Tuesday, 28 April 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #110 & Drabblerotic A to Z 2015 - word of the week is (X is for) 'Xanadu (Grey)' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #110 - This week's word of the week,'Xanadu (Grey)'.

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 :).



    X is for Xanadu (Grey)

    Flight of Fire (Part 18)

    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.

    Grey is never a buoyant colour, but it slotted nicely into the progress of my story here...


    One moment Stephan was looking up at whatever conversation it was that Benedict was having with himself, the next, the world went hazy. His muscles turned to water for just a moment and he sagged, but hands were holding him as the moment passed. He blinked. His stomach growled loudly.

    “You are as grey as a ghost. You have not eaten in days,” Benedict announced, examining Stephan’s face. “Can you sit?”

    Stephan nodded and was left holding his own weight. A moment later he was given a metal bowl of hearty stew. Nothing then could have stopped him from eating.




    by Natasha Duncan-Drake

    Author's Note

    So I just had a funny idea in my head and put it on paper. I've gone for all dialogue because it seemed like the way to go. Hope you all enjoy it.


    "Why did you call your familiar Xanadu?"

    "Because of his colour, of course. Y'know I never would have thought werewolves would get on with cats, what with being canine."

    "We are a good percentage human as well. Besides, cats are very intelligent creatures."

    "I suppose, but you're still a wolf... So, do you have a knot?"

    "I can't believe you just asked that."

    "What? It's a valid question if we want to do the official boyfriends thing."

    "You ... you want to be official."

    "Well yeah."

    "Cool. Yes, so do I."

    "So, do you have a knot?"

    "Oh my god!"


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    1. Both of these are great Drabble.

    2. The aftereffects of eavesdropping. Good thing Benedict has fast reflexes and food.

      Nothing like telling someone just how far you want to go with them right after introducing the prospect of let's be boyfriends. They're cute together.