QuickFic 20/05/16

Good morning, QuickFic-ers.

Firstly, apologies for our unannounced absence last week. It was Friday 13th, Nicci had swanned off on holiday – things got a little out of hand. But we’re back! So let’s get right on with a new round of flash fiction fun.

As usual, we’ve got a prompt for you at the bottom of the page. You should write us a story, of 250 words or less, inspired by that prompt, and then send it to academy@faber.co.uk by 2:50pm today. Please include a wordcount and a title.

At 3:30pm, we’ll announce the winner, and the winner will win this towering stack of frankly excellent books:


Like a delicious book burger of wonder.


Great. Here it is then, this week’s 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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