#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 7 valid entries this week!















This week I chose 4 winners:

@agmoore, @simonpennon, @mariita52, @preparedwombat

Congratulations everyone. It was very hard to choose!

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 63:

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 : pilot

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “pilot” 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  • The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished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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Congratulations to the winners.
Including me. Hurrah!
thankful grateful
I leave my entrance.
happy life.

Thanks for your entry 😍

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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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Thanks for the contest! And thanks to @gaby-crb for her post on the contests! 😊. That's how I came here.

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These are SO MUCH FUN!
For pilot:
So fun to be writing with you all.

Thanks for your entry

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With profuse apologies for my absence of late: https://steemit.com/zapfic/@deirdyweirdy/typically-tropical

Thanks for your entry 😍

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Hello dear friend @felt.buzz here is my entry: Captain.

Thanks for your entry! 😍

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Resteemed upvoted and tweeted

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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I've been getting 502 errors for a bit - hopefully this has made it under the wire!

Are those Thorns in your Pocket?

Thanks as always for running the contest!

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No worries you made it in plenty of time! Thanks for your entry 😍

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Here is my entry using Appics (then I realised I can’t edit or maybe I don’t know how 😬)


Thanks for your entry 😍

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Had fun trying to make sense with 240 characters 😅

Here is my entry -- and thanks again for the occasion to get REALLY focused!

Thanks for your entry 😍

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Resteemed upvoted and tweeted

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Thank you so much for participating in the Partiko Delegation Plan Round 1! We really appreciate your support! As part of the delegation benefits, we just gave you a 3.00% upvote! Together, let’s change the world!

Hooray! Congrats to the winners.

Thanks for running the contest; I'll throw an entry in for this week soon!

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Yep, pretty good

Congratulations everyone 💥💕

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