Tuesday, 12 July 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #169 - word of the week is 'remark' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #169 - This week's word of the week is 'remark'.

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 77) (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 this week I went with a use of the word 'remark' that I have to admit is not normally in my usage of said word. Sometimes I check word definitions, even if I'm familiar with a word, just to see if an inspiration pops out from one of the synonyms. So this week, I used 'remark' in the form of 'to note/notice something specifically'.


Benedict sank back against Reynaulght where his dragon was seated behind his bench and took in what he had been told. He’d felt it, he’d known it inside, but to hear evidence of the connection he felt to Reynaulght made it evermore real. Yet there was another implication as well.

“We marked the bad times coming?” he checked, the recent horrors creeping back to him.

“You marked a light against those times,” Agentha corrected and Benedict could not help but note the bright smile that went with those words.

His cousin’s faith in him did not make him feel braver.

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

Author's Note
Today's offering has a whistful note to it, because I seem to be in that kind of mood. Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy my drabble.


It had only been an offhand remark, but Lea couldn't stop thinking about it. Van had mentioned his name.

Van never acknowledged the humans in the questing party.

And yet he knew Lea's name.

"I thought you noticed. An unforgivable slip on my part."

Lea turned ridiculously fast to find their Elven leader standing behind him. As ever the simple beauty of Van took Lea's breath away.

"When this is over," Van said, "when we are free to be ourselves, I would like to know you."

All Lea could do was nod wordlessly as his commander turned and walked away.

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. Very nice pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Flight of Fire -- Can see where it would make someone feel braver. That's quite a load to bear.

    Wants -- Tries to skip to the part of the story where Van can get to 'know' Lea.