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

Flash Fiction

Libro di Sinistro: Redux
By David Ulnar-Slew
A family tasked with guarding an evil book must decide who will inherit the burden... and the power.

Soccer Mom
By Vannessa Peterson
Rhonda and Brandon are expecting a child, and car salesman German Addleroy thinks he knows exactly what they need.

A Lucky Man
By Botond Teklesz
Fortune smiles on Mike Buchanan when a tiny scorpion stings him.

Three Worlds
By Ed Sullivan
An alien invasion reminds us that there is so much we do not see.

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.

June's challenge is The Scheherazade 7 Challenge. The contest started in the forum on May 31st. Click HERE to check it out. There is a $40 prize for the winner of this month's contest provided jointly by our anonymous patron and I. Verse, the winner of May's flash contest.

Scheherazade 7

Results of the Aphelion Flash Fiction Contest for May 2014

Congratulations to I. Verse, winner of the I Am Invincible Challenge. Click HERE to read his winning story, "Killshot and the Russian," and seven other flash stories about invincible superheroes.