Aphelion Issue 268, Volume 25
December 2021
 
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December Short Stories

Exile
by Jakob Angerer
"As he slipped back into unconsciousness, he realised that there were worse things than being alone on an empty rock."

Santa Claus and Merlin
by Meg Smith
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

The Zoo Ship
by K. A. Williams
The ark doesn't work as intended (but it works in other ways).

Overshadowed
by Sergio Palumbo
Some favors ask for too high a price in their repayment. Still... "A debt is a debt-"

Best Short Stories of 2021

Children and Fools
by Iain Stark
Sort of a reverse Rumplestiltskin situation. Be careful who you tell the truth to...

Kitty's Atomic Cat Club
by Meg Smith
"Well if girls can vote and go to the Army, maybe we can go to the moon."

Morning, Lord
by Mehran Baluch
Kynan One-Eye is called to the cloth.

Pickled Lotus
by Glenn Dungan
"The main distinction between animals and humans, for Richter, at least, is the uncanny psychic ability to embrace death."