November Flash Fiction
By Charles E.J. Moulton
Gordon was coming to the
end of it, which was just the beginning.
By Ron Larson
As it turned out, even
the Devil hated efficiency.
By C.E. Gee
The defense of Europa
fell to one last squad of battlebots.
By Kai Calo
The piano turned out to
be the most precious thing in the universe.
By Joey To
It was ok for a while,
but now enough was enough.
By Denny E. Marshall
Aliens come visiting,
but not as one might expect.
Flash Fiction Challenges
Every month for almost ten years now, we have run a
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 telling
spooky campfire stories.. You can read the stories here.
This month's challenge is about finding your happy
ending on an alternate Earth.
Click the 'Flash Challenge' link to the left to read all about it.