Friday, December 23, 2016

The Search for Spock's Present: The Aftermath

Captain Kirk finally decided upon a Christmas present for Mr. Spock, after doing exhaustive research. *

It was not a hit. Or so it appeared. Then . . .

The Next Christmas


*After getting mixed results from time travel, Kirk took Dr. McCoy's advice and consulted an old Earth website, Gifts for Teens and Adults with Autism or Asperger's, which Bones thought might have suggestions suitable for Vulcans. And Kirk thought this recommendation was just the thing: the Martian Popper. "This classic stress toy from the 1950s is and an old favorite of kids, teens, and adults alike."


marz said...

Like Captain Kirk said, "The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play."

This is terrific!

Frex said...

Oh, I'm so glad you like it,
and thanks for that quote---so fitting, and I hadn't thought of it.
(I truly went to the Autism Network site, and thought that Martian was perfect---Spock denies it, but he likes that sort of soothing thing---like how he strokes tribbles and cats.)

Maybe my favorite is the look on Spock's face when he says, "Nothing."
In his mind, he is answering truthfully:
he is not "hiding" the Martian, he simply prefers not to display it.

ArtSparker said...

A very lovely narrative.