First Place - win 5SBD
Second Place - wins 3 @steembasicincome shares
Third Place - this is triggered once we hit ten entries and wins 2 @steembasicincome shares
All entries will also receive a 100% @bananafish upvote and resteem
Author’s Choice & Voters Prize - Author’s Choice wins 1 SBD and 2 @steembasicincome shares so everyone who enters will be given the chance to vote for their favourite from the other entries - I will release a list of entries when the contest closes and will be asking for the votes there. Lucky voters will also win!
1. One Entry Per Person, written for this contest, and inspired by the prompt
2. Prose, poetry, any form of fiction is accepted, as long as you tell me a story based on the prompt
3. Contest closes Midnight (BST) on Monday April 15th (That gives you two weeks to enter)
4. Use the tag #tellastorytome
5. One picture only
6. Link back to this contest somewhere in your post.
7. No min length and aim for under 4,000 words
8. Post a link to your tale in the comments below
Big Brother's Got Your Back
I want to hear a story set at some point in the future, where most of technology/appliances people purchase and use in the home is ‘smart’. Amazon Echo and Alexa recordings have already been used in court, and the challenge here is to tell a story where devices that listen, record, and potentially react are normal in homes. I would like a fictional story set in a world where this sort of ‘smart’ tech is so commonplace that society, police, laws etc have adapted to it. This doesn't have to be the focus of your story, and could be the background world where it plays out, where you go with it is up to you!
The Bananafish Tribe!
Tell A Story To Me is now part of the @bananafish family, we run a selection of regular contests including a weekly edition of #finishthestory and a brilliant weekly haiku contest, all writers are welcome so head over for your fiction fix!
A special thanks to @gwilberiol, @dirge, @tristancarax, @theironfelix, @raj808, @brisby, @maverickinvictus, @cyemela, @marcoriccardi, @hidden84, @calluna, @oivas, @ntowl, @f3nix, @felt.buzz, @khasa and @vdux who's their precious delegations make this project a reality!
I was aiming for a nice speculative prompt here, prime for many turns down many genres. I am hoping it isn’t too open, and the idea of Big Brother listening and protecting from every device is your home inspires you with plenty of plot ideas! There’s two weeks to enter so have a mull, let those creative juices flow and see where the pen (or keyboard) takes you!