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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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[identity profile] adaese.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Anthropomorphic, cheese and chocolate, I'm putting all my eggs in one basket
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[personal profile] hamimi_fk 2013-03-21 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
"You're no good with me," Cheese sigh, pushing Chocolate away.

"I don't care," Chocolate protests, pressing back against Cheese.

"Fine," Chocolate sighs, "But I'm putting all my eggs in one basket just for you."

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Narnia, Peter and Edmund, rugby.
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Dr. Pevensie gloated incessantly about Peter's Cambridge scholarship and Edmund's move from Hendon House to Eton. Imagine then, his chagrin, when told that both boys had been chosen because of their rugby abilities, rather than their academic prowess.

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Vorkosigan Saga, Enrique and Ivan, unintended consequences

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BBC Sherlock, Sherlock, the Queen, his usual charming self
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[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-22 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
"Your Majesty, may I present my brother, Sherlock Holmes," Mycroft said, with a stiff, rather nervous bow.
Mycroft watched with relief as Sherlock also bowed, but his relief disappeared completely when, by way of conversation, Sherlock said, "I can deduce from the look of relief upon your face, the faint scent of that cheap lavender soap in common use in most public facilities, and the small piece of toilet tissue attached to your left shoe, that Your Majesty has recently been to the loo."
It came as no surprise to anyone that both Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes were quickly removed from the Queen's presence and ordered not never to return to the palace again.

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BBC Sherlock, John Watson (or Mycroft), Queen and Country
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[identity profile] unityfic.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
King- The Dark Tower, Eddie/Susannah, the grand optimist
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The Space Trilogy, Jane and Mark's son, teaching the new Pendragon the Great Tongue
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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-16 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Harry Potter, Tonks/Remus, one happy day of summer
lar_laughs: (HP - I believe in magic)

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It was a silly dream but, just once, Tonks wanted to feel like she was living a normal life with a normal husband instead of the usual race toward the inevitable war. She packed a basket with all their favorite foods before the harder task of pulling Remus away from his books and scrolls. Even if it was only for a few hours, this would be a memory that would carry her through the fighting, long enough for their next picnic under the bright sun.

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[personal profile] nocowardsoul 2013-03-16 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Pink Carnation series, Henrietta/Miles, music

[identity profile] andi-horton.livejournal.com 2013-03-17 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
(not at all sure what I've made, here, but I do know I love these two, so I had to try!)

If it had been all adventures all the time, neither of them could have born the strain: Miles would have gone half mad worrying about Hen and she'd have cut his throat to stop him mothering her, so it was just as well that their dull days outnumbered the extraordinary by such a margin.

They spent summers in the country and winters in town; they travelled the countryside together, first meeting family, then making family and raising it, their children managing not to suffer unduly for their parents' economy of pragmatism and extravagance of whimsy. Hen didn't think she could have asked for anything more sublime: their days played out like the notes of a symphony, the only true tragedy their inability to ever play the piece twice.

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nocowardsoul: Fanny Price with text "But then I am unlike other people I daresay" ([austen] fanny)

[personal profile] nocowardsoul 2013-03-16 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Pink Carnation series, Arabella/Turnip, snow

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The Dark is Rising (if you want, make it a crossover), Will, it breaks his heart to watch, but he cannot interfere
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-16 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Oops, this was from me.

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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-16 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Pegasus (Robin McKinley), Ebon, first time
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[personal profile] pencildragon11 2013-03-16 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
AAA I loved that book but it's been so long since I read it!

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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-16 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
anthropomorphic, welcome mat, new home
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[personal profile] mmmdraco 2013-03-16 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
She is lain bare before the door by careful hands. Her place is here now. She will kiss the feet of even the lowest of men who pass her by, but only of her master's shall she happily bear the brunt of the attention.

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[personal profile] pencildragon11 2013-03-16 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The Dark Is Rising/Silmarillion, Bran and Arthur, we shall meet again beyond the sea.

(In other words, FIX THE ENDING, please?)
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-16 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
(Oh, YES! Fun! And Merriman is Olórin in this one, too)

Bran watched his father's ship (it was the Pridwen, he knew, but had he heard right when he thought he heard Merriman call it Vingilot?) leave him behind, himself and the rest of the Six, two Old Ones, three Men, and the Pendragon alone where the Midsummer Tree once stood. What he knew he had heard correctly, however, were Arthur's last words to him before he set sail to wherever he was going (he was certain Merriman had called it Aman with a wistful sigh), "We will meet again beyond the sea, my son. It is not impossible, after all, for the Heirs of Isldur to come to Valinor, as I have shown, and though you have made the choice of Lúthien, my heart forbodes we shall meet again."

(I feel like I accidentally quoted Tolkien an eensy bit. And oof, it almost got depressing there for a moment!)
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[identity profile] ruanchunxian0.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Anthropomorphic, Twitter/Facebook, blue
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[personal profile] lady_songsmith 2013-03-16 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"Stop copying me!"

"You don't own blue!"

"Do so!!"


apologies, but that particular debate brings out the juvenile.

