatekeeper [Contact]
Real name: Kim
Member Since: 10 Apr 2012
Membership status: Member
Bio: Live Long and Prosper. I should start out by saying that I have been a fan of the Original Series since I was old enough to know what it was, and though I do enjoy the Next Generation, my heart still lies with the Original Series.

I like all things TOS. I read because I love good stories, I write because I can't help it, and I beta in exchange for warm fuzzies (and an occasional cookie ;-) ). I am a High School and college English and writing teacher, so I thoroughly enjoy helping others with their writing, as I have time to do so. Constructive Criticism welcome.
Beta-reader: Yes
Gender: female
Twitter: Gatekeeper
Can we advertise your stories off-site (social media, blogs, etc)?: Yes
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Stories by Gatekeeper
Into The Night by Gatekeeper    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: This story follows Montgomery Scott and a group of five friends as they finish up their time at Starfleet Academy and prepare to go their own way in the world, into whatever the future has planned for them.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Scott, Montgomery (Scotty)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Challenges: TToT15 - FICLET FLASHDANCE
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 500    Read Count: 243
[Report This] Published: 17 May 2015 Updated: 17 May 2015
Serenity's Dawn by Gatekeeper    Rated: K      Reviews (10
Summary: The only thing we really know about other cultures is what they choose to show us…and in this day and age, that usually translates to entertainment in some form--”whether it is movies, books, or what we see in the media. I see that getting worse, instead of better, as time wears on, and with the development of new technologies and new media sources.

Meet the Serpendi, a race of shape shifters living on the fringes of Federation space. They are the latest in a string of peoples for which the Enterprise has been sent to make First Contact. The Serpendi, choosing to present themselves to the Enterprise crew as cat-like creatures, in their excitement to make contact with the many cultures of the galaxy, have performed meticulous study of the cultural habits of the member worlds of the Federation, with a concentration on humans and Vulcans. However, as the Enterprise crew finds, their study materials are a bit obscure and archaic, or else they simply have a problem distinguishing between fact and fiction. Practical jokers by nature, in preparation for meeting the Enterprise, they have recreated the human clichés among their people…from the evil genius to the brilliant but bumbling scientist, and everything in between. If it’s an archetype, you’ll find it here. This is a story of epic heroes and villains, of fairy tales, comic books, and nursery rhymes, and of practical jokes and paradoxes…And in a world where nothing is as it seems, whether this will turn out to be the best First Contact mission ever, or something resembling a bad shore leave, is anybody’s guess.
Chapters: 3    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Humor, IDIC
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 5027    Read Count: 1223
[Report This] Published: 20 Jul 2014 Updated: 26 Jul 2014
Hidden Truths by Lil black dog, Gatekeeper    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary:

When the Endurance encounters a terrifyingly strong unseen enemy while on a routine patrol, Commander Dar Thavalan, the ship’s CMO, is forced to take command.  Severely injured in the ensuing firefight, she is nursed back to health by a newly-minted Starfleet doctor.

 She is determined to have Starfleet Command investigate the incident and identify the unknown assailant in order to protect other Federation vessels from this invisible foe, but Command is just as determined to sweep the entire incident under the rug.

Written for the TToT 2014 Collaboration Station.

 


Chapters: 2    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Thavalan, Dar (Dee)
Genre: Drama, Friendship
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 10815    Read Count: 734
[Report This] Published: 22 Jun 2014 Updated: 22 Jun 2014
Whispers in the Dark by Gatekeeper    Rated: T      Reviews (81
Summary: Past Featured StoryThis is the story of an Orion slave girl. Her name is Barin.
Chapters: 7    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: None
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3461    Read Count: 3664
[Report This] Published: 18 May 2014 Updated: 24 May 2014
The End of Innocence by Gatekeeper    Rated: K      Reviews (8
Summary: An alien being ponders the meaning of Innocence.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 814    Read Count: 351
[Report This] Published: 17 Apr 2014 Updated: 17 Apr 2014
Star Trek: Cat and Mouse by Gatekeeper    Rated: T      Reviews (39
Summary: Captain Kirk has missed his check in with the Enterprise, prompting Spock to cancel his appearance as keynote speaker at a Space conference held at the Vulcan Science Academy. Spock had another reason for going to Vulcan, however, and the missed appearance could have dire consequences for the Enterprise and her crew.
Chapters: 20    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Situations
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 35824    Read Count: 14694
[Report This] Published: 12 May 2013 Updated: 02 Apr 2014
Against the Dying of the Light by Gatekeeper    Rated: K      Reviews (5
Summary: Written for the Before the Dying of the Light Monthly Challenge for March.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Scott, Montgomery (Scotty)
Genre: Friendship
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 850    Read Count: 388
[Report This] Published: 27 Mar 2014 Updated: 27 Mar 2014
Star Trek: What Dreams May Come by Gatekeeper    Rated: K+      Reviews (7
Summary: The Enterprise is visited by a flag officer with top secret orders and a hidden agenda.
Chapters: 7    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations
Series: None
Completed: No    Word count: 16723    Read Count: 4865
[Report This] Published: 28 May 2013 Updated: 15 Dec 2013
The Stars Move Still by Gatekeeper    Rated: K      Reviews (16
Summary: Kirk is involved in a top secret mission. Spock and McCoy realize that the Captain on the ship is not the Captain they have come to know and love, and they must work to return the Captain to the ship, while not interfering with his mission in the process.
Chapters: 6    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 9934    Read Count: 4680
[Report This] Published: 10 Apr 2012 Updated: 13 Apr 2012