Tuesday, 12 January 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #147 - word of the week is 'pounce' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #147 - This week's word of the week is 'pounce'.

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 55) (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.

This week I took 'pounce' to kick off the opening of my drabble. It's not the way I'd usually have described waking up, but it made me think about it a different way and step out of my usual well-worn descriptives, so this was a good exercise :)


Reality pounced on him like a vicious cat: one moment Benedict was in oblivion, the next his world was a place of burning needles digging everywhere into his skin. He sat up, body tensed, a scream trying to escape, but no sound coming from his constricted throat, so it became a gasping wheeze as he collapsed back onto the floor.

Muscles like water, he could only shudder, blinking at the world around him. The guards and Blane were sprawled across the floor nearby, consciousness wiped, clothes smoldering. With a lost sob, Benedict realised now, or never, he had to run.  

Contains adult themes,
or language
A Prank? (PG, Paranormal)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Greetings one and all, I hope your week is going well. I shall say very little about my drabble today, because I don't want to give it away. I hope you enjoy it.


Omi dug his nails into his palm and bit his lip. This prank had gone too far, way too far. He was simply not going to react.

The indignity of the whole thing was too awful, but he couldn't stop looking. He could feel his other nature rising to the surface, refusing to be ignored. His nails became claws, his teeth gained fangs and he could barely keep the tail and ears inside.

It was too much, he couldn't help it. Totally at the mercy of his instincts, he pounced on the red dot. He was part cat after all.
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. Fly ---Ah ha. Go Benedict. I hope Blane is mentally fried well to a crackly crisp.

    A Prank --- Familiar vs. the red dot. Love it but then there's a familiar involved.

    1. You are vindictive with my characters - I like you! ;P

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