Finish The Story Contest - Week #51!

in finishthestory •  2 months ago  (edited)

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A contest with a pot of 14 STEEM + 5 @steembasicincome shares? You're in the right place!

260 @steembasicincome shares awarded till now, plus 22.558 SBD and 170 STEEM, through the contest in 50 weeks!


What awaits within the @c-squared enhanced Bananafish treasure chest?

1st place: n. 8 STEEM

2nd place: n. 4 STEEM

3rd place: n. 2 STEEM

popular vote: n. 3 steembasicincome share (remember to vote your favorite!)

Best comment/curation to the stories: n. 2 steembasicincome shares

Damn. That was an anniversary. Not only we enjoyed our curie votes top record, but also we had a peak of participation and two unexpected gifts by @josephsavage and @c-squared. I still feel the hangover after such wild potassium party! This is @f3nix writing in case you still didn't understand: your bananafish prophet for every season and occasion, from feral witches' sabbaths to rarefied vampires' vernissages. Allow me to add that I enjoyed so much the evolution this community had in the recent editions, where our skilled veterans mix with great new entries like @maparari, @vasigo, @pokerm, @adncabrera, and @jadams2k19. Variety, quality, and fun, can we ask more? Keep it up folks we're on the right track!

What prompt do we have here? But of course a premier gem by @galluna-crb (a renowned mythological aberration of the realms)! Such an original sparkle of creativity will try your pen in the purest FtS tradition: openness to many interpretations and a lot of narrative elements to be exploited. Enjoy!


Map of the Bananafish Realms from a squirrelly perspective!


  • Share the love and tell a friend about the contest!

  • Join the Bananafish Realms discord chat for fresh updates and other amenities.

  • Vote, vote, vote your favorite story in the comments below!

  • Use the #finishthestory tag.

  • Try to post your story as early possible and not at the last moment (or after the results! argh!) to give people chance to read yours before they vote

  • Respect the dreadful 500 words limit! o_0

  • Help our contest & workshop to grow by giving it some visibility and consider linking back to this post in your entry.

Without further ado, good luck, brave storytellers. Always forward, straight into the mouth of the Leviathan!

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The Devisal of Mr. Dankworth

by @gaby-crb and @calluna

The familiar ping jerked through my morning haze, the signal of a new email arriving in my inbox, blared from my laptop. I hastily tapped at the volume. My fingers circled around the warm mug in my hand, the hot brush of steam warning me not to take a sip yet. I checked the screen, 16 new emails already this morning. Working from home had seemed so much easier, I never liked the office, or being out on the road, at least at home I had my own brand of coffee, and my cat Neelix, but the emails never stopped.

I cleared through the top 10 as spam, another 5 were easily filed, the last however caught my attention. My eyes focused on the sender name, I hastily placed my mug on the table and clicked the email. The sound of the news playing on the TV melted into the background, even the smell of my burning toast didn't interrupt my focus.

Good day,

My name is Michael Kent, I am the personal attorney and sole executor to my late client, Mr Ian Dankworth, who shares the same surname with you.

After the death of my client, in an automobile incident, in the year 2007, the bank contacted me to provide his next of kin to inherit his fortune, totaling Thirty Seven Million Bruvna ($37,000,000.00) according to the existing bank records.

I have written several letters to his country embassy with the intent of locating any of his immediate or extended family who will stand as the next of kin and all my efforts has been to no avail.

I have received official letters from the board of directors of the holding bank in the last few weeks suggesting a likely precedent for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws, therefore I have been issued a 30 working days ultimatum to provide his next of kin or forfeit the deposit.

From my professional experience I can use any and all legal means available to re-profile and present you as the next of kin to my deceased client since you share his surname, this would enable you put a claim to the funds on our behalf.

Please kindly indicate your interest by responding to this email so we can discuss further.

Yours sincerely,
Barr. Michael Kent

I glanced at the scuffed bag by the door, I had known Mr Kent would contact me eventually. I was the last person in the country with the surname Dankworth. As my eyes read over the email again, I laughed to myself, this had been easier than I initially thought.

