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

in steembasicincome •  11 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 11 entries!























It was really tough this week but eventually I managed to choose three winners:

@preparedwombat - A dialogue only piece, but I could picture this scene in my head, well done.

@metzli - I loved the first line on this zapfic!

@mariannewest - what is there not to love? “Someone took a big spoon and stirred my brain”

I am also awarding @wonderwop an SBI because his entry made me laugh out loud!

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 42:

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 : Joy

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “joy” 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  • The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished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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Dark gleaming eyes like a giraffe.
A smile as huge as a hippopotamus.
Hair as red, as cardinals.
Your butt, as tight as a zebras.
Skin is as soft, as a bunny's fur.
Saggy breasts, like an orangutan's.
No wonder it is such a joy to go to the zoo!


You never fail to get a butt in there somewhere! Another @wonderwop classic! :)

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Greetings, good luckses and

my blue line (I mean... check out my thumbnail) post:



Thanks for your entry! :)

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Thanks for your entry :)

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Here's me making a go of it! Thanks for hosting the contest!

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Thanks for you entry! :)

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Thanks for you entry! :)

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Aha awesome :D now that's an interesting contest. 240 characters will be a great challenge for most I'm sure.

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It is tricky, but there have been some incredible stories written in this contest.

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Thank you so much!!! 😀❤️

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#ZapFic sounds like a fun challenge! I am very busy the next few days, but might have to give this a try sometime soon! Thanks for sharing such a great idea! 😃


thanks for popping by! i hope you give it a go!

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Thank you @felt.buzz you are too generous and I appreciate that you are. Hopefully I can make you laugh with a little joy. 🤭

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