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Twilight of Ares - Episode Nine

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 9 months ago Updated 9 months ago 1 min read

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Gunnarsson saw a small access panel back toward Engineering. If he could get lower down and rendezvous with the Marines, he’d be…

It blocked the corridor before he finished the thought.

Unlike the Grays with their eyeless barked skin but familiar forms, the abomination now blocking the corridor was a grotesque headless conglomeration of its dead brethren. A bipedal tumor with teeth like a lamprey, it stared down Gunnarsson through pulsating red antennas feeling out the corridor’s intricacies.

“Fuck you,”

He fired.

It charged like a rabid ape, bullets glancing off its mutated hide and crushed him against the bulkhead.


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 7/31. 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

    No! Don't end it there! Gunnarson, no!

  • Lamar Wiggins9 months ago

    Wow! what can I say other than I can't wait for the next dose. That was awesome!!! The chosen photo was described well, " A bipedal tumor" 🤢

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