QuickFic 23/07/15

Good morning, QuickFic-ers. This is a bit different, isn’t it? QuickFic on a Thursday? Heady times!

All the rest of it is exactly the same though. Just in case this is your first time joining us, though, here’s what ‘all the rest of it’ actually is:

At 9.50 on a Friday TODAY (now), we’ll give you a prompt. You, inspired by that prompt, write us a story of 250 words or less, give it a title, and email it to academy@faber.co.uk. You do all that by 2.50pm (also today) and you just might win a very nice stack of books.

In fact, this very nice stack of books:

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Sound okay?

Great. Here it is then, this week’s prompt:

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They look like they’ve got a story to tell, don’t you think?

We’ll be back at 3.30 to announce the winner — happy writing!

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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