Misti Wolanski

Catati stories

short stories: fewer than 7,500 words
cover for Catati Test
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When Earth’s new spacefaring allies let Humans into their school, Tammy leapt at the chance. Maybe one of these days, she’ll even pass—preferably before her alien friend gets a girlfriend.

(A short story of about 3.8k words or 14 minutes’ reading for the average reader.)

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Tammy’s spent nearly a year working as a base-level tech—read: electrician—on a Catati vessel, and her shipmates still give her special treatment, because she’s the only Human. But not all “special treatment” is a bad thing.

(A short story of about 4k words or 15 minutes’ reading for the average reader.)

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Theoretically, Tammy should be able to handle all the tech issues for a small freighter, but that would require her to pay attention. She’s screwed up big time, and meeting her best friend’s family for the first time might not make things any better.

(A short story of about 3.7k words or 13 minutes’ reading for the average reader.)

cover for Noveez Error
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Tammy’s husband, Yakí, is supposed to be in the mountains of his homeworld, but somehow he’s ended up captive of enemies even Tammy hadn’t known the Catati had. Tammy’s no diplomat, but she’s the only Human available to try to buy time for an extraction team to get Yakí out. But can she pull it off without screwing up?

(A short story of about 6.4k words or 23 minutes’ reading for the average reader.)

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After the events of “Noveez Error”, Tammy knows her husband’s hiding something from her. He wouldn’t do that unless whatever he was hiding would upset her, so what doesn’t he want her to know? And what are they going to do about it?

(A short story of about 7k words or 25 minutes’ reading for the average reader.)