In the Cauldron by J.A. Marlow
Price: $2.99 USD. 13830 words.
Published by Star Catcher Publishing on September 18, 2011. .
Dropping out of hyperspace into a pulsar system with no engines, a dead bridge crew and captain, and limited power doesn't bode well for survival. Somehow I've got to convince the other passengers to stay with the ship and get the engines running. Before it's too late for any of us. A suspense science fiction short story. Includes the complete bonus story, "Spires"