Aphelion Issue 283, Volume 27
May 2023
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

Flash Fiction

May 2023

Fresh Meat
Matthew Spence
The deer are biting this season...

Galactic Union
Christopher T. Dabrowski
A visa? Well, you see..."

Red Scorpions
Dan A. Cardoza
"A human geologist can do in a week what the Mars rovers can do in a year."

The Cube
Timothy Wilkie
In the back of every mind a monster lurks.

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Flash Fiction Challenges

Since 2007, 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 win a bragging rights. Flash stories from all of our previous challenges are archived in the Flash Challenge Entries Index, which lists over 750 stories. We lost many of those in the Great SpamBot Attack of 2020, and we are currently rebuilding the archives. As of this writing, I've gotten as far as January 2009. Please bear with us.

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