The Best Flash Fiction of 2018
Warning: "Best" is a relative term. These are the ones I, the
Editor, most enjoyed. Feel free to argue eloquently in the forum if you
by Susan Anwin
The Condemned writes a final letter
by Ron Guell
Our story begins in a wilderness
in the grip of a harsh and scalding winter.
by Denny E. Marshall
It always pays to have a spare!
by William Squirrell
Be careful what you ask for.
by Susan Anwin
Love is a terrible thing.
by Andrée Gendron
Count the gargoyles.
by C. E. Gee
If you believe this, can I interest you in a Phlogiston pump?
by R. Gene Turchin
Is it my fault if I'm an early adopter?
Flash Fiction Challenges
Every month for almost ten years, we have run a flash
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 775
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