Aphelion Issue 265, Volume 25
September 2021
 
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Flash Fiction

December 2020


A Tale
by Christopher T. Dabrowski

An Annoying Job
by Christopher T. Dabrowski

A Disgraceful Disgrace
by Christopher T. Dabrowski

End Times
by by David Barber

The Disposary
by Michael Dority


The Best Flash Fiction of 2020

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.

Erythrophobia
by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Incorrect
by Baishampayan Seal

Dragons Guard The Moon
by Theresa C. Gaynord

The Nude
by Nikhil Kshirsagar

The Scarlet Character
by Richard Tornello

Spring-Child
by Nicole Walsh



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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 750 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