Finish The Story Contest - Week #48!

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A contest with a pot of 10 STEEM + 4 @steembasicincome shares? You're in the right place!

222 @steembasicincome shares awarded till now, plus 22.558 SBD and 134 STEEM, through the contest in 47 weeks!


What awaits within the Bananafish treasure chest?

1st place: n. 5 STEEM

2nd place: n. 3 STEEM

3rd place: n. 2 STEEM

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

Best comment to the stories: n. 2 steembasicincome shares

The Bananafish is evolving, thanks to you all. It's a fact. Imagine a cute alien growing and wriggling in the womb of mother Steemit. What a lovely image, isn't it? @f3nix, your favorite potassium-bearer prophet, is back on the bridge if it wasn't clear enough. There was so many good news in these last days! Allow me a fast recap for those forsaken souls that are not on our discord Realms:

  • We vote 100% at $ 0.14, we are growing steadily and we are - while I'm writing - at 4,580.58 SP. This is thanks to all the delegating members and to the recent further support from @brisby (300 SP per 3 months) and @agmoore who donated to us 20 SBI (happy birthday and rivers of grog for you, proud bananafishian!).

  • Our offer is growing! From April, our one-thousand-stories lady @calluna will move her renowned "Tell A Story To Me" contest under the potassium flag!

  • Our flash contest "A book that changed your life" is revealing itself to be a real crowd-pleaser. You're still in time to tell us about that unique book (Necronomicon is not accepted).

  • I and the core members are team-working/brain-storming/brain-farting on so many ideas: the partnership with @crowdmind is flourishing (remember to vote the @crowdwitness as your Steemit witness!). / We started curating and voting worthy fiction writers around the platform, ok we're not curie but it's still nice to receive a manual curation and a vote :-) / The community is on the right track for a real crowdsourced writing Eden if we all want this!

The week, we have a cowrite opening!! I am joined by our mysterious professor leading this expedition from Antarctica: @theironfelix. I witnessed the painstaking teamwork work and the care they put in delivering a story which enshrines the best ideal of this contest: a pure moonshine of opportunities for every participant! And let's not forget @calluna's precious sorcery, these two witches cooked up one hell of a potion for the public, just don't ask them what small creatures were sacrificed in the dual magic of combining authors. Oh darn, all that talk of sacrifice, I think I summoned them both.

@theironfelix: Comrade Prof. Dr. Victor here, gotta go now strangers and sell some wares. So watcha buyin’ stranger? Cal?~

@calluna: I am hoping to get a double chocolate wonder brownie packed with imagination, extra chunks of the unexpected and a huge blob of go-team icecream on the side. With lots of sprinkles. Maybe a whole tray.


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  • Share the love and tell a friend about the contest!

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

  • Vote, vote, vote your favorite story in the comments below!

  • Use the #finishthestory tag.

  • Try to post your story as early possible and not at the last moment (or after the results! argh!) to give people chance to read yours before they vote

  • Respect the dreadful 500 words limit! o_0

  • Help our contest & workshop to grow by giving it some visibility and consider linking back to this post in your entry.

Without further ado, good luck, brave storytellers. Always forward, straight into the mouth of the Leviathan!

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The Extraordinary Café

by @theironfelix (and @calluna)

The warm smell of fresh brownies drifted across the cafe, ducking under the tables, squeezing through chairs, urged on by the fans; it flew. A gooey batch, chocolate chips still soft, had appeared on the counter. So loudly rang the placing of the tray, that Matt’s eyes glanced over, his mouth already watering, and so the enticing aroma managed to make him half consider ordering two.

Over Matt’s head, a clock's hand ticked a steady background beat, drawing his attention. For all wandering eyes, it was ten to two; she was twenty minutes late. A huff of impatience escaped his cracked lips, his mind drifting back to the crowded room.

An elderly man sat slouched at the table across from him, his broadsheet newspaper out of place in a room full of faces glazed by the light of phone screens. Matt‘s hand instinctively touched his own in his pocket. If he got it out, his eyes would be glued hard to it, in case the light flashed. His mind knew it would vibrate, but the flash came first. It was an addiction he couldn’t fight. Not to the phone. To her.

His mind buzzed and beeped, unable to fight the itch of wonder…

“...where was she?”

The old man‘s mouth let go of a cough, accompanying the symphony of crinkling as he flipped a page. Matt’s eyes darted up, accidentally catching his gaze, the man smiled at him eagerly folding the paper away.

Matt’s mind shuddered, cursing itself as the man rose, heading towards him. As soon as the stranger came within ear shot, Matt called out trying to put him off.

“Sorry mate, i’m waiting for someone.”

The grin over the worn face widened.

“Someone who still ain’t here yet, ‘ow about a bit of company, to help with the waiting? Whatcha say?”

Put on the spot, Matt’s thoughts already ablaze, he found himself nodding before reason could interject. The flame in his mind was inundated with worries and the urge to call her now - to see where oh where she was. Matt didn’t have the patience for small talk, but it was too late; the elderly man was lowering himself into the chair opposite.

