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The Case of the Love Commandos (Vish Puri 4)

The Case of the Love Commandos (Vish Puri 4)
  • Author(s): Tarquin Hall
  • Location(s): Agra, Delhi, Luknow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman’s parents are dead set against the union. She’s from a high-caste family: he’s an Untouchable, from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsi’s father locks her up and...

In the Mirror, a Peacock Danced

In the Mirror, a Peacock Danced
  • Author(s): Justine Bothwick
  • Location(s): Agra, Portsmouth
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s - 1950s

Agra, 1938: Eighteen-year-old Florence Hunt has grown up riding horses past the Taj Mahal and chasing peacocks through her backyard under the critical gaze of her father. Increasingly enamoured with his work on the booming railway, Florence yearns to...

Beneath a Marble Sky

Beneath a Marble Sky
  • Author(s): John Shors
  • Location(s): Agra, Hindustan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s

In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, Shah Jahan, consumed by grief over the death of his empress, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable wealth and...

Second Destiny

Second Destiny
  • Location(s): Avignon, Agra, London, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Romance, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Older Generation Broke Them Apart… Lia Abraham gave up everything for her family and culture—art, autonomy and even self-worth. Worst of all was the sacrifice of Bollywood-gorgeous, idealistic Devraj Shah, when Lia caved in to pressure from both...

The Acrobats of Agra

The Acrobats of Agra
  • Author(s): Robin Scott-Elliot
  • Location(s): Agra
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1857

Agra 1857, the Indian rebellion. Three children are trying to make their way through a country at war with a circus tiger in search of safety. Jacques is a boy acrobat who has lost his circus; Beatrice ( Bea)...

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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