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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. 

(Anonymous) 2013-03-15 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Darcy/Lizzie, while we're young and beautiful
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They take about a million photos of themselves making silly faces because nothing, and she means nothing, is as funny as William Darcy making a silly face.

"We will embarrass the shit out of this kid, won't we?" she asks as she finally puts the phone down.

"Impossible," he says and kisses her bump.

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Lizzie, turning into her mother
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"Oh Lydia, he sounds like such a nice guy," Lizzie gushed, genuinely happy for her little sister.

It wasn't until she hung up the phone that she realized. Had there been a hint of drawl on the 'nice'?

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Charlotte, being awesome
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[personal profile] ilthit 2013-03-16 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
Charlotte doesn't always think of herself as awesome. She's just working hard doing what she loves, thinking through her choices, and getting shit done. Sometimes it's nice to sit down at the end of a long project, look back at what you've achieved, and admit that, yeah - that actually is pretty damn impressive.

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(Anonymous) 2013-03-15 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Lizzie Bennet Diaries, anyone, sugar, spice and everything nice (that's what little girls are made of)

(Anonymous) 2013-03-15 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
ZOMG a LBD prompt that isn't mine :P

Growing up, Charlotte and Lizzie were almost always spoken about by other people in one breath: “Lizzie-Bennet-and-Charlotte-Lu” but they were not the types of best friends who agreed on everything, gossiped about boys and squealed in unison over the same celebrities (usually it was Lizzie who did the squealing, over fictional characters more than actual, living people, and Charlotte would pat her friend’s hand indulgently, or alternatively Lizzie tried not to yawn too obviously when Charlotte roped her into watching one of those art-house movies literally about nothing but green tea).

Neither one of them exclusively were sugar nor the other spice, and together they finished each other’s snarks, or alternatively snarked at each other.

In short, they were best friends (and they had and they had BFF two-halves-of-a-heart necklaces acting as bookmarks in middle-school yearbooks to prove it).

-ruan chun xian

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, any, family is one of nature's masterpieces

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, any, (those on the inside don't) see things clearly
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Mansfield Park, Fanny/Henry, play-acting
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"You read the female parts and I'll read the male," he suggested one evening when they picked out a new play to read together.

"I can't read expressively as you do, Henry," Fanny protested.

"I know Fanny - I know: you are always yourself," he said, and didn't add, that's why I love you.

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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-15 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
NANA, Nobu/Hachi, what could have been
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[personal profile] hamimi_fk 2013-03-20 10:08 am (UTC)(link)
/o\ I hope this is suitable?

She's thirty now, hand in hand with a little boy with her smile and his father's eyes.

"The music is too loud, mommy," the boy says, shifting until his mother picks him up.

"Sorry, but I bet the concert was fun to watch," Nobu laughs later, scooping up his giggling son and kissing his wife's cheek when Nana releases her from a hug.
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[personal profile] pencildragon11 2013-03-15 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Dark Is Rising Sequence/Silmarillion, Saruman/The White Rider, white is a lifeless thing
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-15 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
I called myself the Many-colored, for awhile. I had a husband, sincere in his petty mortal affections.
And yet, both times I fell to those shining brighter than I.

(Pencil, I love you for these prompts.)

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-15 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Edmund, not the man you think I am
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No Tricks Here

[identity profile] saoirse7.livejournal.com 2013-03-15 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Peter runs a hand through his hair. "I'm not the man you think I am, Eddy."

"I know exactly who you are," his brother replies with a grin.

Re: No Tricks Here

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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-15 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Eureka, Douglas Fargo, luck
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(Keeping in mind how little I've seen of Eureka so far...)

[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-15 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's a Luck Influx Detector Device, but I call him LIDD," exclaims a cheerful Fargo before he switches it on.

The machine's lights flicker through a spectrum of colours before it explodes.

"Just my luck," the Sheriff sighs, and he frowns at his ruined carpet.
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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-15 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Assassin's Creed, Desmond Miles, wanderlust
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[personal profile] communi_kate 2013-03-17 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
Desmond has travelled many places in his mind, although his body has left America only once.

He's probably the only person alive who remembers the stinging scent of Damascus steel as it quenches in a puff of steam, the rosy sheen of the Mona Lisa's freshly painted cheeks, and the exact lyrics of rowdy colonial marching songs.

He stares at the lid of the latest Animus and wishes that he didn't always end up in the same place.

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[identity profile] runesnspoons.livejournal.com 2013-03-15 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
"I know the pair of you are very attached to your candlesticks, and, really, I see the appeal: metal, solid, not about to lose its form, always ready for another swing. But I must insist that fruit serves spectacularly for our purposes. He can't be hurt, but I feel obliged to inform you that tomatoes (qualifying as fruit in a most convenient turn of scientific providence) have been known to splatter across that gleaming, golden fur quite satisfyingly."

