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

in steembasicincome •  24 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 4 entries!

@gaby-crb

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@gaby-crb/spine-tingling-good-zapfic

@marvyinnovation

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@marvyinnovation/bold-zak-survived-family-emni4lxg

@scarletskylor

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@scarletskylor/the-largest-toll-in-the-heaviest-battle-zapfic-entry

@manoldonchev

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@manoldonchev/i-was-your-spine-a-239-characters-zapfic-story

And the WINNERS are

EVERYONE!

There were only four entries and they were all very good so well done to:

@manoldonchev, @scarletskylor, @marvyinnovation, @gaby-crb

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#zapfic Writing Contest Week 45:

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 : exception

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “exception” 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  • The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished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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So I came up with something for my #zapfic entry--to redeem my honor. It's not much :) Maybe a bit of a morality play and a comedy. 211 characters!!



Except


"Wanna come?"

"I would--except I'm busy."

"Join us?"

"Sorry, not hungry."

"We need a hand with the sofa."

"Can't. Hurt my back."


Note on the Door:
"We went out. Would have invited you, except we didn't want to."

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This is fabulous! Thank you so much for reentering. :)

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Thank you!! This contest may be addictive :)

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Haha it is as if I hear my neighbour... worst thing it is his sofa

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I think we all know someone....:))

I forgot to add a title... how about: BOYFRIEND!?


"He's gorgeous! He's handsome! He's so dreamy."

"He is!"

"He seems like such a gentleman too!"

"He is!"

"I think I'm going to ask him out tomorrow."

"Oh. Ann, it seems you know all but one thing about my new boyfriend."


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Very good! Thanks for your entry!

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Here is my entry, do I really always forget to post it? https://steemit.com/zapfic/@wakeupkitty/zapficcontest-change-fmfbfazk

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Thanks for your entry!

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Hi @felt.buzz,

Please find my entry for contest week 45 for the prompt "exception".

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@marvyinnovation/miscalculation-missed-opportunity-wqkv8uis

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Thanks for your entry!

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Upvoted, resteemed, and here is my entry:
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@lighteye/zapfic-contest-exception

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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You are welcome, @felt.buzz :)

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I can't upvote you because I don't have a busy link :(. But I laughed out loud at your story

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Thanks for your entry!

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Such much thanks!

The ancients have already said that a long time ago:

'Trust a @felt.buzz to make an exception in favor of the community.'

Well, I'll try to make an entry... soon.

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Lol! Looking forward to reading it!

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Sorry, failed with the deadline this week. I hope it is more on the exception side than the rule.

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Don't worry about it, I also have missed deadlines this week!

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Hi! I did it. Thanks for the fun. Here's my story, Pod 43

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A great tale, go and read it everyone! But unfortunately too long for a zapfic...

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Thank you!

I love it that you give such an open prompt. Such a theme can be interpreted almost with infinite possibilities. Don't even have to mention the word. Who can resist? Not me.

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Excellent! I look forward to reading your zapfic!

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@felt.buzz yay! I want to join this week. 😇 sorrys I've been planning to but life caught up.

Anyway I love it when ALL are winners 👍👍

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No worries! Look forward to your entry this week!

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Thanks for your entry!

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