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

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ZAPFIC returns! More zap and more fic *

*just without the hassle of zappl!

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!
*Why 240 characters? Well originally it was posted to the steemit blockchain using the app “zappl”, but that app has been on an extended holiday, and we can't hang around for ever... so now no more hassle with zappl! You can post your #zapfic however you want!

Last week’s entries!

Thank you to everyone who participated! There were 12 entries.
https://steemit.com/contest/@agmoore/re-feltbuzz-zapfic-contest-tell-me-a-tale-in-240-characters-or-less-results-of-last-week-and-new-prompt-whvgp0dj-20181116t045255976z
https://steemit.com/contest/@thaishps/they-left-her-out-or-or-zapfic-or-or-short-story-written-in-less-than-240-characters-or-contest-week-34
https://steemit.com/art/@joechiappetta/brother-and-friend
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@hamg96/trust-issues-65c749ce0d75e
https://staging.busy.org/@blueeyes8960/long-distance-relationship-2cfe008931c05est
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@cyoadventuregame/zapfic-contest-very-short-story
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@deirdyweirdy/broken
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@calluna/the-spindle-spider-and-the-fly-zapfic-and-original-photography
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@manoldonchev/238-characters-zap-fiction-story-trust
https://steemit.com/contest/@javert68justice/zapfic-writes-a-short-story-in-240-characters-or-less-week-34
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@wems/her-mistake-less-than-240-character-contest-for-zapfic
https://steemit.com/zapfic/@gaby-crb/trust-zapfic
It was so hard to choose between them, but here are the winners:
@deirdyweirdy, @calluna, @cyoadventuregame

@deirdyweirdy’s entry was particularly brilliant. What made it so good (in my opinion)? It is the clever way she (or rather her character) “trusts” her partner, and in doing so betrays his trust. So clever. Such a long story but squeezed into such a short form. Brilliant, well done! Worth reading if you haven’t, worth reading again if you have.

#zapfic Writing Contest Week 35:

Write a story - inspired by the prompt - in 240 characters.
No restrictions on how you post it to steemit. You can post it to steemit using steemit.com, partiko or anything else you want to use!
Try to ensure you tell as complete a story as you can.

This weeks prompt is : bird

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

  • 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
  • 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 the payout of this post
  • The judge’s decision is final

Prizes

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 $0.09 at the time of posting) 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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Thank you for another week of awesomeness! Wait... have I thanked you for exactly the same thing before? I must have zapped out. This too looks familiar...

Anyway, here I join you:

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@manoldonchev/239-characters-zap-fiction-story-bird

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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You're welcome. This is fun and I try not to miss it.

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Thank you for your entry! :)

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Ask an ye shall receive! Good to see you again.

https://steempeak.com/zapfic/@vdux/zapfic-challenge-for-the-birds

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Got another one for you this week, got sucked into the more poetic take again, but this is just too enjoyable!

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@calluna/little-one-a-zapfic-entry

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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here is my entry :)

https://steemit.com/zapfic/@letalis-laetitia/life-vicarious

thanks for a great contest!

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Thanks for your entry! :)

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Yaay, thank you! Your contest motivates me to actually write which is the only way to get better. And writing short is actually harder sometimes, so it's great practice, thanks for hosting this and giving out prizes! (I kind of wish Steemit had a 'notification system' if you are tagged in a post you would get some info about it, but well, this is beta I guess, haha :D )

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Are you on discord? There is a not called Gina who does notifications. Also if you use steem on a mobile use Partiko (find it in your app store) notifications are excellent. I post from partiko all time but its great for notifications

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I just wrote my story! Really a challenge to squeeze down to 240c. Thanks for doing this! #steemitbloggers

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good job running a contest..those can really take time to judge.
zapfic is what? quick fiction?

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Yes 240 characters or less. Started on zappl but they disappeared

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now that you say that it has been a while since I have seen that name anywhere

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They had server issues a week or so before HF20, supposed to be fixed day before, but they never came back. At least not last time I checked

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I have been using esteem up until now. Too hard to post on my laptop for some reason.. problems for me out the kazoo.

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I use partiko. Its a mobile app but I have Chromebook so can use it like an app on that too. Its notifications are ace. I don't really use Gina anymore

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I am in various groups in discord .. and have PM with some folks.

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I've only recently given in to discord. I avoided it for ages as I have had problems getting sucked into forums and not doing any writing! More disciplined now!

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Awww yes! thank you!! That one was a lot of fun <3