Tuesday, 16 August 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #178 - word of the week is 'hierophant' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #178 - This week's word of the week is 'hierophant'.

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 82) (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.

This week fitted rather nicely, since the story has been talking about prophecy and hierophant is someone who interprets esoteric messages, so I made Reynaulght my hierophant is this part.


‘When your wounds have healed, those will prevent any attempt to bind you,’ Reynaulght explained what Stephan realised he already knew in his heart.

Benedict nodded, but said no more. His cheeks flushed, he stood, returned to his anvil and began clearing his tools.

“Is something wrong?” Stephan feared he was causing further problems.

Reynaulght instantly lowered his great snout to Stephan’s shoulder.

‘He knows as well as I do, did as soon as we found you, that our prophecy is overtaking us.’

“Prophecy?” Stephan squeaked at the implication.

‘Dark and light shall collide when the Third joins the Union.’


Contains adult themes,
or language
Future Questions (Fantasy, M/M, PG)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Welcome to another week of Drabble Cascade and thank you so much for visiting. I hope you enjoy my offering this week. The beginning just popped into my head and I had to run with it :) Don't forget you're welcome to join in if the word of the week inspires you.


Juni was only there because his captain had ordered the whole squad; when the high priestess handed him the divining bowl he almost laughed. But, as he opened his mouth to protest, she raised her eyebrows at him and he shut up.

"What do you see?" she asked.

He dutifully looked, but didn't expect much.

When he saw himself holding the staff of a mage he didn't understand; he was just a guard.
"Now, husband mine," said a male voice and the image pulled out; "end this war."

The man speaking was the Prince.

How could that be the future?
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1 comment:

  1. Sophie – “‘He knows as well as I do, did as soon as we found you, that our prophecy is overtaking us.’

    “Prophecy?” Stephan squeaked at the implication.

    ‘Dark and light shall collide when the Third joins the Union.’”

    I could hold my breath until the next part is posted but don’t think that is feasible and remain alive. Realize though that that is what I will be doing mentally.

    Tasha – The Question is: why did Juni’s captain order his men there in the first place and if Juni recognizes the Prince why is the Prince telling Juni that he is to ‘end this war’? Is Juni in future on the other side and his marriage to the Prince is a settling of a rift or has Juni become the commander of the forces or does he develop some special talent that could end a war?