The hierarchy of fiction goes something like this: epic (120,000 words and up), novel (40,000 - 120,000), novella (17,500 - 40,000), novelette (7,500 - 17,500), short story (1,500 - 7,500), sudden fiction (750), flash fiction (300 - 1,500), micro fiction (under 300), a drabble (exactly 100), and a dribble (exactly 50).  Our 2nd Issue Drabbles follow; page through using the slide buttons below. Authors are alphabetized.

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    Are we self-destructive—laser-focused self-sabotagers single-mindedly aiming our trajectory at what we want, right now? Even as other opportunities arise, we allow them to fly by like bats in the night: silent winged-bullets.

We are coated in so much possibility—we barely notice that the cake inside the icing is molding.

     We just keep eating, like the gluttons we are. How does our demise taste? Like poisoned penicillin? Maybe.

     I don’t know how many times we play this game. The rules are everchanging but the actions are the same. We’ve played too many times for it to be sane anymore.


—  Corinne Anderson, USA

Corinne Anderson is a New Jersey-based writer and editor. She

graduated from Lindenwood University with her MFA in Writing

and currently acts as Managing Editor for Ink Smith Publishing,

a small indie publisher based in New Jersey. When she isn’t

buried in books, Corinne can be found wandering outdoors,

helping her dad flip houses, or writing her own content for her

blog, One Writer’s Words.

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