- (countable) A fictional story that is briefer than typical short stories.
- (uncountable) The genre of such stories.
- (individual story): drabble, flash fiction, flashfic, short short story
- (genre): flash fiction, flashfic, microfiction
- Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories. Robert Shapard and James Thomas eds. Peregrine Smith, 1986, 263 pages, →ISBN.