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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] renquise 2013-03-17 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Josuke and Jolyne, stands and hair care
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Assassin's Creed, Altair/Maria/Malik, natural
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Assassin's Creed, Desmond Miles/Malik Al-Sayf, what he sees
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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-17 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Assassin's Creed, Malik Al-Sayf, still strong
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[personal profile] communi_kate 2013-03-18 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
The Templars mistake his missing arm for weakness, but Malik is still strong.

He's strong enough to ignore every insult, every casual slight; strong enough to wait, gathering information piece by careful piece and learning everything he can about his enemy until he knows just where to strike; strong enough to bank the embers of his anger so they smoulder slowly instead of bursting into flame.

He's strong enough to teach the Templars one last lesson; beware the fury of a patient man.

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Harry Potter, Lily & Lupin, the stories I could tell you
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The wolfsbane was worth the occasional hallucination the next morning when he misjudged the dose; most of the time Remus was sure of this.

"He's happy, isn't he, Remus; Petunia's taking good care of him?"

Lily watched him from her perch on the top of the dresser, frowning, and Remus rubbed his aching eyes and wondered fuzzily if it was forgivable to lie to a friend if she wasn't really there.

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Harry Potter, Remus/Tonks, of all the boys you could have landed/ why'd it have to be me?
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[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-17 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Afterwards, as we lie side by side, panting, you look at me and I see the question in your eyes. Why me, they ask, and the answer is easy. 'The others, they see only the pink hair, or they try to find me beneath the pink hair, but you saw me, pink hair and all, just like I was, and I was whole.'

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Doctor Who (2005), Rose Tyler, calling across dimensions

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I am the woman, Rose thinks, who once held the heart of the TARDIS inside her own.

It has never left her, and her first action in the morning and last at night is to send out a signal, a map, a hand to hold to the other, greater portion of the heart burning inside her.

One day, maybe it will lead the TARDIS and her Doctor back to Rose, one of those seemingly random stops all over space and time, or, perhaps, Rose will walk out to find them on her own, guided by the beacon only she sees.

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Doctor Who (2005), Ten and Martha, "my mistress's eyes are nothing like the sun"
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[personal profile] pleonasm 2013-03-18 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
When Martha is walking the world, centuries and miles away from her home and everything she holds dear, she holds tight to those memories from that first trip that she took with the Doctor - to the flirting of Shakespeare and the simple defeat of the Carrionites - now that she thinks about it, now, she feels like that had been a vacation, practically: the thank-you he'd promised.

Now he has no promises for her, just a hair-brained scheme that she has to offer her everything to - her pain, her fear, her loss, her worry. Before she goes to sleep, before her prayers, she reads her sonnet, if she can dare a light, from the one small page she carries with her always - "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" and sometimes, it helps her feel less cold.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-17 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek Mythology, Aerope, I owe you no explanation (but here it is)
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Greek Mythology, Alcestis & Eurydice, the nature of true love
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-19 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"It was a choice," Alcestis says, leaning comfortably against the cold rock.
"A snake, for me," Eurydice replies, looking back at the boat which brought her in, head cocked as if to pick up some faint strain. "But," she continues, shaking her head and turning to examine the Underworld, "I could grow to choose it."

or, alternatively, and longer

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-17 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek Mythology, Clytemnestra and Orestes, always I loved you
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Greek Mythology, Danae, the day she decides she's had enough
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Greek Mythology/Aeneid, Cupid & Aeneas, "Leaving her was a mistake, brother--trust me, I know."
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The Weight of Us

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-18 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Lavinia's skin smells ever like smoke, like the smoke he sees still in his dreams, rising in a plume of ash and death on the wind that drove his ships from Dido's shores.

He prays to the gods to remove this stain from his soul, so that he might give his heart over to his wife in honesty, and not lay another face over hers in the darkness behind his eyes when they lie together.

Sometimes he thinks he can feel his half brother's eyes on him, hear the accusing words, just on the edge of a wind from the south, sighing, Twice I gave you love and you have lost it; why should I spend my arrows for you now? and so he knows if there is love to be built here, he must build it himself, and know it for purely his own.

(Okay, it doesn't quite fit, sorry! I couldn't resist an Aeneas prompt, and then it went all tragic on me.)

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-17 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek Mythology, Melantho & Penelope, betrayal is never as simple as it seems
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Greek Mythology, Hesione, "I choose--"
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Haikyuu!!, any/any, lockerroom chatter
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[personal profile] hostilecrayon 2013-03-17 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Any, Any, it all comes down to this
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Assassin's Creed, Charles Lee & Connor

[personal profile] mustachio 2013-03-18 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
It all comes down to this; finding his greatest enemy alone in a tavern, broken, bitter.

It all comes down to this; Connor, too exhausted to be able to continue this any longer, and Charles Lee, too broken and distraught over the death of his beloved mentor to maintain the will to live, even for the Order.

It all comes down to this; Charles's shrug, his unspoken invitation "well, might as well get it over with" and Connor's knife tearing a hole through Charles's heart.

Homestuck - Gen

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-17 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Any, any, you use your heart as a weapon
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Avengers, Natasha

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-18 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
No one had ever mentioned the notion to her and she'd neither heard it in passing nor from a friend in confidence, nor as instruction from anywhere or anyone.

She shouldn't be so surprised; she had been presented with example after example of a heart being so much more than a weakness, and in one shining case, it was a weapon to behold.

She wondered how best to begin using her own.

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Sylvester (Georgette Heyer), Phoebe(/Sylvester), the long-awaited sequel to The Lost Heir
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"If you must immortalize all our acquaintance in rather scandalous prose, I have no objection; provided you do not make them quite so recognizable."

Phoebe ran her hands through her hair backwards, heedless of the ruin she was wreaking in the curls her maid had so painstakingly created for her. "But Sylvester, what am I to do for a villain; for I will admit I cannot use you again, and besides you were vanquished already."

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-17 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Devil's Cub (Georgette Heyer), Dominic/Mary, what's sauce for the goose
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The Masqueraders (Georgette Heyer), Any, anything you can do, I can do better
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He never can resist challenging the Mountain, or trying to. But it seems that in every endeavour the man somehow manages to outmaneuver him.

"Checkmate," Sir Anthony drawls, capturing Robin's King.

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LotR, Galadriel + Arwen, true love
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[personal profile] pretty_panther 2013-03-18 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Love brings them together. Responsibility keeps them apart. Neither ever forget the could be future they saw in the mirror.
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Narnia, Peter + Edmund, centaurs
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[personal profile] tinpra 2013-03-17 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
The Fall if Ile-Rien, Tremaine/Ilias, Tremaine finally gets to see Ilias dance
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She wasn't going to ask Ilias to dance for her; Tremaine had changed a lot since leaving Vienne, but not that much.

It was at the solstice feast, when the young men were dancing and the young women were clapping to set the rhythm, that she saw the way his foot was moving, and the tight, unhappy look on his face; she could tell he wanted to dance, but the curse-mark held him back.

So she waited until he looked away, braced her feet, seized his arm, and threw him onto the dance floor.

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[personal profile] animus_wyrmis 2013-03-17 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Twilight, Leah, werewolves imprint on girls.

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Leah isn't particular, is the thing.

She's never been, but Sam had been good and kind and easy for long enough that it's hard to focus on the other things that can appeal; Jacob's ridiculous and idealistic mental representations of the leech kisser, the more honest picture of Rachel in one of Paul's shirts and nothing else, the hundred thousand other tiny secrets that slip through between shared headspace. But she refuses to yearn.