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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
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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] wingedflight21.livejournal.com 2013-03-12 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Chuck, Chuck/Sarah, creating new memories
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[personal profile] mmmdraco 2013-03-13 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
He had never imagined being the one who had seen everything; known it all. And, until now, he hadn't. Because now was when he got to witness the rebirth of her wonder.

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Chuck, Morgan & Casey, father-in-law??

[personal profile] samueljames 2013-04-21 12:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Casey knows he's being intimidating but it's fun to watch Grimes stammer and squirm as he asks for Alex's hand in marriage. His beautiful daughter is very much her own woman and saying no would probably make her elope meaning he wouldn't get to walk her down the aisle.

Realizing Morgan has stopped speaking Casey crosses his arms and glares at him, "you can ask but I don't even need to tell you what I'd do if you ever hurt her but I see the way she looks at you so I guess I'm going to be your father-in-law and I need you to do everything you can to make her happy, that's the mission, Grimes."
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[personal profile] hellkitty 2013-03-12 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Walking Dead, Daryl, under the gun
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They'd been caught off guard and now the barrel of their captor's gun was inches from Daryl's face, making any attempt at escape nearly impossible, but as his older brother had been fond of saying, 'when you run out of options, that just means you have to get creative.'

Meeting the man's eyes with a cold, hard stare designed to keep the owner of the gun's attentions focused on his face, Daryl kicked hard with his left foot, directly into the man's groin causing him to double over in agony and drop the gun.

Amid objections from his fellow captives, that he could have gotten them all killed, Daryl scooped up the gun and shot their former captor in the head killing the man and quelling the objections.

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[personal profile] hellkitty 2013-03-12 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Transformers (any), Starscream, method to my madness
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I Don't Know Why

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I don't know why I persist in following Megatron; always being second-best, always getting the brunt of his anger. You'd think I would learn after the first time, or the second. But surely, there must be a method to my madness.

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[identity profile] wingedflight21.livejournal.com 2013-03-12 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Portal, Chell/Wheatley, lopsided
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"But you know, they've done studies about it, that you humans consider faces more attractive when they're not quite so . . . lopsided! It's absolutely mad, am I right?"

She raised exactly one eyebrow; he promptly stammered that of course, there must be exceptions to every rule, and sometimes lopsided is an acquired taste, like olives, or crumpets, or - well, plenty of famous people have been lopsided, and they've managed just fine, haven't they?

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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
XM:FC, Alex/Darwin, there is a prayer stuck in my throat
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[personal profile] grim_lupine 2013-03-12 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
(hi bb! yaaaaay, so glad this is happening again :D)

Alex never prays, sees no use in crying out to ears whose existence is questionable, at best; even if they're there, who's to say they'd be listening? When it comes to Alex, no one else seems to be.

When Darwin--after he--Alex spends that night tasting ash at the back of his throat, eyes squeezed shut, reaching out silently because it's all he can do.

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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
XM:FC, Alex/Darwin, you want a better story. who wouldn't?
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[personal profile] tactician 2013-03-13 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Yours is a story that's almost textbook cliche - teenage angst, a little self harm, a little more harm to everything else, and some voluntary social isolation, if a little bit more extreme for you than for most.

His - he doesn't talk about his much and it's hard to pin him down with his constant changing, but you don't suppose that he's got much peace to look fondly back on either because the world he's adapting to follows a doctrine of helpless entropy, after all.

But now, now it's different as he fits a hand - a little rough, a little soft, human as the situation dictates - around your jaw and reminds you, "We can write our own, from now on."

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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Mass Effect, Shepard/LI, a hurricane bearing down
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[personal profile] hot_tramp 2013-03-13 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Liara loves going on missions -- loves watching Shepard work, having Shepard's back, meeting Shepard's eyes and sharing silent understanding before kicking in the door.

But she might love it more when she stays back. Then, she listens for the Kodiak's return, counts out the minutes with held breath, and waits for Shepard to burst into her quarters and her bed like a storm.

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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Elementary, Joan Watson, the day my body caught fire the woodland darkened
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She knows the burn of losing someone for whom you are responsible. She thinks she knows what Sherlock feels when he can't stop until he's found a killer, no matter how closed the case.
The day she takes her first case on her own, a case everyone else has forgotten, she learns a new kind of fire has been smoldering inside her.

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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Criminal Minds, Prentiss, between the motion and the act falls the shadow
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[personal profile] animus_wyrmis 2013-03-13 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
The flight to Prague is long and cold, and behind it flow the memories of other flights, shorter and warmer, with more leg room but so much less lonely. She uses it to shuffle the memories to the back of her mind: Lauren, Emily; Declan, Reid; the team she left then (Tsia's voice on the phone, her blood on the rug) and the team she is leaving now (Morgan's voice shaking, his hands over hers).

