Escape the Milky Way by Yancey Lane
Approx. 17,060 words.
Published on September 22, 2012.
Trapped on post-apocalyptic world a boy longs to be with his father and makes a decision that changes his life. He steals a spaceship and starts an adventure along the way he meets many different types of people; thieves, crooks, and con men. These people change his life and help him find his true destiny.