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The Man Who Spoke Snakish

The Man Who Spoke Snakish
  • Author(s): Andrus Kivirähk
  • Location(s): Estonia
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Suspense
  • Era(s): Medieval

Unfortunately people and tribes degenerate. They lose their teeth, forget their language, until finally they’re bending meekly on the fields and cutting straw with a scythe. Leemut, a young boy growing up in the forest, is content living with...

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The Man Who Wanted To Know

The Man Who Wanted To Know
  • Author(s): D A Mishani
  • Location(s): Tel Aviv
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Mazal Bengtson doesn’t know what her husband was doing on the night of the storm. His search for a job is still hopeless – his moods even more unpredictable. But she had believed he would never leave her to...

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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
  • Author(s): Georges Simenon
  • Location(s): Netherlands, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

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The Man Who Watched Women

The Man Who Watched Women
  • Author(s): Michael Hjorth
  • Location(s): Stockholm
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As a heatwave blazes in Stockholm, a series of women are found brutally murdered and the Criminal Investigation Department is getting nowhere. The murders bear all the hallmarks of Edward Hinde, the serial killer jailed by psychological profiler Sebastian...

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The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong

The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong
  • Author(s): Suchen Christine Lim
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

A toilet cleaner is forced to borrow from a loan shark to save her HIV infected son; a private-eye who channels Monkey God discovers the dark secret between her adoptive father and sister; a mother finds out her son...

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The Man With the Golden Mind

The Man With the Golden Mind
  • Author(s): Tom Vater
  • Location(s): Vientiane
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1976

Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five year old murder of her father, an East German cultural attaché who was killed near a fabled CIA airbase in central Laos in 1976. But before the detective can set off,...

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The Man With the Golden Mind

The Man With the Golden Mind
  • Author(s): Tom Vater
  • Location(s): Laos
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s/2000s

Julia Rendel asks Detective Maier to investigate the twenty-five year old murder of her father, an East German cultural attaché who was killed near a fabled CIA airbase in central Laos in 1976. But before the detective can set...

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The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate
  • Author(s): Richard Condon
  • Location(s): United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Political
  • Era(s): 1950s and 1960s

As compelling and disturbing as when it was first published in the midst of the Cold War, “The Manchurian Candidate” continues to enthrall readers with its electrifying action and shocking climax…. Sgt. Raymond Shaw is a hero of the...

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The Manikin

The Manikin
  • Author(s): Joanna Scott
  • Location(s): New York State
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense
  • Era(s): 1920s

The Manikin is not a mannequin, but the curious estate of Henry Craxton, Sr. in a rural western New York State. Dubbed the “Henry Ford of Natural History,” by 1917 Craxton has become America’s preeminent taxidermist. Into this magic...

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The Manningtree Witches

The Manningtree Witches
  • Author(s): A K Blakemore
  • Location(s): Essex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th century

England, 1643. Parliament is battling the King; the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation, and the hot terror of damnation burns black in every shadow. In Manningtree, depleted of men since...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Voyages by Verse' Poetry Competition...

A poem in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

1,000 word maximum - no minimum

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 13th June 2021