Tuesday, 10 February 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #99 - word of the week is 'heart' (a chance to test and share your writing skills) - Happy Valentine's Day

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #99 - This week's word of the week, in honour of Valentine's Day on 14th is 'heart'.

Suitable for all.
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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 07 (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.

Matters of the heart can be painful...


Being watched could not stifle Stephan’s loss. Heart broken, he cried as long as his strength would let him. Only when he began to struggle with his sobs did his host approach. A flush of embarrassment ran over him.

Still, Stephan was too weak to resist when gentle hands guided him back down onto the rough mattress below him and he looked up at a mature, calm gaze. His host was rough-shaven, dark hair falling in unkempt curls as he adjusted Stephan’s blanket.

Provision of a ratty handkerchief allowed Stephan to wipe his face. Then his host spoke.

“My sympathies.”


Contains adult themes,
or language
 Matters of the Heart (PG, m/m, Fantasy)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
I don't know why, but heart combined with Valentine's Day somehow said vampire to me ;)

Valentine's day; Leon loved how mortals made everything theirs.

He remembered when this had been the day the virgins came to the castles to offer themselves to his people, their protectors. The young came to them of their own free will back then. For some it meant one night of pleasure and then home, their blood strengthening their hosts, for others it meant eternal life.

"Is this for me?" Ranault asked, picking up the fuzzy bear Leon had left on the table.

"Of course," he replied and smiled at the lover who had taken his heart all those years ago.


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  1. Stephen's crying is painful but I like that the person with him is there for him without being cloying. This is something Stephen has to work through himself.

    Leon getting a teddy bear for his lover Ranault. *grins* Somewhat incongruous as a gift for an adult male and yet the remembering of the date ... it's very male to give a joke gift that overlays the true love that is there.

    1. It's going to be a long road for Stephan, but he isn't alone.