QuickFic 22/05/15

Oh howdy.

It’s that time of the week again; the prompt klaxons are a-sounding, the inspiration bugles a-bugling.

If this is your first time playing QuickFic with us, let us lay it down for you:

At 9.50am each Friday, we give you a brand-new prompt. You write us a story of 250 words or less inspired by that prompt, give it a title, and then zip it off to us at academy@faber.co.uk by – now this bit’s important – 2.50pm today. Not a single second later.

At 3.30pm, we announce a winner, and the winner wins books. These ones, actually:


Bottom to top: The Baklava Club, Adventures With The Wife In Space, Dark Tides, The Girl In The Red Coat, Report From The Interior

SO. Let’s get started, shall we?

Here’s this week’s prompt – we’re ever so happy with this one (we’ll tell you why a little bit later):



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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