Tuesday, 25 October 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #187 - word of the week is 'donnot' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #187 - This week's word of the week is 'donnot'.

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 95) (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.

A donnot is a colloquialism for someone who does very little, or nothing, and it leant itself to  Benedict's opinion of himself.


‘We have been waiting for so long, he will take time to come to terms with everything,’ Reynaulght told Stephan plainly.

“He fears himself useless,” Stephan whispered the conclusion he hadn’t really known was in his head.

‘Blane sent assassins for him, never with obvious allegiance, some even from among the dwarves, so often that we eventually had to leave mother and retreat out here. Only she and a loyal few who help us trade our wares and bring supplies know where we are. So we have hidden and waited.’

Stephan recognised both the sorrow and hope in his friend.

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. Blane fears him. Goooood.
    Does Blane know of the prophecy and Benedict's part in it?
    It's easy to change things from inside the establishment since the framework of people is there and you can do it insidiously slowly. Harder to change things back from an outside source as the people who would help you in that framework have been rooted out and replaced and you've been portrayed as the evil that his own family wanted to destroy.

  2. Happy Birthday to you both. I hope that your day is filled with all good things.

  3. Very nice. And I learned a new term! That's always cool. Be well!