Tuesday, 24 November 2015

FB3X Drabble Cascade #140 - word of the week is 'chronicle' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

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Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #140 - This week's word of the week is 'chronicle'.

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 48) (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.

Chronicle for me got me thinking about history, and then I thought about the moment that make history, the ones that if they didn't exist mean history would have taken a different tack...


Benedict hid behind the curtain of the upper balcony in the throne room, watching in horror the proceedings taking place below. No-one had told him what was happening, even the servants were scared of his magic now the seekers were ascendant. So much had changed in little more than a year.

His father stood below, his mother and his brother to one side: Ferric looked so happy: Blane, his idol, knelt before the king.

“Arise, Lord Marshall Blane,” his father intoned.

Benedict’s heart thudded as he witnessed history in the making. All hope was gone! Terrified and lost, he ran.


Contains adult themes,
or language
The Return (Fantasy, G)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Hope you are all having a good day and enjoy my little offering this week.


He had found it. After six long years of searching, The Chronicle of Myrddin was in his hands.

Opening it, he reverently read the archaic script on the first page, whispering each word under his breath. The ink swirled before his eyes, rising from the parchment into a glittering cloud. As he breathed in, so the cloud flowed into him.

"It has been a long time, Pendragon," a ghostly voice whispered in his ear.

"They need us again," he said, feeling the magic moving through him.

"Good to be young again," Myrddin said, appearing from nowhere and smiling at him.


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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 – Finally we see what drove Benedict. What do the Seekers do with those with magic? Was Benedict spared somewhat because of who his father was? Obviously he’s been cut out of the succession.

    The Return – Speaking the words causes a glittering cloud and a resurrection of Merlin, and Arthur or a descendent of him? Yes, they are needed. Though can they stave off Armageddon? Another book says no.

    1. Thanks to the Seekers his life is held in the balance...