QuickFic 15/05/15

Hi there, flash fiction fans!

It’s time for QuickFic, our most favourite of all the Friday fun times. Now, if you haven’t played before, let us explain how it works:

At 9.50 on a Friday morning (now!), we give you a brand new prompt. It could be a photo (today it’s a photo), it could be a quote. You have a look about it, muse with your Muse, and then write a story, of 250 words or less – but certainly not more – and send it to us. We’re at academy@faber.co.uk, and you should give your story a title and copy it into the body of the email. Do that before 2.50 this afternoon, because that’s when the deadline is.

At 3.30pm, we’ll announce a winner, and the winner will win books. Yay! Here they are, those books:


L-R, or bottom to top: The Killing of Bobbi Lomax, Under the Radar, When the Lamps Went Out, Ace, King, Knave, One Three One


So, the most important bit: this week’s prompt. Here it is—



That’s us, the Academy team, just hanging out, getting our manuscripts done.

Not really. It’s whoever you want it to be! Go create! We’ll 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 our 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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