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The Final Expedition - Episode 12

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 8 months ago 1 min read
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The Final Expedition - Episode 10

The Final Expedition - Episode 11


The tomb lay empty.

“Bloody Hell,” Malden sighed, suppressing a scream.

Gregor gave a bellowing laugh, much to Jacob’s displeasure.

“I don’t see this as very comedic,”

“Don’t be blinded by gold; look.”

Jacob lifted his torch. An empty stone sarcophagus lay in the chamber's center, inscribed in Latin. Upon examination, it appeared genuine.

Irregular lines flowed out from a crucifix carved at the chamber’s rear. Jacob examined them silently.

“My god, that’s Spain.”

“it’s no ordinary map, my friend.”

Jacob traced the lines in the shadows, their form increasingly familiar under his fingertips. Understanding bloomed within him.

“Is that…Canada?”


Author’s Note

Welcome to A Microdose of Fiction, a series of genre fiction micro-stories that offer you an exclusive glimpse into expansive worlds. Every week, new installments and stand-alone adventures, all under 101 words, will transport you to far-flung worlds. I hope that these stories will provide entertainment while you eat your toast, and start your day on an adventurous note.

Make sure to check out the most recent releases of the current series, The Final Expedition and the Twilight of Ares, which will be pinned to my profile, and prepare to embark on a journey of imagination in bite-sized portions. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures to come!

Subscribe to get it delivered directly to your feed and enjoy a quick read over your next cup of coffee. Life has gotten in the way lately, and my release schedule has become a bit more erratic. I apologize, but more will be on the way! I want to ensure each and every dose gets the utmost attention.

I’ll be keeping these stories in the fiction community for now, but I am already working on the next series, which I’m debating moving over to Chapters. More to come.

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About the Creator

Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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  • Lamar Wiggins8 months ago

    Great episode!!! Your words arrangements never cease to amaze me.

  • Mother Combs8 months ago

    Interesting series

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