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

in hive-114105 •  3 months ago  (edited)

It's ZAPFIC!

Steem's longest running shortest story contest!

Big Prize Pool For A VERY Short Story!

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 wonderful 9 valid entries

@brittandjosie
https://steempeak.com/hive-114105/@brittandjosie/zapfic-promt-c-o-l-u-m-n

@oivas
https://steempeak.com/@oivas/column-zapfic-contest-oivas-entry

@mariela53
https://steempeak.com/colmena-114105/@mariela53/soumaya-museum-a-zapfic-contest

@wakeupkitty
https://steempeak.com/@wakeupkitty/case-closed-qazeflq2

@rokhani
https://steempeak.com/hive-114105/@rokhani/book-an-entry-of-zapfic

@felixgarciap
https://steempeak.com/hive-114105/@felixgarciap/a-building-a-zapfic-contest

@whatisnew
https://steempeak.com/zapfic/@whatisnew/zapfic-writing-contest-entry-for-week-98-love-is-blind

@lighteye
https://steempeak.com/hive-142159/@lighteye/zapfic-contest-week-98-column

@marblely
https://steempeak.com/hive-193552/@marblely/actifit-marblely-20200225t063224002z

WINNERS!

The three winners are: @whatisnew, @lighteye, @marblely. 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, @lighteye, @marblely, @felixgarciap, @rokhani, @wakeupkitty, @mariela53, @oivas, @brittandjosie) wins 11.11 marlians tokens for taking part
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#zapfic Writing Contest Week 99:

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

Deadline: has passed

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)!

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If your zapfic is in English you might want to publish it in the Inkwell community

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

This weeks prompt is : deputy

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



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

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

Rules

  • 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 (NOT WORDS) - use a character counter to check (here is one: https://wordcounter.net/). If your story has more than 240 characters it will NOT be considered a #ZapFic

  • 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)

Prizes

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 1550 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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The sheriff appeared in silhouette on the horizon. In the weak morning light I mistook him for a corrupt deputy, Conrad. I lifted my 6 shooter, aimed & bang he fell to the floor like a mule. I shot the Sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy

Now that's witty!

That's great! enter it!

Excellent! Thanks for your entry! :)

And the deputy lived to corrupt another day. So true to life it is because the corrupt just keep on keeping on, @outerground. Poor sheriff. Bad lighting will do you in every time.

hi @outerground

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

Thank you for hosting this again. Hereby my entry. I wish you a great weekend. 💕

https://esteem.app/zapfic/@wakeupkitty.pal/no-sweat

Thanks for your entry!

You are welcome. Thanks for hosting. 💕

Hi @wakeupkitty.pal

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

Thank you for the message. Enjoy your day. 💕

I love your Zapfics! It's not as easy as it might look to someone who hasn't tried to make a cohesive interesting story in only 240 characters. I'm going to give this one a shot when I get back from the doctor's office today! It's snowing to beat the band this morning and I have a 70-mile drive one way in to St Louis, so wish me luck, lol.

A great contest worth trying. Thank you, dear @felt.buzz for always having new and enjoyable initiatives. A hug for you, to prepare my entry.

Hi @felixgarciap

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

Hi @felt.buzz. Thank you very much for keeping us informed, hopefully things get clear for everyone's benefit. Hopefully you can keep the contest, this is an excellent window for creativity.

Thanks for your entry!

@felt.buzz Appreciate your running of this zapfic contest!! 😸
Hope to take part! ((:

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Thanks for your entry!

Hi @joeylim

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

@felt.buzz Sure, I totally understand! There are more urgent issues right now for us to tackle together (:

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And here's my entry as promised:

Rescued - A 240 Character ZAPFIC Story

Thanks for your entry!

Hi @blueeyes8960

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

testing mute feature

testing it again

and again

what happens if I reply to a muted comment?

and another test

Congrats to the contest winners!

Thank you so much and congrats on being the pick for the community account

This is an excellent incentive and way to give back to creative writers in the Steemit community! @felt.buzz

Congratulations to the winners!

