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!)
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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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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.