Tuesday, 20 January 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #96 - word of the week is 'spectrum' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #96 - This week's word of the week is 'spectrum'.

Suitable for all.
The Way A Cascade Works

it's really very simple, be inspired by our word of the week and just write :).

To see this week's entries check out the list at the bottom of this post. We put it behind a cut so it doesn't clog up your scrolling.

A drabble is a work of 100 words exactly. Flash fiction is a work of up to 500 words. Both may be submitted to the cascade. So What Can You Write? The simple answer is - anything! Our work here on FB3X will be erotically themed. but feel free to take the inspiration any way you want to, fiction, fanfiction, non-fiction, meta, since variety is the spice of life!

To those struck by inspiration (and no you don't have to be a professional writer to join in, anyone can embrace their inner author):
  • Below you will find a chance to join in the cascade in the form of a linked list
    • Write a drabble/flash fiction inspired by the word of the week.
    • Post the fiction to your own blog, social media, or website 
    • Then insert a link into the linked list to that drabble/flash fiction for everyone to find (A hint of the genre of your drabble/flash fiction in the title of your post would be appreciated.), e.g. A Little Bit of Fun (PG, Science Fiction)
    • To encourage your friends to join in and hence cascade the fun, you can also add the list into your own post by copying the code.
  • OR you can just write us something in the comments :)
For folks who enjoy reading drabbles/flash fiction: you can then peruse the cascade to your heart's content :).

AND NOW - on to the fiction :)

Contains adult themes,
or language
Flight of Fire Part 04 (PG, m/m, Fantasy)
by Sophie Duncan

Author's Note
I'm trying to do something a little different this year. For those of you who don't know, unless it's a week inspired by a holiday, or memorable occasion, our word of the week is picked by opening up a dictionary to a random location, waving a finger about without looking at the page and pointing it to a word, i.e. it's chance. So, this year, rather than standalone drabbles, I am going to try writing a coherent story, Flight of Fire, in 100 word episodes, each one inspired by the word of the week. I have a vague outline for characters and direction of Flight of Fire, but specifics will be decided by the word of the week.

This week, 'spectrum' kinda led the whole make up of the episode, and I just followed my muse. What is below came out in one quick blast :)

Every colour of the visible spectrum, and some beyond, danced in front of Stephan’s mind’s eye and he watched them, childishly enamoured. Magic, not his own, ran freely through him too, bringing life back to his chilled bones, making him feel wonderfully safe. Like a man starved, he drank in the touch of sorcery, for once unfettered and unafraid of what it would mean.

There was no hiding from the power that held him - no pretending, no bindings concealing him from the seekers. The thought of their hatred made Stephan whine. A hand gently brushed his forehead. He settled.

Contains adult themes,
or language
 Red and Yellow and Pink and Green... (PG, m/m, Fantasy)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Everyone loves a rainbow :)
Rainbows were just a spectrum of refracted light. Every sensible person knew that. You could not stand on them, they were not pathways to anywhere else and they certainly weren't magical.

Except the most gorgeous man Jack had ever seen was walking down the one caused by the spray from the waterfall. He had white blond hair, the tightest pair of trousers ever that left nothing to the imagination and not a stitch more. Jack knew his mouth was hanging open.

"Hello, Mortal," the man said, voice like honey, "I've been watching you."

Skinny dipping suddenly seemed much less innocent.

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  1. Sophie, I want to shake the next part of the story out of you sooner. Stephan is so childlike here with another's magic running freely through him and cosseted against the remembered hate.
    Tasha,yes waterfalls on their own are magical. Add a rainbow and it ups the ante and then you throw in a sexy Immortal who's been spying on a wet naked Jack. hmmm. Will Jack cower hiding himself in the water waiting for what might happen or will he jump out and run which *grins* I don't think will work very well.

    1. I have been tempted to post more, but I'm being strict with myself, trying to make each part count. :)