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

The Tide Turns
By Dionisio “Don” Traverso Jr.
Who the monster is depends on your vantage point.

By Lela Marie De La Garza
Not every fairy tale is for the beautiful people.

By Botond Teklesz
Sometimes big troubles can be the smallest things.

One For Sorrow
By Ed Sullivan
Letting go sometimes takes another step.


Do Not Get High
By Denny E. Marshall

Library of Alexandria
By Martin Tomlinson

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 October 2014

Congratulations to Winner's Michele "BottomDweller" Dutcher, winner of the “Campfire Games: In the beginning Light, in the end Darkness” Challenge. Click HERE to read the winning story "The Altar" and the other excellent work this month.