She steps off the flight a ghost with a new name, no one to put in danger, no one to save her from it.
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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
anyone, anyone, "the truth is this: / my love for you / is the only empire i will ever build"
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muahahahahhaa

[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-12 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why do you stay in Rome, Cesare?" Lucrezia asks one night, all innocent eyes and tousled hair. "By now you could have been an emperor."

"But you are in Rome, my love."

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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Susan Pevensie, here we are in the waiting room of the world
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-12 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well," she says, attempting to shake water off and finding herself quite dry. The wood is silent and still but humming with altogether too much emotion for her to categorize. "This is new."

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Supernatural, Mary Winchester, contrasting old and new
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Supernatural, Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester, furnishing and decorating the apartment
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Supernatural, Cassie Robinson, investigative reporting disguised as fiction
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-12 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"Are you Cassie Robinson? Ohmigosh I love all your books, my favorite is the one about the ghost and her mortal lover, where do you get your ideas?"

The fan is young, bright-eyed, and clutching an omnibus of her best-selling hunting novels. Cassie smiles, and signs a book, and remembers why she does this.

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Supernatural, Meg, history and mystery
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Supernatural, Sarah Blake, another cursed object
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Supernatural, Rosie Holt (or another of Azazel's kids in her generation), growing up with freakshow powers
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Supernatural, Tessa, just doing her job
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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-12 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"But I don't want to leave, I like it here," the little girl, the top of her head barely reaching Tessa's hip, insists, her wide green eyes watering as she looks around the corner of the staircase past Tessa.

"I know, but it's time to go," Tessa whispers sadly and takes the little girl's hand in her own, promising, "They'll come see you, soon enough."

"Promise?" the small girl asks hopefully, staring longingly at the young redheaded couple crying together on the couch beyond the stairs, and Tessa nods mournfully, because she knows it will not be too long before she'll return to this same house.
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[personal profile] grim_lupine 2013-03-12 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Harry Potter, Teddy/James, a family yours all along
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[personal profile] kephiso 2013-03-12 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hey," Teddy looked up at James, still shifting nervously, "Don't worry, they already like you, you know they like you."
"Yeah, but, they like me as their godson, not as ... as your boyfriend." Even after the couple of months they'd been officially dating now, he could feel his cheeks heat up at the term, and of course James, the idiot only grinned at him even wider.
"And it's, like, it's your family!" James was outright laughing at him now, slinging an arm around his shoulder and pulling him against his side, unconcerned that Ted was actually older than him - James had always been more mature and grown-up than his age.
"Don't worry, it's been your family all along."

...
Hope that's at least in some way what you wished for ... it's been ages since I last wrote Harry Potter, and I was, to be honest, a tiny bit confused with the ages ...

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[personal profile] grim_lupine 2013-03-12 05:07 pm (UTC)(link)
A Separate Peace, Finny/Gene, communication
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New Skin - Finny/Gene

[personal profile] moetushie 2013-03-13 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
Finny speaks best with his body -- there are summer days when he doesn't bother with a shirt, his skin bronzed golden and his hair slicked back and dark, with sweat that drips down to the hollows of his throat -- and every one of his gestures speaks of joy and light, of youth unspoiled.

Gene, who is watching him like a hawk, naturally, twitches and wants.

Laughing at some joke that only he knows the punchline to, Finny catches Gene's eye and smiles a brilliant smile.

"So," he says, licking the drops of water on his lips, dusky-rose and beautifully shaped, "Are you going to jump or what?"

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Narnia, Edmund, underestimated
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Peter is pushed back...and back...and back...and back...until he is on the ground in the training yard, redfaced and puffing, sword beyond his reach and more than ready to yield. But when Ed's hand reaches down to lift him onto his feet again, he's grinning and terribly proud. "When did you get so good?"

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[personal profile] grim_lupine 2013-03-12 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Edmund + Peter, at his right hand
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"Ready?" Peter asks, not bothering to glance to the right where he knows his brother stands.

"Ready," replies Edmund tightening his grip on his sword.

Without another a word, the two brothers charge into battle side by side, swords flashing in the sun.

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[personal profile] freudiancascade 2013-03-12 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Mass Effect, Joker/EDI, "I have noticed you display an emotional attachment to that hat."
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"EDI, have you seen my--"

He looks up and sees her in the doorway, and his mouth goes dry. With her hand on her hip and a playful smile on her face that she must have picked up from Miranda, she's wearing his hat, and he realizes he's never going to look at it in quite the same way.

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[personal profile] grim_lupine 2013-03-12 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Hockey RPF, Jeff Carter/Mike Richards, fairytale life

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"Are you fucking kidding me?" Jeff sneers, wiping the dirt from his hands onto his full-bodied pink skirt.

The horse is long gone; Mike picks himself up from the mud, tries to scrape most of it off his breeches, and scowls up at Jeff. "I didn't ask for this either, your ~highness~, so if it's all right with you, let's start walking."

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