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*.
Use a word/character counter like this free one (https://wordcounter.net/) to check your character count!
Last week’s entries!
There were FIVE entries and they were all fantastic!
All of you have won an SBI!
#zapfic Writing Contest Week 73:
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 : machinery
You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “machinery” in it)
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The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished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
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! Check out the trailer for the book!
9 tales of MURDER from some of your favourite STEEM writers!
Thank you! and good luck!
Check out the trailer for the book!
I have a story in it called The Still Blood-Soaked Path
A YouTube documentary film-maker visits a remote island to investigate the horrific murder of a young woman, and the subsequent suicide of her killer almost thirty years ago. But was the young lover really responsible for the brutal slaying of his girlfriend? And if not who was?
I had a comment left on one of my freewrites and I have to say, it made my day!
“Hey I got the book and want to tell you how much I enjoyed your story! Loved the twist at the end… you somehow nearly always manage to produce an unexpected twist... Love the care you take with your characters, intertwining them.” @owasco
Voices In The Darkness is now ALSO available as a paperback!
If you want a taster of what is in the book, the video below shows me reading the first 900 words, or so, of my story, The Tell-Tale Dead
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Resteems, and upvotes for quality posts!