Tuesday, 14 April 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #108 & Drabblerotic A to Z 2015 - - word of the week is (L is for) 'Linen' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #108 - This week's word of the week,'Linen'.

This post contains adult themes.
Fantasy Boys XXX is joining in the The Blogging From A to Z April Challenge with Drabblerotic 2015

where will be posting a drabble* every weekday and Saturday in April brought to you by the letters A-Z, although this isn't Sesame Street, so expect a little adult spice in our alphabet soup. ;) Our theme this year is colour.

Being Tueday, it's also time for Drabble Cascades!
Fantasy Boys XXX Drabble Cascade

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 :).



    L is for Linen

    Flight of Fire (Part 16)

    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 is another example of the word leading the story - I need to make a connection between my characters, and so linen was the way I did it.


    Stephan rested his head in his hands, slightly nauseous after his short excursion, but he listened to Benedict moving around the room behind him. After the intense encounter, it all felt a little awkward, but he found nothing to say to relieve the tension. Shortly, however, a shirt was held under his nose, pale and smelling of herbs.

    “This will feel better against your skin.”

    Benedict abandoned the garment and turned to the fire, arms crossed. Stephan knew a peace offering when he saw one. Still unsure, though, he slowly pulled off his tunic and replaced it with the shirt.




    by Natasha Duncan-Drake

    Author's Note

    I've been researching fictional deities for one of my other blogs and I remembered how priests and magic users wore different colour robes to show their allegiance and that is what inspired this. Something of a different angle, but the principle is the same :). Thank you for reading.


    Rex scanned all the festival robes trying to feel which colour he should pick.

    Red for the heady thrill of magical intercourse?

    Purple for one or more female partners on a physical level?

    Black for male?

    Blue for intellectual intercourse only?

    But his eyes kept slipping to the plain linen: un-dyed for the untouched seeking all the pleasures on offer.

    It was his first festival since his magic had awoken; he had the right, but few were led to that robe. For most it would be too much. Yet his instincts were pushing at him. He really had no choice.


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    1. Great post. Really liked the second one.

    2. Both of these are yummy.
      The peace offering of a clean sweet smelling shirt, to the symbolism of this is my first time. Hope there's a be gentle with me caveat with that linen color.

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      2. Benedict and Stephan are definite characters for me now, and they have interesting times ahead :)