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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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[personal profile] grim_lupine 2013-03-12 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ocean's Eleven, Linus, respect

[personal profile] samueljames 2013-04-23 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Batteries of all things gain him Danny's respect and if he'd known it was that easy he'd have saved himself a lot of stress. Working alone has its advantages but being a very necessary part of this team and feeling wanted here does wonders for his confidence and makes him feel great.

His father though is a different story and one night he confides in Rusty who says the legendary Bobby Caldwell is probably threatened by Linus outdoing him, some days he can sort of see that but still he craves the approval he's never likely to receive and instead tries to garner as much praise as he can from Danny and Rusty to fill the bottomless void.
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[personal profile] grim_lupine 2013-03-12 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Circle of Magic, Briar/Tris, electric
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Fill: Electricity (Between Both of Us)

[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-12 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Electricity (Between Both of Us), CoM, Briar/Tris

Sometimes, Briar thinks that Tris is the kind of girl who would burn plants for fun, who would light him on fire just to see what happened. Tristan's Chandler is dangerous and angry and forceful and powerful, so close to being some kind of alien goddess that he is half-afraid of her. But, if he is half-afraid of her, then he is also half-in love with her and the way that, when she brushed her fingers down his arm or against the curve of his back, it feels like electricity courses through his veins.

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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-12 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Battlestar Galactica, Kara/Lee, caged by entropy
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[personal profile] azarias 2013-03-12 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"Here's the damned thing," Starbuck said, ignoring the qubits that danced around her head. Once upon a time, Lee remembered, she would've been annoyed. Wait, no. That's not right. Once upon a time, she couldn't have seen them, and once upon a time he'd thought being dead was more significant than it's turned out to be. "Apotheosis is a piece of crap. We're still stuck in this box while it winds down around us. Trust me, I've looked. There's no hatch leading out.

One of these days it's gonna be cold and dark and it's gonna stay that way for a long, long time."

Lee stretched himself, filling up the space around him for an eon or two just to see what it was like. A few stars were born and a few stars died, but not the same stars; he didn't take that long.

He shrunk back down eventually when he'd thought of an answer. She seemed to like being compact, and she was better at this than he was so he figured he'd follow her lead for a while. That'd usually worked flying. "I think we can fix that," he said. "There's you and there's me, and that seems like a bad way to run a universe."

Kara laughed in his face, just like old times. "You're kinda nuts, you know that?" Her smile was sharp but warmer than any of the suns he could touch. "Always liked that about you."



(A woman with a Jenny Sparks quote in her icon deserves a fill!)
Edited (I accidentally a word.) 2013-03-12 23:48 (UTC)

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Stargate SG-1, Daniel, what a time to stop daydreaming
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Stargate SG-1, any, inclement
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Wreck-it Ralph/Xenoblade Chronicles, any characters, some things wreck themselves
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Narnia, any, on the wings of the wind
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It's like every version of the worst nightmare he's ever had to fall from such an unfathomable height, with the roar of the wind in his ears and the creeping hollowness in his gut. Sky and cliff and cloud and earth blur together and he screams - but the sound is lost before it reaches his ears.

And then a settling sensation - and this, he's never dreamed - as the world's spinning slows and the Lion's breath holds him aloft.

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FFVII, any, "I think it likes you"
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[personal profile] wallwalker 2013-03-12 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Rude doesn't respond to Reno's jibe at first, just looked warily at the huge black dog that was currently sitting in front of him, panting and reaching up with its paws to scratch at his suitpants.

"Hey, relax - at least it's not trying to bite you!" Reno continued, laughing as he turned away.

"Wish it was," you mutter, as the creature whimpers at you; you'd know how to deal with it if it was charging, but this? You'd never had a dog before, so how the hell should you know?

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Stargate Atlantis, Elizabeth, it was over as quickly as it had begun
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[personal profile] lar_laughs 2013-03-17 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
To say that she left regrets behind was like saying that rain was wet. Wishes clustered in her mind as the nanites clustered in her blood stream, both of them pressing in on her in unspeakable ways. "Be safe," she whispered to the city, hoping it passed along her words to the rest of the people she called friends.

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[personal profile] pretty_panther 2013-03-12 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
the hobbit, durins, they don't need to hear it to know
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Someone -- probably a Man or an Elf -- had once said, sneering, that liquid gold ran in the veins of the Dwarves rather than blood. Thorin knows it for a lie, because the blood of the line of Durin is red, red on his hands, red in Fili's bright hair, red on Kili's lips. When he bends his head to theirs, searching frantically for a pulse, a breath, anything, there's nothing to hear -- not even a heartbeat.
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the hobbit, kili, they think him weak but it takes strength to keep his bow
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They said he wasn't strong. They said bows were the weapons of the weak, but he fought for the chance to learn how to use it and he fought for his right to carry it into battle. He fought the looks, the teasing, the jeers, and the insults, and through it all he became stronger.

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lotr, legolas and gimli, they don't talk about what one father did to the other, ever.
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I don't know if this is what you were looking for, but it's what came to me. :)

They circle the knowledge warily, bristling like a pair of chance-met wolves ('never trust an Elf'; 'why doesn't that surprise me?'). But over time the taunts fade and the hackles settle as an unlikely friendship grows between them. The prison door, once flung open, lets sunlight flood inside, leaving no room for the shadows of the past.

