Trade War by Jon Martin Watts
Price: $1.79 USD. 4770 words.
Published on October 17, 2011. .
A space freighter pilot is assaulted, robbed, and stranded on the dreary, rain-lashed planet, Tempest. The price of his escape is to become a reluctant soldier in a brutal, mercenary conflict. Things have to get better, right? A dark, sometimes comically dark, tale with a wry twist.