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The Final Expedition - Episode 9

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
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Jagged gray stones ripped at Malden’s callused hands.

“Forward, comrade!” Gregor yelled from above.

Jacob grasped the next ledge.

Whistles filled his ears, and he pulled himself over the top as artillery tore through No Man's Land. He charged as his lungs strained against noxious fumes. They overwhelmed him, and Jacob’s legs dissolved into sludge.

“Up, soldier! Up!”

Instead, Jacob prayed for silence to herald eternity.

“Comrade, you’re alright.”

He lay upon a small plateau, near a cave facing toward the valley, and Gregor stooped nearby, wearing a fellow soldier's look.

“The war’s over. Breathe, then we’ll finish our quest.”


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!

The next episode of The Final Expedition will drop on 8/4. 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

    Ooh, backstory

  • Lamar Wiggins9 months ago

    How did you get me hooked on these two micro dose series, lol? They are both pretty damn exciting. And I love the cliff hangers. Well done!

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