Tuesday, 23 August 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #179 - word of the week is 'inorganic' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #179 - This week's word of the week is 'inorganic'.

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 83) (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.

'Inorganic' made me think of the iron bracelets, which are featuring prominently in my story at the moment, but it also made me think of organic vs inorganic, and the fact the organic tends to mean something works with other things when used figuratively, and then I thought about inorganic maybe being the opposing view to that, and then I thought of Benedict.


Stephan looked down at the finely made ironwork in his hands, back up and across at the man whose skill had made them and, since Benedict seemed to be ignoring him, back down again.

He could feel the power running through his fingers and up his arms, it made him warm and excited, but Reynaulght’s mention of prophecy spun around his head. Prophesying could get you executed as a fraudster back home. Yet, this was no fraud.

“Prophecy!” Benedict surprised Stephan with his derision as a hammer clattered loosely on the anvil. “Might as well put your hope in fairytales.”


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

Author's Note
Welcome to the drabble cascade this week. I was very boring with my inspiration today - I just chose an inorganic compound, water, and ran with it :)


He wasn't dead, was the first thing that went through Kail's mind. He sat up slowly. He was on a large flat rock outcrop and the sea was no longer heaving.

Looking around, he realised there was a pile of fish next to him and a knife that appeared to be made of sharp stone. He was confused.

Then he saw a head bob above the waves further out.

He had heard of the merfolk, but never thought to see one; especially one so handsome. Now he understood the gift beside him. Holding the merman's gaze, he smiled a welcome.

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. You snuck this in on me.
    Sophie - And dragons aren't the stuff of fairytales?
    Tasha - There's backstory here. I know it.