Aphelion Issue 244, Volume 23
October 2019
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

Flash Fiction

October 2019

The Indigo Child
by Theresa C. Gaynord
If in doubt, fire!

Single-Celled Organism
by Christopher T. Dabrowski
They have always been among us.

The End of the World
Christopher T. Dabrowski
In glorious technicolour!

The Fingering
by Nikhil Kshirsagar
Ever get the feeling that there's someone behind you?

The Tail
by Nikhil Kshirsagar
What would you do if you grew a tail?

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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