The DBuzz Zap Fiction Short Story Weekly Challenge: Week 11

By DBuzz | D.Buzz | 5 Jul 2023


The DBuzz Zap fiction short story weekly challenge: Week 11

Greetings, zappers!

Hello, zappers, and welcome to this week's Zap fiction writing challenge! Get your creative hats on, because we have an exciting prompt for you that will bring your house to life in the most unexpected way.

In many cultures, the home is perceived as more than just a physical structure; it's considered a living being with emotions and has a place within the family. We find this perspective beautiful and fascinating to explore. The idea that our homes have their own personalities and can interact with us opens a world of storytelling possibilities.

Now, imagine this scenario for our challenge: one day, your home becomes sentient. It awakens, gains consciousness, and can communicate with you in some extraordinary way. Maybe it refuses to let you enter, or it starts wandering off on its own whims. Perhaps it develops a mischievous personality, rearranging furniture or playing pranks. The possibilities are endless, and we can't wait to hear how you'll craft this tale of your now-living home.

Remember, these prompts are all about having fun. There's no right or wrong way to approach the challenge - simply let your imagination run free within the short-format storytelling. When crafting your story, consider starting with a setup sentence that establishes the stage, followed by a conflict that introduces the challenges the characters face. Then, expand the story by building suspense, adding humor, or revealing unexpected twists. Finally, conclude with a resolution that wraps up the narrative.

Speaking of wrapping up last week's challenge, we'd like to congratulate @esbat for their chilling tale about a cursed food dish and the impossible choice it forced upon the characters. If you haven't read it yet, we highly recommend checking out @esbat's fascinating story at the link below. Well done, @esbat!

We want to hear from all you short fiction fans out there! Your participation and feedback are essential in making our Zap fiction challenges more exciting and enjoyable. If you have suggestions for future prompts or ideas to improve our Friday challenge, please let us know in the comments. Your creativity and insights drive the magic of this writing community.

Time for you to let your creativity soar and bring your sentient home to life. Create characters that interact with your house, explore their relationship, and delve into the possibilities this scenario opens. Whether you choose to write a humorous adventure, a heartwarming tale, or an unexpected thriller, remember to have a blast while doing so. Your stories have the power to transport us into extraordinary worlds, filled with wonder and imagination.

Thank you for being a part of DBuzz, where short fiction finds a home and creativity thrives. We can't wait to read your marvelous tales of living homes. Embrace the challenge, let the words flow, and immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling.

Happy writing, zappers!

Last week's winner: @esbat


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Objective of this game

This writing challenge will be no easy feat - the objective is to write a Zap fiction short story of something that is truly the embodiment of what's proposed. This means you'll need to go above and beyond the ordinary, and push the boundaries of creativity to craft the perfect story.

Whether it's an epic tale of the future or a gripping narrative full of twists and turns, you'll need to think beyond the usual conventions and stretch your imagination to the limits. With a little bit of patience and a lot of determination, you're sure to come out with a truly impressive work of fiction representing what's being suggested. So, unleash your talents and let your creativity fly high in the Zap fiction challenge on DBuzz!

Rules and conditions of victory

  • You must publish the post on DBuzz (a Hive frontend where you can log in with your posting key or Hive Keychain). Adding a photo or image is optional.
  • Always do your best to make the post in the most attractive way possible, as creativity will be valued!
  • Tag that post with #dbuzzzap.
  • Leave your DBuzz link in a comment below.
  • Lastly, try to interact with at least two users who are also participating in this challenge. It's a great way to connect and make new friends too!
  • You have 6 days to upload and share your entry.


If you are selected as the winner, you will be added to next week's contest post as a 50% beneficiary! So whatever the paid-out reward of that post, you will get half of that sent to you.


We don’t want you to miss out on the chance to win this fantastic prize, so make sure you complete all the requirements for entry into our contest! We'll double-check that all conditions have been met so that the best entry can be rewarded. Don't let all your hard work go to waste – make sure you fulfill all the criteria for your post to be accepted as a valid entry. Good luck!

And most importantly...

This challenge isn't just about having fun - it's about connecting. So gather your friends and join us to see what exciting opportunities await!

Good luck, and have fun!

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