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A Summer Reunion

A Summer Reunion
  • Author(s): Fanny Blake
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Amy, Linda, Kate and Jane were best friends at school. Now, years later, they have grown apart. When Amy discovers her husband has been stealing from her successful interiors business, and with a milestone birthday looming, she decides it...

Bread and Oil: Majorcan Culture’s Last Stand

Bread and Oil: Majorcan Culture’s Last Stand
  • Author(s): Tomas Graves
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): Food and Drink
  • Era(s): 2000s

On the island of Mallorca pa amb oli (bread and oil) is rubbed with garlic or tomatoes and salt, as it is in many other Mediterranean countries. Graves starts with this simple dish as a starting point to explore...

Haunted Magpie

Haunted Magpie
  • Author(s): Anna Nicholas
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modernn

Eccentric, headstrong and engaging, Isabel Flores Montserrat is a cross between a highly charged Precious Ramotswe (The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) & Phyrne Fisher (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries). When 33-year-old Isabel Flores Montserrat quits a promising career with the...

The Lemon Grove

The Lemon Grove
  • Author(s): Helen Walsh
  • Location(s): Deya (Deià)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

One hot summer. One week in a villa on the outskirts of Deia, a village nestling in the rugged, mountainous west coast of the island of Mallorca. One family for whom the carefully laid jigsaw of life is about...

Death in Deia

Death in Deia
  • Author(s): David Coubrough
  • Location(s): Deya (Deià)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Recent

Deia is a small and idyllic village on the north-west coast of Mallorca, made famous by being the home of Robert Graves for much of his life, but subsequently becoming a magnet for artists, authors and film stars (and...

The Rocks

The Rocks
  • Author(s): Peter Nichols
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 2005 looking back 60 years

Set on the island of Mallorca, The Rocks is a double love story told in reverse. Opening in 2005 with a dramatic event that seems to seal the mystery of two lives, the story moves backwards in time, unravelling over sixty...

The White Goddess: An Encounter

The White Goddess: An Encounter
  • Author(s): Simon Gough
  • Location(s): Deya (Deià), Madrid
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Simon Gough is the great nephew of Robert Graves, who over 50 year ago wrote his own book titled The White Goddess: in this he explores the folklore, mythology, religion and magic within Europe. This is Gough’s account of...

The Vacationers

The Vacationers
  • Author(s): Emma Straub
  • Location(s): Puigpunyent
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The Posts are going on their first family vacation in years, and it’s going to be a special one: Jim and Franny are taking their daughter Sylvia, son Bobby and his girlfriend, and Franny’s best friend Charles and his...

A Lizard in my Luggage

A Lizard in my Luggage
  • Author(s): Anna Nicholas
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Anna had never liked the idea of Mallorca, thinking it was for the disco and beerswilling fraternity. That was until her sister hired an au pair from a rural part of the island who said it was the most...

German Paradise Mallorca: A Funny Telling

German Paradise Mallorca: A Funny Telling
  • Author(s): Martin von Muenchen
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

Martin von Muenchen is ridiculously funny in his description of Mallorca, a popular vacation spot in Spain for German tourists. With his slapstick humor, von Muenchen shows why he is a master at funny descriptions of mundane things. Von...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

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