The Lucky Charm by Richard Alan Dickson
Approx. 8,430 words.
Published on September 20, 2011 by
Grey Cat Press.
Sailors in the South Pacific needed all the luck they could get. Alex Todd needed more. With four boats already shot out from beneath his feet, he collects every lucky charm he can find. But when one goes missing before a night patrol—and when the motor subsequently dies in Japanese waters—Alex Todd prepares himself for number five.