Aphelion Issue 235, Volume 22
December 2018
 
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December Short Stories

The Remotest Recollection
by Honza Vojtíšek
"You don't want to go to the woods? Don't be afraid, it's here, just round the corner, a short way... Look."

Clap Clap
by Nikhil Kshirsagar
"When you think of military aviation, what do you think of?"

One Hundred Percent
by Denis Winston Brum
One hundred percent efficiency...a wistful dream or an actual possibility?

I Won't Mention Apophasis
by J. B. Toner
Are we ready to meet them?

Best Short Stories of 2018

The Lady of the Stars
by T. N. Allan
She is beautiful, unforgettable, otherworldly; the perfect muse for an artist.

The Rainbow Constuction Co.
by Jerry Petersen
When you;re dealing with a leprechaun, always read the fine print.

The Trap Master
by Rab Foster
Treasures on the battlefield.

All Paths Lead Home
by Stephen Faulkner
Chartering new paths in the search for home.

The Rusalka's Embrace
by Christopher Palmer
"The sea is always the temperature of the sea and it's never too cold nor too warm for those such as me."

The Touched
by John Powers
When superpowers are a curse, all you want is to live a normal life.

Hegemon of the Honeycart
by Tony Colella
Yeah, Jurassic Park is great for tourists. But what about the janitors?

Bookworm
by Jim Mountfield
"My father always told me to be nice to the people you meet on your way up. You might meet them again on your way down."

The Alley
by Gene Turchin
"The cold is like some kind of persistent demon."