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Twilight of Ares - Episode Eight

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
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“Contacts in the auxiliary corridor,” Gunnarsson said, and slammed another clip into his rifle. The walls were already shredded to fibers, and enemy plasma bolts splashed against his thin barricade.

“They’re refusing to pull the plug,” Zhou said from his position outside Engineering.


The floor shuddered.

Gunnarsson leaned out for another volley, but was greeted by an empty corridor.

“All units retreat! All Units–” Zhou’s voice disappeared.

“Holy shit what is tha–”

“Keep it away from the bulkhead!”

Static followed. The decks shuddered, vibrating once more, then stilling.

The corridor went black.

He was trapped...

…and it was coming.


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 sip your coffee 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, both of 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 Twilight of Ares will drop on 7/24. Subscribe to get it delivered directly to your feed.

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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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  • Ian Read9 months ago

    Nice cliffhanger! I'm on the edge of my seat!

  • Lamar Wiggins9 months ago

    Whoa!!! Nice one! You built a lot of tense action. The entire scene was perfect! Well done!

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