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Originally posted by beren_writes at Fic: What are we?, Welcome to the Punch, Jacob/Max, R
As of last week week we have opened up the Drabble cascade to flash fiction of up to 500 words as well, so you don't have to hit the 100 exactly if you would like to play.

Our word of the week is 'friend'.

If you're a fanfic author, we take any fandom any rating.
If you're an original author you could write a drabble for your current book and use the cascade as a way to grab new readers.
We even take meta.

The only rule about content is that it has to be inspired by this week's word of the week.

On full LJ the list does not show up because it won't allow javascript, but it still shows up the header link (see below) if you copy the list code as normal. You can add your link and grab the code at this post (the chain link icon will bring up a box with the code in it).

Title: What are we?
Author: Beren
Fandom: Welcome to the Punch
Pairing: Jacob Sternwood/Max Lewinsky
Rating: R (you could argue PG13, but I'm playing it safe)
Word Count: 100

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This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/251751.html.
Originally posted by beren_writes at Fic: FB3X Drabble Cascade #5 - After It All (Welcome to the Punch, PG13)
Title: After It All
Author: Beren
Fandom: Welcome to the Punch
Pairing: Max/Jacob
Rating: PG13

It had been six long months of dancing to the tune of investigators and prosecutors. Max was exhausted, but at least he was on paid leave and they were finally willing to leave him alone for a while. He slipped into the dark booth in the loud club and knocked back a drink.

"It's done," he said and finally turned to look at the man beside him.

Sternwood barely glanced at him; it was all the communication they needed.

"I have a hotel room," Sternwood said after minutes of nothing.

Once Max would have laughed, but now he said: "Fine."

Originally posted by beren_writes at Fic: FB3X Drabble Cascade #4 - Rescue (Welcome to the Punch, PG)
This isn't a carry on from my last WTTP drabble, just a new one inspired by this week's Drabble Cascade prompt, which is "chain". Please remember you're all welcome to come and play if you would like. You just have to write 100 words, original, fanfic or meta, then add your link to the list linked at the bottom.

Title: Rescue
Author: Beren
Fandom: Welcome to the Punch
Rating: PG

Max opened his eyes and blinked. He hurt all over and what he could see was fuzzy. As he tried to move, the clink of chain alerted him to the fact he was secured somehow.

He didn't understand.
He'd been arrested, put in the back of a car to await an ambulance and then... nothing.

Gun shots made him lurch back, which hurt. Then there was light and hands on him and someone was releasing his bonds.

"You really are determined to get yourself killed," Sternwood said.

Max didn't know what to reply as he realised he was being rescued.

Originally posted by beren_writes at Fic: Moonlight Flit, Welcome to the Punch, PG
This is my FB3X fanfic drabble for this week's Drabble Cascade. Our word this week is Moonlight and anyone can join in. Click this link to find out all the details about the cascade and who else is playing this week.

Title: Moonlight Flit
Author: Beren
Fandom: Welcome to the Punch
Pairing: none, but you could read it as preslash Max/Jacob if you like
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by Eran Creevy et al. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: set after the movie so it is a spoiler, but nothing specific
Author's Notes: Thanks to Soph for the beta
Word Count: 100
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Max heard a thud outside and fervently wished he was armed and not handcuffed to the hospital bed. He'd been arrested and given medical treatment while investigations were carried out; there was so much shit to dig up.

When Sternwood stepped in, Max thought the man had changed his mind about killing him.

"Can you walk?"

"Yeah, sure," he said, shocked.

"There's a hit out on you and since you're the only one who knows I didn't organise this, we're doing a moonlight flit."

It was funny; Max didn't doubt Sternwood at all, just let the man unlock the handcuffs.

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22 March 2013 @ 04:38 pm
Originally posted by beren_writes at Review: Welcome To the Punch
Saw this last night and was worried at first, since for a good ten mins Rob, Soph and I were the only ones in the cinema, but it filled up a bit after that :).

Title: Welcome to the Punch


James McAvoy - Max Lewinsky

Mark Strong - Jacob Sternwood

Andrea Riseborough - Sarah Hawks

Writer: Eran Creevy

Director: Eran Creevy

Summary: Max Lewinsky is a police officer in London and three years ago he almost caught Jacob Sternwood, top criminal single handedly. It almost cost him his career and when Sternwood, now retired, is forced to return to the UK because his son is involved in a shooting, Max is there to try and catch him. However, there are deeper things going on and nothing is quite so straightforward.

I read one review of this that said it was incoherent, but I have no idea what film they were watching. You have to pay attention, but that's because the story has details and makes perfect sense. I loved this film and can't wait for the blu-ray release.

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So, that is the end of my review, but I just have to add, be still my slashy little heart. Oh my, the fanfic vibes I got off this. Max and Sternwood have this staring into each others' eyes moment at the end of the film, admittedly over a gun, but it just fired every fanfic button I had. It's like Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, or Loki and Tony Stark; it just screams, we are enemies and yet we should be kissing madly :). See below and tell me I am wrong.

The Trailer for those who are interested:

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/240817.html.
This is basically a repost of the profile information so that I can put up tags and have the info in here as well as out there. If you need to ask any questions, this is a good place to do it.

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