Leaving It Behind by Jeremy Kester
Approx. 2,960 words.
Published on February 21, 2013.
Life for humanity in space is difficult. While colonizing has been swiftly growing, supplies are increasingly difficult to get. In the midst of these issues a young officer leads a team against an attack on a convoy delivering supplies to colonies on Mars. But what in her past drives her to make the rash decisions risking the life of herself and her team.