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The Shaman’s Secret

The Shaman’s Secret
  • Author(s): Rich Curtin
  • Location(s): Utah
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern and 1700s

A member of “The Keepers of Order,” an armed militia determined to hunt down the culprits who have been poaching bighorn sheep, is shot while patrolling one of the remotest parts of Utah’s rugged backcountry. In pursuit of the...

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The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller
  • Author(s): Dianne Wolfer
  • Location(s): Papua New Guinea
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

Isabel is on a plane heading back to her island birthplace in Papua New Guinea. Izzy is looking forward to seeing her family again, but there’s another tragic reason for the trip. Izzy’s twin brother, Ray, died in a...

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The Sharpshooter Blues

The Sharpshooter Blues
  • Author(s): Lewis Nordan
  • Location(s): Mississippi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

The first question this remarkable new tale of mayhem and misunderstanding asks is: Who is singing the Sharpshooter Blues?Is it Morgan, the teenage trick-shot artist, who stops by The William Tell Grocery in Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, one day to...

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The Shell: Memoirs of a Hidden Observer

The Shell: Memoirs of a Hidden Observer
  • Author(s): Mustafa Khalifa
  • Location(s): Palmyra
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The work of a modern-day Sozhenitsyn that exposes acts of violence and brutality committed by the Syrian regime. This compelling first novel is the astonishing story of a Syrian political prisoner of consciencean atheist mistaken for a radical Islamistwho...

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The Sheltered Quarter: A Tale of a Boyhood in Mecca

The Sheltered Quarter: A Tale of a Boyhood in Mecca
  • Author(s): Hamza Bogary
  • Location(s): Mecca
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1st half 20th century

Hamza Bogary describes a bygone way of life that has now irreversibly disappeared. He speaks of life in Mecca before the advent of oil. Only partly autobiographical, the memoir is nevertheless rich in remembered detail based on Bogary’s early...

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The Sheltering Desert

The Sheltering Desert
  • Author(s): Henno Martin
  • Location(s): Namibia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Threatened with Internment for the duration of World War II, two young German geologists, Henno Martin and Hermann Korn, sought refuge in the Namib Desert and lived a Robinson Crusoe existence for two and a half years. How they...

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The Shepherd’s Hut

The Shepherd’s Hut
  • Author(s): Tim Winton
  • Location(s): Western Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful...

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The Shifting Pools

The Shifting Pools
  • Author(s): Zoe Duncnan
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Fleeing war and the death of her family, Eve has carefully constructed a new life for herself in London. Yet she is troubled by vivid, disturbing dreams, symptoms of her traumatic past, which intrude increasingly on her daily life....

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The Ship

The Ship
  • Author(s): Antonia Honeywell
  • Location(s): London, World
  • Genre(s): Dystopian, Suspense
  • Era(s): Future

Welcome to London, but not as you know it. Oxford Street burned for three weeks; Regent’s Park has been bombed; the British Museum is occupied by those with nowhere else to go. Lalla has grown up sheltered from the...

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The Shipyard

The Shipyard
  • Author(s): Juan Carlos Onetti
  • Location(s): Uruguay
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

‘I am an excellent judge of men and I am sure I will not regret my choice. But it is essential you get to know the company as soon as possible. The post I am offering you is that...

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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