QuickFic 20/03/15

Hello there. Come on in – can we take your coat?

It’s time for that most fun of Friday fun times: QUICKFIC.

If you’re new round these parts, let us explain how it all works:

At 9.50 on a Friday (right now, in fact!), we give you a prompt. It might be a photo, a phrase, a feeling (it won’t be a feeling). You write a story of up to 250 words about that prompt, give it a title, and send it to us at academy@faber.co.uk by 2.50pm this afternoon, March 20th. Not a moment later.

At 3.30pm, we announce a winner, and that winner wins books.

We like books.

Great. We’ll get going, shall we? Here’s this week’s prompt:


They look like they’ve got a Friday sort of feeling, don’t they?

And if you need a little more persuasion, these are those books that the winner will win:


L-R: Prey, Drifting House, Flight Behaviour, The Dead Beat, Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?


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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