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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 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Eustace +/ Jill, it seemed like a good idea at the time
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-15 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"Honestly, Eustace," Jill sighed, attempting unsuccessfully to free her leg from the sucking swamp-mud. "I don't care how many species you could discover out here. Next time, Puddleglum is absolutely coming to visit us."
psyche29: A brown eye with rainbow eyeliner all around it (rainbow eyes)

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-15 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Sitting here, giggling like an idiot. Love this, thanks!!
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-15 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee, glad you liked!
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[identity profile] saoirse7.livejournal.com 2013-03-15 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
This is hilarious. :D
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[personal profile] pencildragon11 2013-03-15 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-16 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
You know me too well - SCAU was definitely in mind. :P
autumnia: Central Park (Default)

[personal profile] autumnia 2013-03-16 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
*cough* taking it as a prompt...

He first looked up at the grey and gloomy skies, blinking as the clap of thunder echoed in his ears before turning his gaze to the two familiar children—mouths opened in astonishment and wearing clothes that looked even more dreary than the outfits he saw them in last-that stared right back at him.

"So this is Spare Oom then?" he asked sadly as the rain started to fall, each large drop splattering loudly on the brim of his hat. He stretched his webbed fingers out and took a sip from the pool of rainwater gathered in his palm. "I suppose I should make the best of it while I'm here, unless this storm drowns all of us and then I shan't have to worry about finding a way to get home."
autumnia: The apple orchard in Cair Paravel (Pevensies (at the Cair))

[personal profile] autumnia 2013-03-16 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
"Puddleglum!" Eustace spluttered, the first to recover from the surprise of finding the Marshwiggle in war-weary England, "How on earth did you get here?"

The Wiggle lowered his head closer to Scrubb and as he did so, all the water slid off the brim of his hat and onto the unfortunate boy. "By walking and minding my own business, I daresay," he said, ignoring the furious glare directed first at him and then at the giggling Pole, "though it seems I must have offended someone that I should suddenly find myself no longer amongst the marshes but here instead."
psyche29: A brown eye with rainbow eyeliner all around it (rainbow eyes)

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-16 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
And this is wonderful, too, especially the giggling Jill and the water slipping off the hat and onto Eustace!
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-16 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
This is fantastic! (Don't stop don't stop!) Poor dripping Eustace, and poor Puddleglum (although I daresay he's actually quite pleased to see them again!)
autumnia: Lucy, Edmund & Caspian (Dawn Treader)

[personal profile] autumnia 2013-03-16 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Last one, really, as I don't have a plot to go with it (and is hard to keep under three sentences!):

"Oh do let us get out of the rain before you tell us more, Puddleglum," Jill put in before either of her friends could speak again, motioning for them to follow her as she made for the (conveniently unlocked) door that separated the grounds of Experiment House from the moors outside.

As they took shelter in the school gardens beneath the trees that grew between the laurels and shrubbery, she threw her arms around the Marshwiggle (ignoring the fact that they were both very wet) and said, "Thank the Lion for this chance to meet again!"

"Well, I did see my old wigwam again after you and Scrubb left," said Puddleglum, sounding rather surprised at the thought while patting Pole's head softly with his hand, "so I suppose there was a chance for us to meet once more after all."
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[personal profile] ailavyn_siniyash 2013-03-16 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Awwww, I love it all. You just caught Puddleglum and Jill and Eustace -but especially Puddleglum- so perfectly, and all the little details!
psyche29: A brown eye with rainbow eyeliner all around it (rainbow eyes)

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-17 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
These are all so great!
autumnia: The apple orchard in Cair Paravel (Pevensies (at the Cair))

[personal profile] autumnia 2013-03-17 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed them! Sorry I hijacked your original prompt thread about Eustace and Jill. :-)
psyche29: A brown eye with rainbow eyeliner all around it (rainbow eyes)

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-17 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
No! No apologies, I LOVE that you hijacked it. Anyone who is inspired may hijack to his or her heart's content! ♥♥♥
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[personal profile] wingedflight 2013-03-18 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Ha, so adorable!
psyche29: A brown eye with rainbow eyeliner all around it (rainbow eyes)

[personal profile] psyche29 2013-03-16 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
This is so great!!