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The Boy

The Boy
  • Author(s): Tami Hoag
  • Location(s): Louisiana
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

MOTHER. LIAR. MURDERER? When Genevieve’s seven-year-old son is found bleeding to death in his own home, she’s horrified when the police turn to her for answers. There’s no evidence of a break-in, and parts of Genevieve’s story don’t seem...

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The Boy From Aleppo Who Painted The War

The Boy From Aleppo Who Painted The War
  • Author(s): Sumia Sukkar
  • Location(s): Syria
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2014

This is a powerful and deeply moving novel chronicling the Syrian War through the eyes of 14 year old Adam who has Asperger Syndrome. It has been adapted into a BBC Radio 4 play. ‘I have the urge to...

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The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door
  • Author(s): Irene Sabatini
  • Location(s): Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Two days after I turned fourteen the son of our neighbour set his stepmother alight. Or so Lindiwe Bishop believes, though eighteen months later the charges against Ian McKenzie are dropped and he returns home, full of charm and swagger....

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The Boy of the Mosque

The Boy of the Mosque
  • Author(s): Ahmad Ardalan
  • Location(s): Baghdad
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1258 and 2017

In the Year ‪1258, Baghdad‬, the capital of the great Abbasid Caliphate, fell to the Moguls. Within hours, the city of enlightenment was swallowed up by darkness, another society becoming a victim of hatred and greed. The mighty Tigris...

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Author(s): William Kamkwamba
  • Location(s): Malawi
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2002

When William Kamkwamba was just 14 years old, his family told him that he must leave school and come home to work on the farm – they could no longer afford his fees. This is his story of how...

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The Boy Who Hit Play

The Boy Who Hit Play
  • Author(s): Chloe Daykin
  • Location(s): Norway
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): N/A

‘It’s time,’ I say. ‘For … It. Me. You. Us. The bench. The zoo. The question. Why?’ The only thing that Elvis Crampton Lucas knows about where he’s from is that he was found on the bench at a...

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The Boy Who Met a Whale

The Boy Who Met a Whale
  • Author(s): Nizrana Farook
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant comes another brilliant escapade for 9+ readers! A thrilling adventure set in fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril and kidnap and a huge blue whale! Razi, a local fisherboy,...

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The Boy Who Stole Time

The Boy Who Stole Time
  • Author(s): Mark Bowsher
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When 12-year-old Krish finds out his mum is dying, he is desperate to give her more time to live. This leads to a deal with a devil-like creature to travel to another realm, Ilir, and collect the Myrthali –...

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The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die

The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die
  • Author(s): David Nyuol Vincent
  • Location(s): South Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2004

The inspiring story of David Nyuol Vincent, a Sudanese refugee who survived famine, wars, and fifteen years in camps to find a new life in Australia. David Nyuol Vincent was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father,...

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The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness
  • Author(s): Graham Caveney
  • Location(s): Accrington
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s & 1980s

Graham Caveney was born in 1964 in Accrington: a town in the north of England, formerly known for its cotton mills, now mainly for its football team. Armed with his generic Northern accent and a record collection including the...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Voyages by Verse' Poetry Competition...

A poem in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

1,000 word maximum - no minimum

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 13th June 2021