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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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:
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.