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

Flash Fiction

November 2020

With the temporary death of the forums due to the Attack of the Spambots, I have taken the liberty of publishing the two entries to this month's flash challenge, "The Day After," which I received through the main flash page. Enjoy!

The Sound of Silence
by JonTrue

Yesterday's Tomorrow
by George T. Philibin

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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 up until May 2017 are archived in the Flash Challenge Entries Index. Sadly, stories between then and mid-2020 were lost in the Attack of the Spambots.

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