Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

Flash Fiction

The Port at Porto
By Stuart Lenig
The dusky streets of Porto, Portugal harbor the intrigues of the undead.

Dashes and Dots
By Ed Sullivan
Project Anthropomorph gives Donald a new lease on life by placing his mind in the body of a sailfish.

Last Minute Reflections on Human Nature
By Ed Sullivan
A villain sends humanity a transmission which is both condemning and final.

Severities Should Be Dealt Out All at Once
By David Ulnar-Slew
A terminal illness gives Eric the freedom to exact his revenge on anyone who ever wronged him.

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 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. Over 500 stories are included in our archive. To start reading some of these great flash stories, check out either Index 1 or Index 2.

The title for May's challenge is "I Am Invincible." The contest started in the forum on May 1st. Click HERE to check it out. There is a $20 prize for the winner of this month's challenge provided by our anonymous patron.

I Am Invincible

Results of the Aphelion Flash Fiction Contest for April 2014

Congratulations to J. L. Haines, winner of the "Surviving the Ruined Earth" challenge. Click HERE to read her winning story, "We Were Once the Same as You," and seven other flash stories set in a distant future long after the fall of human civilization.