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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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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] pencildragon11 2013-03-13 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Crossover Dark is Rising Sequence/Silmarillion, Olorin is Merriman, the music of Ainur and Gramarye.

(Anonymous) 2013-03-14 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
Olórin -Gandalf, Mithrandir, Merriman, Merlin- but he still prefers Olórin, because that was his name at the dawn of Arda -Middle-earth, Earth, Men call it now- stands at the prow of the Pridwen -Vingilot, really, but it has been long since he thought of it that way-, looking down as the sea fades away under the Straight Road. The Music -Gramarye; oh! what Will would give to hear this, he always was musical- sings in his ears, then Manwë spins a breeze, and -there!- he can almost -no, he can- see the white peak of Taniquetil, the golden, jewel-strewn sands of the Teleri, bright Tirion atop Túna. He has no regrets; he can finally rest, after centuries, millennia battling the Dark -Morgoth's lies, Morgoth's hate, Morgoth's rage- and finally thrusting the forces of evil into the Timeless Void with their master (and he can finally speak to Nienna again).

-Ailavyn Siniyash (and I do NOT ship OlórinxNienna)
Thanks for the prompt, Pencil!
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Princess Bride, any, The Dread Pirate Robert...a?
primeideal: Wooden chessboard. Text: "You may see all kinds of human emotion here. I see nothing other than a simple board game." (chess musical)

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[personal profile] primeideal 2013-03-13 07:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"Roberts" had seemed a perfectly viable surname at first, but it didn't work. Foolhardy adventurers were flabbergasted that a woman was commanding the dire ship, and they were too easy to knock out.

So she changed her name, just to give them fair warning.

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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-13 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
anthropomorphic, audio/visual, at cross-purposes
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[identity profile] with-rainfall.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Often we are at cross-purposes. One is trying to tell a story eloquently, with a play of light on the wall and monochrome images miming; gesture is the only language.
Then the child must needs shriek, or the engine snarl, or the man's gun fire - ratatat-tat! - and I ask you, must the vulgar crowd always ruin the delicate, the suggestive and subtle, with its demands for noise?

/no idea what I just wrote...

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-13 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Battlestar Galactica, Kara + Adama men, you forgave but I won't forget.
metonomia: (stitch)

[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-13 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
anthropomorphic, white smoke/black smoke, conclave
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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-13 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
We do not mingle, but still we speak, rising the distance through this brightly painted box.

We are the evidence of prayers, of deals, of deeds, the annunciation of history, one trailing the other.

I will wait for you.

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[personal profile] starbrow 2013-03-13 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Mansfield Park, Fanny/Henry, hands
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[personal profile] katharhino 2013-03-13 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
No, he wasn't handsome. But his hands: brown, lithe, and somehow muscular despite his leisurely life - his hands, drawing rein, holding a book, gesturing at dinner - Fanny shook her head.

She wasn't attracted to Henry Crawford's hands, of course not.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Sense and Sensibility, Elinor Dashwood/Edward Ferrars, reading aloud
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[personal profile] katharhino 2013-03-14 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
"Why don't you read, my dear."

"If it won't bore you -" with a grimace.

"Despite what Marianne thinks, I always loved your voice," she said quietly.

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[personal profile] nocowardsoul 2013-03-13 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Beyond the Western Sea, Horatio Drabble, comedy and tragedy
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Persuasion, Frederick Wentworth (/Anne Elliot), weak and resentful but never inconstant
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[personal profile] lbilover 2013-03-13 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
If his ship was blown off course, Frederick knew the stars to steer by to bring her safe to shore. In Louisa Musgrove he thought he'd found the same for his heart, so long adrift. But in the aftermath of Lyme Regis, he understood his own folly and pride, for Anne and Anne alone was the star he needed to guide him home, and always had been.

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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-13 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
anthropomorphic, thunder/lightning, racing
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[identity profile] with-rainfall.livejournal.com 2013-03-13 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
We race because the skies are such a delight. North winds hug us; I'll squirm out of their
grip and flash ahead because, well, it's fun - those old winds do nothing but squeeze me and say how powerful I've become. Thunder doesn't linger, but she takes a second more to catch up, being heavier, and by that time the sky is mine.

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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-13 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Assassin's Creed, Desmond Miles, lost
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[personal profile] tanyart 2013-03-13 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Desmond loses a lot of things for time to time. He loses himself in New York at sixteen, and he loses Lucy when he can’t save her, and he’s pretty sure he’s lost his mind a long time ago.

Now Desmond reaches for the pedestal and for the first time in his life, he feels like he’s finally won something.

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hostilecrayon: Altair annoys Malik (Altair Bugs Malik)

[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-13 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Assassin's Creed, Shaun Hastings, bitter
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[personal profile] tactician 2013-03-14 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
William holds him back by the elbow, drawing him back into the van, back into the safety of its shadows. "Let Desmond handle it," he says, looking up to the tops of skyscrapers, where his son walks a thin line between life and death and sanity alone.

