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Flesh-Coloured Dominoes

Flesh-Coloured Dominoes

Author(s): Zigmunds Skujinš

Location(s): Baltic Coast, Russia

Genre(s): Fantasy, Mystery

Era(s): 18th Century to WW2 and modern



When Baroness Valtraute von Bruegen’s officer husband’s body is severed in two, she is delighted to find that the lower half has been sewn onto the upper body of the humble local captain Ulste. She conceives a child only to see the return of her husband in one piece. A surrealist tale cum political allegory, this novel transports the reader between 18th century Baltic gentry and the narrator’s life in the modern world.

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Who are we? What is identity? Spanning decades and countries across the Baltic – this surreal book ponders questions and explores love, lust and loss.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021