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The Jump

The Jump

Author(s): Doug Johnstone

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

Location

Content

The Forth Bridge has a central starring part in this thriller…..

Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son’s death.

But even with the best intentions, she can’t foresee the situation she’s falling headlong into – a troubled family, with some very dark secrets of their own.

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Ellie and Ben Napier’s fifteen year old son, Logan has committed suicide by jumping from the Forth Road Bridge, just a few months before the story opens. Then she spots Sam, trying to do...

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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