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

Ella Sees Something; Ella Says Something


Ella sees something, so she walks up to the Metro Cop in the subway, speaks to him, and points to the fire extinguisher. The cop laughs and sends her away. But, she’s seen a man off in the corner connecting wires, then hanging the extinguisher back on the

steel post.


—  Paul Beckman, USA

Paul Beckman’s latest flash

collection, Kiss Kiss (Truth

Serum Press), was a finalist

for the 2019/2020 Indie Book

Awards. Some of his stories

appeared in Spelk, Necessary

Fiction, Litro, Pank, Playboy,

Thrice Fiction, and The Lost

Balloon. Paul curates the

FBomb NY flash fiction

reading series monthly

in the KGB’s Red Room.

Spring Issue, April 2020

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