This story, my fourth in what I call the Final Duty universe. It's a flash fiction piece of about one thousand words.
The Volunteer is the story of Garvin Blake, a young man who wants to impress his girlfriend and be something of a hero. After the Hex attack Earth, he agrees to be cloned. The Volunteer and the longer tale Infinite Darkness are two stories that originate from a common idea. However, Infinite Darkness takes a sad, but hopeful turn while The Volunteer twists in a darker direction.
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