Hello lovely flash fiction fans and welcome back to #QUICKFIC, Faber Academy’s (in)famous flash fiction competition. What a week! I, for one, was bamboozled by the Bank Holiday and have been convinced it’s Thursday every day. Luckily it’s finally reached Friday and your #QUICKFIC prompt is now within your reach.
First up, the Laws of the Land.
- In however many minutes (or seconds, if you cheat and jump to it) it takes you to scroll and read the rest of this post, you’ll see a picture prompt.
- From that prompt, I’d like to read whatever piece of flash fiction it inspires within you
- Whittle that piece down to 250 words or less. Strictly no more than that!
- Place your work of art into the body of an email, making sure to include the title and the word count, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2:50 pm today.
After that, you simply wait and wait until 30:30 pm when I reveal the winner!
That lucky person wins two very special books this week. This year Faber celebrates its 90th anniversary and so, to celebrate our long history and the fantastic new authors we’re lucky to publish, our winner receives Toby Faber’s history of the company and Rachel Cusk’s Kudos:
With all that, are you
Here you go!
By entering Faber Academy’s flash fiction competition #QUICKFIC , you’re granting us non-exclusive worldwide permission to reprint your story on our website should you win.