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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. 

psyche29: A brown eye with rainbow eyeliner all around it (rainbow eyes)

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-15 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Susan (+/ any), never even noticed we're suddenly crumbling
vialethe: (Narnia)

The Wretched Hollow Feeling

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-15 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
The third time Ed and Peter nearly come to blows, and Lucy valiantly holds back tears as a child of her age should not be able to manage, Susan follows Edmund out to the gardens.

"I don't know what's wrong with us, Su," he says without looking at her, his head tipped back against the wall, the shadows running along his child's jaw in a way that makes her face recall the scrape of his stubble, back when he had to bend to embrace her.

"We used to be kings and queens," she says, sitting beside him, repressing the urge to spread invisible skirts, "and now we've crumbled back down to this, and have to make the best of it, and remember who we are."
psyche29: little girl watching something with an uncertain look on her face (mary secret garden)

Re: The Wretched Hollow Feeling

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-15 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, my heart. This is BEAUTIFUL!! ♥
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)

Re: The Wretched Hollow Feeling

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-15 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh good, I'm glad you liked it, I was afraid it would be too sad!
psyche29: Tea in a white cup and saucer, sitting on a pink placemat (tea)

Re: The Wretched Hollow Feeling

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-16 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Not too sad! And even if it was, it is still beautifully done. :D