Tuesday, 28 June 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #167 - word of the week is 'rot' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #167 - This week's word of the week is 'rot'.

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 75) (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.

So, 'rot' - I decided to use the word this week.


“You are a princess?” Benedict checked, because the hammer-wielding dwarf did not remind him of any of the royalty he had met before.

Agnetha laughed.

“Auntie Arelle thought my metallurgical obsession was all rot, but mother knew, told me to follow my calling.”

“A royal blacksmith,” Benedict concluded and smiled, that idea made him feel better.

“And when Reynaulght came along, I knew I had been right,” Agnetha nodded firmly and reached up behind her to pat the dragon’s chest.

“How?” the question came easily from Benedict this time and he looked between his two companions.

‘Prophecy,’ Reynaulght answered cryptically.

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

Djan couldn't help examining himself in the mirror yet again.

"People are going to think you're vain," Karl said, coming up behind him and kissing him on the neck.

"You weren't dead and rotting for two days."

"That's all over," Karl promised, embracing him; "the curse is broken; you're very much alive."

"I can't help checking."

"You're heart's beating, I can feel it, doesn't that give it away."

"It's paranoia."

"I loved you even when you were turning green."

Djan laughed; his husband always knew how to cheer him up.

"Come on," he said, "we have a party to attend."
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 - *ears perking up and eyes getting shiny* Prophecy ? So even though Benedict isn’t a direct descendent of Agnetha, blacksmithing becomes a shared family thing. Helps to have a dragon around.
    And cliff hanger. Drat it.

    Curses – Could hear the loving argument at the time, “It’s not rot, it’s mildew.”
    A nice take on loving someone, warts and all.

    1. Sorry about the cliffhanger - couldn't get it all in 100 words :)