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rthstewart ([personal profile] rthstewart) wrote2013-03-11 10:23 pm
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3 Sentence Ficathon


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EDIT!  THIS POST IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW PROMPTS,  PLEASE POST NEW PROMPTS
HERE!

CaramelSilver isn’t running the awesome 3 sentence ficathon this year, but she said I could do it in her place!!  (Banner courtesy of CaramelSilver and thanks so much!)

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?
You post prompts!  When posting a prompt please format it this way:

fandom, character/pairing, 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. 

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

Can anyone play?
Yes!  Please pimp this to your flist, I'd like as many as possible to come and participate!

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). 

Here's a link for spreading the word to all your friends and comms (thanks [personal profile] snacky !)




How long can it go? 
CaramelSilver kept the 2011 3 Sentence Ficathon up for a month.  I'd suggest closing it on Sunday, April 7, 2013.  How does that sound? (edit:  If we reach 5,000 comments sooner, I'll start a new one).

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

Gosh who are all these people writing such great prompts and fills?
Good question!  Come to the friending meme and introduce yourself if you like.

As  [personal profile] lady_songsmith explains, for the 2011 3 Sentence Ficathon, [livejournal.com profile] grim_lupine created a delicious account to archive the 3 Sentence Ficathon.   [personal profile] lady_songsmith has reactivated the archive on delicious for this challenge, so, here is the account (nothing current added yet, though): https://previous.delicious.com/3sentence She asks that if anyone would be willing to help knock down the backlog of the prolific-ness thus far, let her know!!  (She adds:  I know folks are kinda down on delicious with the changes, but, hey, it's an archive already set up with useful tags!)

On the subject of archiving, I really encourage people to collect and post their fills elsewhere.  That way, we can find your work more easily again, redundancy is always good and it's really useful for future remixes and other challenges and gift exchanges you might participate in. I'll start a linking post so that if you do collect all your fills and post them on your own blog or an archive like AO3, you can give give us the link in comments. 


edited March 12, 2013
edited March 13, 2013 to fix box coding problem (thanks to those who helped!) and to add link to friending meme
edited March 15, 2013 to add information on archiving.
edited March 24, 2013 to close post to new prompts. 


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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Once Upon a Time, Belle, blank slates

[identity profile] andi-horton.livejournal.com 2013-03-17 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Her ward beeps and rustles with the peaceful not-quiet of a hospital at night and she waits for the nurse to leave before she looks in the mirror, as though the very sight of herself were illicit.

Yes, the face that looks back at her is unfamiliar, the person behind it a stranger, but she is unafraid. Instead she grows ever more certain that she has been reborn: nameless, unmarked, unmarred, freed to be whoever she chooses to become.
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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Once Upon a Time, David, second-in-command
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[personal profile] arduinna 2013-03-25 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
The people think he's a prince, born to rule, and look to him to lead them. It should terrify him, that much trust and dependence, and he so woefully unprepared to fulfill it, but it doesn't: he gives Snow's orders and backs her every move, his trust in her even greater than the people's in him, and better placed.

This is his true destiny: to stand at the right hand of the woman he loves, to be the arrow she shoots from her bow to do her will, his sword a well-honed tip to strike her mark.
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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Doctor Who/Torchwood, Jack, Cap'n Jack'll get you high tonight (with apologies to Billy Joel)
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[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-22 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
Jack Harkness causally lit the hash pipe, as he watched Owen spray the strange cologne taken illegally from the Torchwood Hub, all over himself and then turn to face the Doctor with a look of innocent charm.

"I know that scent and I know that it's meant to make the wearer irresistible, Doctor Harper, but for some odd reason, that particular fragrance makes most TimeLords break out in a nasty rash," the Doctor said backing away. "While I am extremely flattered, for my own safety, I'll be at the other end of the bar getting high with Captain Harkness because that's a wee bit safer for me."
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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Inheritance Trilogy (Hundred Thousand Kingdoms), Kurue, betrayal
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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Downton Abbey, Anna, determination
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[personal profile] autumnia 2013-03-13 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
She may have merely been a lowly servant but she held herself better than that: she learned to ignore all the whispers and stares from the women she passed on the streets, feigning a slight loss of hearing when she stood to close to them as they queued up to buy bread from the baker or meat from the butcher.

She knew what they said about her and what they thought of her husband but she knew he was innocent, that it was all Vera's doing.

She knew and so she held her head high, biding her time and her tongue, knowing that one day, the proof will come and he will return home to her, and to Downton.

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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Downton Abbey, Mrs. Hughes, the eagle's eye view
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[personal profile] katharhino 2013-03-15 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
If she paused quietly at the top of the stairs to the servant's hall, looking down before anyone noticed her, she saw things Carson would never see. Bates and Anna stealing a kiss; Ivy giggling behind her hand; Jimmy running his hands through his hair; Thomas (that is, Mr. Barrow) watching Jimmy running his hands through his hair; O'Brien's snaky whisper to her nephew.

A good housekeeper uses all the tools at her disposal.

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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Downton Abbey, Carson, babies

(Anonymous) 2013-03-13 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Contrary to popular expectations, Carson was very good with babies and small children. When the young ladies were growing up, his duties never took him to the nursery, of course, but his affection for Lady Mary did, and often. Now, he entered the nursery to find Lady Mary sitting with Master George in her arms, tear stains on her cheeks, silent; he gently took the baby from her without waking him and just as gently settled him into his cot, before momentarily abandoning propriety and sitting down on the sofa, comforting the lady he would always think of as his little girl.

