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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • Author(s): Nizrana Farook
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end...

The Girl Who Used To Be Me

The Girl Who Used To Be Me
  • Author(s): Lynn Forth
  • Location(s): Costa del Sol, Marbella
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Modern

After a passionate fun-filled affair, Kate is abandoned by Rob, her first love. Six years later, stuck in a dead-end job and trapped in a toxic relationship, she somehow escapes to the sunny Spanish Costa del Sol. Here she...

The Girl with Braided Hair

The Girl with Braided Hair
  • Author(s): Rasha Adly
  • Location(s): Cairo
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Napoleonic and contemporary

Art historian, Yasmine, is restoring an unsigned portrait of a strikingly beautiful girl from the Napoleonic Era, when she discovers that the artist has embedded a lock of hair into the painting, something highly unusual. The mysterious painting came...

The Girl with Ghost Eyes

The Girl with Ghost Eyes
  • Author(s): M H Boroson
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 19th century

It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened...

The Girl with Seven Names

The Girl with Seven Names
  • Author(s): Hyeonseo Lee
  • Location(s): North Korea
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in...

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Tale

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Tale
  • Author(s): Hyeonseo Lee
  • Location(s): North Korea
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1990s

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in...

The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice
  • Author(s): Abi Daré
  • Location(s): Lagos
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. As the only daughter of a broke father, she is a valuable commodity. Removed from school and sold as a third wife to an old man,...

The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon

The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon
  • Author(s): Glenda Young
  • Location(s): Sunderland, Ryhope, Scarborough
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

When a newborn baby girl is found abandoned with nothing but a scarlet ribbon tied to her basket, Ada Davidson, housekeeper of the wealthy McNally family’s home, the Uplands, takes her into her care. Sworn to secrecy about the...

The Girls

The Girls
  • Author(s): Lori Lansens
  • Location(s): Ontario
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Meet Rose and Ruby: sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined twins. Since their birth, Rose and Ruby Darlen have been known simply as “the girls.” They make friends, fall in love, have jobs, love their parents, and follow their...

The Girls Weekend

The Girls Weekend
  • Author(s): Jody Gehrman
  • Location(s): San Juan Islands
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Their reunion just became a crime scene . . . June Moody, a thirty-something English professor, just wants to get away from her recent breakup and reunite with girlfriends over summer break. Her old friend and longtime nemesis, Sadie...

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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