QuickFic 17/07/15

Ahoy there. It feels like a QuickFic sort of time of day, doesn’t it?

If this is your first time joining us, here’s how it works:

Every Friday, at exactly this time (ten to 10 in the morning), we give you a prompt. You have five hours to write us a story, of 250 words or less, inspired by that prompt — which means you need to give it a title and pop it in an email, to academy@faber.co.uk, by 2.50 this afternoon.

At 3.30, we’ll announce the winner, and the winner wins a stack of Faber books.


This week’s prompt is, shall we say… out of this world? We shall. But before we show it to you, let’s have a look at those books we mentioned:


L-R: Bark, The Last Word, Y, I Think I Can See Where You’re Going Wrong, Kolymsky Heights

Like the look of those? Feeling motivated?

Great! Here’s this week’s prompt then:


Image Credit: NASA/APL/SwRI

Topical, see?

Meet you back here at 3.30 — good luck!

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, basically.

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