THREE SENTENCE FICATHON IS NOW CLOSED. REALLY. REALLY AND TRULY OVER. RIGHT NOW. UNTIL NEXT YEAR. REALLY. GO FORTH AND WRITE MORE FIC WITHOUT LIMITING IT TO 3 (OK SOMETIMES MORE) SENTENCES! FREE THE PLOT BUNNIES! WRITE EPIC SUSAN/MAGLOR! EXPRESS YOUR RICHARD III FEELS IN HAIKU! REMEMBER IT'S ALWAYS BETTER WITH DRAGONS! OR BACCHUS! TELL US ABOUT CASSANDRA AND PENELOPE, CLEOPATRA AND CLYTEMNESTRA! IN FIC!
I'm not going to close the post to comments because already filled-prompts deserve love and attention. If someone wanders in and fills a prompt or offers a new one, that's cool and I'm not going to go all stompy boots. This has been awesome and my thanks to all of you for a great exchange. I'll certainly host this again next year!
Wow. Well, the votes are in and after almost 5,000 prompts, fills and comments, I decided to start a new post that will carry us through the conclusion of the 3 Sentence Ficathon which will conclude on April 7, 2013.We have lots and lots of unfilled prompts still. So, if you posted or saw a prompt you really would love to see filled, please post again here in the new thread and hopefully someone will give you an awesome fill! Please continue to commented upon filled prompts and thank authors, but all new prompts and fills should come here.
My thanks to everyone for the incredible participation. Interest has flagged the last couple of days and I'm not sure if it's just that 4900 comments and 49 pages is just too daunting or if everyone has run out of ideas. With a new thread, maybe this will make it easier for people to navigate it again, or maybe everyone is off on Spring Break!
To recap: What is the 3 Sentence Ficathon?
This all started with the lovely CaramelSilver
(Banner courtesy of CaramelSilver and thanks so much!). 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 snacky
And thanks to Metonomia for the spiffy icon!How long can it go?
The 2013 3 Sentence Ficathon will close on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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
lady_songsmithGosh who are all these people writing such great prompts and fills?
has reactivated the archive on delicious for this challenge, 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!)
Good question! Come to the friending meme
and introduce yourself if you like.
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.