Gentlemen's Accord by Richard Alan Dickson
Approx. 9,730 words.
Published on June 29, 2011 by
Grey Cat Press.
When George Adams bumps into a planetary blockade, he knows he should turn around and scamper back the other way. When he recognizes the blockading buccaneer, however, he accepts an offer of safe passage. It's not foolish. George has pressing business to attend. Besides, nobody honors a promise quite like a pirate.