Hello, fellow geeks! My work is pretty niche, but here goes.
Quick Backstory: When I was a teen, I used to do all sorts of creative writing, including poetry and short stories. But then I started college, hit a huge depression, and stopped writing. A few years ago, as I was recovering from some traumatic stuff and getting treatment for my depression, my husband encouraged me to find a hobby because I literally had none anymore. So, I started writing fanfiction as a way to both practice writing creatively (so perhaps someday I can publish something original), as well as to pay homage to my little-girl self who used to play Star Trek on the playground with her friends.
Thus, “Far From Their Bones” was born.
It’s a rewrite of the entire Star Trek: Voyager series, told from the perspective of an original character who serves as ship’s counselor and lives with mental illness. I recently started work on the final entry in the trilogy, so it’s still in progress. Novel-length stories + grad school = slow going. But I’m enjoying using this creative medium to practice creative writing, to play with fictional tropes, to process things I learn (or want to learn), and to bring more representation of mental illness and mental healthcare to the Voyager fanfic community.
I’ve also written several short stories within the Voyager fandom, which you can find here. My absolute favorite is a Voyager-version of the classic TNG episode, “The Inner Light” that I wrote for a competition. It’s called, “The Dying of the Light,” and you can find it here.