QuickFic 11/12/15

Hi there.

It’s time for our penultimate round of QuickFic for 2015. That’s right – only this one and then one more before we get to choose our champion of champions!

But let’s not get carried away. There are still two more prompts to go. If you already know the rules, skip down the page and have a look at this week’s!

If this is your first QuickFic – and very welcome you are, too – it’s all very simple:

At 9.50 on a Friday morning, we give you a prompt. You write us a story, of 250 words or less, inspired by that prompt and then send it to us (academy@faber.co.uk) by 2.50 this very afternoon.  Please include a title and your wordcount as we fudge these things up if left to our own devices.

At 3.30 we’ll announce the winner, who’ll win these excellent books:


We’ve heard that Richard Skinner guy’s meant to be pretty decent, you know…

Right. Ready for that prompt?

Here it is:


Cherry-picked, just for 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.

For more creative writing exercises, click here

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