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

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.

First Flames
By Jeff Stone
Would they, or wouldn't they?

Micro Fiction

Quark Evolution
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 and Games" 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 based on 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 right now.

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.