Finish The Story Contest - Week #53!

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A contest with a pot of 20 STEEM, 10 @steembasicincome shares & 1000 SNAX? You're in the right place!

271 @steembasicincome shares awarded till now, plus 22.558 SBD and 200 STEEM, through the contest in 52 weeks!


Beloved phenomenal potasiumnites, Finish The Story has returned! It's been a longer break than expected (to which the blame lies solely with a roving gang of ostriches that have horrid taste in hats). @Brisby here, almond scented , bushy tailed and ready to deliver to you both fintastic news and a story that will wet your appetite to write!

Those of you who read the bold print above may have noticed that we've added a third reward to our tempting winner's pot. Courtesy of our terrific partners, @Crowdmind, you all have the opportunity to win some sweet golden SNAX tokens! Let's raise our frosty mugs in appreciation! Haven't heard of SNAX? Then I urge you to check out Crowdmind's Interview with the team from the SNAX blockchain as well as our previous post.


What treasures await within the @Crowdmind enhanced Bananafish chest?

1st place: n. 10 STEEM & 500 SNAX tokens

2nd place: n. 6 STEEM & 200 SNAX tokens

3rd place: n. 4 STEEM & 200 SNAX tokens

Popular vote: n. 10 SBI & 100 SNAX tokens
(Please note there is a minimum of three votes to active the popular vote reward so don't forget to vote for your favorite story!)

To receive your SNAX rewards, you'll need to have a SNAX wallet.
For those who like instructions with photos, here's a handy tutorial.


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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.

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La Sentinelle

by @Brisby

Raging waves howled their fury against the granite of the lighthouse. Roiled by the gale force winds, the sea surged an endless barrage upon its foe. Beneath a canopy of leaded clouds, the frothy waters would accept nothing less than surrender.

The formidable tower, La Sentinelle, held firm to its duty. Dovetailed blocks flexed with the powerful onslaught to cleave the wall formed by the angry swells. Torrenting waters split, spraying up into the path of the shining lantern’s light.

Within the lighthouse, Hugo washed his dishes to the accompaniment of thunderous echoes. A seasoning of nine years had inured him to the turbulent storms off the coast of Hirveä. Most evenings the crashing waves were naught but background noise. Tonight though, he savored the violent melody of this final personal performance. Tomorrow the relief crew would arrive and he'd be bidding his post farewell.

Like the sea, time was always moving. Traditions of history slid away in the face of advancing technology. La Sentinelle's conversion to automation was cost effective and practical. No more need for a lighthouse keeper. Spreading the towel across the drying rack, Hugo clicked off the kitchen light. He chuffed to himself, wondering if he should get one of those cushy ‘tour-guide’ gigs up in Lutia.

Unperturbed by the waves that lashed the third floor window, he considered the packing he'd left to do. There wasn't much left. His plaid bedding and books could wait for the morning. Clothes wouldn't take long to throw into his worn duffle bag. The old radio would fit in there as well. It wasn't his but he figured that nobody was going to notice it missing. What did an empty lighthouse need for a radio anyway?

Hand trailing along the curved black iron of the railing, Hugo climbed the spiral stairs to the watch room. He crossed to the window, making a note to unpack his camera to take some pictures before he left. The low pressure front would have moved on by then and he could sell the daytime view to tourists.

Another monstrous wave broke against La Sentinelle's side. Subtle tremors shook the floor beneath Hugo’s feet as a wash of water blackened the window. He stepped back from the glass, feeling the tendrils of alarm creep along his spine. For an infinitesimal moment, everything went silent. Gone were the reverberating echos, the creaks from the wooden flooring, and the rush of his hastening breaths.

Sound returned with a vengeance. Sharp cracks and the shrieking shatters of exploding glass from below sent Hugo running to the stairs. The relentless sea had finally broken La Sentinelle’s defenses! Churning waters flooded in, rapidly surpassing the fourth floor. The lighthouse keeper watched the rising waters claim the fifth before turning to flee up the stairs to the lantern room.

Scrambling into the safety of highest room of the lighthouse, Hugo stopped cold. The beacon, that salvation for sailors, was no longer shining. Instead the room was awash with a haze of emerald light.



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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!

Following the voting trail is an effortless way to make sure you always support the other participants to the Bananafish contests, automatically upvoting the posts (but not the comments) @bananafish upvotes. It only takes a few minutes to join, you can find all the instruction on how here. So check it out and make the most of your voting power while supporting your fellow bananites!

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 (use the #finishthestory as your first tag) or a comment in the comment section. A limit of 500 words is recommended.

  • WIN 20 STEEM, 10 @steembasicincome shares & 1000 SNAX to the writers with the best endings.

