Aphelion Issue 273, Volume 26
June 2022
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

Flash Fiction

Checking in with the Duke
By Daniel Clausen
What is the galaxy's richest man currently up to?

Farewell Address
By Eleanor Damaschke
Missy left Joe a letter... explaining everything.

Last Letter
By J. Eckert Lytle
Between blinding, deafening alien attacks, a soldier on a distant planet writes a letter.

The Old Homestead
By George T. Philibin
Paleontologist, Dr. Donalson, was sure the markings constituted a language, but how could that be?

Matter of Fact
By Edward Sullivan
Somewhere, in someone's brain in fact, the first particle exists...

The Aphelion Flash Fiction Contest

We run a monthly flash fiction contest in the "Fun and Games" folder in Aphelion's forum. In the contest we post a challenge with a specific theme and genre and participants write a flash story based on the challenge guidelines. The contest is a great place to hone your writing skills, meet some fellow writers, receive some feedback, and possibly win a prize. New participants are always welcome. Submissions for the contest are done through the forum. Flash stories from all of our previous contest challenges are archived in the forum as well.

The title for March's challenge is "Modern Fantasy in Green." The contest will begin in the forum on March 2nd. Click HERE to check it out. There is a $20 prize for the winner of this month's challenge provided by our mysterious anonymous patron.

Results of the Aphelion Flash Fiction Contest for February 2014

Congratulations to Renee Harden, winner of the "Welcome to Gondwanaland" challenge. Click HERE to read her winning story, "Planet III, Mission I," and six other science fiction flash stories about dinosaurs and prehistoric Earth.