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Twilight of Ares - Episode Seven

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
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The Gray-skinned figure emerged from a darkened access point, filling Gunnarsson’s sights. His finger itched to pull the trigger, desiring nothing more than to dust another Gray.


His gloved finger relaxed instinctively at the order. Red emergency lights flickered, and the details of the gray emergency vacuum suit emerged. The survivor couldn’t have been older than a child. Gunnarsson exhaled.

“Survivors flooding down from the compromised levels. 1st Martian Marine division is setting up a collection point,” Zhou said.

They beckoned to the battered survivors.

“Enemy pushing toward life support. Got calls for backup from all units. Let’s move.”


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 7/17. 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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  • Ian Read9 months ago

    Great twist on this one, suspense well used!

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