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A Dead Husband

A Dead Husband
  • Author(s): Anna Celeste Burke, Anna Nicholas
  • Location(s): Palm Springs
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Jessica Huntington, rich, beautiful, and smart, seeks refuge from betrayal in a desert paradise near Palm Springs only to discover life is full of surprises…like a dead husband. Jessica Huntington is hiding out from her own well-planned life, now...

The Three Weissmanns of Westport

The Three Weissmanns of Westport
  • Author(s): Cathleen Schine
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Palm Springs, Westport
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When Joseph Weissmann divorced his wife, he was seventy eight years old and she was seventy-five…He said the words ‘Irreconcilable differences’, and saw real confusion in his wife’s eyes. ‘Irreconcilable differences?’ she said. ‘Of course there are irreconcilable differences....

Something’s Fishy in Palm Springs

Something’s Fishy in Palm Springs
  • Author(s): Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Location(s): Palm Springs
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s another typical day in the life of Ms. Aggie Underhill… Flying with her best friend Betty to Palm Springs, staying with an eccentric interior designer, the fish-nabbing of a $200,000 fish, a kidnapping of an actress and lastly...

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  • Author(s): Katherine Weber
  • Location(s): Palm Springs
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Sometimes a broken heart is all you need to set you free… Reiko loves the endless sky and electric colours of the Californian desert. It is a refuge from an increasingly claustrophobic life of family pressures and her own...

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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