Welcome, one and all, to a super sunshine edition of #QUICKFIC, Faber Academy’s Flash Fiction competition. Whether you’re writing from a desk, desperately soaking up the sun from the window at your back and wondering when it’s late enough you can justify having lunch outside (solidarity, if so), curled up in bed, waiting for the day to begin for you or luckiest of all outside in the world, I’ve got a prompt to brighten your day even further.
But enough waffle! First, the rules of the game, if you’ve never played before. If you have, keep on keepin; on, for below lies your prompt:
- On Friday at 9:50, a prompt will be posted both on the blog and on the Faber Academy twitter.
- Inspired by the prompt, I’d like a piece of flash fiction of no more than 250 words (though you can, of course, write less).
- Give your piece a title, copy it into the body of an email and tell me the wordcount.
- Send that email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line #QUICKFIC 24/05/2019 no later than 2:50 pm GMT
And after that, that’s your bit over with! From 2:50 onward I’m tasked with reading your wonderful words and picking a winner. That winner receives my undying admiration and three books. This week’s books are all about, fundementally, family. You’re in with a shot of winning Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border, Laura Lipman’s Sunburn and Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered:
And all you need to do to snag those beauties is look right down here at this oh so summery prompt:
Write away, #QUICKFICCERS!
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.