Tuesday, 26 July 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #175 - word of the week is 'throe' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #175 - This week's word of the week is 'throe'.

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 79) (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, 'throe' is a violent spasm or pang (can be emotional), and I've been deciding where to end the flashback, and this prompt made my decision for me :)


Stephan-Benedict blinked at Agnetha; prophecy, disaster, Blane, it made his heart ache. Stephan blinked again and the heat of a newer forge hit him, even as the older one remained in front of his eyes. Benedict and Reynaulght’s power surged through him, making his limbs shake and this time he really was falling.

A wing swung around him, bringing him up against dragon. He relaxed, gasping and blinking as he sank into his own body, the real world returning. Benedict came close too, Stephan smelling the scents of human exertion, but not really seeing anything clearly.

“Just breathe, my friend.” 

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

Author's Note
A humorous one for you today - hope you enjoy :)


Van appeared next to the bed.

"Crap, do you have to do that? I could have been in the throes of passion," Pete said once his heart calmed down.

"Your relationship with your hand does not count as passion."

Pete cursed the luck that had given him a sarcastic guardian angel.

"That is, however, beside the point. You are about to be caught skiving and since Master Bonas hates you, the punishment will be underserved. Give me your hand."

They vanished just as the door began to open. Pete ended up on Van's bed.

"Now this has possibilities," he said.
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 –- That is one effective pop out of a flashback. I could feel the burst of heat Stephan felt when he came back to the present.

    Guardian --- "Your relationship with your hand does not count as passion." This is a gem.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with the above comments! Well done.