QuickFic 22/04/16

Ahhh. It’s Friday, which is a special day. It is the day of a new QuickFic prompt. And it’s also Nicci’s mum’s birthday! Happy birthday, Nicci’s mum!

Now. Back to that QuickFic thing. The prompt is at the bottom of this post, and if you already know the rules, you can skip on down there (pausing, of course, to admire the books up for grabs). We’ll see you later.

If you’re new to the game, it’s really simple. You just need to have a look at the prompt, and then you go away and write a story, of 250 words or less, inspired by it. Give that story a title and stick it in the body of an email (please include the wordcount, we’re no good with numbers) – then send that email to academy@faber.co.uk by 2:50pm.

You might win these excellent books:


Nice, right?

Okay, let’s go. Your prompt is served:


See you back at 3:30, when we’ll announce the winner!

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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