Finish The Story Contest - Week #64!

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

317 @steembasicincome shares awarded till now, plus 22.558 SBD, 330 STEEM, & 10720 SNAX tokens through the contest in 63 weeks!


Welcome to you all, dear bizarre creatures of the abyss! @f3nix writing here, your deranged Bananafish prophet for all seasons. And, in fact, talking about seasons, stories succeed one another like the leaves of autumn at the doors. Two months have passed since we created a team of proud Bananafish Paladins to handle all of our initiatives: thank you @calluna, @marcoriccardi, @dirge, @ntowl, @brisby and of course thanks to you all, followers of the Big yellow, for keeping the potassium flame alive!


Today let me introduce you to another fine entry by our friend @gaby-crg: in the best tradition of this contest, we are gifted with an open story, wrote in an interesting first person and with a juicy cliffhanger winking at your second half. I can't wait to admire the fruit of your imagination!


What treasures await within our dazzling Lemarchand's box?

1st place: n. 5 STEEM + 500 SNAX + 300 FIRE tokens

2nd place: n. 3 STEEM + 300 SNAX + 100 FIRE tokens

3rd place: n. 2 STEEM & 200 SNAX tokens

Popular vote: n. 7 @steembasicincome shares
(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!)

Best comment: n. 3 @steembasicincome shares.
We are looking for an insightful curation comment. It doesn't have to be necessary long or flamboyant.

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 a 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.

And now let's dive into this week's story!



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Vanilla

by @gaby-crb

I am woken up by the smell of coffee, wafting through the apartment. I stretch under the warm sheets and force myself to get up. I get dressed for work before following my nose into the kitchen.

My girlfriend is standing on her tiptoes. The bottom of her nightdress softly inching up her bare legs as she reaches into the cupboard for a mug. I reach past her and grab the one she had been struggling to grasp. She huffs and a sloppy grin spreads across my face. I’m not a tall person on average, but it has been entertaining having someone smaller around.

I take out a mug for myself and fill it to the brim with the pungent black liquid. I inhale deeply, savouring the warmth. A pang of guilt fills me as I take my first sip, I had promised my doctor I would cut down.

“I made you some lunch, it’s in the fridge, and I have a surprise for dinner.”

“Thank you.” I open the fridge and pull out the brightly coloured plastic box, my heart sinks slightly knowing its most likely a salad. Another recommendation from my Doctor. “What’s the surprise?” I ask knowing full well I won’t get a straight answer.

She laughs at me and hides behind her mug. “What time will you be home?”

I shrug. “Probably after seven, those roadworks are still there.” I finish my coffee and put the empty mug in the sink. I kiss my girlfriend goodbye and head out to work, regretting leaving her looking so seductive.

My drive to work is boring. I pass the workers as they are setting up their equipment and make a mental note of the time delay.

I get into work and say a few greetings to people I barely know. 5 years at the company and I hardly know anyone beyond my own department. After 2 meetings,1 completed report and many, many cups of coffee, I finally get to zone out on my lunch.

I take the lid off of my lunchbox, I was right to assume it was a salad. Everything has been neatly prepared, even the tomatoes are cut into little flowers. I can’t help but smile at the love and attention she’s given it. I text her.

Lunch is amazing love.

A smaller pot contains a mix of fruit along with a note reminding me to go for a walk. My Doctor suggested to do more exercise during the day, which is difficult when I’m chained to a desk for 8 hours. But I have thirty minutes left and a walk in the fresh spring air feels like a good idea.

I wrap up and set an alarm on my phone to warn me when I need to turn around. The street is quiet with only the occasional car hurtling past. I fall into a steady rhythm and concentrate on my breathing.

That’s when I see the blue lights flashing in the distance.



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Let’s grow together!


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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 (use the #finishthestory as your first tag). A limit of 500 words is recommended.

  • 10 STEEM, 10 @steembasicincome shares & 1000 SNAX, plus today's special FIRE reward, to the writers with the best endings.

The submission deadline: Thursday - August 29th, 08:00 AM EST (U.S. East Coast time zone). Results will be announced still on Thursday - August 29th, 17:00 PM EST (U.S. East 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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Well last week I completed a horror story, today I confess that when I read it it was at night, I was in darkness and silence so as not to wake anyone and my hair stood up all, I'm very frightened, but it was fascinating to feel in my own skin everything I wrote.

Today the story proposed by @gaby-crb, in my opinion, is something calm, romantic, full of those experiences that happen in the day; I like happy endings, and of course this story did not escape from it. For each story I write I listen to one or two songs that evoke crucial moments of it, in this one I had the opportunity to mention the one I was listening to at the height and romantic moment of my participation. This story motivated me to prepare a special dinner.

Thank you @bananafish for the opportunity to imagine and write.

My entry: Vanilla - Finish The Story Contest , Week #64

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Nice touch.. But guess what, I made it horror... Well, not exactly horror but heart breaking supernatural.. 😊 😊

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I love your introduction and to see how your mood around the story took shape 😁

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Here comes Darth Tristan!

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For once drawing first blood... Hehe 😁 😁

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Welcome to the Bananafish realms!

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Thanks for your warm welcome 😄

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It's my pleasure!
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Fairly certain I have skillfully missed the slightly extended deadline and it won't count, but, for this amazing host/author team, i had to conquer my anxiety and post it anyway <3

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You have to conquer your anxiety and I have to quench my thirst for a good story.

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Yeah! Thanks for supporting this community!