Tuesday, 6 October 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #133 - word of the week is 'cardinal' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #133 - This week's word of the week is 'cardinal'.

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 41) (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.

So this week I took the intepretation of cardinal as in 'fundamental/important'.


Stomach lurching, Stephan fell forward - at least it felt like that until suddenly he was running down a corridor, giggling at a younger boy behind him.

“Can’t catch me, Ferric!” Benedict, for Stephan knew he was seeing through Benedict’s eyes, taunted, dodging sideways as his brother’s hand snatched out to grab him.

Stephan-Benedict ducked round a corner and slammed into something billowing, but solid. He glanced upward, embarrassed.. A gaunt, hooked face, piercing green eyes, looked down on him. It came slowly then, the fundamental sense of being examined like an animal at market. Stephan-Benedict shrank under the awful scrutiny.  

Contains adult themes,
or language
Berserker (PG13, Fantasy)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Red was what came into my head when I read the prompt for today and this is what resulted. I very much hope you enjoy it.

Jarl stopped moving. All he could see was red, the haze of the berserker: bright cardinal reds; deep blood reds; soft pinks like stripped muscle.

As the fury of battle slowly began to leave him, he found himself surprised to be alive. All around the enemy lay dead, a hundred to his one. He should not have survived.

"My warrior," said a pleased voice.

There was no one near him. The rest of the army was half a mile away down the slope.

"I anoint you."

A beam of sunlight lanced out of the clouds above bathing him in gold.


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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 – Not good. Benedict ran afoul of an Inquisitioner as a child?! The possible harm that was done him fills me with horror.
    Berserker – Fear those who the gods show favor. Especially one that praises bringing death to so many.