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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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[identity profile] wingedflight21.livejournal.com 2013-03-12 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Eustace/Jill, stranded
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[personal profile] sailorsol 2013-03-12 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Bit of friendly advice; the pointy end goes that way."

"Thanks for the tip, princess."

"Queen, thanks."
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[identity profile] wingedflight21.livejournal.com 2013-03-12 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Doctor Who/Narnia, Ponds + Susan Pevensie, 1950s New York.
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[personal profile] cofax7 2013-03-12 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Community, food issues, Abed & Annie
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[personal profile] cofax7 2013-03-12 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Star Trek AOS, Kirk & Pine, succeeding on the shoulders of the dead
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[personal profile] cofax7 2013-03-12 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Castle, badass heroines in four-inch heels
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[personal profile] cofax7 2013-03-12 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Fringe, Astrid, dry-cleaning bills
vialethe: (GoT - Dany)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-12 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, Sansa/Jaime, I have no honor but you
vialethe: (Narnia)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-12 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
Narnia/Silmarillion, Susan/Maglor, don't need supernatural help/I can fuck things up myself
vialethe: (Jon Snow)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-12 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, Jon Snow and Arya (and/or Sansa), working for the church while your family dies/your little baby sister's gonna lose her mind

(Anonymous) 2013-03-12 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Susan, Pretty isn't weak

(Anonymous) 2013-03-12 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
"Beckett, I've been meaning to ask..."

"What is it, Castle?"

"How do you run in those things?"
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)

No More Ever I Spoke (Arwen/Aragorn)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-12 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
She thinks of returning, once he's dead and gone and her life turns blank, leeched of color and joy. She thinks of sitting in the halls of her father's house until they grow bare and empty as her heart, dusty and disused, with only the echoes of love and memory to sustain her, until she is as one of the statues in the gardens, an object of curiosity, of a past long forgotten by all who remain.

In the end she rejects this, and travels forward rather than back; she is yet made of softer things than stone, and he awaits her still, beyond the endless shores of the world.
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[personal profile] moetushie 2013-03-12 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
The Silmarillion, Beleg Cúlthalion/Túrin Turambar, boy with the thorn on his side
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[personal profile] moetushie 2013-03-12 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
Downton Abbey, Mary Crawley, winter
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[personal profile] moetushie 2013-03-12 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
The Charioteer, Andrew/Laurie, after the kiss
vialethe: (Narnia)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-12 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
Narnia, Susan (+any Pevensie), open up your scars, I'll be there
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)

Re: No More Ever I Spoke (Arwen/Aragorn)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-12 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks! Arwen after Aragorn's death has always been the part of their story that stuck out most to me - how she had been so happy and didn't regret her choice, but was still frightened and alone at the end, the poor dear.

(I'm so glad you're doing this, btw - I flailed with glee when I saw the post, I loved this so much in the past!)
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[personal profile] moetushie 2013-03-12 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
He’s piano-player at a club she frequents, and her friends tease her about him; that strange, sad man who wears a hat indoors, whose music makes images in her head, of things lost, washed away by time.

After his shift ends, she asks for cigarette and he fumbles in the dark for a match -- he wears gloves indoors too, she wonders if he is always very cold -- and she looks up to thank him and catches the glint of starlight in his eyes.

It is familiar, closer to home than anything she's seen for so long that she is strangely disarmed, and she sucks in the smoke and says, once I had a kingdom to rule -- he smiles and nods.
vialethe: (Narnia)

[personal profile] vialethe 2013-03-12 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is wonderful and perfect! I love that he wears a hat and gloves indoors, and that she sees through his disguise anyhow. My poor left behind babies!!