Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Drabblerotic Animal Magnetism - P is for Peacock m/m - #AtoZChallenge 2016

Welcome to FB3X Drabblerotic 2016.
A to Z Challenge 2016
psst -  for anyone expecting Drabble Cascade that will be back in May, but come join in Drabblerotic instead, we'd love to have you!

This post contains adult themes
The Way Drabblerotic Works

it's really very simple. We'll write a drabble every day inspired by our word of the day and we want you to be inspired too, just write :). Our theme this year is
Animal Magnetism
And we're being inspired by the fauna of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Our word today is
P is for Peacock.

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

Author's Note

Welcome to our drabble today. When I saw the prompt peacock about the only thing I knew I didn't want to do was something to so with how my protagonist dressed, simply because that felt too obvious. I do hope you enjoy the direction I chose instead.

Fire leapt to Erik's command as soon as he saw what was in the package. It went up in a ball of light even as he dropped it.

"What was it?" Cal asked, immediately stepping up to him.

"Peacock feather," Erik said shortly.


It was a symbol of bad luck; someone wanted him gone and it made Erik angry. He had saved the whole village, turned back the barbarian invaders, but now there was peace they feared him.

"Things'll settle down," Cal said, wrapping him in an embrace from behind. "It's just some superstitious idiot. We are safe here."

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A drabble is a work of 100 words exactly. Flash fiction is a work of up to 500 words. Both may be submitted to Drabblerotic.

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, any genre you want to write, since variety is the spice of life!

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    1. I've heard they were bad luck, but I've seen many a wedding that used the feathers throughout, always wondered if the marriage lasted. :)

    2. I've heard of people using peacocks as alarm systems around their property. They're beautiful creatures, sad if they're bad luck.

    3. Never heard they were bad luck. Childhood experiences tells me those animals are mean and bite for no reason. There feathers are pretty though.

    4. Ooh, compelling. I could not have guessed where you would take this. Well done.
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    5. I was just reading about the superstition regarding peacock feathers. Loved to see it used here in your drabble.