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

March Flash Fiction

People of the Green Cloud
By Susan Anwin
He just had to branch out into something new...

The Chop
By Ray Prew
We seldom meet our end in the way we would wish.

The Earthlings
By Denny E. Marshall
Kenny's life was about to change.

Norma in Dallas
By Matthew Spence
She was willing to lose it all for him.

By Meghashri Dalvi
Keep looking up!

Flash Fiction Challenges

Every month for almost ten years, 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 600 stories are included in our archive. To start reading some of these great flash stories, check out either Index 1 or Index 2.

February's challenge explored what it would be like to carry a love past the grave. You can read the stories here.

March's challenge examines the choices we make after a grave mistake. Click the 'Flash Challenge' link in our NavBar on the left of the screen after 9 p.m. on March 5th to read all about it.