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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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"Voles?" asked Mole, blinking slowly.
"Aren't they all decent chaps like Ratty?".

"These are not Water Voles", Badger replied. "Pit voles are, well, let's just say we don't go that way".

Can't get this down to below four sentences, sorry!

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Narnia, Susan, all that is gold does not glitter
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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-18 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
For her 24th birthday, Richard, her painfully ordinary boyfriend, gives her a golden watch, with her name etched into the surface. It's a lovely watch, slim and delicate on her wrist (a wrist he likes to call ladylike and elegant, a wrist that once wore a guard instead of a watch, a wrist that drew a golden bow and could shoot arrows true enough to knock leaves from trees) and it shines dully when she walks with him under the pale Earth sun. Susan wishes she treasured it, wishes that she could look at the lovely, delicate watch and see it shine gold, but every time she glimpses it, the dull, yellowish watch recalls the bright gleam of her bow (polished so brightly that it seemed to glimmer in the sunlight), the sparkling glow of the golden sands at Cair Paravel, and the proud shine of her crown, and, trying to forget the feeling of the golden Narnian sun on her akin, Susan thinks that nothing in this world could ever be so lovely as the kingdom she could never return to.

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-18 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark, "everything's not lost"
ar: a picture of Sansa Stark from ASOIAF with the words "but behind that fair facade I'm afraid she's rather odd" (asoiaf - rather odd)

[personal profile] ar 2013-03-18 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
The Queen of the North took the throne alone: surrounded by men sworn to her, carrying flags and singing songs of a Stark brought back to Winterfell, and yet without kin at her side.

But a woman came to her court--striding like a man, carrying a sword, clothed in breeches and smelling of hard travels--and found her way into the queen's private chambers without being spotted by a single guard.

Sansa knew her before she said a word; those grey eyes, the dirty brown of her hair, the long chin and sharp nose, all said Arya.

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-18 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow/Oz, Disney
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"What do you think about Cinderella?" she asks, pulling a pale blue dress off the rack and turning around to show it to him.

"Well," he gives the gown a thorough once-over with a critical eye, from the puffy sleeves of chiffon to the billowy skirts of satin and crinoline, "it matches your eyes and hair but remember what happened that Halloween two years ago?"

There was a pause and as she returns the costume to the rack, she says, "Joan of Arc it is then."

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[personal profile] lbilover 2013-03-18 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Fringe, Peter/Olivia, Peter playing the piano for her
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[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-20 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
She smiles when he agrees to play for her because he doesn't often, seeming almost embarrassed by his talent as if revealing it takes something away from him. As she listens to the smooth jazz that his talented fingers are able to pull from the instrument, she feels transported. Peter's music becomes a part of her as surely as if Walter had embedded it into her brain inside the depravation tank.

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Legend of the Seeker, Zedd/Shota, power
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Legend of the Seeker, Zedd/Shota: Circle Magic

[personal profile] hrhrionastar 2013-03-18 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Shota stares up, and up, and up, but she's not seeing the night sky with its sprinkling of stars like the glints in Zeddicus's eyes. All she can see are the lines and loops of power that she and Zeddicus call up together, all she can feel are his hands on her wrists and his wrists under her hands, turning them both into a circle from whence more than ordinary magic can come to engulf the world.

Shota knows other women want promises, jewels, castles in the air - she has never needed more than this.
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[personal profile] meridian_rose 2013-03-18 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
V (20009), Hobbes +/ Jack, crossing the line
hamimi_fk: Mamimi from FLCL (Mamimi - taking a drag)

[personal profile] hamimi_fk 2013-03-21 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
"What you're doing is insanity," Jack sighs, weary from months of running and hiding.

Hobbes laughs, pressing into the other man. "You mean what 'we' are doing is insanity," he corrects and kisses him.

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meridian_rose: Jack, Hobbes, and Erica against a wall with the red V logo in corner (v: fifth column)

[personal profile] meridian_rose 2013-03-18 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
V (2009), Joshua, innocence
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"They say humans feel pain when they lose a loved one."

Erica nods and Joshua looks away.

"I see," he says quietly, remembering David.

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V (2009), Lisa, choices
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[personal profile] liquidtears 2013-03-27 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
It's up to her right now: will she be the tyrant like her mother was?

If it was up to her, she would totally do it differently.

And as luck would have it, it is up to her.

Re: Choices

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[personal profile] cest_what 2013-03-19 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
"Calvin, whatever are you doing with Suzie's rabbit and that old cardboard box?" his mother asked, blinking and looking again.

