Finish the Story Contest - WEEK #36!

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

170 @steembasicincome shares awarded till now, plus 22.558 SBD and 38 STEEM, through the contest in 35 weeks!


What do we have here? But, of course, today's yellow finned prize categories caught fresh for your discerning palates!

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

Hello, fellow potassiumnite writers! @f3nix here, giggling and gloating for what's coming. Our kaleidoscopic sorceress of the Realms @calluna gifted us an original prompt that will challenge your thinking brains like few others before. I don't have to tell you how prolific and creative Calluna is. In fact, she delivered not one but two stories. I chose this one because it leaves room to infinite variations and seemed to be the perfect test bench for your creativity. Good luck to everyone and never be shy to post your story, also for just the fun of it! The contest is mainly a pub where we can tell each other our stories while sipping the worst finest grog!

..And don't forget, for prolonging your writing fun, the mythical Tell a Story to Me contest, who came at its 12th edition!


Map of the Bananafish Realms from a pretty deranged squirrely perspective!


  • 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 SBI)!

  • 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 dreadful 500 words limit! o_0

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


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



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    Spoon-fed Memories

    by @calluna

“When I was your age, I was quite the wild one. Ahhh that look, that ‘sure granny’ look, well if you don’t believe me.”

The underpaid nurse attempting to spoon-feed the elderly lady sat, heaped spoon waiting for a pause between words.

“I had quite the adventure, back when I was twenty-two, I never told your mam about this one”

Susie suppressed a sigh, every resident took her as a different relative. They used a warm, familiar tone with her, looking into her eyes, and seeing those of another. She’d given up correcting them, not one of them could remember her name.

“It was during the war, your grandpa worked intelligence out of one of those top-secret northern bunkers, that’s where he got that compass you used to love playing with.”

There was something about never been seen as herself that was starting to eat at Susie. At first, she’d pitied them, unable to see things for what they were, but as time went by, every word spoken to her, meant for another, began to cut.

“It’s been two months since I'd had a letter from him, and well, you can imagine what I thought when a man in uniform knocked at the door.”

Finally catching a pause in the residents flow, Susie swooped in with a spoon full of buttery mash, beaded with peas. For loud, sloppy moments the lady chewed, and trying to draw on her compassion, Susie smiled, scooping up another spoonful.

“Well my heart dropped and I nearly fainted before he could speak. That awkward young officer grabbed my hands, looking me firm in the eyes, ‘He’s not dead Mrs Ellerton, he’s fine, I just need you to come with me’. I’ve never packed a bag so fast in my life!”

Susie quickly exploited the dramatic moment, dropped another spoon of mash, this time laked with stewed beef and gravy, into the open mouth. She used to hate herself for finding those too far gone to chatter away easier, avoiding the talkers, but despite her best evasions, she’d got stuck with conversational Mrs Ellerton today.

“We sped down those country roads, whizzing up north, in hours. He told me nothing on the way, offering only that Nick would tell me when we got there. I’d had no idea what to bring, and had frantically thrown everything I could think of into my bag, as we drove up I began to realise all the things I’d not thought of, but there was no turning back, I could tell by the way that officer gripped the wheel we were in a hurry!”

Mrs Ellerton wasn’t letting up, Susie glanced at the clock, her shift was due to finish in ten minutes, but she couldn’t go anywhere until the old bag wrapped it up. Putting the spoon down, she tried to fight the rising anger, and decided to try and get Mrs Ellerton to cut to the chase.

“So why had your husband had you brought there?”

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Let’s the Bananafish Tribe grow together!


The wise potassium kami Bananafish wants all of its beloved people can benefit from rich upvotes. For this reason, knowing that unity is strength, it asks for SP delegations and for numerous commitments to the voting trail.

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.

