Short stories by Theodore Sturgeon.

Theodore Sturgeon (/ˈstɜːrdʒən/; born Edward Hamilton Waldo, February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American fiction author of primarily fantasyscience fiction and horror, as well as a critic. He wrote approximately 400 reviews and more than 120 short stories, 11 novels and several Star Trekscripts.[2]

Listing 3 stories.

After a young woman receives a secret message from a flying saucer, she refuses to reveal it and suffers as a social outcast.

An injured man lays on a long stretch of sand looking up at the stars; his mind races back to previous injuries and illnesses, but he can't seem to get a grip on where he is or why he's there. He soon realizes that he's a long way from home, in outer space.

When a far-away planet requests the return of two fugitive queer extraterrestrials, a closeted man finds the empathy necessary to enable their escape.