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 5th Issue Dribbles follow; page through using the slide buttons below. Authors are alphabetized.

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“It has to move the reader,” insisted Larry. “The sentiment at the story’s end is what the reader will take away.” Then he turned—as the taxi pulled out, crossing the path of an oncoming truck—and saw his doom sliding slowly towards him, feeling not pathos but amazed disbelief.


—  David Alcock, England

Dave Alcock has been writing flash since 2016. His work has been

published in STORGY Magazine, Every Day Fiction, Flash Frontier,

MacQueen’s Quinterly, The Cabinet of Heed, and The Journal of

Radical Wonder. It can also be found in two anthologies published

by Ad Hoc Fiction.