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The Taxidermist’s Daughter

The Taxidermist’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Kate Mosse
  • Location(s): West Sussex
  • Genre(s): Gothic, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1900s

Strange goings on in Bosham – near Chichester. Crows, ghosts, weird lady, an even weirder man – the taxidermist, an annual rite at the church, a tumbledown house, a body in the water. Who was the perpetrator? What is...

Tom Horton-The Invisible Spy

Tom Horton-The Invisible Spy
  • Author(s): Ian Davies
  • Location(s): Sussex, Venice
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1980s

Tom Horton is The Invisible Spy in this fantasy adventure set in the 1980s. Tom is a man with a secret. Not being restricted by the constraints of gravity is just one of the secrets he has to keep....

Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt
  • Author(s): Graham Greene
  • Location(s): Paris, Brighton, Istanbul (Constantinople), Paraguay
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at what he supposes to be his mother’s funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, his dahlias and...

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business
  • Author(s): Thomas Hocknell
  • Location(s): Arkansas, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Present

The Life Assistance Agency finds itself at a loss after returning from Europe. Leading member Ben is determined to stay away from anything involving Angels, when the phone rings to invite them to write the biography of a self-deluded...

Vital Signs

Vital Signs
  • Author(s): Candy Denman
  • Location(s): Hastings
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): present

A forensic physician fuels political uproar when she sticks to her findings When bodies of immigrants begin to wash up on a Hastings beach, no one would envy police doctor Callie Hughes’ sad job of checking for vital signs...

You Wish!

You Wish!
  • Author(s): James Collins
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Humour
  • Era(s): 1990s

A trainee witch, an East End lad made good, an art student and a homophobic gym instructor. Whoever could guess that a chance meeting of these five people could lead to such madness and mayhem, could cause a riot...

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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