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The Drago Tree

The Drago Tree
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Haunted by demons past and present, geologist Ann Salter seeks sanctuary on the exotic island of Lanzarote. There she meets charismatic author Richard Parry and indigenous potter Domingo, and together they explore the island. Ann’s encounters with the island’s...

A Proper Family Holiday

A Proper Family Holiday
  • Author(s): Chrissie Manby
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Newly single magazine journalist Chelsea Benson can’t think of anything worse. Your grubby small nephew torpedoing any chance of romance with the dishy guy you met on the plane . . . Your eighty-five-year-old granddad chatting up ladies at...

A Matter of Latitude

A Matter of Latitude
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When local Lanzarote anti-corruption activist, Celestino, is T-boned on a lonely stretch of road, he knows the collision was no accident. Wounded and fearing for his life, he hides in an abandoned fishing village, waiting for a chance to...

Just Add Spice

Just Add Spice
  • Author(s): Carol E Wyer
  • Location(s): England, Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Escape from reality comes in patent-leather Prada kneeboots Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing...

Lanzarote

Lanzarote
  • Author(s): J H Wallace
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

In the repressive religious environment of Lanzarote in the early 1700s, Milagro, young, beautiful and naïve, is the target of every man who sees her, including her wealthy stepfather. But when she lets herself be seduced by the handsome...

Lanzarote

Lanzarote
  • Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Realising that his New Year is probably going to be a disaster, as usual, our narrator, on impulse, walks into a travel agency to book a week in the sun. Sensitive to his limited means and dislike of Muslim...

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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