Dale Sams wrote:
Re: the New Voyages reference: That's funny that is mentioned, because I was going to comment on a different short story in the same book. In "Mind-Sifter", Spock (having taken command) makes some sort of comment about McCoy would probably be best served in Sickbay, and McCoy doesn't appear on the bridge again for several months unless required.
You're thinking of "Mind-Sifter." That's always been one of my favorite short stories - and it did start out as fanfic. I saw a different version online (presumably the original, before it was edited for professional publication).