August Flash Fiction
By Matthew Harrison
A look at an unrestrained life with weapons.
A Really Powerful Inward Energetic Star
By Florin Purluca
Class trips can be very interesting...
Buck's Driving Force
By C.E. Gee
Buck had a lot of crazy ideas, but thankfully, Buck had Connie.
By Jeff Stone
Would they, or wouldn't they?
By Denny E. Marshall
A message brings unexpected consequences.
Flash Fiction Challenges
Every month for almost ten years now, we have run a flash fiction
contest in the "Fun
folder in Aphelion's forum. In the contest, we post a challenge with a
specific theme and participants get two weeks to write a flash story
the challenge guidelines. Then the members vote of the stories, rating
them in six different categories. It's a great
place to hone your writing skills, meet some fellow writers, receive
some feedback, and possibly win a prize, or at least, bragging rights.
New participants are always
welcome. Submissions for the contest
are done through the forum. Just click 'Flash Challenge' button in the
Navbar link on the left side of this screen to see what we're up to
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
check out either Index