Good morning sunshine! The weather has finally turned, I’m snug as a bug in a rug in a fluffy jumper and the pile of leaves outside my house made a delicious crunchy noise when I jumped in them. As we all know the only thing better than a crunchy leaf pile is a good old round of #QUICKFIC, Faber Academy’s Flash Fiction competition.
I know we’ve had a few new joiners, so if you don’t know what this oddity is, read the rules below. If you know what you’re about, scroll just a little further down to the prompt way below and get cracking!
- At the end of this blog post you’ll see a prompt.
- From that prompt, I’d like you to write a piece of flash fiction, 250 words or less (not including the title, because I’m nice,)
- Once you’re happy with your piece, copy and paste it into the body of an email, including your title and a word count. Use the subject line #QUICKFIC 18/10/2019.
- Send that email over to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2:50 pm GMT on the Friday afternoon. And not a moment later!
From 2:50 to 3:30 pm it’s waiting time until the winner and runner ups are revealed on the blog.
This week’s winner can claim a beautiful pile of non-fiction wonders. We’ve got Can You Solve My Problems? by Alex Bellos, Mr Lear by Jenny Uglow and The House Party by Adrian Tinniswood as this weeks prize:
(Typewriter and beautiful autumn weather not included)
Then, as ever, it is my duty and privileged to reveal the prompt!
Drum roll please…
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.