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QuickFic 30/01/15

Why hello there. How are you liking our new digs?

Once you’ve had a nose around, it’s time to get down to business. And that business is of course this: QUICKFIC.

If you haven’t played QuickFic before, or you’ve forgotten how it works, here’s a quick catch-up:

At 9.50am on a Friday (now), we give you a prompt.

You write up to 250 words of fiction about that prompt, and send them to us at academy@faber.co.uk by 2.50pm that same day.

At 3.30pm, we announce a winner, and the winner wins some lovely Faber books. They and the lucky runner-up also get their pieces published on this very site.

Doesn’t that sound fun?

So, without further ado, here is this week’s prompt:



Ooh. He looks like he’s got a story to tell, eh?

Before you dash off to pen it, let us tempt you further with those aforementioned books. This week, it’s these ones which are up for grabs:



L-R: Copendium, The Black Album, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Spies, Into The Trees

See you back here at 3.30!

Fans of writing competitions: fear not! We’re here every Friday, so if you don’t have time to play today, or you’re visiting us after the fact – come back and join us again.