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The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour
  • Author(s): Beatriz Williams
  • Location(s): Nassau
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Lulu Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine whose readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous...

The Golden House

The Golden House
  • Author(s): Salman Rushdie
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking ‘Roman’ names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration...

The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend
  • Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
  • Location(s): Pakistan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

For weeks, someone has been broadcasting people’s secrets from the minarets of the city’s mosques, striking fear into the hearts of Christians and Muslims alike. Then when shots ring out on the Grand Trunk Road, and Nargis’s husband, Massud,...

The Golden Orphans

The Golden Orphans
  • Author(s): Gary Raymond
  • Location(s): Cyprus
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern day

Within the dark heart of an abandoned city, on an island once torn by betrayal and war, lies a terrible secret… Francis Benthem is a successful artist; he’s created a new life on an island in the sun. He...

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule
  • Author(s): Amanda Craig
  • Location(s): Cornwall, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider’s web. Now a poor young single mother, Hannah once escaped Cornwall to go to university. But once she...

The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story

The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story
  • Author(s): Rebecca Hickox Ayres
  • Location(s): Iraq
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Fantasy
  • Era(s): A long time ago...

Poor Maha! Her jealous stepmother makes her do all the housework while her selfish stepsister lazes about. Since Maha’s father is away fishing most of the time, there is no one to help or comfort her. All that begins...

The Golden Step

The Golden Step
  • Author(s): Christopher Somerville
  • Location(s): Crete
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 20th century

For Somerville this was a kind of pilgrimage, a journey unlike any he had undertaken in 20 years of travel-writing. It was an expedition where he traded the usual comforts and certainties for a real physical and mental challenge,...

The Golden Wave

The Golden Wave
  • Author(s): Michele Ruth Gamburd
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2004

n December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Six months later, Michele Ruth Gamburd returned to the village where she had been conducting research for many years and began collecting residents’ stories of the...

The Good Bear

The Good Bear
  • Author(s): Sarah Lean, Fiona Woodcock (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Norway
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

It’s the Christmas holidays and Thea is looking forward to spending them with her father. She can tell him all about her plans to become a writer, and maybe he’ll buy her the typewriter she’s been dreaming of. But...

The Good Braider

The Good Braider
  • Author(s): Terry Farish
  • Location(s): South Sudan, Portland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary,

In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola’s strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family’s journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the...

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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