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[personal profile] freudiancascade 2013-03-12 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Supernatural, anybody, the Old Gods still breathe
Edited 2013-03-12 18:00 (UTC)
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They think the world's most beloved, most feared, most powerful gods are dead at the hands of an upstart Word. And - technically - those bodies were more manifestation than vessel. But across the world prayers are still answered, curses set, cycles of birth and death and rebirth continue playing out as they always have.

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[personal profile] freudiancascade 2013-03-12 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Mass Effect, everybody, "I swear, if I find one more gun in the fridge-!"
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[personal profile] wallwalker 2013-03-12 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Garrus?" Shepard said after a moment's pause, raising an eyebrow as she turned away from the disgruntled cook to look Garrus in the face.

"It's easier to maintain them at lower temperatures," Garrus sheepishly answered, not quite able to meet Shepard's gaze. "We don't want them falling apart on a mission, do we?"

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[identity profile] wingedflight21.livejournal.com 2013-03-12 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Primeval, Connor/Abby, no place like home
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[personal profile] freudiancascade 2013-03-12 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"I could have sworn cappuccinos used to taste better, but this is...."
"A disappointing stew of espresso and milk foam?" suggested Abby, folding her hands on the table in front of her.
"Nah - it's absolutely perfect," insisted Connor with a bob of his head, somehow managing to entirely ignore the bit of milk foam that clung stubbornly to his Cretaceous-era moustache.
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[identity profile] wingedflight21.livejournal.com 2013-03-12 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Primeval, Lester, babysitting duty

[personal profile] samueljames 2013-04-20 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
If the team could see him now cooing over these creatures just so Connor and Abby could have a night out. Rex lands beside him at looks at him reproachfully for paying too much attention to Nancy but really he was happy to let them have a night out. It's the least he can do after the hellish year they went through and he's sort of missed the annoying diictodons, they've left his apartment a little neater but also a little quieter.
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[identity profile] wingedflight21.livejournal.com 2013-03-12 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Primeval, Taylor, when I grow up
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"It happens, we both know that; we've just got to go on anyhow."
"It shouldn't have to happen."
"We both know that, too - biscuit?"

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[personal profile] radondoran 2013-03-12 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Robots - Isaac Asimov, Greg Powell/Mike Donovan, not again
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[personal profile] azarias 2013-03-12 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Downton Abbey/Narnia, the Crawley sisters go to Narnia
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i wanted a different way to structure this, but...

[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-12 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
They are Queens, all three of them, queens without husbands or parents or primogeniture, before they even realize how natural and strange this is. "She's so much happier here, have you noticed?" Edith asks Sybil, watching Mary greet petitioners one day. Sybil smiles, and if she's noticed the same thing about Edith, and about herself, well - there's no one here to defend their happiness to, and so she laughs and goes with Edith to visit the Trees.
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[personal profile] wallwalker 2013-03-12 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Mass Effect, Ashley Williams/Kaidan Alenko, training together
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"Shit, Alenko, I know I asked for it, but did you have to Throw me so hard?"

"Maybe you'd prefer I toss you into something soft and comfy, Williams ... like a bed."

There's laughter in Kaidan's voice, but Ashley just stares at him, the innuendo hanging between them for a long moment, until neither of them is sure it was a joke.

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[personal profile] wallwalker 2013-03-12 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Mass Effect, Ashley Williams, she's not as good at writing poetry as she is at appreciating it.
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[personal profile] hot_tramp 2013-03-13 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
"Ash, don't be like that -- I thought it was sweet!"

Williams has crossed arms and red cheeks, torn between embarrassment and fury at having been caught writing a love poem and then ordered to read it aloud.

Shepard pulls her into her arms, ignoring the younger woman's stiff indifference, and murmurs into her ear, "Let me make it up to you."
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Narnia, Susan and Edmund, adventures in lockpicking
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She retrieves the set of picks from her purse and passes them to her brother before settling herself to keep a lookout. Behind her, Edmund coughs and taps her shoulder.

"Don't give these to me," he says, pressing the set back into her hands. "You're always faster than I."

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Final Fantasy VII, Aeris/Tifa, arts and crafts
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[personal profile] redsixwing 2013-03-13 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Arranging flowers, Aeris insisted, was a craft, the careful balance of a stem here, the flow of a leaf there. She had always loved it when Tifa watched her work; she said it helped her think of new ways to balance space and negative space, whatever that meant.

Tifa's arts flowed along a different line entirely, being more destructive than creative, but she still loved to feel Aeris' eyes on her when she practiced, and she could understand something of pressure bringing out her best performance.
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Discworld, Susan and Death, harvest time
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[identity profile] with-rainfall.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 11:04 am (UTC)(link)
I ONCE WORKED FOR A FARMER, IF THAT IS WHAT YOU MEAN BY -

"Never mind - it's just a metaphor," said Susan; she nodded to Binky, who trotted to her side.

AH, I SEE - IS A METAPHOR ONE OF THOSE CLACKS PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THESE DAYS?
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(He's mixing up metaphor with semaphore, in case you couldn't tell.)

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