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

In the Cities of the Dead No One Cares
By Steven J. Lebow
Death can change your perspective on many things.

In the Year of Our Lord Have Mercy 1967
Edward J. Santella
War takes things from the living and the dead alike.

Bait House
By Dionisio “Don” Traverso Jr.
Bad things come in small packages.Be very careful what you wish for!

A Tale Of Two Taverns
By Sergio Palumbo
Someone call an exterminator these watering holes have pests.

If We Shadows
By Rob Wynne
Don’t ask, unless you are really prepared for the answer!

By Iain Muir
Some stories should be left untold.

In the Bag
By Robin B. Lipinski
You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you get what is deserved!

Pulmonoscorpius at Night
By Roy Dorman
Be careful who you go asking for help!

By Carl Woollen
Every once and a while we get to choose whether we become the monster.

女郎蜘蛛 (Whore Spider)
By Renee Harden
Time passes for us all but somethings must remain the same.

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 Rick Tornello, winner of the "I NOAH Guy" Challenge. Click HERE to read the winning story "NOIDS" and the other excellent work this month.