Tuesday, 6 September 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #181 - word of the week is 'outside' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #181 - This week's word of the week is 'outside'.

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 84) (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 took 'outside' as inspiration for the newcomer.


‘Ben, come here, Love,’ Reynaulght’s calm presence washed over Benedict’s intensity, and the effect was almost instant: the man’s shoulders sagged, his fear becoming more obvious.

Then he obeyed.

Reynaulght held out one huge wing and Stephan watched as grown man nearly disappeared under it. Face buried against dragon-flank, Benedict was shaking again and, on the outside of the moment, Stephan was shown once more what it had taken for his new companions to share with him the terrors of the past.

It felt one-sided: he knew now that it was his turn, and he wanted to share his story.


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

Author's Note
This is the first thing that popped into my head as soon as I saw the prompt for this week. I hope you enjoy it.


For a while Will just floated, but soon the shock of realising he was outside his body kick-started his thoughts.

John was there, sitting beside his bed, tear streaks down his face.

"You can still go back."

He turned and found his dad beside him. His dad had been dead for three years.

"Then why are you here?" Will asked, feeling strangely disconnected.

"Because you can choose," his dad said, smiling. "Back, there will be pain; on, and there is no pain ever again."

"I can't leave John," Will said, looking down at his husband.

Then he wasn't floating anymore.

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. Sophie – Poor Benedict. Yeah, Stephan needs to share too. Benedict isn’t the only one with painful backstory. Am I remembering correctly, Reynaulght’s the last of his kind? Will there be more dragons created after whatever the three of them do?

    Tasha – Nice that choice. It’s just a delaying because at some point one of them will die first but….

  2. Beautiful pieces, both. Be well!