QuickFic 30/10/15

Good morning!

It’s Friday, and the day before Halloween – so we’ve got a QuickFic prompt that none of us in the office can look directly at for too long. That’s how scary it is. Yep.

So dust off your creepy trousers; put on your sinister hat. We want stories, of 250 words or less, that are going to scare the bejeepers out of us. Alright?

As usual, you’ve got five hours to do just that. That means you need to send us your story (with a title) to academy@faber.co.uk by 2:50pm. And at 3:30pm, we’ll tell you who’s won these glorious books:


Top to bottom: Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders, Prey, The Cry, The Skull Beneath The Skin, Little Sister Death (that one’s really scary)


Are you ready?

Here’s this week’s QuickFic prompt:


We did warn you.

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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