"A Diamond in the Sky" is a piece of flash fiction that appears in One Revolution, a collection of short fiction by Jamie Lackey published in 2012. "An accident leaves an astronaut stranded in space, alone and with no hope of rescue."
This one is a tear-jerker, obviously. I feel like going back and re-reading "May Flowers."
An interesting question is posed. What would you do in that situation? An actual astronaut told a reporter once that he would use every last second of his air trying to figure out a way to save himself. The astronaut in Ms. Lackey's story makes a different choice. The reader must decide which is the better.