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The Mourning Hours

The Mourning Hours

Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard

Location(s): Wisconsin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



The Mourning Hours is a real page turner Well written and an edgey mystery, it is a great character study that will take you right into small town America in the sticks. Stacy Lemke disappears and the story is tole by 9 year old Kirsten Hammarstrom, and Stacy is her brother’s girlfriend.

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An engrossing read that is wonderful for the depictions of family stress, tiny nuances that go on between family members, all set in Wisconsin – Thea G –

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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