#ZAPFIC - tell me a tale in 240 characters or less (a micro fiction contest with Prize pool including 6 SBI 100 Marlians, 100 CCC!)

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Steem's longest running MicroFiction contest!

But now it is even


Every Valid Entry will get resteemed and upvoted by 50% by my main Steem account. Plus if you use the tags #creativecoin, #palnet, #neoxian and #marlians you will get a 50% upvote from my tribe curation accounts too!

Prize Pool:

6 SteemBasicIncome Shares

15% of author rewards of next weeks zapfic post

100 Marlians

100 CreativeCoinCrypto

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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!

Last week’s entries!

There were 12 wonderful entries














The three winners are: @whatisnew, @justclickindiva, @botefarm (I think it might be the first time ever the same three have won two weeks in a row!). They win 2 SBI shares each. They also have been awarded 33.33 CCC tokens each. They are also beneficiaries of this post (they will automatically be awarded 5% each of the author awards for this post at payout)

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And everyone (@whatisnew, @justclickindiva, @botefarm, @marblely, @oivas, @sayee, @guurry123, @manoldonchev, @kofie, @onyechi, @brittandjosie, @felixgarciap) wins 8.33 marlians tokens for taking part

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#zapfic Writing Contest Week 88:

Write a story - inspired by the prompt - in 240 characters.

Deadline: Has passed! Check my blog to find the latest zapfic prompt

No restrictions on how you post it to the steem blockchain. You can post it to steemit using steempeak, palnet.io, steemit.com, busy, partiko or anything else you want to use (you can even just post a story in the comments - but if you create STEEM post for your ZAPFIC using the hashtags #palnet, #creativecoin, #neoxian or #marlians) you’ll get a 50% upvote in STEEM plus upvotes from each my Tribe accounts too)!

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

This weeks prompt is : sit

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

As well as Steem upvotes I upvote posts in the following Tribes: #leo, #palnet, #sports, #weed, #marlians and #creativecoin #neoxian #sonicgroove


@felt.buzz curation accounts: @felt.buzz.pal @felt.buzz.leo @felt.buzz.sports @felt.buzz.weed @felt.buzz.marl @felt.buzz.ccc @felt.buzz.neox @felt.buzz.sonicgroove

For #zapfic posts I advise using the tags #creativecoin, #neoxian, #palnet, #marlians (if you post using steempeak you can use up to 10 tags)


  • Post the 240 character (or less) story to steemit (use whatever you want - steempeak, steemit.com, busy, partiko, or even as a comment! etc - the choice is yours!

  • Use the following hashtags (so you can benefit from my upvotes from the tribe accounts): #palnet, #creativecoin, #marlians. I can upvote you with four different accounts - so if you use those three hashtags you'll earn the tokens pal, marlians and ccc as well as Steem)

  • The story must be no more than 240 characters in length - 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

  • The steemit (or busy, or whatever) link to your post must be left in the comment section of this post

  • The deadline for submissions has passed

  • The judge’s decision is final (including what constitutes a valid entry)


The price pool 6 SBI (#steembasicincome share), 100 Marlians, 100 CCC (creativecoincrypto), 15% of author rewards of this post will be distributed as follows

2 @steembasicincome shares, 33.33 CCC will be given to writers of the top three stories (as judged by me) PLUS each of the 3 winners will be added as a 5% beneficiary of THIS post (5% of the author rewards each)

Everyone who participates will get a share of 100 marlian (divided equally amongst all the valid entrants)

All valid entries will receive a 50% upvote from my felt.buzz account plus if you use the tags #palnet, #marlians, #ccc and #neoxian you will receive an upvote from my tribe curation accounts (@felt.buzz.pal, @felt.buzz.marl, @felt.buzz.ccc and @felt.buzz.neox), and a resteem from @felt.buzz) to over 1450 followers.

Note: this contest was invented by and is hosted, judged and run by @Felt.Buzz

Thank you! and good luck!


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Hello, @felt.buzz, I hope you enjoy this short meditation:

The Reluctant Messiah

I've spoken so much of silence----
it's indecent
Help me atone;
sit with me,
in quiet
The challenge, now
is how to be
alone, together

  • Yahia Lababidi


Photo by my friend, Kent Burgess

Hi @felt-buzz. Here is my entry for Zapfic Micro Writing Contest Week: 88 - prompt: sit


Good luck everyone.

Thanks for your entry

Hello again! I love writing these. Here is my offering for "sit".

thanks for your entry

Guess my entry was not counted? :)

Sorry for missing you out. I check the list of names at least twice, but missed yours this time. I'll check three times next week!
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A genuine mistake. I am surprised I don't make more of them. I'll send you some Marlians


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Hi @felt-buzz. Thank you so much for selecting my post as a winner this week. Truly appreciate it. Happy to be among so many good authors.

Congratulations again to @whatisnew and @botefarm. Also congratulations to all the participants for entering this unique contest this week.

Hi @felt.buzz, here is my entry!

Thank you!

thanks for your entry

thanks for your entry

Thanks for your entry

Hi @felt.buzz!

Here is my enrty
Hope you will like the same Thanks

Here is my entry: https://steempeak.com/@oivas/sit-zapfic-contest-oivas-entry

Just at the nick of time, I guess. :)

thanks for your entry

Pleasure. :)

Yay! Thanks so much @felt.buzz! It is fun to have a winning streak with the others and Congratulations to them! : )

thanks for your entry!

Thanks for your entry

thanks for your entry

Thanks for your entry

You are welcome, @felt.buzz :)

Thanks for your entry

Thanks for your entry

https://steempeak.com/zapfic/@freemotherearth/zapfic-tiny-story-time-my-entry-for-this-week-s-challenge I decided it might be fun to enter this week's challenge. I hope you like my entry!

thanks for your entry