Aphelion Issue 241, Volume 23
July 2019
 
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Flash Fiction

February 2018


For All Mankind
by C. E. Gee
A different moon landing theory…

The Last Dawn
by Susan Anwin
The Condemned writes a final letter

Next Story
by Denny E. Marshall
So what do you do if the Muse is here to stop you from writing a story?

The Bunker
by Jordan Louis Carter
You have to leave the bunker sometime.

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. Flash stories from all of our previous challenges are archived in the Flash Challenge Entries Index, which lists over 650 stories.

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, or go to the ’Fun And Games’ topic on the forums, to see what we're up to right now