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Twilight of Ares - Episode Six

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 10 months ago 1 min read
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Chalk Two’s Sergeant Zhou slammed his gauntlet into the airlock panel and entered the access tunnel. Gunnarsson followed, keeping his scope down the darkened, sterile corridor beyond.


The airlock cycled, and the station’s stale air greeted them.

“Stay sharp.”


“Refill your tanks, but be prepared to switch on life-support. The station feels shaky.”

“Security terminal up ahead,” Gunnarsson said.

“Gunnarsson, Pielf, Sanders on point. Rest of you, watch our six.” Zhou said as he hacked the terminal, access chimes reverberating off the hallway.

Gunnarsson saw the shadow appear down the corridor and lined up the kill shot.



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 7/10. 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 slowing the pace down in this episode and giving the tension a moment to reset. I like sci-fi with a bit of suspense!

  • Lamar Wiggins10 months ago

    Damn! Nice cliffhanger! You clearly have a talent for sci-fi. Is this your favorite genre?

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