"Stranded" begins posting soon.
It's my next story (Duh!), a variation on the classic sci-fi 'alien invasion' story, but with a twist, as usual.
It starts off slow (chapters 1 & 2, not the prologue which begins fairly fast), so be patient. Reader satisfaction goes steadily up as the story progresses, so don't be too quick to give up on it.
"Never Leave Anyone Behind" is a familiar refrain for American Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources; a typical tale of corruption and betrayal. What if you're not a member of the military? Do you put yourself and your family's lives at risk to help those who can't help themselves, especially for those who may never reward you or who may not even survive?
Josh discovers an injured shipwrecked alien and undertakes to not only care for it, but to seek out, rescue and protect its companions from not only his government, but others too.
The entire story is fifteen chapters (not including the prologue and epilogue), so figure it'll run about two months.