Category Archives: Short Stories

Trade Winds

Trade Winds

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

Trade Winds

In a world where Hannibal won the Punic Wars and Rome never became the base culture of western civilization, archeologist Elise Barca studies the remains of Hannibal’s first victory, little knowing she’ll find a conspiracy out amid the stars. A conspiracy that threatens her trader husband.

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Only The Lonely

Only The Lonely

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

Only The Lonely

Albert Instel has a secret, a secret which keeps him cyber dating instead of dating in person. In fact, most of his in-person dates end five minutes in, when his dates run screaming into the night. Now he’s dated Jullita in cyber space five times, and she’s agreed to an in-person meeting. He’s desperate for love, but could he ever find it?

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Hot

Hot

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

Hot

In a world where werewolves, were dragons and more exotic weres have to keep their secret from the vast majority of people, when they have a problem they can only go to Jack. And when Jack has a problem, he has no one to turn to.

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Lost

Lost

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

Lost

Lendr D’Alva took the world of art by storm. But what if all his celebrated abstracts were want ads trying to find someone who could take him back home? The home in another world from which he’d been lost as a child? As the truth about Lendr unfolds after his death, his sister finds sometimes relatives are the greatest strangers of all.

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Touch

Touch

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

Touch

Humans have arranged a world that gives them everything, except human touch. When a horrible accident exposes Kel to the real world, she’s appalled. Then she discovers compensations

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Yearning To Breathe Free

Yearning To Breathe Free

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

Yearning To Breathe Free

Only on Earth was the concept of individual liberty ever invented. Once the aliens discovered Earth, Earth became a beacon for all those who craved freedom… Which unfortunately makes the Earth a crowded and confusing place, where Casey’s job as an immigration attorney is to try to rescue those who can be rescued.

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Castor

Castor

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

Castor

Alexander Triante knows that he is human and the heir to a great position. He knows that Castor the artifact made to look like him is not human, and that no one will consider him so. It takes a rescue mission in time of war for these certainties to be shaken.

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With Unconfined Wings

With Unconfined Wings

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

With Unconfined Wings

Space is vast and the human soul is small. In this infinity the nuns of the order of St. Lucia of The Spaceways stand, athwart the cold and the nothingness. They nurse the sick, they care for the dying, they raise the young. And if their work requires them to serve drinks and pack guns, they do that too, sure that He helps those who help themselves.

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A Grain Of Salt

A Grain Of Salt

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

A Grain Of Salt

Being dead doesn’t always mean being safe from all troubles. For Fang Hui Heng, who wakes up in the place of punishment, having been contracted in grave marriage to a stranger, death is the beginning of all his troubles. But if he succeeds in his adventures in dreadful legendary hells, is reward might be greater than anything he could imagine.

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The Girl With The Golden Lute

The Girl With The Golden Lute

A short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

The Girl With The Golden Lute

Legends have a way of prettying up things. They make a plain girl pretty, or they introduce lutes and angels to a dark tale. But stripped of all that, in the end, the story stands revealed as a desperate girl, in desperate times appealing to a goddess with no mercy.

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