Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
 
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Flash Fiction

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: This month we are debuting Aphelion's new flash fiction section. We are now accepting submissions of original flash fiction to be published in this section in future issues. Submission guidelines can be found in our submission section or by clicking here.


We also host a monthly flash contest in Aphelion's forum. The contest can be found in the "Fun and Games" folder. The contest is a great place to hone your writing skills, meet some fellow writers, receive some feedback, and possibly win a prize. Submissions for the contest are done through the forum. Flash stories from all of our previous contests are archived in the forum as well.

The title for the next challenge is "Welcome to Gondwanaland." The contest will begin in the forum on February 2nd. There is a $20 prize for the winner provided by our mysterious anonymous patron.

Welcome to Gondwanaland


Results of the Aphelion Flash Fiction Contest for December 2013

Congratulations to Richard Tornello, winner of the "Christmas Crytid" challenge. Click HERE to read the winning story, "Carmella," and three more tales of crytids.

Results of the Aphelion Flash Fiction Contest for January 2014

Congratulations to Michele Dutcher, winner of the "Almost No Holds Barred" challenge. Click HERE to read the winning story, "Poseidon’s Lament," and three more fantastic flash stories.


Best Flash Contest Stories of 2013
Selected by Flash Editor John Rose -- NOT necessarily the 'winners' based on votes submitted!

The Green Grass of Home
by Michele Dutcher
The challenge was to tell the story of a human in love with a monster.

The Things We Do For Love
by I.Verse
The challenge was to tell the story of a human in love with a monster.

The Good Image
by George T. Philibin
The challenge was to write a science fiction story where the protagonist has a twin and the twin is the protagonist's literary foil.

Zone Defense
by Robert Moriyama
The challenge was to write a science fiction story where the protagonist has a twin and the twin is the protagonist's literary foil.

Wreckers
by I.Verse
The challenge was to write a science fiction story involving pirates.

Tandoristé Sunset
by Jay Hill
The challenge was to write a science fiction story involving pirates.

Caveat Emptor
by Iain Muir
The challenge was to write a horror or weird fiction story that makes use of the evil book, The Libro di Sinistro.

Backscratching…
by Sergio Palumbo
The challenge was to write a horror or weird fiction story that makes use of the evil book, The Libro di Sinistro.

Love Never Dies
by Michele Dutcher
The challenge was to write a speculative fiction flash story that was inspired by a myth.

Carmella
by Richard Tornello
The challenge was to write a speculative fiction story that included a cryptid and a holiday.