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The Final Expedition - Episode 7

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 9 months ago 2 min read
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After docking in Beirut, Malden telegraphed back to London, and Arthur delivered instructions to travel to Baghdad after their quest. Then, they descended deep into the Badiya.

Lush plains surrendered to unyielding desert. Thankfully, Gregor’s Bedouin guides knew every grain of sand and guided them well, despite their coldness. Malden saw the wounds of the campaigns against Ottomans in their eyes. He slept with his pistol close.

“You feel it too, eh?” Gregor said as they skirted a ravine. Below, Jacob saw where the sands failed to cover the skeletal mounds.

“An evil place. Hopefully, the only one we pass.”


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 7/21. Subscribe to get it delivered directly to your feed and enjoy a quick read over your next cup of coffee.

Finally, this episode includes illusions to controversial global topics. I recommend bearing witness to the photos from the time and events and drawing your own conclusions from the irrefutable evidence.

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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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