[identity profile] ruanchunxian0.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Anthropomorphic, Tumblr, GIF, we go together
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[personal profile] mmmdraco 2013-03-16 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
He has trouble paying attention to anything for longer than a few moments, even having a hard time recalling the past because there is so much present to look at. But when she graces him with her presence, all movement and emotions wrapped in one looping twist... He doesn't pay attention forever, but she keeps his gaze long enough for him to recognize that he knows her, and it is really the only recollection that he has.

[identity profile] ruanchunxian0.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Anthropomorphic, Lizzie Bennet fandom/Monday, we are never, ever getting back together

[identity profile] ruanchunxian0.livejournal.com 2013-03-16 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
(Let's face it, I gave this prompt so that I could fill it myself :P but feel free to write your own version of this.)

(What is this I don't even ....the first stage of fandom grief?)

Dear Monday, we were never really friendly and for a long time, I hated your guts, until you chose to adorn yourself with that adorable show, and I was swept off my feet, smitten, in love; I sung you praises and shouted my love from the rooftop.

But now… it’s time to admit to myself, that despite all those wonderful times we spent together, creating so many breath-taking memories, all this time, it wasn’t you whom I loved, but what you could give me; it is selfish, I know, but now that the gifts you used to bestow on me are all gone, I find I cannot stay, because without that glamour, all your flaws and blemishes come rushing back to me, reminding me why we were, at the root of it, so incompatible.

So to save us from pain, isn’t it better for us to part way here and admit to ourselves that though what we had was beautiful while it lasted, now that the firework has died, we can never, ever get back together?

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[personal profile] pencildragon11 2013-03-16 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Winnie the Pooh, any, so help me if you can, I've got to get back to the house at Pooh Corner by one.
primeideal: Lee Jordan in a Gryffindor scarf (Harry Potter) (Lee Jordan)

[personal profile] primeideal 2013-03-16 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Pooh licks his tongue in the beehive, and immediately, the bees scatter until there are none left to count.

Owl soars through the sky, pushing the clouds back behind him.

It's amazing what you can accomplish, with a little help from your friends.

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[personal profile] mmmdraco 2013-03-16 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Gundam Wing, Heero/Trowa, the sound and the fury
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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-16 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Lizzie&Darcy or Lizzie/Darcy, pancakes
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Morning together

[personal profile] katharhino 2013-03-17 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
"Gigi likes them with bananas," he says, leaning over behind her close enough she thinks he's going to kiss her neck - but he doesn't.

"Do YOU like bananas?" she asks, setting the bowl of batter on the counter and reaching for the cast-iron griddle hanging from his industrial-chic (of course) pan rack.

He waits until she sets the griddle on the stove and cranks up the gas - then admits, "I hate them" - and this time he does kiss her.

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[personal profile] pencildragon11 2013-03-16 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Tolkien/Arthurian Legend, Arthur, the heir of Isildur

(tbh, I'm thinking of Sword at Sunset and the dragon arm-ring.)
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-17 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
(You did this for me, didn't you? Well, even if you didn't, I shall oblige you. Olórin is Merlin again, because it works so well. And no, I will not call him Gandalf, because where's the fun in that?)

The day after he pulled Excalibur from its stone, Merlin took him aside, "There is another name for that blade, one which no one now remembers; it was once called Andúril, young heir of Isildur."

"Who is Isildur? I thought my father was Uther?"

(I want to write MORE! Three sentences isn't enough!)

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mardypants: Leonardo Da Vinci is Not Amused (oh harrumph)

[personal profile] mardypants 2013-03-16 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek mythology, Manto & Tiresias, are you my mother?
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[personal profile] regndoft 2013-03-16 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
“Do I know you?”

The stranger smiles (and yes, he should be a stranger, because if he was unknown to her yet dined at their wedding table her husband should not have asked her if she recognised him) and asks if she may grace even a blind man with her beauty on this happiest of days.

Afterwards she thinks she should have known, second sight or not, the moment he placed such familiar hands upon her face.

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hildigard_brown: F/S (Evening Sun)

[personal profile] hildigard_brown 2013-03-16 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
LotR, Frodo/Sam, at journey's end
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Journey's End

[personal profile] lbilover 2013-03-16 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Once Sam thought his journey's end had arrived in the darkness of Cirith Ungol, with Frodo lost to him forever.

Later, he believed it lay in the Shire, in the blossoms of the mallorn and the wail of a new-born babe.

But his true journey's end came much later, in a far western land, in the arms of Frodo, waiting for him on the shore.
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[personal profile] mmmdraco 2013-03-16 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Hikaru no Go, Hikaru/Akira, the end
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not as shippy as I meant it to be, sorry

[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-18 09:22 am (UTC)(link)
Touya waits on the edge of his seat until the precise moment the credits end, managing to make even painful politeness seem insulting, before he turns to Hikaru. "Now will you take out the goban?"

Hikaru would roll his eyes harder if he hadn't spent the entire length of the movie – his favourite! – watching Touya out of the corner of his eye and kind of wishing they were playing go instead.
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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-16 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Prince of Tennis, Sadaharu Inui, statistics
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There is a quiet splendor in the intricacies of data. Frustration builds up inside of him when his calculations fail him and he is losing, lost, and left behind. But feelings are data, and he records them as well to track the patterns of his loss to find reasons for that, too.

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