Child of Chaos by Lee Pletzers
Approx. 17,460 words.
Published on November 27, 2013.
Forced to escape a starship overrun by creatures from another dimension, an explosion knocks two teenagers unwittingly into dead space.
Low on supplies and light years from Earth, a break in the fabric of space sends their distress beacon to a passing prison ship from New Australia. It’s transporting Earth's most notorious and violent criminals to an off world location.