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

in steembasicincome •  13 days 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 8 entries

@deirdyweirdy

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@deirdyweirdy/oblivious

@vasigo

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@vasigo/the-wind-my-entry-to-zapfic-contest

@vaitelavicius

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@vaitelavicius/zapfic-writing-contest-week-49

@mariita52

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@mariita52/zapfic-gain-in-oblivion

@whatisnew

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@whatisnew/zapfic-writing-contest-week-49-scales-of-justice

@marvyinnovation

https://partiko.app/@marvyinnovation/true-love-always-wins-but-wlxegebn

@scarletskylor

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@scarletskylor/no-pain-no-gain-zapfic-entry

@lighteye/

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@lighteye/zapfic-contest-week-49-gain

#And the WINNERS are:

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@scarletskylor, @whatisnew, @deirdyweirdy

#Congratulations!

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 50:

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 : pest

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “pest” 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  • The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished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!

@steemfiction - we publish fiction written by Steemians

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@felt.buzz,

Pest ... it was like you were throwing me a softball. Thank you.

https://steemit.com/powerhousecreatives/@quillfire/everyone-s-a-critic-zapfic

Quill

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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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You are very Welcome , and you know what ? I loved it 🤘

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Yay! Brilliant! That is what it is all about! I hope you are regulars! :)

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Bruce certainly going to try i put you in my steemify app so i know when its on.

Here is my entry for this week. I'm new to Steemit - hope I've adhered to all the guidelines correctly.

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@toolanm/zapfic-writing-contest-week-50-my-entry-240-characters-only

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Thanks for your entry ❤️

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awesome, you wrote a poem, how cool.

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Thanks.
I couldn't come up with something else. I translated 'pest' a list of words showed up and I tried to use them.

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Thanks for your entry!

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Thanks for your entry

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Here is my attempt at making something good in less than 240-characters!
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@wordymouth/a-dark-cloud-awaits-me

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well done (it's dark!!)

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Thanks for your entry!

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thanks for your entry! :)

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Maybe I should have a go, but it's hard to get motivated these days

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You are always writing, Wales! It would be great to have a Wales zapfic

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No way! Thanks so much @felt.buzz! Beginners luck. : )
Congratulations to the winners!

Thank you, thank you, thank you. After Zapfic, SBIs are my very favourite thing;) Congrats to @scarletskylor and @whatisnew and great work one and all.

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Thank you for joining in the fun!

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Thanks partner and congrats to you as well. You are a great teacher. : )

Nicee :)Can't promise that I'd join as I'm trying to narrow down my blog to some particular niches buut I like the idea. Contest adjusted to microblogging format which is the one more and more preferred! Good job!

Oh, a new one! Where have I been? Let me think ow a way to pester you...

My heartfelt congratulations to @scarletskylor, @whatisnew and @deirdyweirdy for winning this awesome zapfic contest.

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