Aphelion Issue 239, Volume 23
May 2019
 
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Flash Fiction

May 2019


Christmas
by Christopher T. Dabrowski
Some questions are better not answered

Grid
by S.F. Katz
Bot attacks can't handle humanity. Yet.

Hand In Hand
by Ramon F. Irizarri
Annette almost took offense at the aliens lack of complexity.

Surgery
by Christopher T. Dabrowski
And Prometheus was bound to a rock...

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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