QuickFic 31/07/15

Well hello there.

Firstly, thanks for bearing with us last week with all the Thursday-is-Friday-my-socks-are-on-my-head topsy-turviness. And sorry if you missed out on your weekly QuickFic fix. We’re back on track now: it’s Friday, and we’re QuickFic-ing just as we always do.

In case this is the first time you’ll be doing too, a quick reminder of the rules:

At 9.50 on a Friday (now! Friday!), we give you a prompt. You go away and write a story, of 250 words or less, inspired by that prompt — and then give it a title and pop it in an email to academy@faber.co.uk. Do all that by 2.50pm, also today, otherwise it won’t count.

At 3.30, we’ll announce the winner, and the winner will win some wonderful books (including a 2015 Man Booker longlistee no less):


L-R: The Illuminations, After I’m Gone, Under The Radar, Amnesia, Interstellar

That all sound good?


Here it is then, this week’s prompt.


Hmm. That kind of reminds us of something you know. Anyway — 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, basically.

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