Tuesday, 10 May 2016

FB3X Drabble Cascade #160 - word of the week is 'impede' (Just 100 words: can you do it?)

Welcome to FB3X Drabble Cascade #160 - This week's word of the week is 'impede'.

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 68) (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.

Impede made me think 'halt', which then had me thinking about thinking, and what would make Benedict's thoughts stop racing - so this happened.


Benedict’s thoughts had slowed by the time Agnetha returned, but disquiet made him tense as he realised she was not alone.

“Ben,” she greeted warmly, but quietly, “this is Woodgrave, she had been your doctor these past few weeks.”

The woman behind Agnetha came forward slowly and knelt down to where Benedict sheltered under Reynaulght’s huge frame. Kind eyes regarded his fear.

Woodgrave asked, “I need to check your dressings. May I touch you?”

At that suggestion, memories of fists and pain halted all Benedict’s rational thoughts. His breath hitched in his throat. Never had an answer been so difficult.


Contains adult themes,
or language
A Little Reaction
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Author's Note
As you might have noticed I took the week off last week :) Hope you like my return to drabbling for the Cascade.

Kuil woke up smiling as he remembered the night before. However, that smile vanished as chains clanked when he attempted to lift his arms.

"Don't panic."

The words were well meant, but the only thing that did stop him panicking was the fact Will immediately moved to release him.

"It's alright, Love," Will promised him, "you just had a bit of a magical reaction last night."

"What? Why?" Kuil hadn't had one of those since he was ten.

"Seems we're mates."

For a moment he was stunned, then his smile came back.

"We are?" he asked and Will smiled back.

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. Flight - I like that she asked before touching. She's treating him like an abuse victim, carefully, which in face his is.

    Reaction - Chains help with magic reactions? *grins* Chains, beds, and good sex. What's not to like?

  2. Both are excellent, as always! I might just be hooked on drabbles. :)

  3. What a fab idea! It's like the old choose your own adventure stories but the writer gets to choose rather than the reader :)

  4. Excellent installment. You have a gift. Thank you for sharing!