Tuesday, 7 June 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #164 - word of the week is 'hasp' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #164 - This week's word of the week is 'hasp'.

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 72) (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.

I was very unimaginative this week, I went literal with 'hasp'.


Sparks flew as Benedict struck the small piece of metal, a simple hasp, with Agnetha’s hammer. His and Reynaulght’s magic surged in time. It had taken a lot more offers from Agnetha before the draw of such potent magic had been too much and Benedict had taken the proffered hammer from her, but now he had started, there was no stopping him.

Everything went away when metal surrendered to his will and dragon’s fire. Each, if he was honest, ill-made blow set his power free. Stronger, more in control, at last his thoughts between blows began to loosen as well.

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

Author's Note
The prompt was hasp - of course I went with bondage :)


Once the padlock clicked into place over the hasp, Lee couldn't move. If he tried, the collar started to strangle him.

"What a prize."

He could barely move his face away as his captor stroked his cheek.

"So very strong and yet so helpless."

Lee couldn't help the small growl.

"You will submit to me, shifter, do you understand?"

It took so much not to growl out a 'no'. He had asked for this, he had agreed to it. If he ever wanted to be with Michael, human and so fragile, he had to learn. This was the only way.

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. Flight of Fire- It’s pleasing to see Benedict healing as he learns the forge.

    Submission – I’m assuming that this is not Michael who’s put him in bondage. It would be better if it was but then the attitude towards Lee is awfully superior and smug. Somehow I don’t see Lee having someone like that as the love of his life.

  2. Looks to me as though your imagination is right on! Great work!

  3. I agree with Yolanda! Well done.