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The Break

The Break
  • Author(s): Lars D H Hedbor
  • Location(s): Nova Scotia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Revolutionary

Even the most familiar stories have two sides… After fleeing revolutionary violence in colonial Massachusetts, Susannah Mills is trying to put the pieces of her shattered life back together. When the safe haven that she and her father sought...

The Brickmaker’s Bride

The Brickmaker’s Bride
  • Author(s): Judith Miller
  • Location(s): West Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): post American Civil War

Yearning for a fresh start, Ewan McKay travels with his aunt and uncle from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. Hugh purchases a brickmaking...

The Bride of Amman

The Bride of Amman
  • Author(s): Fadi Zaghmout
  • Location(s): Amman
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Bride of Amman, a huge and controversial bestseller when first published in Arabic, takes a sharp-eyed look at the intersecting lives of four women and one gay man in Jordan’s historic capital, Amman-a city deeply imbued with its...

The Bride Price

The Bride Price
  • Author(s): Buchi Emecheta
  • Location(s): Nigeria
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Aku-nna, a young Ibo girl schooled in her people’s rituals and beliefs, undergoes kidnapping, forced betrothal, and near-shame out of love for Chike, son of a former slave

The Bride Ship

The Bride Ship
  • Author(s): Deborah Hale
  • Location(s): Nova Scotia
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Early 19th century

A ship full of women could only cause trouble! Of that Governor Sir Robert Kerr was certain, just by considering their chaperon! Though a widow, Mrs. Jocelyn Finch was young, vivacious and utterly determined to have her own way...

The Bridesmaid’s Dilemma

The Bridesmaid’s Dilemma
  • Author(s): Karen King
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Every summer has a story… Fun-loving travel rep Jess doesn’t want to be chief bridesmaid at her snooty cousin’s wedding, but it will cause a family feud if she refuses. She doesn’t want to fall in love either but...

The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club
  • Author(s): Patricia Sands
  • Location(s): Canada
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary looking back over 4 decades

Eight women. Four decades of friendship. One unimaginable request. Where can you find a story about friendship, laughter and the good things in life that also touches on alcoholism, infidelity, porn addiction, illness and grief? For many women, it’s...

The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home
  • Author(s): Padma Viswanathan
  • Location(s): Chennai (Madras)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman’s stirring middle-grade debut. Life is harsh on the teeming streets of Chennai, India, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly,...

The Bridge of Isfahan

The Bridge of Isfahan
  • Author(s): Nilla Cram Cook
  • Location(s): Isfahan
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

The Bridge of Isfahan is a love story, set in Iran during the postwar 1940s, a time of burgeoning hopes and dangerous conflicts — not the least among them the cold war. Shirene is the green-eyed granddaughter of the...

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Author(s): Thornton Wilder
  • Location(s): Peru
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1714

An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced...

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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