Neelix stalked past the black bag, rubbing up against it, he then stopped and pulled out his claws, pulling at the plastic material.

I stood up fast in an attempt to scare him, knocking my coffee over my laptop in the process. I swore and grabbed at some tissues, watching as the black liquid slowly absorbed. I would forever be cleaning up my own mess.



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Let’s raise a glass to @foffelius, @steelochlaver, @f3nix, @marcoriccardi, @anixio, @gwilberiol, @calluna, @ntowl, @dirge, @seesladen, @theironfelix, @letalis-laetitia, @vdux, @felixgarciap, @tristancarax, @khasa, @stever82, @brisby, @drazeus, @robinsonr810, @michaias who are already in the trail.



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Join the fun! Here is how this contest works:


  • An unfinished fiction story or a script is posted.

  • You finish it with your own post or a comment in the comment section. A limit of 500 words is recommended.

  • WIN 14 STEEM + 5 @steembasicincome shares to the writers with the best endings and comments.

The results will be out on Wednesday - April 10th, 14:00 PM GMT+7 avg. (U.S. West Coast time zone). Submission deadline: Tuesday - April 9th, 14:00 PM GMT+7 (U.S. West Coast time zone). You may vote your favorite story until the results are out!

A special thanks to @gwilberiol, @dirge, @tristancarax, @theironfelix, @raj808, @brisby, @maverickinvictus, @cyemela, @marcoriccardi, @hidden84, @calluna, @oivas, @ntowl, @f3nix, @felt.buzz, @khasa and @vdux for their precious delegations, making this project a reality! If you like this contest..SPREAD THE GOSPEL! We're grateful for your resteeming and word of mouth. Everything helps to grow together!

GOOD LUCK, BRAVE STORYTELLERS!

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Hi White List Author!

Thanks for being part of our contest community.

Here is a 100% upvote from @contestkings

Official Discord Server: https://discordapp.com/invite/SMSNk7w

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Thank you, ContestKings, for your support! 🍻

Vote your favorite story here!

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I really liked @maparari's. Everything tongue-in-cheek, hilarious. From the cat that got lost to the girlfriend who is arrested. The tomfoolery of believing in the inheritance pales by comparison. My vote goes for the newcomer this week. Hope to see more from this writer. Interesting, original material.

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Truly a terrific story! Thanks, Agmoore!

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blueeyes8960 gets my vote.

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Thank you, Cyemela!

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Greetings to you and huzzah my friend!

I would forever be cleaning up my own mess

Hahaha. You can say that again. What a send off. Good job, ladies. Look forward to this.

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I was giggling over that part as well. 😁 Happy to see you, Agmoore and I hope that you and yours are faring well! 🌸

~Bris

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I promise to put something up. Am trying to complete an art project. Alien to me, but I'm so stubborn I won't give up. I'll be back and do my best.
Good luck this week.

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This squirrel admires those creative and stubborn streaks of yours. I hope that you have fun with your art project and wish you luck as well!

We'll be keeping some banana grog nice and frosty for you. 😎🤗

~Bris

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Thanks for the encouragement. Keeping my eye on the deadline. Story in my head. Just needs to be written :)

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You're most welcome and I'm so happy that you'll be joining us! 💃

~Bris

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I do love that picture. Makes my night. Where do you find these ?

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Aww! I'm glad to hear that it made your evening, thank you! 😃 When looking for a GIF I tend to perform an internet search with two to three words that pertain to whatever subject I have in mind and then filter the results by type. (For the one above I used the keywords 'paintbrush' and 'squirrel'.) Sometimes, I go directly to sites like
Imgur or Giphy to begin my search. Fair warning, there will be rabbit holes and you may fall in. 😁

~Bris

This is my entry for the FTS #51.

Greetings to all story lovers!

Please, sir, give me the potassium needed to get this story on the right track.

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Thanks for your entry, Darthgexe, and congratulations to you for receiving a vote from the Curie Community!

