September Flash Fiction
Letters to Deimos
By Ryan D. Harris
An epistolary tale.
By Charles E.J. Moulton
Should you be afraid to look in the mirror?
By Florin Purluca
Our origins are different than you thought.
Learn from Our Extinction
By Jonathan Snyder
In the end, no difference made a difference.
A Brush With Aliens
By Denny E. Marshall
The war takes an unexpected turn.
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
Last month's challenge was about friends in a fantasy setting. You can read the stories here.
This month's challenge is about telling a story through letters.
Click the 'Flash Challenge' link to the left to read all about it.