The results will be out on Thursday - June 14th, 14:00 PM GMT+7 avg. (U.S. West Coast time zone). Submission deadline: Wednesday - June 13th, 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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This was insanely difficult, I adored so many of these entries, and was completely torn in the end. I think I am going to have to go for jadams for just coming right out of left field there

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I really don't like this part of the contest. But then, I used to give out a lot of 'A's when I was a teacher.

It doesn't seem right, though, to waste this prize, so I will vote...for @maparari's escape into madness. She was, after all, first to venture an entry, and her story was unique. Always get a plus from me for that :).

Good luck to everyone. Watery adventures were enjoyable in every instance. May you return for the next challenge. I hope to, if time permits.

What an amazing opening to come back in on!

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Thank you for the sweet enthusiasm, Cal! 😎

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A majestic, powerful scene. Congrats @brisby! Did you notice that somehow the biggest sh*ts have the tendency of presenting themselves at the last moment? A bit like when it's Friday afternoon at work.

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Thank you, F3nix! Yeah, it's a common movie and story trope but that's because there's a bit of truth in it. (For me it was Thursday last week, LOL!)

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I don't think a rabbit should eat a banana ...

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As a proud keeper of the giant floof ball bunny la Moko Moko, i can confirm, bunnies will nibble a banana here and there, one of the few safe fruits for them!

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That's unexpected. I believed that only monkeys and humans eat bananas

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Well it wouldn't drink the banana grog so.... 😛

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Drink the banana what? I think I google that!

Hello @brisby,
I was getting ready to write my little story for @calluna when I saw this. Wow! You really knocked it out of the ballpark with this one (or some analogous squirrely activity). Just wrote a rough draft. Had fun--no gem, just a bit of sport to join in the contest--a response to your stormy challenge. I'll be appending my story to this comment later. Right now, resteeming, so more eyes will see and participate.



My story, fresh from the sea, here:
La Sentinelle and the Lighthouse Keeper


That was fun!

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Brisby is a talented writer, I know that since our freewriting experience (the Pit Chronicles). I love the strenght and lirism in her descriptions. I'm a bit (a lot) behind the lines but it's a pleasure to see you in this revival edition, @agmoore 😊 Thanks for the resteem, everything helps! We will try to keep the quality and fun of this community shine.

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Awww, thank you F3nix!

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Thank you! So glad to see the finish the story again. Creative writing is good for the heart, the spirit and the mind. Also fosters friendship.

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Thank you and I'm so very happy that you had fun with it Agmoore!! (I'm blushing furiously here from your lovely compliments.)

Squirrels love baseball. 😁

🤗🤗🤗🤗 for the resteeming!

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I'm waiting for my VP to replenish so I can answer and upvote people. It's like holding my breath under water...I lack self-control :)
I'll go one better with the compliments. My husband liked your story. To give that context, he can be a hard judge. Always gives me kudos out of loyalty, but is more reserved about others. Your story got 100% thumbs up. Congratulations :))

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You put the feeling perfectly, Agmoore! 😁 I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that no matter how much SP I have, I'll always be running down my VP. (There's just too many terrific posts.)

Wow! That my beginning received a seal of approval from your husband is a high compliment! Thanks to you for telling me so and to him for the thumbs up. 🤗

Finally! The 53!
My entry:
https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@maparari/green-light-finish-the-story-contest-week-53
Thanks
I had so much fun with this too

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First blood for @maparari! Opening the dances once again the way it should be 😎✌️
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Woo-hoo! The first entry celebration dance goes to you, Maparari! That you had fun has our potassium deity smiling broadly! 😁

Here be my entry for the long awaited return of FTS with round 53 :)
thank you @brisby for a great intro

https://steemit.com/finishthestory/@gaby-crb/a-war-of-water-and-steel-finish-the-story-53

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Oh yeah, Gaby's in the house!!!!

Thank you for joining in and it's a pleasure to see you here! 😎

Only one more post and doth my two ears here the bells ring for the 14th of June~ Anniversary for my account day. But before such, let us humour an entry for this contest...

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[Spooky not included.]

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Thank you for your story, Felix! Beautiful things, bells. Ringing out for departures, arrivals, celebrations, and battles. Heralds for transitions within the air.

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Here here to the Nana people reading my last entry and commenting on it c:

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Arriving in style and with time to spare, Sarez! Happy to have your tale to add to the offerings for our benevolent potassiumed one.

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Pleased to have you join in on the fun with us, Oivas! Thank you!

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Will never miss. At least, as much as possible. 😊

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Sweet!! Thanks for joining the FTS comeback, Jadam2k18! 😎

Congratulations on receiving a Curie vote!