Aphelion Issue 279, Volume 26
December 2022/January 2023
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

Short Stories

The Plague Merchants
By Kurt Heinrich Hyatt
A beer-swilling android and an attractive, uptight virologist try to save the Kloakan people.

By Kat Dysart
Kira wanted to get past that door hidden beneath the cellar more than anything.

Dimensional Shift
By E.S. Strout
Lt. Lori Colquitt disappeared into the unknown, but in the end, she found herself.

Soul Mates
By D.C. Plump
Two fallen angels fight vampires in a dark, urban fantasy with weapons and their love for each other.

The Demon Whitefish
By Jordan Moureau
The fate of the village rested in the fisherman's widow and a nobleman's servant.

The Pool
By Lester Curtis
A fable of sorts, exploring who we really are.

Escape of the Fire Demon
By Mike Phillips
Summoning a demon turns out to be a burning problem for an inexperienced wizard.

Heaven Falls
By Craig Wesson
Zach survived the war in the trenches by hearing the girl in the tower sing and dreaming of the princess from the sky.

The Seventh Folding of Willow Sprite
By Marjorie Kaye
The internet can do a lot: bring people together, find us love, and just maybe scare the heck out of us.

No Further
By Matthew Acheson
The dead were coming and all that was left of the Legion would face them, once and for all.

Forum Flash Challenge for May-June 2013

The May challenge was held over for an additional month, so the winner of this $20 prize was still up for grabs at "press time."

Brand new Flash Fiction Editor John Rose should have the his first challenge posted around July 7th. He has new ideas, so try out the flash challenge for the first time or all over again.