Tuesday, 27 January 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #97 - word of the week is 'vessel' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #97 - This week's word of the week is 'vessel'.

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 05 (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.

I knew I wanted to put in a small glimpse of Stephan's past before I went much further into the story, and this week, 'vessel' kicked off this idea.

“Vessel of Evil.”

The words cut through Stephan’s rest.

“Conduit for the Unnatural Scourge.”

He moaned, seeing Arne’s handsome features bent into a snarl.

“I must cleanse you.”

Stephan buried his face in the pillow, his soul twisting with Arne’s dark suppression.

“My love will make you clean.”

A hand brushed his shoulder. Stephan cowered away, betrayed - fighting for survival. He gasped.

“You will be free of this sickness.”

The searing chill shuddered down his arms. Stephan screamed denial, sitting up rapidly. Panting, he stared at his wrists - no runed manacles now, only the scars they had left.


Contains adult themes,
or language
When Life Gives You Lemons (PG, m/m, Fantasy)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
I know, sorry, I'm late again. Google was supposed to remind me, but never did - how rude!

Sometimes being a genie sucked. With the wrong master the social life was terrible, but this was a whole other level.

"You broke my vessel," Col wailed, looking at the shards of his bottle. "What is a genie without his vessel?"

"Free?" was the tentative question.

"I don't want to be free."

He pouted.

"I'm sorry."

He looked up and realised that his destroyer was rather good looking, which was a nice distraction at least.

"Can I wish it back together?" his klutz of a new master asked.

"How about you wish to be naked and we'll call it even?"


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  1. Arne has definitely flipped into batshit insane. Rape happening here and not just magical? Where are the ones who have him now? That scream should bring someone in to see and hopefully comfort Stephen.

    They warn you about setting the genie free. I'm sure there was a sticker warning about it on the vessel somewhere. There's absolutely nothing that doesn't say once you've wished yourself naked that you'll ever be able to wear clothing again and genies being what they are... The genie needs a vessel. Vessels don't need clothing.

    1. Arne is the definition of 'batshit', and those who have him are close by - that's for next week :)