Here's my entry to #zapfic 99: https://steempeak.com/lifestyle/@oivas/deputy-zapfic-contest-oivas-entry

Thanks for your entry!

Pleasure :)

Hi @oivas

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

I understand. Thanks for letting me know.

Congrats to winners, nice contest to run @felt.buzz I must be out of touch in contests of late, missed this one completely.

Thanks for your entry!

Hi @hlezama

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

No problem. I have not had the chance to learn more about the current issues. I understand some sort of crypto coup has been orchestrated against Steemit

Congrats to the winners! 👏 I'm not good at making up stories but I can try. Thanks for sharing the word counter, I needed it.

Kudos @felt.buzz for always helping Steemians with your great contests.

Congrats to the winners.

Thank you very much, @felt.buzz, congratulation to the winners, and let’s see what do we have for this week :)

hi @lighteye :) long time no see, hope all is well with you & yours

I’m in the age when every day is a reward, @outerground. Can’t be better than today :)

Will you start posting again?

That's good to hear, I feel a bit like that at the moment & Yes I will be posting again.. a lot has happened in the last year or so, I've been busy with this and that :) good to see you're still active on steemit ;

Reblogged I will see if I can make up something. Congratulations to the winners. 💕

very interesting proposal and very good prize.

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

An awesome contest and I hope you get a lot of entries! I will see if I can come up with something!

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Thanks so much @felt.buzz! What a wonderful surprise. : )
Congratulations to @lighteye and @marblely!

Thank you @whatisnew!! Congrats to you too :)

Congratulations to the winners and all the entries. 👍

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Hi @mariela53

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

Buenos dias @felt.buzz super contenta de que me hayas respondido y explicado lo que pasa en la cadena de bloques steem, ojala se solucione pronto este problema. Estamos en contacto, no me olvides, eres un ángel. estaré pendiente de los zapfic. Cuídate. Quiero avanzar en esta plataforma no es fácil pero tampoco imposible, espero que este pendiente de mi y mi crecimiento en esta plataforma. Besos. Saludos.

Bonjour @ feel.buzz super heureux que vous ayez répondu et expliqué ce qui se passe dans la chaîne de blocs de barres, j'espère que ce problème sera bientôt résolu. Nous sommes en contact, ne m'oubliez pas, vous êtes un ange. Soyez le zapfic. Attention, je veux avancer sur cette plateforme n'est pas facile mais pas impossible, j'espère que vous êtes au courant de moi et de ma croissance sur cette plateforme. Bisous salutations

Thanks for your entry 😊

It's been a while since my last posting here.
Hopefully this entry draws some attention.
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@ireenchew/5nm4mj-zapfic-tell-a-tale-in-240-characters-or-less-a-micro-fiction-contest

Thanks for your entry! :)

Hi @ireenchew

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

I truly understand @felt.buzz
It's just so unfortunate at how things are progressing now.
Anyhow, have a blessed day

congratulation to the winners

Congratulations to the three winners from last week: @whatisnew, @lighteye, @marblely. Your ZAP's were very nice. I enjoyed reading them.

I'll try to join you all this week. Life just got in the way, and time, as always, just kept on without me.

Thanks for all you do @felt.buzz.

Thank you @justclickindiva! This zapfic is fun :)

Thanks for your entry!

Hi @manoldonchev

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

Thanks for your enty!

Hi @lighteye

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

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Thanks for your entry!

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

Thanks so much @felt.buzz. I understand completely given the current circumstances.

Hi @felt.buzz, thank you for the contest and the prize!!
Here is my entry this week:
https://steempeak.com/hive-193552/@marblely/actifit-marblely-20200303t061004976z

Thanks for your entry!

Due to the current issues following the hostile move by Sun on the Steem blockchain I am pausing the Zapfic contest until things have sorted themselves out a bit. I will announce the winners and the new prompt as soon as things are a little clearer!

Please note:
Due to the issues with the hostile environment created by Sun's Steemit coup I am pausing the zapfic contest for now. The results and next prompt will be announced once things have settled down