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):

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

That all sound good?

Great.

Here it is then, this week’s prompt.

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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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