The Blob On The Rock by Michael Kingswood
Approx. 10,210 words.
Published on June 28, 2012 by
A scientific expedition in deep space makes a discovery that could alter everything we know about the nature of life.
As long as it doesn't kill them first.
The Blob On The Rock is a 5,000 word short story, and earned an Honorable Mention from the 1st Quarter 2012 L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest..
Includes a bonus story: Lords Of The Remnant (3,800 words).