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

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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!

*Why 240 characters? Well originally it was posted to the steemit blockchain using the app “zappl”, but that app has been on an extended holiday, and we can't hang around for ever... so now no more hassle with zappl! You can post your #zapfic however you want!

Last week’s entries!

Thank you to everyone who participated! There were 11 valid entries this week!

@mariita52
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@mariita52/i-m-not-singing-i-m-screaming-zapfic-contest-tell-me-a-tale-in-240-characters-or-less-prompt-is-pilot

@botefarm
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@botefarm/they-didnt-make-me-a-zapfic-entry-ikverbnj

@sarez
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@sarez/a-calculated-guess-a-zapfic-entry

@oivas
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@oivas/pilot-oivas-entry

@kaerpediem
https://steemit.com/appics/@kaerpediem/alpha-kw-8-appics-im-24007

@owasco
https://steempeak.com/zapfic/@owasco/extinguished-a-zapfic

@simonpennon
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@simonpennon/do-you-have-thorns-in-your-pocket-z93zveqt

@deirdyweirdy
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@deirdyweirdy/typically-tropical

@whatisnew
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@whatisnew/zapfic-writing-contest-entry-week-63-prompt-pilot

@deeanndmathews
https://steemit.com/writing/@deeanndmathews/zapfic-contest-week-of-june-2-2019-prompt-pilot

@felixgarciap
https://steemit.com/steembasicincome/@felixgarciap/captain-a-zapfic-contest

A tough week full of excellent stories. I decided there would be 6 winners this week!

@botefarm, @sarez, @oivas, @owasco, @whatisnew, @deeanndmathews

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Congratulations everyone. It was very hard to choose!

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 64:

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)!

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

This weeks prompt is : elbow

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

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!

  • It must contain the hashtag #zapfic

  • 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 $0.07 at the time of posting) 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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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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My pleasure, @felt.buzz!

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Hey haven’t done this in a while. Looks like you have many new faces! Here you are: https://partiko.app/@vincy/zapfic-elbow-z95cplnp?referrer=vincy

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for hosting me

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Thanks for hosting me

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Thanks for your entry! 😍

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Here is my entry ... sometimes, not listening to a friend with first-hand (er, first-elbow) knowledge can lead to trouble...
https://steemit.com/writing/@deeanndmathews/zapfic-contest-prompt-elbow

Thanks for your entry! :)

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You're welcome!

Thanks for your entry 😍

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Congrats to the winners of last week's challenge.

Howdy @felt.buzz.... Below is my entry into this weeks's challenge.

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@rickie/a-shattered-dream

thanks for your entry! :)

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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🏆 Hi @felt.buzz! You have received 0.05 SBD reward for this post from the following subscribers: @wandrnrose7
Subscribe and increase the reward for @felt.buzz :) | For investors.

Wow, thanks! 😊 😊

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Thank you so much! I love your math skills. We all do. And I love this sweet sweet contest - it's like eating a warm batch of peanut butter taffy.

Congratulations to the winners :)

And thank you @felt.buzz <33

Thank you for thanking me! 😊

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