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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. 

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

[personal profile] mardypants 2013-03-18 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
Earthsea, Azver/Irian, only a warrior would fall in love with a dragon
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[personal profile] communi_kate 2013-03-18 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
There are many explanations, but nobody can explain away a dragon. They can't explain the haughty arch of her neck, the war-banners of her scaled wings, the dark gleam of her eyes. Irian is beyond any explanations; beyond even words, and the one thing Azver cannot explain is why any man would not fall in love with her on sight.

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[identity profile] andi-horton.livejournal.com 2013-03-18 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
(near-shamelessly recycling this from last year)

Once Upon a Time/Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Emma [& or /] Daystar, "I didn't grow up expecting a happily-ever-after"
hrhrionastar: (cara)

OUAT / Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Emma and Daystar, Unexpected

[personal profile] hrhrionastar 2013-03-18 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Emma has had someone offer her an iron 'Frying Pan of Doom,' she's slept the night trapped in a circular hedge, a man with a long beard and a longer robe has pointed a staff at her and mumbled something that sounds like a cross between Latin and word salad and then looked incredibly shocked when she picked up the staff and broke it across her knee, and now some kid is telling her she just has to wish and she'll be reunited with her True Love.

"I didn't grow up expecting a happily-ever-after, kid," she says, "and True Love is a myth - unless you're Snow White, according to Henry."

"This is the Enchanted Forest," says Daystar, politely (always politely), "anything can happen here – believe me."
vialethe: (River)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-18 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
Firefly, River, but still the world turns on its axis/and we make circles so we can match it
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[personal profile] communi_kate 2013-03-18 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
The world turns; and River turns with it. She circles in a slow dance, her skirts spread in a chrysanthemum swirl, rotating slowly so that everything around her spins like satellites around her perfect sun.

Jayne watches her from a safe distance and mutters "I always knew that girl was gorram crazy,"

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-18 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
Greek mythology, Cassandra (+/any), and so you watched until it was broken/and know that foresight delays no motion
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)

[personal profile] cofax7 2013-03-18 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
Lymond Chronicles, the men of St. Mary's, brothers in arms
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Lymond Chronicles, Kate & Sybilla, second chances at love
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Lymond Chronicles, Marthe Crawford, she never wanted to live forever
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Lymond Chronicles, Danny Hislop & Jerott Blythe, bearing the cross
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[personal profile] tanyart 2013-03-18 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Bartimaeus Trilogy, Bartimaeus + Ptolemy, touch
ar: "Take your protein pills and put your helmet on" from "Space Oddity" in the style of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster (misc - protein pills)

[personal profile] ar 2013-03-18 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Once in the marketplace, a man came running up to the palanquin with something cupped in his hands, shoving it inside just before he was pushed away by Affa. Visions of knives and worse chilled Bartimaeus' essence as certainly as silver. But within the palanquin, Ptolemy laughed; when Bartimaeus looked in, a fluffy brown gosling sat on Ptolemy's palm, peeping as it was stroked by a single withered finger.


Ptolemy's breath rattled in his lungs, irritated by the cool night air, but still he sat awake, occasionally pausing in his work to stare out the window at the darkened city beyond the palace.

"Perhaps," he finally murmured to Rekhyt, reaching out a shaking hand to rest upon the djinn's shoulder, "we might rest."

Buried within the suggestion was a request Bartimaeus could not deny; he lifted Ptolemy's fragile body and carried him to bed, sitting beside him until he slept.


Ptolemy's slender fingers took hold of Bartimaeus' mane, holding him still for a moment--just long enough to stare into his lion's eyes and nod. The dismissal was goodbye and thank you and, in its way, I love you, but that look was entirely selfish. He wanted to remember Bartimaeus for the few moments he had left, to hold in his mind the face of the slave as well as the knowledge that they would have died together if not for the stubbornness of the master.

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[personal profile] tanyart 2013-03-18 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Resident Evil 6, Jake/Sherry, charmed

[personal profile] booming 2013-03-18 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
White Oleander, Astrid, remembering Claire
hamimi_fk: Roxy from Homestuck, looking down (Lalonde)

[personal profile] hamimi_fk 2013-03-21 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
I dream about a picnic in a living room, sunlight streaming through windows where the curtains have been pulled all the away from the glass and painting a dark carpet in whit patches. The woman laughing is not my mother; she never would have taken me on a picnic in the living room.

I think I know this woman, may have even thought of her as a mother once, but who is she?

[personal profile] booming 2013-03-18 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
Twilight, Jacob, living with the scent of vampires
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[personal profile] freudiancascade 2013-03-18 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, non-Scoobies, medical schools have taken to warning students about accepting residencies at Sunnydale General
passionfruit_kisses: (Buffy - durn pen)

[personal profile] passionfruit_kisses 2013-03-18 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
Not an exact response to the prompt, but I hope it pleases anyway.

"You don't understand," the motherly woman insists, her face filled with concerned sincerity. "You have no idea of the things you will see in that hellhole, the bad things that happen to good people."

Ben looks back at her, completely inappropriate laughter bubbling within him; it is her who does not understand.

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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-18 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
A Midsummer Night's Dream/Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, Puck and Ben, not quite mortal
cest_what: (fuji in watercolour)

[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-18 07:56 am (UTC)(link)
One Direction, Liam/Zayn, talking in your sleep.
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[personal profile] whynot 2013-03-18 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"What else did I say?"

"No, nothing, you didn't say anything else."

But it's not like he can't tell when Liam is lying.

