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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] hrhrionastar 2013-03-20 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
Smallville, any, "well, it's not like they make a card for 'sorry I got you killed'" - or do they?
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-20 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Earthsea books, Tenar, bewilderment
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[personal profile] tinpra 2013-03-20 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
James Bond (Daniel Craig era), Bond + or /M, Straighten up/Eyes ahead, look for me/...Don't be scared, don't look down
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[personal profile] lettered 2013-03-20 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
A bond is an instrument of indebtedness.

A bond is an affinity between two people, a relationship of mutual trust.

James is Biblical--Saint James, James the Just, brother to Christ our Lord, King of Forgiveness, the symbol of sacrifice--and there's a reason she never thinks of him by his name, as a human being, as just a boy, just an orphan, just someone who is alone (just like her); there's a reason that in her mind, he's only ever been double-oh-seven.

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Vorkosigan Saga, Sergeant Taura, my ride is here
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Roic only squeaks a little when he finds himself swept up in her arms, and Taura says, happily, “I’ve always wanted to find someone that could do it to me, but you don’t mind if I carry you, right?”

Even through his uniform and her velvet dress, he can feel the heat coming off her skin. In lieu of a response, Roic gathers his nerve and kisses the strong line of her jaw, and she is very careful of her claws when she squeezes his rump and brings him to bed.

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Vorkosigan Saga, Elli Quinn/any, adrenaline high
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Vorkosigan Saga, Lilly Durona Junior & Maree, pinky swear
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Vorkosigan Saga, Ethan/Terrence, it's me, I'm here
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-20 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Once Upon a Time, Regina, motherhood
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Once Upon a Time, Regina, Unworthy

[personal profile] hrhrionastar 2013-03-20 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Regina really has changed every diaper, read every bedtime story, bandaged every scrape; if looking after someone were the same as loving them, not even Emma could doubt that Regina adores Henry.

When true love's kiss breaks Regina's curse on Storybrooke, Henry sits in the circle of Emma's arms and Regina knows Snow White's incomprehensible daughter holds his whole heart in her unworthy hands.

With everything she's worked for crumbling around her, with her son looking at her like she's the usurper - not Emma Swan who shouldn't even be here – Regina has never felt more like Henry's mother.
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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-20 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Chronicles of the Kencyrath, Jame & or / Graykin, watch my back

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"Quiet, and let me concentrate," James hisses, unaccountably exasperated that Graykin had asked her to pick the lock on this stupid door, even if it sort of was her fault that his favorite pick-set had been flash-frozen and then fed to an improbably large magpie.

Graykin huffs, audibly put out with her but of course hurt underneath that, so Jame feels guilty all over again.

"Will you watch the hall for me?" she asks him in apology, and he smiles.

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[personal profile] tinpra 2013-03-20 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Animaniacs, The Warner Brothers (and Sister), sometimes they don't cause mayhem
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[identity profile] slowmercury.livejournal.com 2013-03-28 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes they don't cause mayhem -- like, for example, when they're asleep. Then everything's peaceful, or at least it's mostly peaceful until Yakko starts sleeptalking (or worse, sleep-singing), or Wakko dreams of clowns and start sleep-smashing things with his mallet, or until someone rolls over onto Dot's stash of explosives; after that, it's all downhill.

Okay, it's a lie: they always cause mayhem.

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[personal profile] tinpra 2013-03-20 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
James Bond (Daniel Craig era), Bond + or /M, clockwatching
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-20 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Mary Russell series, the bees, their perspective on the apprentice
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Harry Potter, Dudley/Luna, never knew what magic was
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[personal profile] moon_blitz 2013-03-20 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ever since that terrifying night on that horrid island, Dudley had always understood magic to be something dangerous, something best kept out of sight like an unwanted gift; something forbidden and dark and not for him to know of, even though his own cousin wielded it.

It had taken him years to come to terms that perhaps magic wasn't as bad as his first experience with it had taught him, and he had even managed to make peace with Harry - even if that peace was done through offerings of tea and hesitant words - but Dudley never really knew what he had been missing until now.

For it had taken a girl with huge glasses and a very odd way of looking at the world to show him that magic could be wonderful and bright, as exciting as opening presents on Christmas Day - she loved the holiday, even if she didn't fully understand the background of it - and his greatest joy was seeing her perform some small task with the flick of her wand, that small gesture chasing away the remaining shadows in his heart and reminding him that he was hers, all hers.

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Knights-Errant, Kadeen & Amir, don't mind me
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Beauty and the Beast, Belle/Beast, languages
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fakjepajwepoiaj YOU ARE THE COOLEST

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Her French is immaculate, high or low, her Latin quite passable, and she can even carry a conversation in English, thanks to her multitude of books. He speaks a guttural sort of re-learned aristocratic French, yes, but it is forced out of a voicebox not made for human sounds, and she works hard to hide how difficult he can be to understand.

