February Flash Fiction
By Jeff Dosser
It seemed innocent and cute, until...
By Denny E. Marshall
Time after time, things stay the same.
Present Tense or Future Imperfect
By Dan Hollifield
Drat that cat!
To Serve Man
By Thomas Wm. Hamilton
Would the mission ever be completed?
To the Bitter End
By Jim Harrington
To the greatest hero in the multiverse, it was just another day.
Flash Fiction Challenges
Every month for almost ten years, 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 600 stories
are included in our archive. To start reading some of these great flash
check out either Index
January's challenge delved into the mind of a murderer who killed an alien in a tourist town. You can read the stories here.
February's challenge explores what it would be like to carry a love past the grave.
Click the 'Flash Challenge' link in our NavBar on the left of the screen to read all about it.