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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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Monstrous Regiment, Polly Perks/Maladict, literary cafe
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[personal profile] pleonasm 2013-03-17 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
Of the two of them, Polly is the one who reads, oddly; Maladicta sprawls across a chair and picks at her fingernails with a knife, defiantly masculine. The room is fairly quiet, with the occasional rush of conversation occasionally from a corner of the room where they are knitting bandages and talking about romance novels. Polly sighs, turning a page - a happy sigh, and Maladict smiles a little, taking a long sip of her coffee and then starting with the knife on her other hand.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Giles and Spike, spending the afternoon watching Passions (again)
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"Bloody hell, it's a rerun!" Spike cried as he stared angrily at the television screen. "I already know that Timmy's a—"

"Shush!" With one hand, the Watcher motioned for the vampire to be silent as he held the remote control in the other, carefully fast-forwarding through the commercials. "I haven't seen this yet and I'd rather you not spoil it for me."

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Red Dwarf, Dave Lister +/ any, meeting your alternate selves never gets any less awkward
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[personal profile] ilthit 2013-03-16 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
Jeeves & Wooster/Poirot, Miss Felicity Lemon/Lady Florence Craye, sapphic poets
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any, any, it's a cold war / you better know what you're fighting for
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The Hobbit, Thorin

[personal profile] bedlamsbard 2013-03-16 10:53 am (UTC)(link)
Thorin lives every day like a battle, even though their enemy is many thousands of leagues away. He fights his life like it's a war, like there's an enemy here that he can take sword or axe to and cleave away his disappointment. He raises his nephews to be soldiers because he knows no other way to live after the end of everything.

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Lizzie, at least out loud, I won't say I'm in love
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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-16 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
So what if the ball is in her court, as Charlotte told her the other day, off-camera, thankfully. She still can't talk about what she wants, not when she can't even admit it to herself. What she can do is call him, embarrassing as that is, badly as it went, and post that video, because if he still watches her video, if he knows her at all, he will understand what she really wants to say.
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Three Sentence Fic prompt

[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-16 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandom: The Hobbit
Characters: Dwalin, Bofur
Concerns about this rather crazy wizard, Radagast and his rabbits
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[identity profile] saoirse7.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"Who's idea was it to ask his help?" Bofur leaned over and whispered, his brows furrowed in concern. "He's a little...well..."

"Gandalf's, so shut your trap," Dwalin replied, though it was obvious he was feeling the same way.
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Three Sentence Fic prompt

[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-16 12:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters: Mrs. Hudson, Inspector Lestrad
Discussing the contents of Holmes' fridge or the kitchen in general
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[personal profile] lbilover 2013-03-16 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm not sure that's-" began Mrs. Hudson, but it was too late.

Lestrade opened the fridge door then hastily slammed it shut again with a startled, "Good god, there's a head in there."

"Well, boys will be boys," she offered feebly.

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Three Sentence Fic prompt

[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-16 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandom: Walking Dead
characters: Carol, Maggie
Discussion about raising or having children, would they consider it? Maybe while looking after Lorie's child? Or just in general.
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[personal profile] lbilover 2013-03-16 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Lord of the Rings, Frodo/Sam, Don't the great tales never end?
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[personal profile] hildigard_brown 2013-03-16 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
The silence is broken only by the crackle of the fire as Sam gently closes the Red Book. He buries his face in golden curls as slender arms encircle him in a fierce hug. 'Our parts have ended Frodo... but our tale will go on.'

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[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-16 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Characters: Frodo, Elrond
Something about the Rivendell library or maps
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[identity profile] saoirse7.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
The first time Elrond rolled out the map, Frodo's eyes widened in shock and delight. He had known the world was big from Bilbo's stories, but as he looked at the detailed drawings and exotic names, he was awed by the immensity of it all. With his fingers, he traced the route to Mordor, and realized with no small measure of excitement and, yes, terror: he was going on an adventure.
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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-16 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow/Oz, there's a first time for everything
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[personal profile] snowpuppies 2013-03-16 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
his eyes follow her
warming her skin and her heart
he's looking at her

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The West Wing, Toby + Will, hazing
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[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-16 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
The ball thumped against the glass partition between Will’s office and Toby Ziegler’s, causing Will to spill coffee onto a pile of notes on his desk. Will knew that Toby was doing it on purpose and he turned to glare at him as he mopped up the coffee with a paper towel. Toby, ball in hand, looked back at Will, a small, satisfied, smile on his face, and mouthed the words, “I hope that wasn‘t anything important.”

