#ZapFic contest: tell me a tale in 240 characters or less (results of last week, and new prompt)



Steem's longest running MicroFiction contest!

What is #zapfic? Well I was the first to use the hashtag, so I guess I invented it, and I get to decide what it means.

#zapfic is a very short story written in less than 240 characters*.

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Use a word/character counter like this free one (https://wordcounter.net/) to check your character count!

Last week’s entries!

We had eleven wonderful #ZapFic stories! Thank you!












So many amazing tales! Loved them all!

Today I chose 7 Winners!

#Congratulations to…


@isarmoewe, @biriki3, @sarez, @oivas, @whatisnew, @diebitch, @botefarm

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#zapfic Writing Contest Week 69:

Write a story - inspired by the prompt - in 240 characters.

No restrictions on how you post it to the steem blockchain. You can post it to steemit using palnet.io, steemit.com, busy, partiko or anything else you want to use (you can even just post a story in the comments - but if you create STEEM post for your ZAPFIC using the hashtag #palnet you’ll get a 100% upvote in STEEM and PAL)!

Try to ensure you tell as complete a story as you can.

This weeks prompt is : defendant

You can interpret the prompt as you wish (the story does NOT have to contain the word “defendant” in it)


  • Post the 240 character (or less) story to steemit (use whatever you want - steemit.com, busy, partiko, or even as a comment! etc - the choice is yours!

  • It must contain the hashtag #zapfic (I advice you to use the PALnet hashtag - #palnet - too. My PALnet upvote is currently worth more than my steem upvote)

  • The story must be less than 240 characters long - use a character counter to check (here is one: https://wordcounter.net/)

  • The story must be your own work, and previously unpublished

  • If you post a photo (you don't have to, there are no "points" for photos, it is all about the story) please make sure you quote the source. If it is yours, say so!

  • Resteem and upvote welcome but it is not essential (I am operating this contest at a “loss” to give something back to the community, so if you can resteem and upvote it will help me help you!)

  • The steemit (or busy, or whatever) link to your post must be left in the comment section of this post

  • The deadline for submissions is EIGHT hours before the payout of this post

  • The judge’s decision is final


The price pool 3 SBI (#steembasicincome share), to be distributed as follows

1 @steembasicincome share will be given to the top three stories (as judged by me)

All valid entries will receive a 100% upvote (approx $0.05 at the time of posting - plus if you use the palnet hashtag you will get a big PAL upvote from me too) and a resteem from the judge (@felt.buzz) to over 1000 followers.

Sometimes I may give away bonus prizes too.

Note: this contest was invented by and is hosted, judged and run by @Felt.Buzz. it has bugger all to do with zappl

Thank you! and good luck!

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Hi @felt.buzz

I saw this a little late but had a story in my mind when I read the prompt word, so I gave it a shot :)

I used to enter @jayna flash fiction competition quite a lot and have been hankering for some micro-fiction prompt inspiration. God knows how the Zapfic slipped under my radar for so long. I shall be sure to check it out each week from now on.


P.s. Upvoted 100% and resteemed. Great comp you're running :)


I’m glad you found it! Happy writing, @raj808. I also need to get back to writing micro-fiction. I’m taking the summer to regroup and also to get into a cadence with writing longer stories.

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Great story! But too long for a zapfic! It needs to be 240 characters or less, not words!


Thanks for your entry!


My pleasure. 😊 😊

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thanks so much for your contest :)


Thanks for your entry 😍

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Thanks for your entry 😍

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O my, thanks and thanks a lot for this, it's greatly appreciated.

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Thank you so much for participating in the Partiko Delegation Plan Round 1! We really appreciate your support! As part of the delegation benefits, we just gave you a 3.00% upvote! Together, let’s change the world!

Dear @felt.buzz, I leave my microfiction:


Good luck to all participants and congratulations to the winners of the last edition!


thanks for your entry!


thanks for your entry!


Thanks for your entry 😍

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Okay, congrats to the latest winners. Thanks for keeping this going @felt.buzz
My entry into the latest challenge...


thanks for your entry!

Congrats winners! Ooh I need to enter this contest again. It has been a while.

Thank you @felt.buzz and congratulations to the winners!