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The Final Expedition - Episode 5

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 10 months ago 1 min read
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“Here! Zurich’s best cafe,” Gregor bellowed through his wiry beard. Jacob couldn’t deny Zurich’s untouched and unharmed charm as they tucked into a corner parlor, away from prying eyes.

“Arthur is a good man. He’ll get us killed, but he’s a good man.”

“Do we really need...”

“... it’s a long journey. Dinner won’t hurt,” Gregor said, shrugging. “The Reds won’t find it anyway. That traitor Boris has climbed higher than his head.”

“What’s the intrigue? Your letter didn’t say.”

“The door’s runic inscription promised treasures ‘more glorious than the Grail within,”


“Norse runes,” Grigor grinned, devouring his bloody sausage.


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 (linked here), and prepare to embark on a journey of imagination in bite-sized portions. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures to come!

The next episode of The Final Expedition will drop on 7/7. Subscribe to get it delivered directly to your feed and enjoy a quick read over your next cup of coffee.

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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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  • Ian Read9 months ago

    Interesting developments plot wise. Like where this is going...

  • Lamar Wiggins10 months ago

    Nice character developments. It feels like I’m starting to get to them.

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