Tuesday, 5 January 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #146 - word of the week is 'monopoly' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #146 - This week's word of the week is 'monopoly'.

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 54) (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.

Monopoly means total control over something, and this happened :)


The guards used their fists and boots until Benedict’s nightshirt stuck to his body with blood. Then they hauled him into a chair, holding his arms out. He had watched through his one open eye as Blane brought forth the manacles. Slender loops of iron, runed, repugnant to magic.

His body unable to resist the horror locking onto his wrists, Benedict’s magic responded for him. It clashed with the hobbles:their metal lighting up. Benedict smelled burning flesh, he screamed. There was no stopping it, though, and his power overtook everything: his senses, the manacles, and the darkness beyond them.


Contains adult themes,
or language
Grudge Match (Cont. Fantasy, m/m, PG13)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
I went for a very literal use of the word this week, I do hope you enjoy it :)


If there was one thing guaranteed to turn into a grudge match, it was a game of Monopoly. When you mixed in magic users that just made it worse.

John still couldn't believe Marcus had spelled his hotels to get up and walk off his properties, the bastard. After that it had been chaos and anything goes. Fireballs had probably been a bit much if he was honest.

The living room looked like world war three had been through it, and he and Marcus had had a huge screaming match, but there was still one upside: the incredible make-up sex.

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 :)

To share this list on your own blog, copy the code below and paste into your post.

For more information about Sophie's and Tasha's books, sign up for The Wittegen Press Newsletter:

Wittegen PressWe'll send you details of book releases, competitions and other news from our authors, BUT we WON'T spam you, or pass your details on to anyone else.

We will also give you 2 FREE ebooks just for signing up.

* indicates required


  1. Flight of Fire- Am hating Blane. *sighs* Though Blane is as much as spelled to his actions. So did Benedict's magic fry everyone in the room?

    Grudge Match - *laughing* I love the image of the houses getting up and walking off the properties.