#ZapFic contest: tell me a tale in 240 characters or less (results of last week, and new prompt)

in creativecoin •  last month  (edited)

It's ZAPFIC!

Steem's longest running MicroFiction contest!

What is #zapfic? Well I was the first to use the hashtag, so I guess I invented it, and I get to decide what it means.

#zapfic is a very short story written in less than 240 characters*.

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Use a word/character counter like this free one (https://wordcounter.net/) to check your character count!

Last week’s entries!

There were Eight entries and they were all fantastic!

@botefarm
https://steemit.com/creativecoin/@botefarm/betrayed-by-belief-a-zapfic-contest-entry

@felixgarciap
https://steemit.com/creativecoin/@felixgarciap/archaic-a-zapfic-contest

@gillianpearce
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@gillianpearce/zapfic-writing-contest-week-73

@oivas
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@oivas/machinery-contest-73-oivas-entry

@rickie
https://steemit.com/esteem/@rickie/the-false-tip

@darthgexe
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@darthgexe/the-machine-zapfic-contest

@whatisnew
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@whatisnew/zapfic-writing-contest-entry-for-week-73-prompt-machinery

@deirdyweirdy
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@deirdyweirdy/cleanliness-is-next-to-godliness

I loved all of these zapfics. My personal favourite was by @gillianpearce: the last two lines were brilliant!

I decided to award all entries an SBI

Congratulations to:

@gillianpearce, @deirdyweirdy, @whatisnew, @darthgexe, @rickie, @oivas, @felixgarciap, @botefarm

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#zapfic Writing Contest Week 74:

Write a story - inspired by the prompt - in 240 characters.

No restrictions on how you post it to the steem blockchain. You can post it to steemit using palnet.io, steemit.com, busy, partiko or anything else you want to use (you can even just post a story in the comments - but if you create STEEM post for your ZAPFIC using the hashtags #palnet, #creativecoin, #neoxian or #marlians) you’ll get a 100% upvote in STEEM plus upvotes from one or more of my Tribe accounts too)!

Try to ensure you tell as complete a story as you can.

This weeks prompt is : agreement

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “agreement” in it)



As well as Steem upvotes I upvote posts in the following Tribes: #leo, #palnet, #sports, #weed, #marlians and #creativecoin #neoxian #sonicgroove

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For #zapfic posts I advise using the tags #creativecoin, #neoxian, #palnet, #marlians

Rules

  • Post the 240 character (or less) story to steemit (use whatever you want - steemit.com, busy, partiko, or even as a comment! etc - the choice is yours!

  • Due to the pressure on hashtags I am removing the requirement to use the zapfic hashtag. I do advice you, however, to use the following hashtags: #palnet, #creativecoin, #marlians. I can upvote you with four different accounts - so if you use those three hashtags you'll earn the tokens pal, marlians and ccc as well as Steem)

  • The story must be less than 240 characters long - use a character counter to check (here is one: https://wordcounter.net/)

  • The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished

  • If you post a photo (you don't have to, there are no "points" for photos, it is all about the story) please make sure you quote the source. If it is yours, say so!

  • Resteem and upvote welcome but it is not essential (I am operating this contest at a “loss” to give something back to the community, so if you can resteem and upvote it will help me help you!)

  • The steemit (or busy, or whatever) link to your post must be left in the comment section of this post

  • The deadline for submissions is EIGHT hours before the payout of this post

  • The judge’s decision is final

Prizes

The price pool 3 SBI (#steembasicincome share), to be distributed as follows

1 @steembasicincome share will be given to the top three stories (as judged by me)

All valid entries will receive a 100% upvote (approx $0.05 at the time of posting - plus if you use the palnet hashtag you will get a big PAL upvote from me too) and a resteem from the judge (@felt.buzz) to over 1000 followers.

Sometimes I may give away bonus prizes too.

Note: this contest was invented by and is hosted, judged and run by @Felt.Buzz. it has bugger all to do with zappl

Thank you! and good luck!

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Use the PALnet, Marlians, Neoxian or Creativecoins hashtags (#palnet, #marlians, #neoxian, #creativecoin) when you post your ZAPFIC stories and you’ll find that as well as getting a STEEM upvote you’ll get an upvote in one or all of the other tribes (currently my tribe upvotes are worth a lot more than my 100% STEEM upvote). Using the hashtags means you get BOTH steem and tribe tokens too!

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Haven't done enough writing lately. Did one up for this.

https://steemit.com/esteem/@niallon11/zapfic-contest-agreement

Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thank you!

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Muchas gracias amigo @felt.buzz. Buena musica.

Thanks for your entry! :)

Thank you! 😊

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Congratulations to @gillianpearce for winning this contest and many thanks to @felt.buzz for the SBI.

Thanks @darthgexe but I think we all won didn't we? 😁

Yeah, we all win, you're absolutely right.

Thanks for the sbi share @felt.buzz. I really enjoyed the contest. 😁

One question, how come you are able to add so many tags? Steemit does not allow more than five, so which front end do you use? Is it SteemPeak?

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@oivas steempeak allows to use 10 tags.

I've seen some posts published with up to 20 tags but I don't know what frontend they're using.

Yeah, figured that out just now.. Thanks @darthgexe!

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Yes, I use steempeak to post and edit.

Thanks for letting me know @felt.buzz!

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Thanks for your entry!

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Bruce it’s always a pleasure

Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for your entry!

Thank you so much for participating in the Partiko Delegation Plan Round 1! We really appreciate your support! As part of the delegation benefits, we just gave you a 3.00% upvote! Together, let’s change the world!

This post was curated by @theluvbug
and has received an upvote and a delayed resteem to hopefully generate some ❤ extra love ❤ for your post!

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In Proud Collaboration with The Power House Creatives
and their founder @jaynie

I got my first @helpie

Congratulations on the helpie! And thanks for your entry! :)