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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] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-21 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
The West Wing, CJ/Danny, "if love's elastic, then were we born to test its reach?"
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[personal profile] grey_wonderer 2013-03-22 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
It was one of those pre-press room conversations while walking, not exactly about White House issues, though Danny could rarely keep from trying to slip in a question or two, and most certainly not about whatever their relationship was, though again, Danny kept trying to lead things in that direction as well. She's been making a point about how complex her life was and how it would be a challenge to make a real, satisfying relationship work successfully not just for her needs, but for her partner's needs as well considering her busy schedule. CJ had been about walk into the press room, feeling that she'd been successful in fending off Danny's advances, when he smiled that engaging smile of his and said, "I understand the time constraints of your work and all of the stress that comes with it, but love is supposed to be elastic and if love's elastic, then weren't we born to test its reach?"

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[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-21 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
Greek Mythology, Oenone/Paris, "oh will we pass the test/or just as one loves more and more/will one love less and less"
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-21 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
She watches him in water and wine, and watches the new wife, too, to see what made him forget her -- it's not difficult; the new wife is, in the way of women, most beautiful, and the way she twines around Alexander suggest an easy intimacy Oenone hadn't shared with him since the birth of their child. Their child - she looks up to where the toddler plays with her sisters and the shepherds, and this is a little grace at least, that Corythus and herself are not in that doomed city.

She watches, and the ships she sent guides for draw closer, and she loves her shepherd more and more.

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Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, "I want to erase every nasty thought that bugs me every day of every week"
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"I don't know about this. It seems rather drastic." Ron stepped into her line of sight just as the spell took hold and Hermione's eyes went blank.
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X-Men First Class, Azazel/Charles Xavier, Unlikely Ally
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24, Jack/Tony, Some things are more important
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Lost Boys, David/Michael, Giving In
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Dark City, John Murdoch/Daniel Schreber, "We'll never meet someone to make us feel like the sun was something they built for us in their tool shed"
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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-21 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Girl Genius, Theo/Sleipnir, my lovely assistant
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[personal profile] hot_tramp 2013-03-21 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sleipnir -- quick, the Kapfenberg spanner -- if I don't adjust the throttle, the reversing actuator will --"

Theo looked up from the lurching engine and saw her sweat-beaded face, her grease-stained hands, and the strand of red hair that had fallen in front of her eyes.

"Damn the reversing actuator," he said, suddenly taking her in his arms and pushing her back against the workbench; she laughed as he ran a hand up her side and murmured, "... more important things to do."

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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-21 02:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Girl Genius, Gil & Zeetha, I was right, you were wrong, I get to sing the I was right song
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Just a Friendly Wager

[personal profile] hot_tramp 2013-03-21 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Gil knew sulking was pointless and only reinforced the popular notion that he was moody and childish; but damn it all, his carefully crafted fencing clank was in pieces, and he was on the receiving end of a smile so smug, he had no choice but to scowl, cross his arms, and flop into a chair with a dejected sigh.

"So, if I recall correctly," Zeetha said, grinning down at him and idly twirling one of her ornate swords, "the bet had something to do with a certain madboy serving as my extremely obedient servant for 24 hours."

"Something like that," he muttered, and frowned even deeper as he realized Agatha was going to get entirely too much entertainment out of this.

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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-21 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Rosa Montana, when you're the eldest of three sisters . . .
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-21 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)

(Magicians of Caprona is not the Chrestomanci book I am most familiar with, so I apologize in advance for any whopping blunders!)

When you're the eldest of three sisters, you run a disproportionately high chance of making bad choices and coming to worse ends, most likely caused by years of having to set a good example for your younger siblings; Rosa Montana, having received an excellent education and in possession of a horde of undignified scamps for brothers and sisters and cousins, is well aware of this fact and all the more determined to avoid it.

She says her prayers every night, makes sure her clothing is arranged just so, never takes it into her head to sing a spell she can't pull off alone; she washes behind her ears, tries to only be sarcastic to those who deserve it, and never conducts herself in a manner befitting a Petrocchi.

It's not until the Old Bridge, when she catches a glimpse of her fellow--her rival worker, that she thinks: Well, if I must-- what a way to go.

...and now I want to read Rosa/Marco, most competent starcrossed lovers ever! :D

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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-21 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Anthea Tesdinic/ or & Robert Brown, take your fast car and keep on driving
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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-21 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)

"Can I give you a lift?" asks the Count once class is out, sticking his terribly handsome head out the window of his sports car.

Anthea bites her lip, considering; she already knows what Mum would say, but anyway, she's not Mum (thank God!) and Robert seems a decent sort who didn't give her up when he noticed her doodling sketches of evening gowns in the margins of her notes, and besides, she's got a meeting with a famous dress designer on the opposite side of town in fifteen minutes that she can only just make if she keeps on walking.

