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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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The Mummy series, Evie/Rick, "No harm ever came from--" "No. Just no."
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Eviiiiiiiiiiie my librarian love!

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"But it's a book, Evie, look, I thought you love books!"
She wavers, then, because it is a book, a very nicely old-looking one, with a deliciously old and difficult form of hieryglyphs on the cover that might take her weeks to translate....but it's also a book from a tomb, and she has learned her lesson there, she knows the power both good and harmful in "just peeking" at books.
"I'm the librarian, and I say no, Rick."

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Greek Mythology, Odysseus/Penelope, a sudden change of plans
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"I thought you didn't want to go," she says, her gaze unwavering and steady, eyes locked on his.

He shrugs, helplessly, a small smirk (an expression that's always unnerved her) playing across his face, another reminder that she's already lost him.

"They can't win the war without me."

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Greek Mythology, Odysseus/Penelope, poker face
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He tested her (of course he tested her, it was his intent all along, wasn't it?) but she'd also tested him. In his beggar's guise, he had seen her eyes pass across his face like a slap, and thought she had forgotten him.

As it turned out, she'd passed his test, but he'd failed hers.

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Narnia/Avengers, Susan/Hawkeye, the target
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[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-15 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Even with his muscled arms clasped around her back and his busy mouth trailing kisses along her collarbone, she pulls back the bowstring and lets the arrow fly. He pauses long enough to glance over his shoulder as the tip buries itself in the very center of the target, and grins as she laughs low in her throat.

"Point made, Susan the Gentle; now about that prize..."

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-14 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek Mythology, Andromache, the sack of Thebe
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LotR, Frodo/Bilbo, writing
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[personal profile] pretty_panther 2013-03-14 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Bilbo insists he has to finish his book before he can start anything with Frodo and it feels like the younger hobbit is being fobbed off at first. Then he sees the tears when Bilbo finishes the chapter of his life about the battle and the dwarves and the King Under the Mountain long dead. He had to let someone go from his heart before he could let another in, and Frodo understands that now.

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Greek Mythology, Andromache + Chryseis, they knew each other in Thebe
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Greek Mythology, Hector/Andromache, even Hector Tamer of Horses can make a joke once in a while, you know
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It's early in their marriage, and the city is yet foreign to her, her shining husband barely coalescing from tales of fame to something real. He enters their room to find her buried under the driving gear she was trying to clean for him, in tears of frustration and no small amount of fear, and lifts the heavy leather mess off Andromache with one hand, offering the other to help her up.

"The horses don't much care what it looks like, anyway," he says, and smiles.

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Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Daystar + Mendanbar, uncertainty
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"Father, I'm not sure I can-"

"Pretend it's Antorell and you'll be just fine."

A vicious smirk spreading on his face, Daystar pulls hard and the table bursts into flames without a hitch (Shiara will be proud).

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Sorcery and Cecelia, Kate/Thomas, strategic clumsiness

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"See," Thomas says, smiling so smugly that Kate wants to kiss it off his face, "you're doing wonderfully, darling."

Kate rolls her eyes, 'stumbles' in the middle of their waltz--although, to be honest, she really doesn't mind dancing if it means being held so tightly.

"Oh," Thomas mourns: "Perhaps we'll have to keep practicing."

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Sorcery and Cecelia, Kate and Cecy, grief
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Sorcery and Cecelia, Kate & Cecy & Georgy, Squire Bryant's goat.
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Star Wars, Leia & Luke & Han, Leia shoots first at the Mos Eisley cantina

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Leia giggles drunkenly as she pulls her blaster from its holster as she sashays around the corner table towards the aisle.

"Are you sure you want to do this boys?" she asks Han and Luke. "Last one to hit the gasan string drum buys the next round."

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Fairy Tales, East of the Sun and West of the Moon (or Cupid and Psyche), you always remember the lamp but never the knife

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When the sun goes down he feels like he might have a chance at a normal life after all. Every night her room is only illuminated by stars and moon and between the sheets and with the head down in her thighs he can let himself forget his sorrows and nurse the embers of hope.
The lamp she lights on the third night feels like a knife to the back.

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Fairy Tales, Twelve Dancing Princesses, the one where they outwit their dance partners and the soldier both
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[personal profile] redsixwing 2013-03-14 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
They fled on bare feet, with only a muffled giggle to give away their position. Behind them, the sounds of frenzied dancing continued unabated.

"But, sister mine, however did you get six pairs onto one man?"

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-14 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Fairy Tales, Queen Anait, the language of the loom
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-14 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Fairy Tales/Folklore, any version of the Princess and the Cowherd/Tanabata legend, meteors are messengers

Star Struck

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She is never alone in her father’s court but has never been lonelier. Whenever she can she finds herself drifting to the edge of heaven staring into the bright currents between them hoping just to catch a glimpse of him.
She gets lost in the image from time to time, so she never sees the first star he lobs over to her until it hits her squarely in the forehead.

(A/N: I know, stars are not meteors but just roll with it?)

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-14 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Fairy Tales/Folklore, the Butterfly Lovers (Chinese mythology), homecoming
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Fairy Tales/Folklore, Ballad of Mulan, memories she can't forget
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[personal profile] redsixwing 2013-03-14 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course she'll never forget the ones tattooed on her back - she recited them for the tattooist through the fog of pain and the terrible loss, but there are others, too.

She'll never forget the men she served with, and under, and over. She'll never forget the ones she served against, but there is nobody to ink those names on the parchment of her skin, so she remembers their faces and voices instead.

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Fairy Tales/Folklore, Kaguya-hime, she would do anything to return

University building

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Narnia/any/chartering a university
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[personal profile] primeideal 2013-03-14 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Susan lays the groundwork in her father's name, at first, the memories of his lecturing tours not quite faded. They had been exciting new worlds too, and she glimpses them halfway through the rising towers.

Generations later, it's Eustace who sees his parents in the students' faces; reading, debating, marching, dreaming in the quadrangular sun.

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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-14 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)
any, any, IN SPACE! AU
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Neville/Luna red and blue)

Flying on the Lone Pine

[personal profile] shallowness 2013-03-14 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Young Captain David Morton blames himself for lowering his guard once his ship navigated the Seven White Gates. Now reports are coming in from all sides, tensely summarised by Executive Officer Sterling, all pointing to one thing, their ship is in the grip of the Ballinger Anomaly. He gives the order, 'Unleash the twins.'

I have no idea if you're familiar with this fandom!
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-14 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
any, any, western AU
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Mass Effect, Shep&Garrus

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Garrus has had it up to here with the law, and doing what he can against corruption and a rogue lawman is tough but—well, someone's got to do it. The first time he meets Shepard, riding in on one of the finest horses in the west, Garrus recognizes a kindred spirit and feels a flicker of hope renewed.

Looks like there's a new sheriff in town.

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any, any, horror AU
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Assassin's Creed, Clay

[personal profile] tanyart 2013-03-14 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
He wakes up in the Animus and finds William, Shaun, and Rebecca all staring at him like it's a goddamn miracle.

"Desmond?"

Clay smiles serenely, and it takes everything to hold back his triumphant laughter; "I know what to do."

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[personal profile] redsixwing 2013-03-14 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Xenoblade Chronicles, Egil or Vanea, "in the ordinary course of things..."