May Flash Fiction
By Gary L. Robbe
Survive. You can do it, really you can. Can't you?
The Boar's Head
By Susan Anwin
A nocturnal visitor changes one girls perspective forever.
Little Girl vs. Hercules
By Clint Lowe
No one could best the mighty Hercules... except maybe tiny Sue.
By R.D. Harris
What does it really mean to be human?
By Neil Floyd
He didn't have the one thing he needed to get away.
By N.J. Kailhofer
Boy, that old woman sure hates the dirt in your house.
Flash Fiction Challenges
Every month for almost ten years, we have run a flash fiction
contest in the "Fun
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
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.
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 to see what we're up to
Flash stories from all of our previous
contest challenges are archived in the forum as well. Over 600 stories
are included in our archive. To start reading some of these great flash
check out either Index
April's challenge was about deep-seated fears, and whether they consumed a character or not. Go here to read the stories.
May's challenge is about what would happen if you could control every person on Earth. Click
the 'Flash Challenge' link in our NavBar on the left of the screen
after 9 p.m. on April 2nd to read all about it.