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

in steembasicincome •  17 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!

@agmoore

https://steemit.com/steembasicincome/@felt.buzz/zapfic-contest-tell-me-a-tale-in-240-characters-or-less-results-of-last-week-and-new-prompt-oyyrmavr#@agmoore/re-feltbuzz-zapfic-contest-tell-me-a-tale-in-240-characters-or-less-results-of-last-week-and-new-prompt-oyyrmavr-20190201t071408801z

@simonpennon

https://steemit.com/steembasicincome/@felt.buzz/zapfic-contest-tell-me-a-tale-in-240-characters-or-less-results-of-last-week-and-new-prompt-oyyrmavr#@simonpennon/re-feltbuzz-zapfic-contest-tell-me-a-tale-in-240-characters-or-less-results-of-last-week-and-new-prompt-oyyrmavr-20190203t102206443z

@vasigo

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@vasigo/unfortunate-fate-of-john-ape-my-entry-to-zapfic-contest

@wakeupkitty

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@wakeupkitty/zapficcontest-change-fmfbfazk

@marvyinnovation

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

@lighteye

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@lighteye/zapfic-contest-exception

@blueeyes8960

https://staging.busy.org/@blueeyes8960/zapfic-contest-be-wary-of-substitutes

@joeylim

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@joeylim/a-ladies-man-or-zapfic-cbcde0087ca27

and the WINNERS are…

@simonpennon, @lighteye, @blueeyes8960

I am also giving an SBI to @agmoore because he first wrote a zapfic under the impression it was 240 words not characters. He didn't give up, and wrote a second zapfic which met the criteria. Perseverance pays.

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 46:

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 : contrast

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “contrast” 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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Did it!!!

There couldn’t have been a starker contrast between the two. Not on the outside. Oh no. They were twins. But one’s heart was shining bright, the other had blood on his hands.

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Oh, wow. Showing us how to do it :))
I would read that book in a flash--East of Eden, Cain and Abel....classic plot foundation.

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I know, right. The age-old story of the good and the bad brother 😂 Or....... are they sisters? Well, I should have said their instead of his and it would have been better...

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That would have been interesting!

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I know, right. Too late to change it?

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You can do as you like! I always reread and judge just before payout

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Thanks. I think I will update - just makes it more interesting 🤪

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actually, changed my mind. It feels a little like cheating. It will have to do as is...

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Gotta admire that...it's about the fun and the challenge, isn't it?

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Thanks for your entry!

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Thanks for your entry!

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I got distracted but never forgot my 240 character story :)
Here it is:



She was going to ride to the end of the day, or until she ran out of money. Never wanted that damn ring, never asked for it. Now she was free. Couldn't blame him, or anybody, anymore. Step on the gas and find the future.



Thanks, @felt.buzz. Fun to meet the challenge!

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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"Jinx!"


"It couldn't be more obvious - look at their hair! One parts to the right, and one parts to the left. One's right handed and one's obviously left handed. Twins, sure, but you can tell who is who."

"Ma'am, it's just a mirrored image."


Hopefully not posted too late!

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Thanks for your entry, not too late at all! :)

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Ready before I knew it. Almost. Before I knew it. Not ready. But ready I am.

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@manoldonchev/it-s-not-about-the-mood-a-240-characters-zapfic-story

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Always a pleasure, really.

Congratulations to the winners!

Hereby my entry https://steemit.com/zapfic/@wakeupkitty/zapfic-before-and-after-smqe3pn2

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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 your entry! :)

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Thanks Mr @felt.buzz!
Great contest, great challenge

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Here is my first entry into your zapfic contest. Hope you enjoy.

https://steemit.com/esteem/@niallon11/clean-as-snow-zapfic-week-46

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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My heartfelt congratulations to the winners @simonpennon, @lighteye and @blueeyes8960.

@felt.buzz,

Thank you very much for holding this wonderful contest and kindling our thirst and interest to present micro fiction stories with interesting plots.

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Thank you for participating! It gets harder and harder to choose the best entries, they are getting better and better! Can't wait to see what you do this week! :)

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Thanks @felt.buzz for the SBI! And for running the contest. It takes time to curate these contests, and as you said, you're doing it as a loss to yourself. Much love!

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I get an SBI share too, of course. And get to read some great short tales! :)

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Congrats to the winners and thanks again for hosting the contest!

Thank you very much, @felt.buzz, very glad you like the story :)

Kudos to you for being such a supporter of awesomeness! I'm off to the woods, looking for contrast this week.

Weeks go by so fast!! Always intent to participate...

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Thank you, @felt.buzz! Very generous, very gracious. I will support your contestants, and the contest, in the future :)
Thanks again!