Tuesday, 25 October 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #185 - word of the week is 'fool' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #185 - This week's word of the week is 'fool'.

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 88) (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's word slipped in easily considering Stephan's state of mind atm.


“How could I have been such a fool?”

It all felt surreal now: the trust, the mockery of love, and Stephan wondered how it had all happened. Stephan looked up at Benedict, who regarded him with steel in his gaze. Stephan had run out of words, but their conversation continued in that moment. They had each suffered treachery from those close to them, and now Stephan knew there was one man to blame; Lord Marshall Blane had been a distant figure in Stephan’s world until Benedict had shared the past. Now he loomed large, dangerous.

“Blane has to be stopped.”

Contains adult themes,
or language
Third Wheel (PG13, Fant, m/m/f)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Do not ask me to explain where this one came from, it just popped into my head :). Happy election day to our US readers and thanks for stopping by.


Davey watched his two best friends as they took their vows, as they went to the marriage bed. It was all very well being the comic relief, but today Davey felt like a fool. He had loved Lorn and Kala for longer than he cared to admit, but they only had eyes for each other.

He considered downing the bottle of Noran Brandy he had swiped from the reception in one.

"Why so glum?"

He turned, shocked to find Lorn behind him.

"You're not supposed to be here."

"Oh Davey, you don't think we'd leave you out here did you?"

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 - Lord Marshall Blane needs to go down in flames or strip him of his powers permanently. That’s painful too.
    Tasha – 3 way and he didn’t know he’d been/ would be invited before this? His friends were probably too caught up in all the flurry of the ceremony. Still…… or maybe he’s just insecure.