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Twilight of Ares - Episode Sixteen

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 6 months ago 1 min read
created with Midjourney

You can catch up on the entire series HERE


Three monstrosities burst through the corridor's ramshackle barriers.

The point marines emptied their miniguns into the grotesque things, disintegrating two in a cloud of puss and blood-colored viscera. The third breached the line, and Gunnarsson watched tentacled arms rip the power-armored marines in half.

The thin stretch of concrete floor offered as much resistance as the remaining marines did. Still, Gunnarsson fired until his rifle ran dry.

A tentacle lashed out and threw him against the wall as the monstrosity assaulted the containment unit– humanity's entire gambit hanging on by millimeters of steel.

Gunnarsson charged with desperate fury.

He was too late. Not four paces away, the containment unit split open.

The world around Gunnarsson went opaque.


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. We're coming up to the end, so it's a perfect time to catch up. If you've enjoyed this, please leave a like and an insight below. If you really enjoyed this, tips to fuel my coffee addiction are always appreciated. All formatting is designed for desktops. You can check out all my works 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 Wiggins6 months ago

    Whoa!!! Serious cliff hanger!!! Lovin it!

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