Finish the Story Contest - WEEK #34!

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A contest with a pot of 5 STEEM + 5 @steembasicincome shares? You're in the right place!

160 @steembasicincome shares awarded till now (plus 22.558 SBD and 28 STEEM) through the contest in 33 weeks!


Here are today's yellow finned prize categories, caught fresh for you:

1st place : n. 5 STEEM

2nd place : n. 2 steembasicincome share

popular vote: n. 2 steembasicincome share (remember to vote your favourite!)

Best comment to the stories: n. 1 steembasicincome shares

@f3nix here, your obsessive compulsive robber of ancestral temples lying in the depths of the sea. While you're busy with your obscure witches' Sabbath, I'm packing my luggage. Tomorrow a flight will take me to Mrs. F3nix after months. Therefore, allow me to be brief and just say that in this edition we have the honor to host a script by Master @gwilberiol. You can't miss this edition for two solid reasons: 1) it's one of the finest stories we ever had; 2) I raised the 1st place's pot to 5 STEEM.

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  • Tell to a friend about the contest!

  • Join the Bananafish Realms discord chat for fresh updates and other amenities.

  • Vote, vote, vote your favourite story (and win 2 STEEM)!

  • Use the #finishthestory tag.

  • Try to post your story the earliest possible and not at the last moment (or after the results! argh!)

  • Respect the 500 words limit.

  • Help our contest & workshop to grow by giving it some visibility.

And now.. let's dive into today's story!


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The Last Will and Testament of Geralda Connors

by @gwilberiol

My name is Elisha Crow and I hate my job.

I'm waiting in my office, a sealed envelope before me on the mahogany desk.

I glance at the potted plant, plastic since the real ones keep dying on me. Then at my Harvard's law degree nailed to the wall.

Geralda Heather, nee Connors, died last week, alone in her villa. Her husband left her with twelve million bucks, which she held very close, and a vast hatred towards humankind, which she spread passionately. She died with locked doors and closed windows; dogs and gardener outside on the lawn. No signs of a struggle. She had a weak heart.

I adjust my special glasses and examine my guests.

Sprawled on the sofa as if it belonged to her alone, Brigitta Connors scowls at me. She disapproves of any skin color but her own, and I'm black, wearing a suit that she decided I've stolen. She's the victim's sister, but they weren't on speaking terms. She has the only spare keys to the villa and an alibi.

Sitting rigidly on the small chair near the window, once-violin-prodigy Pearl Heather wilts under my scrutiny. She ran away from home in her teens. She's bald, wrestling with one of the bad cancers. Lost her flat and savings to the medical bills. She's the victim's estranged daughter. She has no friends, no prospects, a pair of lovely eyes and a motive.

Shuffling his feet and glancing at the armchair wondering if it's all right to sit down is John Cotter, the gardener. Employed by the Heathers for fifty years, and they weren't kind people. He's the key witness and a stubborn one, insisting nobody came to visit on that fateful day.
My cell phone vibrates and I glance at the screen. Finally!

Aconite. How did you know, you old fraud.

It's Francine. So bright, so full of life. I wish she'd let me date her, but she's too smart for my cheap lies.

I type: 'I had a hunch, Fran.'

Bull. And I'm Lieutenant Brown to you. Where are they now?

'They're all here. I'm about to start.'

We'll be there in thirty minutes. None of your theatrics, you read me?

'Can't promise that.'

I'm warning you, Crow!

I put down the phone. Sighing, I take off my special glasses, clean them with a handkerchief and leave them on the desk.

I blink as my vision clears. I see Brigitta, looking bored and haughty. Pearl, gazing dreamily at the sky outside. John, who settled for balancing uncomfortably on the armrest.

And the pale specter of Geralda Connors, my client, staring at her killer. She's livid.

I hate my job. I wish it was a job I could quit. You can stop an investigation; you can exit a tribunal. But anywhere I run, I'll still be a psychic. And the dead can tell.

"Ladies and gentleman; thank you for coming," I begin. "Before I read the will, there's a story you need to hear."

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With delegations, @bananafish VP will grow and consequently the upvotes given to every contest entry will be higher. @f3nix, @tristancarax, @theironfelix, @raj808, @brisby, @maverickinvictus, @cyemela, @marcoriccardi, @calluna, @oivas, @anixio, @ntowl are the names of the proud Bananafish Knights who already delegated a fraction of their SP to this project.

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This is a promising model, which rewards quality based on a decentralised consensus protocol… what does it mean? You can submit worthy posts to the @co-in platform and hopefully this will result in some interesting upvotes for the author. Many submission to Mizu No Oto and Finish the Story contests have already received upvotes from Co-In.

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Join the fun! Here is how this contest works:


  • An unfinished fiction story or a script is posted.

  • You finish it with your own post or a comment in the comment section. A limit of 500 words is recommended.

  • WIN 5 STEEM + 5 @steembasicincome shares to the writers with the best endings and comments.

