Tuesday, 8 September 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #129 - word of the week is 'trance' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #129 - This week's word of the week is 'trance'.

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 37) (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.

Today, I took the inspiration from the word 'trance', as in caught in a thought.


Reynaulght’s laughter rumbled through Stephan; grinning, he rubbed his itching nose. He dwelt in the moment, fixing every part of the sudden opening of his new telepathy - just like the old peddler had taught him back home. Only he had actually known the bent little lady had sorcery, but everyone had suspected - that’s how it was in a village - despite the law, people looked the other way.

Until Arne.

Sudden hurt pushed Stephan from reverie. He glanced at the marks on his wrists and wondered on the mystery of Benedict, he wondered if he recognised that terror.

Contains adult themes,
or language
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
I hope you are all well this hazy Tuesday and that you enjoy our drabbles today. It was a fun word this week.


Gallan hated the ritual part of his job. He hated the taste of the potion, the loss of control in the trance and he really hated the psychedelic dreams he had while under. However, he was a priest, so he had no choice.

When the spinning stopped this time he opened his eyes and was surprised to find he wasn't in some weird corner of his mind. In fact he seemed to be in an opulent house.

"You finally made it," said an excited voice, "I knew you would."

Then he found himself being kissed by a very handsome stranger.


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  1. Flight -- Reynaulght isn't Arne though, so maybe someone else? Interesting if the dragon is the protector and not the protected against.

    Different - This is awful to meet a lover whose handsome and seems knowledgeable of prior potion dosings and not know if when you come out of the trance if it will all be only a psychedelic dream.

    1. No Reynaulght isn't Arne, quite the opposite :)