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Twilight of Ares - Episode Twelve

A Microdose of Fiction Series

By Matthew FrommPublished 8 months ago 1 min read
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Twilight of Ares - Episode Ten

Twilight of Ares - Episode Eleven

or Start from the beginning: The Twilight of Ares - Episode 1

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Blood-red stalks of fibrous nerves stared at Gunnarsson through milky water. Mustard color puss swirled erratically around the creature.

Gunnarsson gripped his rifle. How many friends died because of these invaders, now so weak and meager within its prison? How satisfying would crunching those disgusting stalks under his boot be?

Naked before him, it returned his leer – pain and pity trapped within grotesque biology.

“Isn’t she beautiful?” a white-suited lab tech said.

“Not exactly…”

“It’s the only specimen we’ve collected. Invaluable, really. Olympus Mons will be ecstatic.”

Before the tech could continue, marines in mechanized armor approached.

“We’re Oscar Mike.”

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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!

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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 Wiggins8 months ago

    This is my favorite series by far that I'm following. Keep up the great work!!!

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