April Flash Fiction
The Creature That Came Uninvited
By Charles E.J. Moulton
Stalker becomes prey...
By Susan Anwin
A moment of reflection wasn't normally his way.
By Mark Govier
Come have a drink. They'll clean the blood up later.
First Lunar Landing
By Thomas Wm. Hamilton
One of these days...
Flash Fiction Challenges
Every month for almost ten years, we have run a flash fiction
contest in the "Fun
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
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.
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 to see what we're up to
Flash stories from all of our previous
contest challenges are archived in the forum as well. Over 600 stories
are included in our archive. To start reading some of these great flash
check out either Index
March's challenge examined the choices we make after a grave mistake. Go here to read the stories.
April's challenge is about deep-seated fears, and whether they consume a character or not. Click
the 'Flash Challenge' link in our NavBar on the left of the screen
after 9 p.m. on April 2nd to read all about it.