Aphelion Issue 227, Volume 22
April 2018
 
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Flash Fiction

April 2018


Lothar’s Head
by William Squirrell
Be careful what you ask for.

Buck’s Moonbase Theory
by C. E. Gee
Our resident Conspiracy Theorist explains
the militarisation of the moon.

That Thing Lurking Over There
by Alexander D Jones
Things that go 'bump' in the night...

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 nearly 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