(It went slightly off-tangent tbh. ~Ruan Chun Xian)

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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:29 pm (UTC)(link)
The Borgias, Cesare/Micheletto, cleave to you
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[personal profile] meridian_rose 2013-03-16 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"My Lord," Micheletto cries as he comes.
Afterwards, they lie amongst tangled sheets that smell of sweat and sex and sin, and Micheletto is content. It might be that Cesare's heart belongs to Lucrezia, but there's no doubt now that his body belongs to Micheletto.
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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:29 pm (UTC)(link)
The Borgias, any suitor, his prospective bride
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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Middle Earth, Bilbo, the itch in the feet
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[personal profile] lbilover 2013-03-13 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Off on the road with Dwarves again! Bilbo shuffled an impromptu dance of joy across the lane. The itch in his feet vanished as if by magic.

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(Anonymous) 2013-03-13 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Doctor Who/Torchwood(whichever)/Pirates of the Caribbeans, Captain Jack and Captain Jack, shennanigans
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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"I told you not to flirt with both twins," Jack yelled over the gale-force winds and the boom of canons.

"You should be glad it kept them from noticing their necklaces were missing," Jack called back, ducking the cleat that came loose in the last barrage.

"It seemed like a good idea at the time!"

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[personal profile] azarias 2013-03-13 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Dragonriders of Pern, Lessa, paperwork
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[personal profile] mardypants 2013-03-16 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ramoth the Golden, matter-of-fact as always, informed her rider that incineration would be the most satisfactory of solutions.

"Fandarel did urge us to test the new flamethrowers under every possible condition," Lessa mused as she ran a critical eye over the sheaves of old records. "Do you suppose crumbling and illegible hides would fall like Threads when dropped from a very great height?"

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[personal profile] azarias 2013-03-13 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Babylon 5, Londo & G'kar, Earth girls are easy

(Anonymous) 2013-03-13 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
BBC Sherlock, Mycroft, fall

(Anonymous) 2013-03-13 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
BBC Sherlock, Sherlock made sure Mycroft never calls him Sherly again

(Anonymous) 2013-03-13 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
BBC Sherlock, Lestrade, is Sherlock Holmes a good man?
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[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-22 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
Lestrade looked at John Watson for a moment and then said in a very low voice, "He's helped me more times than I can count and I like to think that he is a good man in spite of the evidence to the contrary."
"Sherlock has a different way of looking at things, Inspector, but I can assure you, he is very good man," John said firmly.
"I agree with you but don't tell Anderson that or I'll be forced to quit my job rather than suffer that man's constant outrage," Lestrade smiled.

(Anonymous) 2013-03-13 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
BBC Sherlock, Sherlock, staying alive
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[personal profile] mmmdraco 2013-03-13 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Making the plan had been an easy enough thing. That it had gone off without a hitch was merely a pleasant reminder of his own brilliance. What nearly undid him, though, was just how many times he wondered about the worth of his own life without those people in it that he had grown so... used to.

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Lydia, back to the start
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[personal profile] degrees 2013-03-14 08:54 am (UTC)(link)
Sometimes Lydia wishes that she could undo everything, to rewind the year and make it so none of the disasters that had occurred had ever happened. Maybe then her heart wouldn't be so much in pain from the wounds of her mistakes, her trust and naïveté. But as she looks over at Lizzie, sipping her tea as they actually talk to each other, like adults, she thinks that maybe the pain might be worth it.

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Jane, New York
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[personal profile] degrees 2013-03-15 12:20 pm (UTC)(link)
At first, New York is overwhelmingly large; too large, she thinks, for someone like her. She feels so tiny, so insignificant as she stands there, the mass of humanity rushing too and fro around her. Then Bing takes her hand, and she looks at him, and knowing that in a way she was his entire world helps Jane find her footing once more.

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[identity profile] heliopausa.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
He met Pittencream again, years later, when he travelled to Calormen, sifting the whole world for any clue at all as to his vanished son. They brought him to the old, mad sailor, whose ravings they took, in Calormene style, to be the oracles of a god-touched, and the madman peered at him, sidelong, mumbling "cold, horrible... alone... alone in the dark with them silent men".
But Caspian remembered the table at the World's End, where Pittencream had been left solitary, and turned away, desolate.

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[identity profile] lady-songsmith.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Borgias, Cesare, absolution
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[personal profile] meridian_rose 2013-03-16 07:00 pm (UTC)(link)
He never wanted to be Cardinal Borgia. His destiny lies in leading armies, not mass. The hypocrisy burns as he dispenses absolution he feels he is utterly unqualified to give, unable to fully believe in, and unworthy of himself.
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[personal profile] lbilover 2013-03-13 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Lord of the Rings, Frodo/Sam, somewhere only we know
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[personal profile] pretty_panther 2013-03-13 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Sam is the only one who can really connect with Frodo after they go home to the shire. No one else was there when Frodo fell apart and it wasn’t them that pulled him back from the brink of becoming nothing more than a husk of himself. There are simply things no one else can understand, looks no one else can see, and feelings no one else can feel bubbling up in their chests and making them remember things they don’t even know if they want to forget or not.

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[personal profile] starbrow 2013-03-13 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Narnia, girl!Edmund and boy!Lucy, hijinks
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"Come on, Eda! If we don't hurry, we'll miss the elephants' midnight show!"

"I think that was the point of sending us to bed early, Luke," Edaline says with a yawn, but climbs out of her bed, curious about what the show entails.

Luke flashes a quick grin at her, and slips out the window, with Edaline follows her younger brother, off to what she is sure will be another mishap.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Outlaws of Sherwood, Marian/Robin, small vagrant breezes
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Outlaws of Sherwood, Cecil(y), freedom
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When he finds her out, she thinks that her ruse is spent. But he has known the feeling of being under thumb just as much as she, and doesn't seem to question that she should have what rights an outlaw might. To have choices is no longer a foreign thing, but of those... she still chooses him.

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