QuickFic 15/01/16

Good morning.

Are we ready to get our QuickFic year kicked off?


Shall we have a quick reminder of the rules, just in case we’ve got a bit dusty over the break?

We’re about to show you a prompt. You should:

  • Look at the prompt for a bit
  • Be struck by inspiration; a bolt from the blue with a story that must be told!
  • Write that story (250 words or less)
  • Give that story a title (don’t let us be in charge of that, we’re rubbish)
  • Send that story to academy@faber.co.uk, in the body of an email and including your wordcount, by 2:50 this very afternoon

At 3:30, we’ll announce our winner, who’ll win these wonderful books:


Okay. Ready for that prompt?

Here it is:


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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