Short Stories

 

A Sampling of Sally’s Short Stories

 

 

“One Widow’s Healing”

A Health Odyssey award-winner, “One Widow’s Healing” is set in the beginning of the next millennium. All human needs are supplied by link-up, 3D printers and the occasional drone. And health care is monitored by remote nanophysicians, who plug into universally implanted nanites for diagnosis and treatment. However, otherwise healthy people are dying at an alarming rate. One homebound nanophysician discovers that the epidemic is caused by the simple fact that the most basic human need isn’t being addressed. But the corporate-controlled high-tech health care system conspires to keep her silent and isolated. (Appeared in the Health Odyssey anthology of winners, May 2019) Click Here to read the full short story.

 

“Beyond Our Hidden Stars”

What does it take to start a revolution? First, people have to start to question and care — to reclaim their individual souls from the powers that be. Only then will they be ready to act. Set in a space mining future when people have become cogs in the inescapable corporate machine, “Beyond Our Hidden Stars” is about how one woman plants the seeds of change by relearning how to dream and to share her dreams through storytelling. (Appeared in DreamForge Magazine of Science & Fantasy Fiction, illustrated by Jane Noel, December 2019) Click Here to read the full story.

 

“The Truth Within”

George Harrison (yes, that George Harrison) resolves to get President Richard Nixon hooked on transcendental meditation as a means to end the war in Vietnam. At the same time, President Nixon decides he needs a Beatle on his side to quell the nation-wide college campus protests against the Vietnam War. In this story, written for the Across the Universe, alternative Beatles anthology, we have an insider’s view of the unexpected consequences when two famous, powerful men met amidst the 1970s unrest. (Across the Universe, December 2019)