Re: "Bread" (Feb/Mar 2013 Independence challenge)
Nice story. I like how you weaved the two stories together. That really drove the hopelessness of the Mirror Universe home. It was also quite interesting to see the early years of the Federation.
One thing that wasn't quite clear to me was the connection between Leah and Starfleet and the NX-01 in the Prime Universe. Was she a rabbi specifically stationed on Enterprise? And is she still?
"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi