Hanged Man by Leslie Claire Walker
Approx. 3,660 words.
Published on March 22, 2011 by
Secret Fire Press.
Griff broke the law and missed his own wedding on account of getting caught. To add insult to injury, his bride-to-be married a better prospect and hopped the final transport off-planet, leaving Griff to his immediate punishment and worse—a lifetime trapped on a used-up world. What kind of future could a would-be adventurer like himself conjure from dust, dreams, and beer?