Tuesday, 15 March 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #156 - word of the week is 'benefit' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #156 - This week's word of the week is 'benefit'.

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 64) (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, the word of the week just slipped into the story without any trouble at all :)


Benedict had no smile in return for Agnetha, but his awakening brain found something fascinating about her welcoming face, It took him a moment to realise what it was: this woman had an expertly plaited, deep red beard.

‘That’s for your benefit - Mother only dresses her beard when we have guests,’ that mellow voice filled his head once more and Benedict glanced up.

Instinct was one thing, knowing was another. Benedict looked up at a jawline that filled his view; his heart sped up as every part of his being told him he was in the arms of a dragon.


Contains adult themes,
or language
For the People (Fantasy, G)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Thank you for reading this week's offering. Hope you enjoy :)


Cann had always been a nobody. Now as a mage he was someone, but he still didn't understand it. He hadn't had to pay for anything around town since his talent emerged.

Yet he hadn't even done anything.

When he felt a sharp pain in his chest he wasn't sure what it was, but he turned on his heel nevertheless. He walked fast, turning a corner to see Meland the Butcher falling to the ground.

Cann did not hesitate; he ran and sank to his knees, the healing magic pouring out of him instinctively.

For the people; he understood now.
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 comment:

  1. Flying - What is Agnetha? Instinct says dwarf, it's the beard really. So do dragons choose one of the heartier races of people to sire their children on and then leave them to be raised by their mothers until they're older?
    Shivers when down my back at how you introduced your dragon. Effective.

    For the People - Oh I liked this one. And it was instinctive his response. Very nice.