--Marcie to Morgan and Mary

Ruth, this is all your fault.


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Assassins Creed, Altair/Malik, Water
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[personal profile] degrees 2013-03-15 11:34 am (UTC)(link)
It wasn't as if Malik had intended on spying on Altair bathing himself-- he had intended on taking a bath himself when Altair had made no mention of doing so as he usually did on his return to the bureau. Yet here he stands, watching as Altair bends to splash water over his head; his eyes follow a droplet that drips from Altair's hair down the curve of his strong, tanned back, tracing over scars both fresh and long-healed on its way to the floor.

His mouth has gone dry, and as he tears his eyes from dangerous parts of the body to get caught staring at, he finds Altair's own eyes on him, his lips curled into a smirk; Malik can feel the heat rising to his cheeks as he turns to storm off, knowing for certain Altair had planned the entire thing.

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[personal profile] holly_jolly 2013-03-15 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Assassins Creed, Connor/Haytham, Breath
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It's strange, he thinks, how even now, when he's quickly losing every last bit of breath he has thanks to his father's hands around his neck, he tries to think of someway for them to come together as a team-- it's strange, he thinks, and futile.

He can feel his fingers twitching involuntarily at his sides his body needs air, he'll die at his father's hands; it's difficult, but he manages to lift his arm up, to open his mouth and suck in one last breath.

His exhale comes out in the form of words, one single breath that comes out just as his blade slices through his father's throat-- "I'm sorry", he says-- and his breaths come easier after that.

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-15 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Susan (+Edmund), maybe you'll leave the light on/just in case I like the dancing/I can remember where I come from

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"Please, Susan, just this one dance." Edmund begged unabashedly from where he was standing by the wireless. "It's my birthday and you always insisted I dance with you first at my ball."

doctor dolly

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-15 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Game of Thrones, Arya (+any), you wanna hear about the deal I'm making?
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Assassins Creed, Desmond/Shaun, Sneaking and getting caught
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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-15 08:53 am (UTC)(link)
When it came time to go find that idiot Desmond, of course Shaun had to draw the short end of the stick, and of course said idiot would make him climb a bloody building to find him.

So he was truly surprised to find that it only took one look at Desmond's pained face to bleed all of the annoyance out of him and replace it with an ache he couldn't explain.

Instead of the angry tirade he'd prepared himself to give, he found himself sitting gingerly next to him, and if Desmond leaned his head on his shoulder, staring unseeing at the ground, well, Shaun couldn't find it in him to complain.
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[personal profile] holly_jolly 2013-03-15 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
Assassins Creed, Desmond/Shaun, History Appreciation.
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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-17 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
Shaun has always loved history - piecing together the past to better understand the present; to better predict the future. He's spent his life wishing he could go back to those times, to appreciate the beauty of history in the making.

For the first time, he finds out exactly what it means to see history in the making as he turns away from Desmond, knowing he will die, and it isn't the wondrous feeling he'd imagined; it's horrible and painful and terrifying, and suddenly Shaun wants to take back a lot more than his ignorant appreciation of just what it means to be a part of history.
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Arrow, Oliver Queen, the prodigal head of a drug empire
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Arrow, Oliver Queen, laryngitis
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Oliver can get past, work past, almost all signs of illness if he needs to in order to set his city straight. Then laryngitis hits and turns all of his words into a raspy mess of syllables. For the moment, he'll just have to shoot first and give explanations later.

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-15 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Firefly, Mal/River, what's the worst thing that could happen?
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[personal profile] pretty_panther 2013-03-15 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
River is prone to psychotic turns that put the whole ship in danger and Mal is just plain psychotic in the eyes of the crew. They have everything and nothing to fear because they have seen it all before. At least River has moments of complete calm.

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vialethe: (Kara + Lee)

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Battlestar Galactica, Kara/Lee, where's the guy I used to know/the girl I was died years ago/now she's a ghost, let me go
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[personal profile] be_themoon 2013-03-16 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
Lee can't stop holding on.

They've both always been bad at that, letting go of the past, letting go of the things they can't have anymore and the memories that chase them across the years. They want to keep the things they love, even (perhaps especially) when they can't admit they love them.

Kara understands that, but she's been pulling free piece by piece anyways and sooner or later she's going to come loose and all his holding on won't do any good anymore.

She's not sure if she's longing for that day or dreading it.

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-15 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
Battlestar Galactica, Gaius Baltar, your girlfriend is a toaster in your head
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Dance Central, Riptide/Lu$h, clubbing