QuickFic 14/08/15

Well now. Friday is here again — and that means another round of flash fiction fun.

But before we take a look at this week’s prompt (which just might be a famous first line), let’s do the rules bit for anyone new round these parts (hi there!).

At 9.50 every Friday morning, we give you a prompt. If you like the prompt, if you feel inspired by it, you go away and write a short — ever so short, and certainly no longer than 250 words — piece of fiction about it.

Send those stories to academy@faber.co.uk by 2.50pm this very day and you could win some books!

These books in fact:



L-R: Target: Italy, Open City, Family Romance, Wide Open, The Lightning Tree

Come on then. Let’s have a look at that prompt shall we?

Here it is:


And just what is Alice going to get up to?

Do tell us!

And we’ll 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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