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The Final Expedition - Episode 17

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
created with Vocal Helper on Discord

You can catch up on the entire series HERE


Jacob Malden huddled in the trench, death gnawing at the sections’ humble protection–staying place an act of suicide while bellowing his orders an unholy fratricide.

But the whistles from those hollow men above came all the same.

He pulled himself over the top with all his remaining courage, No Man’s land spreading out in an endless hellscape before him. Bullets tore toward him and his soldiers.

He fired his pistol toward the Huns.

The streets of Tehran pieced themselves back together before, and his ears filled with screams of scattering crowds.

Jacob dropped his pistol and ran toward the train.


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. We're coming up to the end, so it's a perfect time to catch up. If you've enjoyed this, please leave a like and an insight below. If you really enjoyed this, tips to fuel my coffee addiction are always appreciated. All formatting is designed for desktops. You can check out all my works below:

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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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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

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  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    This is one of the best episodes of this series. Great work!

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Well done!

  • D. A. Ratliff3 months ago

    Interesting structure and story. I will have to catch up to the rest of the series!

  • I really liked this quite a bit. The microdose structure is very interesting. I may just have to give it a try myself. Excellent work as always, Matthew.

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