Following the voting trail is a way to make sure you always support the other participants to the Bananafish contests, automatically upvoting the posts (but not the comments) @bananafish upvotes. @foffelius, @steelochlaver, @f3nix, @marcoriccardi, @anixio, @gwilberiol, @brisby, @calluna, @ntowl, @dirge, @iamthegray, @seesladen, @theironfelix, @letalis-laetitia, @vdux are already in the trail.

If you’re interested, here you can find all the information needed.


Bananafish Tribe supports @anarchyhasnogods project called Collective Intelligence. Cheers to our yellow-finned buddies @theironfelix and @dirge who are moderators in the @co-in community together with me, @f3nix.

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.

Join in at Co-In site here!
https://collectiveintelligence.red/

Or join on Discord channel to interact with the community!
https://discord.gg/sx6dYxt



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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 22nd November, 14:00 PM GMT+7 avg. (U.S. West Coast time zone). Submission deadline: Tuesday 21th November, 12:00 PM - noon GMT+7 (U.S. West Coast time zone). You may vote your favorite story till the first deadline!

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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Yo Steve!

Wasn't sure I was going to get it done this week. I had a few days off the computer for large parts of the day. I'm glad I was able to get something out.

https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@tristancarax/spoon-fed-memories

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Shooting something out is always a joy for us.. good to see that you managed!

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Gaby in the house 😎

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Klaatu, Barada, Nikto!

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You're in! Hurray 🤠

After two weeks of unending troubles I come back with a vengeance!

While I'm at it, I wanted to thank everyone for the fabulous endings to my #34 prompt. I found them most instructive, unfortunately I could only read them this week-end, way too late for meaningful comments. I offer my apologies!

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No apologies! Thou shall be sacrificed to the potassium deity! Kali maaaaaa! 😂

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I'll still accept a comment if you have one to give on my use of your prompt.



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This post was submitted for curation by: @theironfelix
This post was given a rating of: 0.5916073237145459
This post was voted: 37.06%

Vote your favorite story here!

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I probably late, but ...

I really did enjoy @blueeyes8960, but I'm going with the squirrel's story, @brisby. She turned my emotion from a happy one to a creepy one with the last couple of paragraphs.

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Thank you, Tristan! (I would apologize for the creepy emotion but since that was what I was going for...) 😉

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Right, before I forget... My vote for @blueeyes8960.

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Thanks for reading and voting!

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This time my vote is for @stever82. He may not be the most skilled writer, but I liked the Kafkaesque atmosphere of his ending, where the poor nurse seems obliged by government services in a surreal machination that has been going on for decades.

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I vote for Felix's ending this time.

Late, but not too late:)
Here is my entry. Sorry for not commenting so far, just giving a vote here and there. I was sick and needed a time out.

https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@erh.germany/finish-the-fiction-story-contest-spoon-fed-memories

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Welcome back Erika! Hope you rested and restored your energies 😁

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Thank you. Yeah, resting was needed and good. I hope, you are well and had a good time with your family:)

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I'm packed as usual.. wife still away, working steemin sleeping some karate phonecalls to wife sleeping and the cycle begins again 😜

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Welcome to the contest @bluueyes8960!

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Hail to Cyrus!

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Woooo! First shots fired!

Edit: yep, and blood has definitely been drawn ;)

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A Bananafish gif for the first blood.. that would be such fun.. should we give a reward for it? It's a fun concept.
We need our own steemian designer.. does someone have a friend here?

Hmm... we’ll see about that!
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Hmmmmmmmm. Ahhhhhhhhh. Talk about open ended.... 400 different directions at once.

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I unironically got my done. I'm just gonna polish it a bit and wait for tomorrow. Gonna get that first blood this time (lest someone already took it). And I only got it done because I rather have contingent prompts lining up and I feel like playing off them right now.

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Yes. Always exciting to get a new prompt.

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First blood! first blood!

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Pot... I mean the story will be published in an hour. (It actually has nothing to do with Ashley, Ashuri stirring is a fun sight.)
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