QuickFic 04/12/15

Good morning! December is here; the official Chocolate-For-Breakfast month. Our very favourite.

And Fridays are our favourites too, because Fridays mean we get to read a load of brilliant stories from you guys. It’s QuickFic time!

As the regulars among you will know, we’re about to give you a prompt. You should then write a story which is:

  • inspired by that prompt
  • 250 words or less
  • sent to academy@faber.co.uk by 2:50pm

It’s that simple. At 3:30 (or thereabouts, it depends how much we argue over the judging), we’ll reveal the winner, who’ll win these books:


The Illuminations, Y, Jim’ll Paint It, The Accident, The Rest Just Follows


Let’s have a look at that prompt now.


Well now. That sounds like a beginning with all kinds of narrative possibilities, don’t you think?

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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