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Twilight of Ares - Episode Ten

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 9 months ago Updated 9 months ago 1 min read
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Warning, Puncture Detected.

At least one rib pierced his lung, likely two.

The monstrosity’s clawed outgrowth compressed him against the wall while rows of razor-sharp teeth snapped at his helmet, barely held off by his gauntleted forearm.

A maul-like growth lashed out, missing him by centimeters, and tore through the station wall. The maul recoiled, and Gunnarsson watched a shower of sparks follow.

He tensed, ripped the hose from his hip, and flailed it wildly. No flames erupted, but Gunnarsson could feel the immense heat even through his suit's insulation.

The disgusting monstrosity bellowed an inaudible roar and skittered away.


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, 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 8/8. 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

    Too close for comfort there! Onward, I guess!

  • Lamar Wiggins9 months ago

    Damn! Close call indeed!!! Thank you.

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