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The Lightkeeper’s Wife

The Lightkeeper’s Wife

Author(s): Karen Viggers

Location(s): Bruny Island, Tasmania

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Mary lives in Hobart, and is triggered into going to Bruny Island, where she once lived with her husband, the lighthouse keeper there. Her decision, in her dying days, prompts division within her own family, yet her trip has longer term outcomes for those in her immediate vicinity.

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A lyrical and evocative description of place – Taylor –

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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