QuickFic 27/02/15

Why, hi. A very happy Friday to you – fancy beginning it with a spot of QuickFic?

Us too!

So let’s.

Now, if you’re new to the game, this is how it works:

At 9.50am every Friday (now), we give you a prompt. You write up to 250 words of fiction about that prompt, give them a title, and send them to us at academy@faber.co.uk by 2.50pm this afternoon. No later.

At 3.30pm, we announce the winner, and the winner wins the books. And books are great!

Awesome. Let’s do this thing. Here is today’s prompt:


A bonus point to anyone who knows which very exciting, just-published Faber title inspired us this week…

Speaking of very exciting Faber titles, we’ve got five of those for the winner, too. Here they are, look:


L-R: Ariel, Private Life, You Should Have Known, The Mirror (by THIS GUY), The Windvale Sprites


See you back here at 3.30!


By entering our QuickFic writing competitions, you’re granting us non-exclusive worldwide permission to reprint your story on our website should you win. The winner will also get a chance to win a place on one of Start to Write one day courses, because at the end of the year we’ll be choosing our favourite of all the winners – the champion of champions, let’s say. 

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