Tuesday, 11 August 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #125 - word of the week is 'text' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

Fantasy Boys XXX Drabble Cascade

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #125 - This week's word of the week is 'text'.

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 33) (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.

I used the word this week as inspiration for the opening of this part.


Benedict’s attention locked into Reynaulght; Stephan knew he was forgotten. Like the reader of a book, Stephan was on the outside. All arousal drained from him in the face of Benedict’s fear, but he understood the text of this book no further.

Reynaulght reached out to Benedict. Benedict shied away. Knees weakening, he staggered sideways. Reynaulght caught him. They both stumbled then, back towards the outer room.

‘Sorcerer,’ Reynaulght summoned, Stephan followed, impotent for the moment.

Face ashen, eyes staring, Benedict shuddered in Reynaulght’s hold. Magic rose, calling Stephan’s own. Reynaulght’s fingers grabbed his, expression stricken.

‘Sorcerer, help me.’

Contains adult themes,
or language
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
For some reason the idea of words carved in stone just came to me for this one. I do hope you enjoy it.


Sol ran his hands over the wall, reading each carved word with his fingertips and reciting them in his mind. The magic flared in his bones, flowing through him into the land to his people.

As he finished the litany strong arms wound round him and pulled him away from the wall. He smiled, leaning back into the embrace.

"You are humming this morning," Xan's deep, melodic voice purred in his ear.

"This is what I live for," he replied.

Sometimes he wished his dead eyes could see the world as others did, but then he always remembered the magic.


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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 :)

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  1. Flying ---Something is wrong with Benedict and it has to do with Reynaulght being human but *shakes you* What What What?
    And how can Stephan help though that has to undoubtedly have magic involved?

    Sensing --- He traded his sight for magic? And maybe for Xan’s care too. Interesting that he doesn’t have to speak the words, only recite them in his mind, and are they the same words each time or do the words change?