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

in steembasicincome •  3 months ago 

ZAPFIC returns! More zap and more fic *

*just without the hassle of zappl!

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 9 entries this week!

wakeupkitty/

https://partiko.app/wakeupkitty/zapfic-wk-59-wholesome-ke8vxwmn?referrer=wakeupkitty

@rickie

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@rickie/a-smile-from-heaven

@botefarm

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@botefarm/the-lurking-devil-a-zapfic-contest-entry-zjxcaohx

@whatisnew

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@whatisnew/zapfic-writing-contest-entry-week-59-mother-nature

@kaerpediem

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@kaerpediem/kaerpediem-1557728619414-writing-a-story-in-240-characters--zapfic-challenge

@lighteye

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@lighteye/zapfic-contest-week-59-whole

@mariita52

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@mariita52/my-entrance-zapfic-writing-contest-week-59-whole

@owasco

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

@grandiosae

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@grandiosae/going-too-low-a-zapfic-contest-entry

I wanted to give everyone an SBI because you all rocked! But I had to choose...

The winners are…

@rickie, @botefarm, @kaerpediem, @owasco

I have to say that the imagery that @kaerpediem created in my head made me laugh out loud! It was my favourite story of the week.

I am also awarding @lighteye an SBI because he didn’t let writers block win, kicked it in the balls and posted a zapfic!

Congratulations everyone.

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 60:

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

No restrictions on how you post it to steemit. You can post it to steemit using steemit.com, partiko or anything else you want to use!

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

This weeks prompt is : gas

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “gas” 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!
  • 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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Congratulations to the winners of this fun contest! Here is mine: https://steemit.com/zapfic/@whatisnew/zapfic-writing-contest-week-60-prompt-gas

Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thank you! : )

Glad to have my work recognised. Thanks a lot @felt.buzz.
Congratulations to the other winners.

My entry for this week's prompt...
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@rickie/kaboom-a-zapfic-story

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thank you! It missed the deadline to be considered for the contest, but it was really good!

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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The dude doesn't hold back now does he? Great little story!

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Thanks for your entry😍

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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I don't have time to do one of these today but I just wanted to come over and show my support with a vote and !tip

Thank you!

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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🎁 Hi @felt.buzz! You have received 0.1 SBD tip from @dswigle!

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Je vous remercie :D
I am so glad you liked it....

Hey I just saw this - thanks!!! Congrats to all the winners. So much fun to be writing these little stories with you all.

Always my pleasure to read them 😍

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