"Only if you're fast enough to suit me," she says, and smiles.

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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-21 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Lizzie Bennett Diaries, Fitz, dying from dizziness

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Fitz's mouth dropped as he watched the video (full-screen, of course, because no other tab needed his attention, not even if it was an email that his house was burning down.) "He didn't even fucking CALL ME?"

He was dialing William Darcy before he even thought about it, and then thought that oh, wow, this was a really bad time to call him, but no, that video was what happened on Monday, and now he was getting a voicemail message; clearly, three days wasn't long enough to stop banging and call your friend about it.

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Darcy waited just as long as it took for the red light to blink off on the camera before he grabbled Lizzie by the hips and pulled her back to him, ready to catch her as she overbalanced and nearly fell backwards over the seat. From her position leaning in his arms, she answered his smirk with one of her own, yanking him closer by the tie and unbalancing them both into a rather pleasant position. Her mouth on his neck and her other hand pulling at his tucked-in shirt, she murmured, "So which of us is going to illuminate first?"

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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-21 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
The Hobbit, the company, marching songs
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In the Company of Strangers

[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-21 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Bilbo is not an adventurer, not the type accustomed to journeys longer than a mid-afternoon stroll to visit the Brandybucks or Tooks on the westerly end of the Shire, but here he is, astride a rather large horse and in the company of strangers. It's altogether unsettling and quite intimidating, journeying with dwarves (and one rather perculiar wizard), because dwarves, with their loud, bellowing voices and their wandering feet, are so very different than hobbits, and Bilbo can scarcely understand them on any count. But then, one dwarf (Kili, perhaps?) begins to sing, in a surprisingly sweet voice that reminds him of when Elder Took would sing ballads at hazy twilight celebrations; he sings a song about the winding, reaching road, and one by one the other dwarves join in, until they all sing the same steady chorus again, and Bilbo tentatively opens his mouth to sing along.
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[personal profile] metonomia 2013-03-21 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
The Hobbit; Thorin, Dis; adventures in babysitting
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[personal profile] bedlamsbard 2013-03-21 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Honestly, brother, they won't break."

"It's not them I'm worried about," Thorin says, as Fili and Kili chase each other around the tiny rented room, waving carved wooden toys and shouting garbled bits of Khuzdul war-chants. "It's me."

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-21 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Julia & Roger (&Millie), Series Ten
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[personal profile] minutia_r 2013-03-22 10:43 am (UTC)(link)
It's much too hot, and they have to wear broad-brimmed, floppy hats to protect their faces; they've inherited their father's easily-sunburned skin. Monkeys scamper across striped canvas awnings, a woman sits on a woven mat enwreathed in brightly-colored snakes, a vendor calls out that he sells the juiciest figs in the market, by Asheth! and Roger's eyes meet Julia's and they share the same delighted thought: that's Mummy!

But Millie feels the press of the crowds, and panic tightens her chest even as she reminds herself that they don't want her forgiveness, or her blessing, or anything from her at all except the money they'd want from any oddly-dressed tourist--and she holds tightly to her children's hands with the two hands she has left.

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[personal profile] betony 2013-03-21 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Millie/Christopher, run away with me
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Lion in Winter/Medieval History, Henry/Eleanor, a mind like Aristotle and a form like mortal sin.
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Howl's Moving Castle, Sophie Hatter & Jane Farrier, "well, you see, the thing is..."
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Howl's Moving Castle, Howl/Sophie, sacrifice
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Any book-to-movie fandom, Any, book characters react to their depiction in the movie (or vice versa)
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Pride & Prejudice '95

[personal profile] lizzardgirl 2013-03-21 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
There are a lot of issues that Fitzwilliam Darcy will have to address in the future, not the least being finding an explanation for how these pictures in the little box got moving, but first, he has to impress his wife with one thing.

"Elizabeth - I've never, ever, jumped into that pond and you shouldn't either. You'll catch your death in there for sure."

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Howl's Moving Castle, Howl + Any, you're holding in your hands the two halves of my heart
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Silmarillion, Ar-Pharazôn, defeat
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Silmarillion, Tar-Míriel, despair
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xander/Anya, proper driving lessons
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Drive Me Crazy

[personal profile] tiny_white_hats 2013-03-22 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"Xander, I am not a child," Anya snapped, clutching the steering wheel as if she was ready to rip it from the dashboard and beat Xander over the head with it, "I understand that green is go and red is stop and yellow doesn't actually mean go faster."

"Sorry, sorry!" Xander cried, shrinking back against the passenger side window, "I just want to be sure you're safe, Ahn, I don't want anything happening to you."

"Oh, well, I suppose that's okay then," Anya smiled, trying not to look too pleased when Xander's words really gave her that bizarrely warm feeling she associated with Xander and happiness and being ridiculously, humanly in love, "Now, which one of these tiny levers makes the car start?"