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-16 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy + Dawn, never let me go"
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[personal profile] snowpuppies 2013-03-16 01:14 pm (UTC)(link)
she sees it coming
terrified, frozen, she stares
as her sister jumps

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-16 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Sherlock/BtVS, Sherlock + Giles, the oddest cases
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Three Sentence Fic prompt

[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-16 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
characters: Gandalf, Belladonna Took
Discussing Bilbo as a young child
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Too Good for That

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-17 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
“He's growing up so much like his father,” Belladonna says with a sigh, “as interested in the contents of the pantry as anything else.”

He knows she's happy here, as happy as it's possible for a hobbit to be (which is very happy indeed), filled to the brim with love of her husband, and their little son, and the hole built in tribute to her, but there's still a gleam in her eyes when she looks over the hills, and a longing in her sighs.

“Well, we'll have to see what can be done about that; it wouldn't do for the son of Belladonna Took to be dull,” Gandalf says, blowing out a smoke ring and giving her a wink, heartened by the grin she gives in return.

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-16 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
X-Men (any type), Rahne Sinclair/Sam Guthrie, homesick
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[personal profile] magickmoons 2013-03-16 01:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Stargate SG-1, Jack/Daniel, repeat after me
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[personal profile] magickmoons 2013-03-16 01:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Stargate SG-1, team, fireworks
cofax7: Sam Carter smirking (SG-1 - Sam Smirking)

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SG-1, team, fireworks


They met in Washington that year, gathered on the back deck of Jack's Alexandria house for steaks and beers, coming together with such ease it could almost be 1999 again, and Jacob and Selmak were just late. But Jack's hair was now entirely white, Sam's was past her shoulders (and curled for the occasion), and Teal'c had, shockingly, gone grey at his temples.

Daniel stood on the deck and watched the fireworks over the river, and nudged Sam with his elbow: "You made much bigger explosions."

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[personal profile] magickmoons 2013-03-16 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Stargate SG-1, Jack/Daniel, one for the road
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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-16 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)
How I Met Your Mother, Robin & Ted, what I don't understand is why Barney of all people

How I Met Your Mother, Robin & Ted, what I don't understand is why Barney of all people

[identity profile] andi-horton.livejournal.com 2013-03-17 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
Ted asks "why him?" but means why not me?
Robin hears the real question and says "it wouldn't have worked, you and me."
She means it, but he doesn't hear.
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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-16 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Jane Austen's Emma, Emma & Jane, do you think we can ever be friends
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[personal profile] lettered 2013-03-17 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
"Perhaps now that the whole silly business of Mr Churchill is behind us, we might become friends," Emma said, feeling that she had grown up immeasurably in the last few months.

"I have found that very nearly anything might be achieved, if one has the fortitude to apply hard work, understanding, and patience," said Jane, with a kind smile.

Growing up was overrated, Emma decided.

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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-16 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Sense & Sensibility, Marianne & Lucy, you are hurting my sister, you know
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Downton Abbey, Mary/Matthew, we will always have Paris
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Greek mythology, Iphigenia, I will haunt you like a ghost
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)

On the Sidelines, With My Hands Tied

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-16 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
“I will follow you,” she says, spitting defiance in his face even as the wind tears at her hair and clothes, as he draws the blade that will end her life. “My shade will haunt you all your life, and every victory you win will turn to ash around you, I vow it.”

There is nothing in Agamemnon's eyes as he shoves her to her knees, not hate or rage, not grief, guilt or fear, and she knows then, as the blade slices her throat, swift and sure, that he is dead already, just as much as she.