Sometimes she hears him speaking in an altogether wilder and more lovely language, to himself or to the servants, and she wishes she could make those sounds.

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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-20 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
The Count of Monte Cristo, Haydee, vengeance is mine
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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-20 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
The Count of Monte Cristo, Eugenie/Louise, why is the world not a desert?
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-20 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
Silmarillion, Elwing, flight
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Somewhere the Sun Shines and Birds Fly

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-20 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
She breathes deep of the sea and salt; the wind blows from the waves, and blocks the scents of blood and fear and fire behind her.

She hears their approach at her back, feels it in the heat of the gem, throbbing at her breast, glowing bright as a star, blocking their darkness.

She tastes the salt tang – from the ocean spray, from her tears, from the weeping of the very land for her people, she could not say – turns to face these sons of Feanor, these dispossessed (as they have dispossessed her, as they would do again), and falls beyond them, into oblivion; she never expected to fly.
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-20 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
Beowulf/Narnia/LoTR; Freawaru, Susan, Eowyn; all fair in love and war

(not a typo in the phrasing, hint hint)
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all fair in war and love

[personal profile] pencildragon11 2013-03-20 06:51 am (UTC)(link)

By some miraculous Wyrd-cheat, no blood stained the flagstones at her wedding feast, though the warriors circled each other warily and cast dirty glances across the board. She hid the shaking of her hands—if Mother could remain calm through fourteen winters of terror . . . —and swirled the honey mead with honeyed words of peace. She hardly allowed herself to hope, but neither did she let herself glance more than once toward the weapons stacked like cordwood by the hall-door.


The day it happened, she stripped off her flimsy, treasured nylons, pulled on an old and sturdy Land Girls smock, and slung the quiver they'd given her for her fourteenth (or so) Christmas across her back; then walked straight out of town and into the woods. After hours of driven, desperate archery practice, when her arms quivered and she could no longer bend her bow, she strode home and straight to the telephone, dialed the number pressed into her hand the other night, and said yes, she had thought it over carefully, no, she had no family to leave behind, no, she was not afraid of blood or danger or death, and yes, she could come for training right away. As long as there is work to do, I cannot sit at home.


Long did she toil as shieldmaiden, striving for love and honor, or if denied those for the quiet of death, even death on a battlefield amid the clangor of bitter brands and snickering arrows. Yet while she fought, love stole up behind her and wooed her softly until her taut muscles softened and she let fall her guard. I will be a shieldmaid no longer, nor do I long to be a queen, said she at last, halsing him in her arms, and there was great joy betwixt those twain, so that none could put it into speech.

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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-20 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Okami, Issun, i wish...
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[personal profile] renquise 2013-03-20 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
“Sleep comes with the storm
In fur sun-bright and sun-warm
Wish it didn’t snore.”

A masterpiece. Said furball gives a snuffling laugh and curls more tightly around him as Issun burrows into her soft undercoat, and the snow falls.

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[personal profile] kuruk 2013-03-20 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
MOTHER, Ninten+EVE, catastrophic system failure
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[personal profile] kuruk 2013-03-20 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
ICO, Ico & Yorda, contentment
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[personal profile] tactician 2013-03-21 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
There is a world out there she has yet to see. He tells her about it with great sweeps of his hands and waggles of his fingers, horns spinning circles in the air as he jumps and skips with elaborate motions that spin his entire body around, full of vibrancy and life.

And though there is a world out there, there is one here, also, between the grand archways of his arms and the waves of his voice, that she is admittedly a little more reluctant to leave.
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[personal profile] kuruk 2013-03-20 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Impa+Zelda, she is not your Hylia
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-20 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, a Skyward prompt! I haven't written any Zelda before, so this should be fun!

She is not the Hylia you once knew. Like, perhaps, and possessing of the same memories, but she is human, now, as well as goddess, and she has all the concerns, all the emotions, the fears that come with that change, and less of the ability to look for the greater good in her designs, less of the power and confidence.

You are not sure whether you prefer the old or the new.

(And yeah, I know, Zelda's a Hylian, but I thought human sounded better in the context. Also, I adore the second person.)

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[personal profile] kuruk 2013-03-20 04:34 am (UTC)(link)
MOTHER3, Flint/Hinawa, magicant
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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-20 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
Girl Genius/any other canon, Othar Tryggvassen & any, spunky girl sidekick
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[personal profile] hot_tramp 2013-03-20 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Othar groans beneath the slab of granite, which has rather mysteriously landed on top of him, as if lifted and then unceremoniously dropped by an invisible hand.

The dark haired little girl smirks, folds her arms, and says "Let me tell you how this is going to work."

"... foul!"
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