Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. "Sinner-Saints"
Divergence: 1938 CE
What if: Lillian Hellman joined a third party movement and ran for the US Senate, losing lover Dashiell Hammett as a consequence.
Summary: Fifteen years later, in the midst of the Communist witch hunts, Sen. Hellman must decide how much to admit regarding her relationship with Hammett.
Published: In The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1993 and By Any Other Fame (eds. Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.