This Narrow Isthmus by Rob Shelsky
Approx. 6,220 words.
Published on July 7, 2010.
A luxury star ship, lost in time and space. Then, at last, they find an earth-like planet, but it isn't quite as earth-like, as they had hoped! Strange and dangerous creatures abound. Just where have they ended up, and what should they do next? They have to decide fast, because time and supplies are running out! And unfortunately, the dangers they are in are not.