Prairie and Stars by S. A. Barton
Approx. 10,480 words.
Published on December 4, 2013.
Evan has been exploring the galaxy for most of his long, long life--thousands of years. Although nobody has found intelligent life, there has been grass on nearly every Earthlike planet. It's a great mystery that Evan is about to unravel. On the way, he'll discover even more--including, unexpectedly, about himself.
Prairie and Stars is a novelette of about 10,300 words.