Tuesday, 7 July 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #120 - word of the week is 'startle' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #120 - This week's word of the week is 'startle'.

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 28) (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's word fitted into the run of the story very well :).


Stephan blinked, his mind taking a moment to realise that the smooth, red-brown human skin within touching distance was decorated with lines of shimmering scales swirling to outline their owner’s arse just so. The idea sent skitters of excitement through Stephan, which made him realise the union had left him horny as all hell.

A laugh startled him out of his reverie, well, more a cough-snort, but Stephan understood. He finally ran his attention up naked body to find golden eyes smiling at him. Reynaulght, for Reynaulght it had to be, waggled a head of streaked, gold-brown hair and grinned.


Contains adult themes,
or language
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
I was inspired by Underworld :)


"Oh my god, you bastard!" Michael gasped, clutching his chest. "Don't do that to me unless you want a late husband."

Grant had the gall to laugh at him while kneeling on the ceiling.

Being married to a vampire had its advantages, like great sex (wow, the stamina), the promise of eternal life (eventually), everlasting love (vampires were not fickle creatures), but there was also a downside when your husband could move silently and reach down to tap you on the shoulder from above.

Okay, so maybe he had forgotten to go down for dinner, but he was writing, dammit!


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Welcome to the FB3X Drabble Cascade, a weekly blog hop where we want you to share you drabbles, or flash fiction inspired by our word of the week. To join in, just post your piece to your blog/social media/website and add your link to the list with Title (Rating, Genre), e.g. A Little Bit of Fun (PG, Science Fiction) and then to perpetuate the cascade, add the list code to the bottom of your post :)

To share this list on your own blog, copy the code below and paste into your post.

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  1. Sophie- Okay .. this was startling. It's not Benedict but the dragon part of this developing triad. *slow grin* No star-crossed lovers unable to physically connect after all. Things got much more interesting. Choose your next word c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y you're going to have to write hot times with it in 100 words.

    Tasha- *grinning with delight* Oh I can totally see this happening. I'd be on the ceiling too for a short period of time and the ceiling would have to be repaired because of my nails embedding in the plaster either that or my vampire husband would be dead.... again.

    1. I might be making you wait a bit longer than that, but delayed gratification is good...right? ;P