ZapFic Writing Contest: Tell a story in 232 characters or less (on zappl). Results of Week 26 and New Prompt for Week 27 (3 SBI to be won!!! 100% upvote! Resteem!)steemCreated with Sketch.

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Results of Week Twenty Six and New Prompt for Week Twenty Seven!

#zapfic is a very short story (written in 232 characters or less) posted on the steem blockchain via Zappl.

I was introduced to the idea of writing very short stories on @zappl -#zappl-fiction - by @mydivathings. I thought it was a great challenge, and thought it would be a great idea if more people get on board!

What is Zappl and how do I sign up?

@Zappl is a micro blogging site (like Twitter) that is linked to the steem blockchain. What you post on zappl appears on your steem feed. You have 240 characters (including hashtags) you can use to post on zappl you can add your own picture too.
Hint: once posted don't edit your published Zappl post on steemit. If you do it will disappear from Zappl (although it will stay on steemit).

You can find Zappl here: (it is also available as a phone app.)

You can use Zappl straight away - because it runs on the steemit block chain all you need is your steemit user name and your posting key.

For more information on Zappl and writing fiction on Zappl contact the Zappl Community Influencer for fiction @mydivathings

Results of the #zapfic contest (week 26)

We had five valid entries this week, and they were all fantastic! Such variation and different styles and genres, wonderful stuff. You made it hard for me to choose the winners. Thank you everyone for taking part! I really enjoyed reading them, if you haven’t done so already please take a look (the nature of the medium means they don’t take long to read.)





Runners up (in no particular order):



I loved these too, so am giving 0.10sbd to the runners up!

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On to new contest:

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 27:

Write a story - inspired by the prompt - in 232 characters, or less (the zappl limit is 240 but you need to include the tag #zapfic at the end) and post it on Zappl

Try to ensure you tell as complete a story as you can.

To read an example story click here to read it on Zappl or you can see the same story on my steemit feed or you can read a different story on zappl or steemit

This weeks prompt is : grave

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “grave” in it)


  • The story should be posted via Zappl (once posted don't edit it on steemit or it will disappear from Zappl - don’t worry if this happens, if I can see it was posted on zappl that is enough!)

  • It must contain the hashtag #zapfic use lowercase

  • The story must be less than 240 characters long (including the hashtag)

  • 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) it must be yours (not taken from the net). Zappl want to discourage posting of unoriginal photos on their platform and I agree with that stand!

  • 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 link to your zap must be left in the comment section of this post (I’ll accept a link to the steemit post, too)

  • The deadline for submissions is 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 $0.08 at the time of posting) and a resteem from the judge ( to over 1000 followers.

Sometimes I may give away bonus prizes too.

Zappl is still in beta, so you may experience trouble posting, from time to time. If you can try again later. If you have problems let me know.

Note: this contest is hosted, judged and run by @Felt.Buzz. It not affiliated with Zappl.

Please take note of the rule (above) regarding images with your post. If you post a photo, or other image, it MUST be your own. If you found it on the internet you must NOT use it. You do not get bonus points for using an image (this contest is about the images you create with words).

Zappl want to encourage people to only post their own original content (I agree 100% with this). If you found it on the web, I will be able to reverse image search and find the original too.

Thank you! and good luck!

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There's so many possibilities with this one, but you can never escape zombies:

@jadams2k18 curses! You good writer, you!

Here's my zipfic

Love this contest. So easy to participate!


thanks for your entry! :)


Hello! my dear friend @vdux! Thanks


Hey.can i get your email?


Hi! You can find me in telegram @jadams2k18 or at

theres my guy (open mouth)! miss you and hope all is well. will resteem to help get more eyes on this. xo

Thank you!!
The other entries are cool!
I loved the imagery of @jadams2k18 and I can feel the pain of @deirdyweirdy
@vdux was so cute!
And @sarez.. tough story

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Hi @vincy! Thanks

Your stories are good too

Thanks for the Appreciation. I am addicted to #zapfic


Thanks for your entry! :)

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Thanks for your entry! :)


thanks to you for the opportunity!


Thank you very much! Congrats to other winners


Thanks for your entry! :)

Here's mine for this week with a thousand thanks for the prize last week;)


Thanks for your entry! :)


Thank you for your entry! :)


Thanks for your entry! :)