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Twilight of Ares - Episode Fifteen

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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You can catch up on the entire series HERE


They descended into hell.

“Keep pushing. Protect the containment unit!”

Chatter filled Gunnarsson’s helmet. The power armored marine had seemingly taken control of the protection detail Gunnarsson now found himself attached to. In the panic, he never got their names.

The tunnel extended three miles from the heart of Hadfield station to the pads where the Martians were holding an LZ. In the weeks since the siege began, the normally clear service tunnel had evolved into a labyrinth of makeshift shelters.

From behind a sheet metal wall, he sent potshots toward some Gray’s covering behind a cargo hauler.

It exploded.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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, and prepare to embark on a journey of imagination in bite-sized portions.

All of my works can be found below:

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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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  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Exciting episode!!!

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