The result will be out on Wednesday 7th November, 14:00 PM GMT+7 avg. (U.S. West Coast time zone). Submission and voting deadline: Tuesday 6th November, 12:00 PM - noon GMT+7 (U.S. West Coast time zone)

A special thank to @tristancarax, @theironfelix, @raj808, @brisby, @maverickinvictus, @cyemela, @marcoriccardi, @calluna, @oivas, @anixio, @ntowl for their precious delegations, making this project a reality!
If you like this contest..SPREAD THE GOSPEL! We're grateful for your resteeming and word of mouth. Everything helps to grow together!



GOOD LUCK, BRAVE STORYTELLERS!



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Here be me submission: Will re-read for this contest here.

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Huzzah! (Back to steemit after the weekend)

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I see, so the Pottasiumness awakens to help with oure great contests!

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Welcome! An original take for the peek I gave.

Far too long, but couldn't bear to lose enough to get it down, I couldn't resist telling an actual story within the story, anyway here's my entry

Some great entries in so far, as tricky as this one may be, with so much going on, it is such a good one for seeing where people take it!

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I agree with you. This is one of a kind and it's perfect for our format.. that hellacious mastro @gwilberiol!

This wasn't easy. So many moving parts--names, plots, spectrals! I tried to stitch it together in a cohesive and connected conclusion.
Excellent murder mystery you handed us, @gwilberiol:
All in a Day's Work

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Not an easy direction at all! But the more challenge the more the satisfaction. Welcome friend. Forgive my lag in commenting, I've been abroad for 4 days.

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This post was submitted for curation by: @theironfelix
This post was given a rating of: 0.9978371450887624
This post was voted: 58.82%

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Yo! Good to see you in this awesome edition ✌️

Hello again everyone here is My Entry

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Hello proud bananafish acolyte!

The twist at the end of this prompt has me donning a thinking cap, LOL.

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Thinking cap is mandatory here imo. I've to catch up .. i've been abroad 😅

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Sounds good old sport. Keep reading about Aconite in peoples' stories and only now see it in the prompt, LOL.

Vote your favorite story below!

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My vote goes for Calluna's ending this week. Her ending with Geralda dying from not the poison but the betrayal stuck with me the most.

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I dare bet my boots on @tristancarax; I need not a reason to explain why, I just want to see the story with the animal parable win. Of all other stories from the great usage of the ghost lady from screwing up to the psychic doing their job right, I care only for the animal story because of the humour and know the other stories secured their place just right.

Fo' sho'!
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I like your trail of thoughts

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Same as below - I cast my vote for @agmoore's story. I loves that she kept in the evilness of the dead woman and the hatred people had towards her in general.

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My vote goes to @theironfelix. Been watching the Haunting of Hill House on Netflix and the story fits well with that narrative.

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Hill House! I'm watching that too.. what a plot, I wish I could find such fiction ideas.

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Tough ass voting this round!! We came in strong so early, and then just kept going. The more I read, the more i hoped to see one where the person Geralda was staring at, was her own person killer, her hitman on the books so to speak, as opposed to the person who killed her. But anyway, vote

Reallly hard but gunna go with @michaias for a degree of simplicity that made the story so easy to follow, and some great speech, as well as a brilliant ending.

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I agree. This week was intense with a high level of competition.

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My vote is for @agmoore

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My vote goes to @agmoore. Her story is very well written and the scene shot was amusing!

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My vote goes to @calluna (word count be damned!). In the event the word count cannot be damned, then I vote for @gaby-crb.

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The word count is part of the game ;-) I totally understand your feeling, her story was marvelous.

Yes, I went over the word count quite a bit in this one so ... ya. It was fun to write. I'll take my lashing with pride and honor. haha

https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@tristancarax/the-last-will-and-testament-of-geralda-connors

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Sometimes you just have to let your pen run happily 😉

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I really do my best to respect the 500-word limit. I've seen that sometimes you're relaxed on that but if we all do it every week, that limit might become an absolute. 8-)

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That's in fact provided as an idea of being brief and focused on the substance, more than a number per se. Let's say that, in the evaluation criteria, a 650 words ending has still a chance to win but proportionally the extra content needs a solid reason to be there. In general, unless I find an exceptional content, it's more a malus than a bonus in the contest perspective.. another thing is if you just feel like going with the flow, which is good since the most important thing is to inspire each other ✌️

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Thanks. I’ll keep this in mind for my future writes.

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It may sound a bit convoluted but It makes sense (I hope!).

Here's my late submission

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Late but always welcome. I'm used to late submissions.

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Philosophical.. welcome back!

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In right before the gates close!

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Thank you darling.

Wait... I was supposed to comment with my entry here? Damn it!

Here it is: https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@michaias/finish-the-story-contest-week-34-an-entry-by-michaias

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Posting the link and tagging #finishthestory is strongly recommended 😉 Welcome to our family of writers @michaias!

Damn neat @gwilberiol!

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True. And all substance. I love his style, in a FtS pov.

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What a start!!!!

Damn!

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That's bread for our teeth! Looking forward for your ending 😉

I cast my vote for @agmoore's story. I loves that she kept in the evilness of the dead woman and the hatred people had towards her in general.

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We have a hell of a story this time. Agatha Christie 2.0.

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