QuickFic 17/04/15

Now. After a week in an empty office – everyone’s been out at the London Book Fair, you see, leaving us home alone – we feel like doing something fun. And that fun something is our Friday round of QuickFic.

If you haven’t played before, QuickFic is pretty simple really:

At 9.50am, we give you a prompt (it’s just below this bit). You write a story of 250 words or less, give it a title, and send it to us at academy@faber.co.uk – this is the important bit – by 2.50pm, today, 17th April.

At 3.30pm, we announce a winner, and the winner wins books. They’re at the bottom of the page – have a look! They’re lovely!

Sound fun? Smashing. Here’s this week’s aforementioned prompt:



He looks like a chap with a story to tell, eh?

And here are those books we were talking about:

qf19_booksL-R: Disquiet, Under The Radar, All The Beggars Riding, Dark Tides, The Path Of Minor Planets

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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