The chair eeking with the slow applying pressure of aching joints, a wry smile found itself on the old man’s lips. In the opposite side of tension: a forced smile began forming on Matt’s dry lips, his hand quivering but extending for an introduction.


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Let’s grow together!


The wise pectin-packed Bananafish wants all of its beloved people to benefit from rich upvotes. The more of us join the trail or delegate SP, the more our vote on your entries is worth.

Unity is strength, if you would like to contribute to the cause, click here to delegate 25 SP, 10 SP or find out here how to delegate an amount of your choosing!

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Let’s raise a glass to @foffelius, @steelochlaver, @f3nix, @marcoriccardi, @anixio, @gwilberiol, @calluna, @ntowl, @dirge, @seesladen, @theironfelix, @letalis-laetitia, @vdux, @felixgarciap, @tristancarax, @khasa, @stever82, @brisby, @drazeus, @robinsonr810, @michaias who are already in the trail.



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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 10 STEEM + 4 @steembasicincome shares to the writers with the best endings and comments.

The results will be out on Wednesday - March 20th, 14:00 PM GMT+7 avg. (U.S. West Coast time zone). Submission deadline: Tuesday - March 19th, 14:00 PM GMT+7 (U.S. West Coast time zone). You may vote your favorite story until the results are out!

A special thanks to @gwilberiol, @dirge, @tristancarax, @theironfelix, @raj808, @brisby, @maverickinvictus, @cyemela, @marcoriccardi, @hidden84, @calluna, @oivas, @ntowl, @f3nix, @felt.buzz, @khasa and @vdux 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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Hi White List Author!

Thanks for being part of our contest community.

Here is a 100% upvote from @contestkings

Official Discord Server: https://discordapp.com/invite/SMSNk7w

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Vote here your favorite story!

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My vote for this week is for the ending written by Oivas.

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A providential squirredelic apparition!

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Welcome back @oivas! Longtime bananafishious friend!

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Long time indeed! Good to see you all! :)

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Oh my, @oivas, it has been time. I'm going to read your work to see if you got a little rusty while you were away.

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I know @tristancarax. And here's where I need some trained eyes to give some awesome feedback. :)

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Another fine story by Master Sarez!

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Let's smell the aroma of this coffe..

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First blood in the fiction arena!

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Woo yeah baby! First blood, and damn its a good blood spill!

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Nooooo hahaha! Now I'll be haunted by this gif the whole week 😂

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Same, excuse me while I throw up my lunch!

Worth it for getting in first this week.

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I should have voted you less with the bananafish Gaby, now I've this thing on top of the comments bwahah

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Will just have to convince others to get a move on and write & post their entries

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It just seemed so very perfect for you, i couldn't resist lol and of course had to share the blood, i mean love, love!

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Consider it my gif-t to you hahaha

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...I think I used to have that shirt

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I was going for the reaction that reminded me of you the most lol (aren't you glad i found a gif and we didn't need to make it ourselves haha)

Finally, I felt some urge to write and I found an excellent beginning of the story which fed my fantasy. So nice to be back.

Feel warmly greeted!

Here is my entry:
https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@erh.germany/finish-the-story-contest-week-48-the-extraordinary-cafe-matt-and-the-shaman

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When that urge takes you and the pen flows like a drop of oil on a lettuce leaf.. It's a beautiful surprise to see you back Erika

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Congrats for the Curie vote!

This is my first time writing a finish story, this is my entry

https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@maparari/the-missunderstanding

Thank you

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Welcome to this exclusive (yet inclusive) family of writers!

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@jadams2k18, you will like this contest. Participate. I am participating too. 😊

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Hello, my dear @oivas! I will participate

Thanks for the invitation

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Awesome! Look forward to your story @jadams2k18! :)

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Welcome to the FtS, proud storyteller!

hi folks. Here's my take.

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Hi @dirge! I'm curious to see how you tackled this.

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Welcome to our contest and family of potassium-addicted writers, @sevendust04!

My story is up. I crafted what I think might be a rather 'explosive' ending :)
It's All a Matter of Perspective

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Ohh, don't tell me that Matt will blow up the Cafè!

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Argh! One of the worst bananafishian nightmares! A story by you and it wasn't linked.. going to read it.

I'm in love Again- with the choco-chip brownies

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Yeah i have been thinking about them far too much since this, I'm going to have to bake another batch tomorrow

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OMG now I have the visual to go with the mental picture from @theironfelix's beginning. I could eat that whole plate right now. The brownies I mean, not the plate. :)

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Brownies, I'm in love (on the notes of the Cure's song)

I spread the word I hope I can make it... always running out of energy (me and my phone) and sp so time to scedule. Good luck writers!

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Maybe one day you'll make it! The Bananafish will be there nodding at your side.

That is a perfectly crafted piece if I ever read one. I'm a little late to the party (no pun intended), but this is really rich. The challenge will be to match that level of writing. Coming up with ideas is never a problem. Hope I can join.

I'm in! Editing. Will submit tomorrow.

Upvoted and resteemed

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Thanks 🙂 We look forward for you writing with us!



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