Tuesday, 23 February 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #153 - word of the week is 'paragon' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #153 - This week's word of the week is 'paragon'.

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 61) (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 went for word usage, rather than it inspiring the whole piece.


Benedict did not want to leave the paragon of safety he had found, but wild magic gave way to a breath of his mother’s influence. He reached out with instinct, his hand touching a cool, rough surface; his mother’s power followed.

“Ben, darling,” her voice sounded strained into his mind. “Your strength woke me and let me feel my magic again. Thank you, but the mists are closing back in and I must leave before my mind is turned once more. I am sorry, but you will be safe here. Trust Agnetha, she will explain. Always remember - I love you.”

Contains adult themes,
or language
Signs (Fantasy, m/m, PG13)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Hope you enjoy today's offering. It just popped into my head. Also, shameless plug, I have a new book out, M/M Romance, SciFi The Machine: Rise of the Gifted, and it's free on Amazon at the moment - today is the last day. You'll love figure skating telepaths - promise :).


There he sat, a paragon of virtue. Seth was going to bloody kill him.

"You," he said, jabbing his finger at Marlon's chest.

The damn Fae just smiled.

"Tatoos?" Seth snarled, waving his wrist at his best friend.

For just a moment Marlon looked shocked, then he leant forward.

"My mark," he whispered in Seth's ear.

Every thought in Seth's head vanished and his anger along with it.

Last night they had stepped over a line, fallen into bed and become more than simple friends, but this was mind-blowing. Fae's only marked those they wanted forever, and stories said it was involuntary.

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 - Grrrrrrs at the influence that can colors a mother's love against her child. Agnetha? asked in happy inquisition.

    Signs - Oh you had me at the smiling self-satisfied Fae. Cherry on top is the 'involuntary' marking of one they wanted to be with forever.

    1. Agnetha - you'll be meeting her in the next part :)