Welcome home, flash fiction fans! The Academy’s new term is in full swing (hi to all the new students) and so it’s time to kick #QUICKFIC back into gear too.
Thanks to the long break I’m going to whip you through a quick rules refresher before we get to the good stuff. If you remember every detail of how to play, scroll on down. If you don’t, or you’re completely new, here is how #QUICKFIC works:
- At the bottom of this blog post and on Twitter on Friday at 9:50 am you’ll see a ‘prompt.’ Usually these are pictures, but sometimes I throw a curve ball. Keeps you on your toes.
- After gazing at the prompt for a while I’d like you to write a short story of 250 words or less inspired by what you see.
- Paste your story into the body of an email, including a title and your word count, and send that email to email@example.com by 2:50 pm GMT that Friday afternoon. Use the subject line #QUICKFIC 11/10/2019.
Once 2:50 pm hits I read through all the pieces and pick the runners up and winner both on this blog and on Twitter.
Winners get not only my undying admiration but also an actual, physical prize in the form of books! This week you stand a chance of winning In the Fold and The Temporary, both by Rachel Cusk, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera and What Happened? by Hanif Kureishi.
And all you have to have to do to get these in your possession is write me a wonderful little tale based on this beautiful scene…
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.