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Twilight of Ares - Episode Fourteen

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 7 months ago 1 min read
Created with Midjourney

Catch up on the entire series HERE


“Get moving! They’re pushing on the tunnel.”

His feet stuck as if his mag boots were jammed on active. How could he get moving when his home burned?

Gunnarsson was there when these infernal things burst forth and massacred the science stations on Pluto.

He was there when the Jovian system burned.

It wasn’t that these invaders were invincible, far from it.

It was that the swarms were inevitable, unrelenting.

What could be done against a tide like this? The hurricanes of Jupiter knew no such power.

His rifle felt heavy despite the fractional gravity.

Once more, into the breach.


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. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures to come!

Check out my interview with Lamar Wiggins below, where I go into more detail on the creative process:

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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 Wiggins7 months ago

    Damn! Starting to feel bad for the crew. I loved the little details about the previous battles. Great episode!!!

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