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

in steembasicincome •  4 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 13 valid entries this week!



























The competition was tough, so this week I chose 5 winning zapfics!

The winners are:

@deeanndmathews, @owasco, @whatisnew, @jayna, @preparedwombat

Congratulations everyone. It was very hard to choose!

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 62:

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 : integrity

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “integrity” 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!
  • 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  • The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished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 $0.07 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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I didn't forget you. As I commented on your story and on your link, yours was not a valid entry. Your story contained over 900 characters. To be considered it should have been less than 240 characters (letters, full stops, commas etc)

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Don't know if I missed the deadline. I'm in the middle of a long blog about a skin disease. Your exercise is welcome respite. The 'story', by the way, is true.

They recruited for the civic association, which was created after our new neighbors moved in.

"We need control over who moves in", the civic leaders explained, when they came to my house.

"Not interested," I said, and closed the door.

Hi, you made it in time! thanks for your entry!

Thanks! I'm back to skin.... :)

Hereby my entry. I could not come up with something earlier. For some reason the story always pops up if I am in bed, right before I fall asleep.



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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for the challenge 💥💕

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Resteemed upvoted and tweeted

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Resteemed upvoted and tweeted

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Resteemed upvoted and tweeted

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Resteemed upvoted and tweeted

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Thank you very very much. @ felt.buzz
Happy life.

Aloha! I'm still alive.

The Fallen

Hope all's well!

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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Resteemed upvoted and tweeted

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Keep up the good work Team Minty

Thanks my friend! 😍

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Congratulations to the winners! 💥💕 and luck to all of you!

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Thank you! It's always a pleasure to write these little stories. I don't know why but I have to go through steemit to see your zapfic announcements, so sorry for my tardy gratitude. Congrats to all the others, you all rock.

Oh I want to try this! Hoping I can get to this later tonight :D Love the idea!

Oh my gosh, hooray! I am so thrilled to be among the winners for the last round. Thank you! It was my first go at a 240-character story, and it was very fun to write. I'll certainly be entering again!

Excellent! 😍

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