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Holiday in the Hills

Holiday in the Hills
  • Author(s): Lilac Mills
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

How do you write a romance novel with a broken heart? Ivy is suffering from writer’s block after a disastrous affair with her (now ex) publisher. Her agent suggests an extended holiday to get her writing career back on...

Sunrise on the Coast

Sunrise on the Coast
  • Author(s): Lilac Mills
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her mother, Sophie needs to get away from it all. On a much-needed break to Tenerife, she stumbles across a Help Wanted sign for local pensioner, Hugo, and on a...

The Ghost of Villa Winter

The Ghost of Villa Winter
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Fuerteventura
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

English psychic Clarissa Wilkinson is holidaying in the Canary Islands. Hoping to have an adventure, she boards a tour bus bound for Villa Winter, a secret Nazi base on the idyllic island of Fuerteventura. Instead, she discovers a body...

Sun, Sea and Sangria

Sun, Sea and Sangria
  • Author(s): Victoria Cooke
  • Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria), Las Vegas, Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kat swore off dating many years ago, after her marriage ended in a catastrophic mess. Having moved to the Canary Islands for a fresh start, she has never had much time for romance, channelling all her energy into managing...

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...

The Hermit

The Hermit
  • Author(s): Thomas Rydahl
  • Location(s): Fuerteventura
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A car is found on a deserted beach on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. On the back seat lies a cardboard box containing the body of a small boy buried in newspaper cuttings. No one knows his name, and...

A Prison In The Sun

A Prison In The Sun
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Fuerteventura
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse. Instead, he discovers a rucksack filled with cash. Who does it belong to – and should he hand it in… or...

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...

Clarissa’s Warning

Clarissa’s Warning
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Fuerteventura
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A lottery jackpot changes Claire Bennett’s life. She buys an ancient stone ruin on the island of her dreams. Her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger, but Claire pays no heed. Soon after moving to the idyllic island,...

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales
  • Author(s): John Reid Young
  • Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): 19th-20th centuries

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales is a collection of delightful short stories set on the island of Tenerife between the late 19th and early 21st centuries. In an engaging and unique style, John Reid Young’s stories range from...

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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