A Ship of My Own by Rebecca Lyn Shelley
Approx. 10,670 words.
Published on May 14, 2012 by
Wonder Realms Books.
A Science Fiction Short Story.
Benjamin Blake stows away on the pirate spaceship Diamond Lady and plans to use his sword fighting skill to become part of the crew and eventually win a ship of his own. But when he comes face-to-face with his father's murderer, he finds himself crossing swords with one of the best swordsmen in the entire pirate armada. Cold space awaits the loser's dead body.