Tuesday 4 November 2014

FB3X Drabble Cascade #85 - word of the week is 'ludicrous' (a chance to test and share your writing skills)

Fantasy Boys XXX Drabble Cascade

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #85 - This week's word of the week is 'ludicrous'.

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 :)

Suitable for all.
Roses Are Red (PG, m/m, Fantasy)
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
Sorry we're late this morning, Soph and I both forgot to put the post live! I also apologise if there are any mistakes in the drabble, Soph is at work so you are seeing it without her usual corrections. There may be wayward commas ;). Hope you enjoy it.

Rex took one look at the rose petals all over the bed and turned right around.

"Wait," Devlin called after him.

He didn't dare because he was trying so hard not to laugh.

"I know it's ludicrous," Devlin said, catching him by the shoulder, "you can laugh, I did too, but it's tradition."

"Rose petals?" was all Rex could say before he lost it.

"They're supposed to bring fertility and love," Devlin said, "my mother insisted."

"Your mother?"

"She found out about us. No I don't know how."

"Your mother?" Rex asked again and it was laugh more or cry.


  1. I wanted to know more. Why was rose pedals so funny? Why would his mom have to do with him and rose pedals?

  2. Okay one more time.
    What a wonderful way to let your son and his lover know that she approves and wishes them happiness together.
    Ah, is Devlin's mother magic adept? Fertility??!