Requested potassium(complete with tie) - check. 😎😁

~Bris

This is My Participation. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Thank you, Vida-Blanca, for joining in the fun and sharing your ending with us!

~Bris

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She's back!!!! We're happy to read from you again, Blueeyes8960!

~Bris

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Thanks, I missed by Banananfish buddies!

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Welcome @blueeyes8960! It's a lovely surprise to see you here 😊

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FTS is my favorite! Wish I had time to do them all!

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Oh wow! Don't worry, this pub is always open and ready to serve the finest grog. We're super happy to know that.

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Yay!! Glad to have you back, Steve!

Told ya we'd keep the rum flowing! 😎

~Bris

Here be me entry for this contest
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First blood for the second week in a row, Felix! Leading the way in getting everyone fired up for this round! 😎

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~Bris


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Thank you kindly, C-Squared!

Hola!! @bananafish Puede ser en español? / It could be in spanish?

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Hola, Isgledysduarte! We welcome all stories submitted in any language one chooses however, we do request that an English translation of the story is also included for those readers who are only able to read English. There are many free translation applications available online and if you wish, I'll be happy to recommend one for you.

Thank you for your question and we're looking forward to reading your story! 😎

~Bris

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Hi i´m glad... i speak a litlle bit of english but not enough to write a hole story. I will have to use some app to translate.

I'll be happy to see your suggestions.

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Glad to be of help! Below are the links to three applications that I've used in the past. Though, as with all such things, it's best to compare and check the results for contextual issues.

The few that I can suggest are:
deepl
promt
google translate

We have many in the community who have proficiency in both English and Spanish - Marcoriccardi, Theironfelix, and Darthgexe to name a few - who may be able to provide you with more assistance. All are incredibly friendly and helpful members so I've no doubt that if you wish to ask their opinion on an application, they'll be of great assistance!

~Bris

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:p

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@isgledysduarte, I recommend an extension for chrome called Grammarly, it helps correct grammatical errors, a very useful tool.

Also, if you use a translator like google or deepl to translate from Spanish to English you can translate the translated text back from English to Spanish and check if the message makes sense, this way you can correct personal pronouns and verbs for example.

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That's the best one, I agree.

Finally! Dear Mr. Kent, my entry into this week's contest. Nice to be back!

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Most pleased we are, fine Agmoore, with your return. We've prepared a treat for you in celebration.
Pardon the fang marks. Our vampire concierge simply couldn't resist. 😁

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~Bris

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Made it with time to spare! Thanks, Oivas! 😎

~Bris

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Oh, cool! 😊

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Sliding in before the counter reaches zero is the latecomer, Tristan. All rise ...

https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@tristancarax/the-devisal-of-mr-dankworth

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And the crowd goes wild!!!

~Bris

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Welcome to the Finish The Story contest, Wordymouth! Thanks for joining in the fun and sharing your ending. 😎

~Brisby

I know my entry is late, but I really wanted to write my ending for this one. I liked the collaboration between @gaby-crb and @calluna it certainly left the story open to go in many directions.

https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@randomwanderings/the-devisal-of-mr-dankworth-my-ending-for-finish-the-story-week-51

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One of my favorite aspects of the Finish The Story contest is the wealth of wonderful writers like Gaby-Crb and Calluna who contribute their beginnings. Not only does it strengthen our community but it allows us to showcase the varying talents of some of Steems best authors! 😁

As to the entry time, we encourage everyone to submit their entries for the joy of sharing their take on an ending. Even if the story missed the window to be eligible for a prize. (Also, some of the Bananafish Tribe adhere to the deadline more than others.)
This squirrel's relationship with clocks is fairly well known. 😂

~Brisby

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Sweet! Thanks for your story, Cy! 😎✌

~Bris

I have to make a post or put my story part here in comments?

Plus the limit is 500, but lets say i write my part in 250 words, that would be eligible?

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I suggest you to make a separate post.
A story in 250 words can be eligible, we evaluate them for their quality. Sometimes length doesn't mean quality. Most of all, welcome and have fun 🙂

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Yup Ok, entry coming soon :)