Aphelion Issue 245, Volume 23
November 2019
 
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Flash Fiction

December 2019


Needle
by David Berger
Cosmic darts, anyone?


The Best Flash Fiction of 2019

The term Best is a subjective one. These are the tales that the Editor liked best from the short short fiction submitted this year. Your mileage may differ. Product may settle during shipping. Void where prohibited by law.

For Humanity Today and Tomorrow
by Sou Saito

Roc-ed
by William Joseph Roberts

The Dive
by Dan Rice

Unexpected House Guests
by Denny E. Marshall

Roswell
by C. E. Gee

Survivor Guilt
by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Scavenger
by Denny E. Marshall

What They Don’t Tell You About Time Travel
by Martin Lochman

The Indigo Child
by Theresa C. Gaynord

Annunciation
by Susan Anwin



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Flash Fiction Challenges

Every month for almost ten years, we have run a flash fiction contest in the "Fun and Games" folder in Aphelion's forum. In the contest, we post a challenge with a specific theme and participants get two weeks to write a flash story based on the challenge guidelines. Then the members vote of the stories, rating them in six different categories. It's a great place to hone your writing skills, meet some fellow writers, receive some feedback, and possibly win a prize, or at least, bragging rights. Flash stories from all of our previous challenges are archived in the Flash Challenge Entries Index, which lists over 775 stories.

New participants are always welcome. Submissions for the contest are done through the forum. Just click 'Flash Challenge' button in the Navbar link on the left side of this screen, or go to the ’Fun And Games’ topic on the forums, to see what we're up to right now