Standing beside the transmogrifier, Hobbes tapped Mr Bun's foot, crossed Mr Bun's arms and stared furiously at Calvin past his mother legs.

"Uh," Calvin said.
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[personal profile] regndoft 2013-03-18 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Greek Mythology, Praxithea; you always loved the smell of the wood burning.
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[personal profile] meridian_rose 2013-03-18 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Revenge, Nolan +/ Emily, trust

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In the beginning it wasn't enough for Emily that her father had trusted him and given what she'd been through Nolan couldn't really blame her for being wary of him until he'd proven himself multiple times. Trusting him with her plans became second nature once he'd made himself useful to her and every time he glimpsed behind her steely fa├žade, he couldn't help wanting vengeance on her behalf. The kiss came as surprise, being unscripted but not unwelcome and Nolan followed Emily's lead as their relationship developed so she could see he could be trusted, not just as a co-conspirator but as a partner.

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[personal profile] meridian_rose 2013-03-18 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Revenge, Nolan/Emily/Aiden, negotiation
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-18 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Sherlock, Spike & Sherlock, daytime soaps
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"But, but that doesn't make any sense!"

"Told you he was Richard's long lost evil twin," Spike said smugly. "I keep telling you soaps don't have to make sense, Sherl."

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-18 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Discworld, Ridcully, can't a chap have a bath in peace?
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There are gods for many things: a god of dropped soap; of mouldy towels; the Spider-god of Unwelcome Invertebrates. Today it is the turn of the three Godesses of Pointless Interruptions (Unneccessary Business; Did I leave something here; and Sorry, thought this one was empty) to turn their attentions to the Archchancellor's ablutions.

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[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-18 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Avengers, Bruce/Natasha, is it just madness/swallowing me whole

[identity profile] ruanchunxian0.livejournal.com 2013-03-18 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Charlotte Lu, the art of trolling

(Because dammnit Char, WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT??)

Re: Darcy took care of the tip

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Tiger & Bunny, Fire Emblem/Wild Tiger, a warm bed
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[personal profile] moon_blitz 2013-03-18 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Continuum, Alec/Kiera, all he wants is to make her happy
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He wonders sometimes whether Kiera understands the work that goes into maintaining her systems, aiding her cases, and watching her back - not to mention catching her mistakes that come from living in a foreign time. Sometimes he wishes he could have a day to himself for video games or working on his own projects without interruption, but he'll never tell her that. Not when she's depending on him, not when he's the only one who could help (and why wouldn't he?).

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shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Avengers Natasha/Bruce)

[personal profile] shallowness 2013-03-18 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Dredd (2012), Dredd/Anderson or Dredd & Anderson, back-up,
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-18 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Continuum, Alec Sadler, countdown
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[personal profile] moon_blitz 2013-03-18 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Back when he was young, before Kiera was able to return home, Alec sometimes wondered about how much time they had left together. Then, once she left, he began counting down the years until she would be born, then the years until she married, all the while wondering if they would meet again.

They did, finally, but then was was gone, sent back in time and he was left counting his days, hoping he would be there to welcome her home.

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[personal profile] moon_blitz 2013-03-18 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Doctor Who, Nine/Rose/Jack, until the stars burn out
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[personal profile] pleonasm 2013-03-19 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
He's been running alone for so long that it's awkward, at first, having someone to hold his hand - and then two someones, with Jack growing into himself every day and Rose smiling, always smiling, like the Doctor has never done anything wrong. They spill out of the TARDIS, joking and laughing, and sometimes the Doctor thinks he doesn't deserve to be this happy, to have all these new stories and people to travel with - he knows he doesn't deserve it, maybe that's more accurate, but he can't tell them to go away; it would break his hearts and theirs too.

He spins the dials, flies his ship, and flirts with Jack and grins so brightly that he thinks his skin might just split, and he does one thing that he hasn't done in a long time: he thinks about keeping them with him forever, as long as they'd stay, with no worrying about regeneration or Time Lords or war or age; he knows this is a fever dream, an impossibility, but still -- but still -- the Doctor dreams.

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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-18 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Continuum, Sonya, taking charge
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With hatred and grief burning in her stomach, Sonya faces the rest of the group.

She never asked for this responsibility, although she realizes now that Kagame had been grooming her for the role the entire time. As their eyes settle on her, she speaks the words that will either unite them or tear them apart: "Kagame's dead, so that means I'm in charge now."

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