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

Inside the Ivy
By S. E. Gale
Granddad's inheritance wasn't quite what they thought.

By Botond Teklesz
A life so connected isn't without its drawbacks.

A Tangled Web
By Roy Dorman
On paper, the mission was simple: stop Attila the Hun. Reality, however, was very different.

Putting on the Show
By Ed Sullivan
A domestic disturbance call takes a strange turn.

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.

Results of the Aphelion Flash Fiction Contest for August 2014

Congratulations to Wesson, winner of the "It Takes Two to Mango" Challenge. Click HERE to read the winning story "The Folly of Sister Katarina" and four other tasty treats.