QuickFic 15/04/16

Good morning, flash fiction fans!

We’re sorry we abandoned you last week. It was sort of unavoidable. But we’re back (again) with a fresh flash fiction prompt that’s all for you.

We’re very happy with this one. It’s quite weird.

So, to refresh all of our memories, the game is simple: Have a look at that prompt (it’s at the bottom of this post). Go away and write a story, of 250 words or less, inspired by it. Give that story a title and tell us the wordcount too, then stick it in an email (in the body, ideally) and send it to us at academy@faber.co.uk. Do all that by 2:50pm this very day, because that is the deadline.

At 3:30, we’ll announce the winner, who will win five lovely Faber books. Here they are:


Cat card not included. That’s Ian’s.



Here it is then, this week’s quite weird QuickFic prompt:


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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