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Hemingway’s Girl

Hemingway’s Girl

Author(s): Erika Robuck

Location(s): Key West

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s



Ernest Hemingway, his second wife, Pauline, (who followed on after Hadley) and their two sons have come to live in Key West. Mariella Bennet, an 18 year old young woman comes to works as a maid in the Hemingway houshold and this is the story of the marriage, seen through her eyes.

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The atmosphere of Key West, in the 1930s, the work of the veterans who built the highways, fishing, mangrove swamps…it’s all there to conjure up Key West of the 19030s, right down to the...

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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