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An Inconvenient Woman

An Inconvenient Woman
  • Author(s): Stéphanie Buelens
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When Claire Fontaine learns that her ex-husband Simon is marrying again, to a woman with a teenage daughter, her blood runs cold. She is sure that years ago Simon molested her own daughter and was responsible for her mysterious...

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The Tiger Catcher

The Tiger Catcher
  • Author(s): Paullina Simons
  • Location(s): London, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

Can true love ever die? Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named...

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Beneath the Same Heaven

Beneath the Same Heaven
  • Author(s): Anne Marie Ruff
  • Location(s): Dubai, Los Angeles, Pakistan, San Diego
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Kathryn, an American woman, and Rashid, a Pakistani-born Muslim man, seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views with their marriage and two American-born children. But everything changes when Rashid’s father is suddenly killed by...

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Deep Blue Trouble

Deep Blue Trouble
  • Author(s): Steph Broadribb
  • Location(s): Southern California
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT – Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything – alive and kicking. Problem is, he’s behind bars, and heading for death...

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Fever City

Fever City
  • Author(s): Tim Baker
  • Location(s): Dallas, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s/2014

Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America’s richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become...

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Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance
  • Author(s): Diane Chamberlain
  • Location(s): North Carolina, San Diego
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When the pretending ends, the lying begins . . . Molly Arnette is good at keeping secrets. As she and her husband try to adopt a baby, she worries that the truth she’s kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood...

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All Involved

All Involved
  • Author(s): Ryan Gattis
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn’t even carry a gun. And...

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American Dream Machine

American Dream Machine
  • Author(s): Matthew Specktor
  • Location(s): Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

Beau Rosenwald – overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic – arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most...

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Good-bye To All That

Good-bye To All That
  • Author(s): Margo Candela
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Getting ahead in Hollywood poses a challenge for Raquel Azorian, a lowly marketing assistant at a major production company, and while she has ambition, energy, and smarts, the heroine of Candela’s wry latest doesn’t have a mentor or even...

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Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors
  • Author(s): Nayomi Munaweera
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020