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rthstewart ([personal profile] rthstewart) wrote2015-02-04 11:09 am

Three Sentence Ficathon

The 2015 Three Sentence Ficathon is now CLOSED, with over 4,100 prompts, fills, and comments.  It's been a great exchange and thank you so much for the whacky crackfic, the moving short fic, and the amazing cross-overs.  You all are great.  I won't freeze this -- go ahead and continue to fill any prompts that interest you and comment on fills made.  I just ask that there not be any more NEW prompts. 

We'll be back next year.  Check out the friending meme and friend away and if you post your works on AO3, be sure to use the 3 sentence ficathon tags.

Thank you again, so much!


It's been 2 years, so why not?!!
 



 

Caramelsilver ran one in December on Live Journal but I was too busy to play.  There are lots of outstanding prompts over there, so do go and check it out!!  Here's the link!  I did one in early spring 2 years ago here on Dreamwidth, and with Yuletide, Fandomstocking, and Festivids over, I thought I'd run a new one!!  Thanks so much  to [personal profile] snacky and Saoirse7 for the nudge and to [personal profile] st_aurafina for making the swell banner and icon!

What is the 3 Sentence Ficathon?
This is a challenge where you answer a prompt with a fic consisting of only three sentences. It's open to all fandoms and you can post and answer as many prompts as you like, as many times as you want.

What do I do first?
You post prompts!  When posting a prompt please format it this way:

fandom, character(s), prompt word/sentence.

Only one prompt per comment please.

What else?
You answer other posters' prompts in three sentences (or more if you can't stop yourself) and fill as many prompts as you want, as many times as you wish.  If you see that a prompt you loved has already been filled, go ahead and fill it again!  Multiple fills of the same prompt allowed and even encouraged!

But I'm not a member of Dreamwidth
No problem.  You can comment anonymously or through open ID

Can anyone play?
Yes!  Please signal boost this to your flist, followers, and any other places you frequent.  Come one, come all! 
I'm cross-posting to LJ but we will keep all prompts and fills here, so they are in one awesome place (and with less spam).  Please, post this anywhere and everywhere.  The more people who come and play, the better!

[And I'll try to put an embed code in so you can spread the word.  I've tried multiple times and failed so far
[personal profile] snacky  !


 

How long will it go? 
I'm closing it on Sunday, March 8, 2015.   (Last time, we reached 5,000 comments and I had to start a new one before the ficathon concluded.  If that happens, I'll start a new post).

Are there any rules about cross-posting?
Nope, you can post wherever you want, whenever you want.  A lot of folks collected their responses together and posted them on AO3 under the 3 sentence fiction tag.  3SFs are a terrific prompt for remixes.


Gosh, there are some cool people over here.  How do I introduce myself?
Through the friending meme right here.



And here, have some icons!

 









Edited, updated 4 Feb 2015 11 PM ET
Edited, updated 21 Feb 2015 10:30 ET to add link to friending meme
Edited, updated 9 March 2015 9:06 EDT to close the 3SF for 2015




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[personal profile] lovepeaceohana 2015-02-09 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love," narrator, that
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would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses

[personal profile] possibilityleft 2015-02-10 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
There should be fic for like every Meat Loaf song and I approve of this prompt so hard and I hope you don't mind I used a different song for the title lol.

*

"Never," he promises, stroking her hair, thick, glossy, and so very full of life; she has at least thirty years left, if she's careful, and maybe more, if she's also lucky.

"I'm sure that's what you said to the rest of them," she says, "and you even think you mean it, but you don't; all boys are the same, even if they're Fae."

He remembers them all, their names and the way they smelled, the way they left when they aged and he stayed the same, and he wonders if it might be easier if he lets her believe it, but he says it again -- "I won't do that," -- and she smiles, but it doesn't reach her eyes.
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[personal profile] sidonie 2015-02-10 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
This is lovely and sad, in the best possible way.
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[personal profile] possibilityleft 2015-02-10 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
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[personal profile] lovepeaceohana 2015-02-10 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
there SHOULD be fic for every Meat Loaf song, haha XD

ANYWAY this is super, very bittersweet, and a take on the song I'd never really thought to imagine, so it was a lovely surprise to find in my inbox! (I mean aside from the surprise that anyone else even knows who Meat Loaf is, haha.)
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[personal profile] possibilityleft 2015-02-12 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
You should google the music video for it, there is definitely angel/demon/faery type imagery in it, which is why I went this direction. It's cool!

(Meat Loaf was my mom's favorite singer when I was a kid; I distinctly remember asking her once why they put a baseball game into the middle of Paradise.)
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[personal profile] elizabeth_rice 2015-02-12 12:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Brilliant take on the song.
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[personal profile] possibilityleft 2015-02-12 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I love that song.
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[personal profile] elizabeth_rice 2015-02-13 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
*nods* I I believe that it is the most romantic song even to this day.
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[personal profile] lexigent 2015-02-18 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG YES, thank you.
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[personal profile] possibilityleft 2015-02-18 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
:D Glad you liked!
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[personal profile] bring_me_sugar 2015-03-02 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, this is gorgeous! (and clever! There really needs to be more Meatloaf fics in the world).
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[personal profile] possibilityleft 2015-03-02 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I am definitely going to request a couple of his songs for [community profile] jukebox_fest.
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[personal profile] bring_me_sugar 2015-03-04 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
YAY! I'm so excited about Jukebox this year!