Tuesday, 25 October 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #186 - word of the week is 'Byronic' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #186 - This week's word of the week is 'Byronic'.

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 89) (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 could not acutally use the word Byronic in my fic today, because it's set in a fantasy universe that doesn't know who Byron was, so I took the inspiration from it being moody and dark and slightly mysterious.


Benedict’s gaze darkened further at the mention of the monster who had begun the nightmare for the whole kingdom. He said nothing, but Stephan could see the muscles in his friend’s jaw clenching and he shrunk away from the renewed hostility that contrasted with the connection they had.

‘Love,’ Reynaulght spoke gently, and instantly, Benedict’s hatred flickered into something closer to shock.

“I,” the man began, but Benedict was clearly beyond words, and Stephan sensed any sound from him would only make things worse.

Instead, he just watched as Benedict turned and walked out of the forge into the kitchen.

Contains adult themes,
or language
Brooding or Sulking? (Fant, m/m, PG)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
I admit it, I had to look up the definition of the word :) I suspect anyone who describes themselves as Byronic might come off as a little pretentious ;)


Chance was pretty sure Gabe thought he was being dark, mysterious and brooding; Chance was positive his immortal lover was just sulking.

"Look, I'm sorry," he said, "I'll get you a new one."

"Don't concern yourself, the crystal ball has only been in my family for two hundred years."

"I didn't mean to explode it!"

"You are such a powerful child."

"If I'm a child you're a paedophile."

"You're also rude."

"I think you need a little rude in your life before you disappear up your own arse. Come back to bed, I promise to make it up to 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. Great entries.

    Sophie -- Reynaulght used the word ‘Love’. Insert Pushkin look of shock. Did Benedict not know that that word applied to him and Reynaulght? Yes, retreating to the kitchen, where there are cookies or in my case mini-brownies in cupcake form, or even a good strong drink, is always a great option.

    Tasha – Passive-aggressive vampire…. Then again it was a family heirloom. Wait 200 years it’s been in Gabe’s family. Gabe being a vampire, that’s not very old in vampire years. I’ve done my research on vampires. Lots and lots of reading of vampire stories.
    Have never heard that form, ‘disappear up your own ass’, before. It does seem appropriate for a pretentious sort and there does seem to be a cure for that if Chance is allowed to work on the problem.