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Almost Never

Almost Never

Author(s): Daniel Sada

Location(s): Oaxaca, Parras de la Fuente

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 1940s



Demetrio Sord is almost 30 and has been working on a large ranch. Finding life boring he starts to visit a brothel where he meets Mireya and their adventures become ever more daring. He is asked to return home for a wedding at Christmas and once at home meets virgin Renata, with whom he falls in love. On returning to Mireya, he discovers that she is now looking for marriage. His increasingly complex life is set against a background of Mexico as it becomes increasingly industrialised.

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Can be crude in parts, but that probably goes with the territory. A must for anyone who likes Mexico. – Marina Goldsmid –

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

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Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021