Gerald's Star by Mike Sledge
Price: $4.99 USD. 24490 words.
Published on November 25, 2009. .
A long-dead astronaut circling the earth in a decaying orbit, his cosmonaut crewmate from many years before, and his son are all destined to be reunited in the weathered rocks of Moab, Utah. A Chekhovian novella in which the reader peels away the characters' layers like an onion until only the tender core remains.