Tuesday, 30 August 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #180 - word of the week is 'matter' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #180 - This week's word of the week is 'matter'.

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.

I wasn't going to continue Benedict's rant, but then the word of the week kind of slipped into a concept about Ben and I thought it needed following.


Stephan sank back against Reynaulght at the sudden fury in Benedict’s eyes, and he held the bangles tightly.

“We do not matter! Blane could not care less about a pair of recluses hidden in the mountains for nigh on twenty years. If it wasn’t for the dwarves acting as middlemen, we wouldn’t even be able to make a living. And now we have one more runaway to feed.”

Stephan stared openly at Benedict; as he gazed longer, he saw it, not rage, but fear, the fear of a boy forced from his home. His heart went out to his friend.

Contains adult themes,
or language
A Little Bite (Paranormal, m/m, PG)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
What with my new novel nearly being ready and happening to watch Kindred: The Embraced the other day, I have vampires on the brain, so vampires it is :) Enjoy!


Lyam stared at the man in front of him.

"Wh...what are you?" he stammered.

"What do you think?"

"You just walked through solid matter," Lyam said.

The man smiled and all Lyam could focus on were the large white fangs. Somewhere in the back of his mind he remembered vampires could turn into smoke. This had to be what that meant.

"Are you going to kill me?" he asked.

"No," the man said, "I just need a little bite. I promise you will enjoy it."

"Oh," Lyam said, and then he made the mistake of looking in the vampire's eyes.

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 comment:

  1. Sophie- How old was Benedict when he escaped with his mother’s help? Blane will be an adult now too and used to ruling in Benedict’s place if their father has died in the meantime. That’s enough time to be greedy and want to keep the Kingdom for his own, that is if he’s anything other than a King in name only.

    Tasha – Never ever look a vampire in the eyes unless you can trust him and even then. Lyam isn’t going to belong to himself anymore? I do love vampire stories.