QuickFic 25/09/15

Well hi there.

So happy you could join us for another round of QuickFic. If you’re a regular, hop straight on down to the bottom of the page for the prompt. Be warned though: it’s not the topical one you may be hoping for. We’re a classier act than that. Plus Charlotte’s Web is still in copyright.

For any newcomers: welcome! Here’s how this very simple QuickFic thing works:

At 9:50 on a Friday morning (round about now), we give you a prompt. You write us a fiction of some description inspired by that prompt — and, importantly, of only 250 words or less. Give it a title with the proper care and attention, and then whack it in an email and send it over to us at academy@faber.co.uk. You should do this by 2:50pm this afternoon, or you won’t win anything but the not-inconsiderable artistic satisfaction of a completed creation.

At 3:30, we’ll announce the actual winner, and that winner shall win some books.

Those’ll be these ones:



T-B: The Temporary Gentleman, Hidden Symptoms, I Think I Can See Where You’re Going Wrong, Music As Alchemy, All He Saw Was The Girl

Sound good?


Here it is then, this week’s prompt:



Happy writing! 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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