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The Ferryman’s Daughter

The Ferryman’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Juliet Greenwood
  • Location(s): St Ives, River Hayle
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First World War

Can Hester help her family escape desperate poverty and fulfil her dreams? 1908: Hester always loved her mother best, her father had always been a hard man to like, spending more time (and money) in the local than with...

The Festival Killer

The Festival Killer
  • Author(s): Jo McCready
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern Day

Agent RJ Rox is in charge of her first case for the clandestine organization known as Kingfisher. A ticking clock and a colleague who could make the whole assignment blow up in her face, pile on the pressure in...

The Feud

The Feud
  • Author(s): Amanda James
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Romance, Fiction, Suspense
  • Era(s): Present day

Matthew Trevelyar leaves his job in London to return to his Cornish roots in the village of St Agnes. After losing his wife to leukaemia, he wants to make a fresh start. His new life is going well until...

The Fiddler

The Fiddler
  • Author(s): Beverly Lewis
  • Location(s): Pennsylvania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Amelia “Amy” DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance. Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains. She leaves her...

The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross
  • Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
  • Location(s): North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1771

1771: the Colony of North Carolina stands in an uneasy balance, with the rich, colonial aristocracy on one side and the struggling pioneers of the backcountry on the other. Between them stands Jamie Fraser, a man of honour, a...

The Fiesta Murders

The Fiesta Murders
  • Author(s): David E Burke
  • Location(s): Balearic Islands (Illes Balears)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern day

Someone is using Menorca’s annual Fiestas to commit a series of bizarre murders. While it is true that Menorcans delight in lampooning their least favourite public figures at these lively and colourful celebrations, they usually draw the line at...

The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal
  • Author(s): Brunonia Barry
  • Location(s): Salem
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed The Goddess Murders, in which...

The Fifth Voice

The Fifth Voice
  • Author(s): Paul Connolly
  • Location(s): Lundy Island
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

A poignant and comic tale of four lives and a single passion… The lives of four singers are far from harmonious. Danny’s marriage is on the rocks, while Vince is struggling with a debilitating illness. Henry is having a...

The Fighting Ground

The Fighting Ground
  • Author(s): Avi
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): American War of Independence

Jonathan, 13, knows he’s ready to fight the British. He can handle a gun. And he yearns to don a uniform and battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin. So on this day when the tavern bell...

The Figure in the Photograph

The Figure in the Photograph
  • Author(s): Kevin Sullivan
  • Location(s): Cuba (Republic of), Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1898

1898. When Juan’s father is killed while working as a photographer in Cuba, the young man is left with nothing but his last photos amid the chaos as the war between Spain and America escalates. But the images reveal...

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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