Tuesday, 1 September 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #128 - word of the week is 'pin' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #128 - This week's word of the week is 'pin'.

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 36) (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.

The immediate idea that sprang to mind for this was 'you could hear a pin drop', so that's where I went with it :)


Stephan’s ears rang with silence during his unsure melancholy. He could have heard a pin drop, so when a large clang of metal reverberated through his world, Stephan stood in shock. Clashes rang out again and again, forming into a regular rhythm that came from behind the door closed between him and his hosts.

Stephan’s curiosity piqued, but he had been dismissed - he stayed beside his bed.

‘Sorceror,’ Reynaulght’s tones slipped into his mind.

Stephan could not help himself, he smiled.

‘Dragon,’ he replied so quickly it took a thrilling moment to realise he had responded silently.


Contains adult themes,
or language
Pins and Needles
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
It just popped into my head :) I hope you enjoy it.


Okay, so it was ridiculous for a vampire to be afraid of needles, but there had been an incident with a vindictive nanny and sticking pins in him under the guise of altering clothes when he was a child. It had scarred him for life, even after he became undead.

"You're not supposed to laugh at me," he complained to Max.

"You nearly fainted while I was getting a tattoo," Max replied, still laughing. "You're a vampire, you have needles for teeth."

"Nope, not listening," he replied, sticking his fingers in his ears.

No one compared his fangs to needles!

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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. Flight of Fire- Sophie, I whine, you left it THERE?! With a “large clang of metal; Clashes rang out again and again, forming into a regular rhythm “ Sword fighting? Are they under attack?
    Reynaulght doesn't seem overly concerned though, so something else. hmmm

    Pins and Needles – I used to hate trying on things being sewn, where they’d pat pins into me. It was a rite of passage. And the *shudders* ‘lower your arm’ when there’s a pin in that under arm area. Nice to know that that isn't something reserved for only this side of the ocean.
    *grins* Needles for teeth. Yup vampire.

    1. I know, but there's only so much I get in one drabble ep :)