Tuesday, 4 August 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #124 - word of the week is 'saline' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #124 - This week's word of the week is 'saline'.

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 32) (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 put me in mind that a little salt brings out wonderful flavours, enhancing a dish, but too much salt can ruin it...


Stephan’s stomach did a somersault and he turned to the door a moment before it crashed open, his magic flooding upwards. Benedict, a mass of similarly charged power, eyes ablaze, stalked towards him.

“What are you doing?!” Benedict snarled, anger totally focused on Stephan, who froze under the glare.

‘Love, no,’ Reynaulght stepped into the maddened man’s path, hand out, balance issues barely perceptible now.

Benedict stopped. Stephan beamed the proud wonder in his chest at their third then. That feeling lasted only as long as it took him to realise Benedict’s face showed not joy, but sheer terror.  

Contains adult themes,
or language
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
So today's prompt was either going to be tears or mermen - read on to see which way it went ;)


Mark had spent the whole party watching Jack in the pool having claimed a strained muscle himself. He could smell the saline in the water and it made his skin itch. They were the only two left outside now, everyone else having left or gone inside. Jack was such a waterbaby, one of the main attractions for Mark.

He really did not expect the shove from behind.

As soon as he hit the water he felt the change start. In salt water he couldn't stop it. His jeans ripped, his legs joined and his gills opened. His secret was out.


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  1. Flight - Took me a bit to puzzle over reasons why Benedict’s anger had turned to horror by the end. Stephan’s magic could draw unwanted attention, would be my thought for the anger. The terror at seeing Reynaulght in human form, because maybe Benedict had turned Reynaulght into a dragon in the first place whether by accident or on purpose without Reynaulght’s permission? Or is it that there’s repercussions from Reynaulght changing to human because of who gave them permission to stay where they are? Or is it that Reynaulght changing to human will have some horrible effect on Benedict or to Stephan? Fuck a dragon in human form become one.

    Secrets – First slap the person silly who thought it funny to push Mark into the pool when he’s supposedly suffering a muscle strained muscle. Jack didn’t seem to mind as he’s still in the pool and someone has to play lifeguard if Jack comes over in a cramp. And do they chlorinate salt water pools? Okay there’s a electric chlorinator that places much less chlorine in the pool. So maybe not a problem except if one has sensitive gills.
    Still Mark now has the problem of 1. No clothes to make his escape in 2. Jack and one other person so far knows 3. How does he escape?