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

December 2021

The Power of Prayer
by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Window of Opportunity
by Ethan D. Perritt

A Short Analysis of the SETI NOISE EMINATING From The Dominant Creatures on the Planet Called Earth
by Richard Tornello

by Michael Dority

The Timeport Stops
by David Barber

The Best Flash Fiction of 2021

The term Best is a subjective one. These are the tales that the Editor liked best from the short short fiction submitted this year.
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Patient Patience
by David Far

He Was Pushed!
by Ray Prew

The Defendant
by Christopher T. Dabrowski

What's In a Name?
by Meghashri Dalvi

God's Mind
by Susan Anwin

by Nikhil Kshirsagar

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

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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 are archived in the Flash Challenge Entries Index, which lists over 750 stories. We lost some of those in the Great SpamBot Attack of 2020, and we are currently rebuilding the archives. Please bear with us.

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 ’FunAnd Games’ topic on the forums, to see what we're up to right now