Shawn jerks his arm out of the man's reach, retreating back to his laptop, and the entire time William never looks down.

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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-13 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Assassin's Creed, Shaun Hastings/Desmond Miles, glance
hostilecrayon: Visit Jerusalem, Harass Malik, Altair (Harass Malik)

[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-13 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Assassin's Creed, Altair Ibn-La'Ahad/Malik Al-Sayf, disturb
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[personal profile] tanyart 2013-03-13 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
The bureau is silent and still, but Malik has been frowning in Altair’s direction from across the chamber, his hand curled into a tight first on his desk.

“I cannot possibly be bothering you now,” Altair says, sharp and irritated, because he has been trying for weeks to leave a minimal presence – any less and he will likely disappear by magic all together.

“And yet you always do,” Malik replies, as if he does not quite understand it either, and the two of them fall silent once more.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Northanger Abbey, Eleanor Tilney, correspondence
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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-16 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
He is a good letter-writer, that at least she can say, Eleanor thinks, he is a lot like Henry in this. The question, however, is if love, even if it is the sincerest, truest love imaginable, can survive on a letter or two a week, and the promise that one day, everything will change for the better. She looks up from her letter and out of the window, and she sees Henry and Miss Morland outside in the park, talking a walk, displaying no care for the world at all, and she wonders if for some people, it really is that easy.

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-13 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
ASOIAF/Game of Thrones, any, the world blooms for the last time
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthurian myth, Dame Ragnelle, neither foul nor fair
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[personal profile] lady_ragnell 2013-03-14 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I'm pretty sure I'm required to fill this one.


After so long changing faces with every dusk and dawn, Ragnelle no longer thinks of herself as one thing or the other, foul or fair. Her husband lauds her beauty (and her wisdom, she must give him credit there), but she remembers him flinching, coming to her bed with reluctance rather than pleasure.

She may wear only one face now, but that doesn't mean she's forgotten the other, that it doesn't lurk somewhere beneath her smooth skin.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthurian legend, Orkney brothers (any combination), whatever our flaws, we always stand by each other
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek mythology, Penelope & Clytemnestra, diplomatic relations
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-13 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
The message, woven in bumps and slurs, comes with a shipment of goods from Ithaca to Mycenae, in a chest of textile samples sent directly to Queen Clytemnestra.

So the war proceeds apace, Cousin, and our husbands will not return for some years yet, by my reckoning. We must ensure our mutual survival in the meantime.
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek mythology, Hermione and Helen, the mother she does not know
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-13 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Her Aunt Clytemnestra is not a warm woman, and Hermione is not Iphigenia, but they have muddled along well enough for these ten years. She mostly thinks of herself as motherless, anyway - she has a few memories of Helen, a bright peripheral presence who may or may not have loved her, against years of hearing about the Spartan traitor-whore; it's not easy to determine what she should believe about her mother, so she has given up trying.

This woman who stands before her, renamed her mother and her father's wife and the queen of Sparta, does not look particularly broken, or ruined, or beautiful.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek mythology, Perseus & Medusa, pity
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)

Of Monsters and Men

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-13 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
The snakes of her hair hiss at his approach, yet she remains still, soft somehow in sleep, and as he raises his sword, he feels, absurdly, some kind of guilt running through him like the waves of the ocean.

Light flashes from his blade on the downswing, catching her across the face, and her eyes fly open, their reflection meeting his for the smallest space of time.

In them is not a monster; merely a woman - and then nothing at all.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Harry Potter, Black sisters, chance encounter
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Narcissa is out because she can’t trust an elf with such a delicate purchase and Andromeda because she won’t be bullied into hiding herself away just because Ted has had to leave. Their eyes meet across a gaggle of young school children doing Christmas shopping and for a moment both see how they could so easily have lived the other’s lives. Then one child is too tall and the connection is broken so Narcissa returns with the Dark Lord’s package and Andromeda returns to a cold house that should be filled with the noise of her husband’s laughter and love.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-13 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
The Tempest, Prospero and Miranda, her father's daughter, OR; The Tempest (2010 film), Prospera and Miranda, her mother's daughter;
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-13 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Miranda has studied her father's knowledge for years, openly and in secret - not just Prospero's books but her clothing, her dresses and pants and crowns, the heeled boots that give her height, the staff that plants her solidly to the ground and reaches up to the sky. Prospero is a good father, and a better teacher. When the strange sea-soaked boy washes up onto their shores, Miranda knows exactly what to do.


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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-13 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Eustace, spare room
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[identity profile] saoirse7.livejournal.com 2013-03-14 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"Does this house have any Spare Ooms we should know about?"

"You mean a spare room? Of course not; Harold and Alberta are always practical about their living space, and the least you could do is pronounce it so other people can understand you."

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Brave, Merida, will o' the wisp
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They called her, the little light-fae, their tiny bell-chime voices almost inaudible. It wasn't wise to follow the will-o'-the-wisp, never wise, but she did it anyway, because it was worth it.

Over the ruined threshold and into the verdant forest, she let the dead lead her on into their domain.

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