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The Final Expedition - Episode 8

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
The Final Expedition - Episode 8
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Jacob stepped outside into the indomitable shadows of the Caucuses. They had camped within an abandoned church, away from curious eyes. Their Bedouin guides left days before, muttering about French invaders. Europe may have escaped the Great War, but these lands found no such reprieve.

“Russian attention will be along more western strips of the border. We’ll not be bothered,” Gregor appeared at this side.

“These lands are old…and beautiful,” Malden said.

“The world’s oldest Christian lands, yet the lord offered them no peace – a bargain worthy of Cain. The tomb is carved into that peak there. Tomorrow, we climb.”


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 7/28. 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.

SeriesShort StoryMicrofictionHistoricalAdventure

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 Wiggins9 months ago

    I like where this is going, literally. The landscape is beautiful but going to treacherous. Sucks that their guides gave up. I would have too lol.

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