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[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-18 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
One Direction, Liam/Louis, tell me something new.
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[personal profile] tieleen 2013-03-27 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Uni AU!

Lying on their backs on the green grass, the park bright and sunny and busy all around them, Liam's arm under Louis' head and Louis playing with the fingers of Liam's other hand -- they've done some variation on this a thousand times: Louis' leg thrown carelessly wherever it will go, so it's only coincidence that it ends up trapping Liam even more effectively, like always; and Louis' smile threatening to break Liam's resolve when he starts talking about heading back before they're late for class, like always; and Liam's breath caught in his throat when Louis wriggles closer and rolls so his nose is buried in Liam's neck, body plastered to his side, and makes wordless sounds of protest that sound a little too... a little too something for Liam's comfort.

"No," Louis says, and "let's stay," Louis says, and "Harry can get notes from somebody, Harry knows everyone," Louis says; and when he finally takes his nose out from where it's traveled, up to just under Liam's ear, ticklish and uncomfortable and putting him on edge, he says, "It's a beautiful day, Liam, we can't go to class -- tell me a story, tell me something new."

And Liam smiles helplessly, rolling his eyes when Louis whoops in delight and smacks a kiss onto his chin, already sensing his victory, his inevitable destined victory, or really, Liam's inevitable destined defeat; and he clenches his hand into a fist and bites his lip against any words that might come, just in case, just in case -- there's nothing new to say, really, nothing new at all.
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cest_what: (antimony & katerina)

[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-18 07:59 am (UTC)(link)
Gunnerkrigg Court, Kat/Annie, if we weren't friends.
hamimi_fk: Fran and Penelo from FFXII (Fran/Penelo yumminess)

[personal profile] hamimi_fk 2013-03-21 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
Kat considers Annie's sleeping back, her own knees tucked up tightly beneath her chin. She wonders if things had been different--they had never become friends, for instance--would it had been possible for them to become something more, or would they have simply never known each other the whole time they went to school here?

Annie rolls onto her back, hair encasing her slumbering face, and Kat blushes and thanks whatever gods exist that they were friends, if nothing more.

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Gunnerkrigg Court, Robot/Shadow, take my hand.
hamimi_fk: Edward from Cowboy Bebop, smiling (Edward - Big smile)

[personal profile] hamimi_fk 2013-03-21 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
The first time he learns to sprout wings, Shadow soars through the air with a cheerful giggle. He comes back to the rooftops to find his friend, Robot, watching him quietly, something like pride in his stance.

"Take my hand, Robot, so we can fly together!" Shadow says, not wanting to leave his best friend out of the fun, and he's so happy when Robot takes his outstretched hand immediately.

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[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-18 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
Gunnerkrigg Court, Gamma/Zimmy, translation.
hamimi_fk: Fran and Penelo from FFXII (Fran/Penelo yumminess)

[personal profile] hamimi_fk 2013-03-21 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
"Kocham cię," Gamma whispers against her shoulder one day.

Zimmy, so use to Gamma's voice in her head, is surprised first by the sound of Gamma's actual voice, and then confused.

"What?" she asks, and blushes when she gets the translation in her head.

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[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-18 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
Homestuck, Meenah/Feferi or Meenah & Feferi, and nobody understands.
gloss: sea troll smirks at you (HS: Meenah)

[personal profile] gloss 2013-03-19 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Feferi looks adorable even in the heat of the fight, as she matches Meenah blow for blow, pivot and kick for kick and pivot, stabbing trident for clanging block; she looks coddamn glorious, in fact, gills swollen, mouth laughing, hair streaming like kelp.

"I'll kill you," Meenah sighs when they've fought to yet another draw, "I have to."

"Until then," Fef says, giggling as she kisses her.

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[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-18 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
Ookiku Furikabutte, Abe/Mihashi, bravery.
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[personal profile] renquise 2013-03-19 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
Abe doesn't give much thought to being brave--there are just some things that have to be done if you want to move forward, and you do them, one way or another. It's as simple as that, and there's no use in being anything less than blunt about it.

But when he clutches at his stupid, stupid knee and looks up at the mound, Mihashi stands steady and doesn't waver a bit, and Abe thinks there's nothing simple about it at all.

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[personal profile] communi_kate 2013-03-18 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
Game of Thrones/ASOIF, Syrio Forel, the first sword of Bravos does not run
vialethe: (GoT - Dany)

Foreshadowing ahoy!!!

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-18 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"But what if you were being attacked by a lion?" Arya tries, in her endless attempts to distract him as they practice.

"And what is a lion but a pussycat, if you do not fear?" Syrio responds, slashing at her wrist, her fingers, her knee. "It is the fear that cuts deeper than the claws, boy."

Re: Foreshadowing ahoy!!!

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-18 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cordelia/Xander, "and this is dangerous/'cause I want you so much/but I hate your guts"

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They've stripped down, and Cordelia feels like she laid bare more than just skin.

"Don't think this means anything," she says, and Xander snorts derisively, like the thought would have never occured to him, but his eyes as he takes her in tell a different story.

Afterwards, Cordelia isn't sure if she regrets it or not, but she knows it's going to happen again.

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-18 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Susan, "this is a gift/it comes with a price"
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Beware of Snakes

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Susan's eyes widened as she took in the gold, fine clothing, and exotic animals that paraded before her. All of these were for her? she wondered, and voiced her thought out loud.

Rabadash nodded, dark eyes gleaming, a knowing smirk on his face.

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-18 12:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 3 Scooby Gang (Buffy, Xander, Willow, Oz, Cordelia), "We are the reckless/We are the wild youth/Chasing visions of our futures"