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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School Curriculum Changes

History rewritten, the government jails those defying the vigil ban. The Fragrant Harbour wreaks with erasure, reeks of camphor-filled breaths subduing anything resembling a moth eating through organic coverings. Sew your mouths shut or we will. The leader suffers migraines; police launch smoke bombs. Students run backwards. A schoolboy disappears.


—  Annie Bien, USA

Annie Bien writes flash fiction, poetry, and whatever comes to her mind, along with translating Tibetan Buddhist texts into English to gain perspective on the world.