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Watching the Wind Blow

Watching the Wind Blow
  • Author(s): Sara Alexi
  • Location(s): Greece
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

This story is based on true events that happened to a family member of Sara Alexi in the year 2000. Set in the Aegean sea, under the Mediterranean sun, Watching the Wind Blow is a tale of a girl...

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Water & Glass

Water & Glass
  • Author(s): Abi Curtis
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Future

In the lower depths of a massive submarine, ship’s zoologist Nerissa Crane takes an ultrasound of a heavily pregnant Asian elephant. The elephant conceived off-ship but, it transpires, was forced on board – along with Nerissa and a hastily...

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Water Buffalo Days

Water Buffalo Days
  • Author(s): Quang Nhuong Huynh
  • Location(s): Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

For a young boy growing up in the hills of Central Vietnam, the days were full of adventure and excitement. Nhuong’s companion was Tank, the family water buffalo. Tank was extraordinary. He was fierce and fought off tigers and...

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Water Music

Water Music
  • Author(s): Margie Orford
  • Location(s): South Africa
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s Rosa. There’s trees outside. Get me help. Please. A terrified young woman leaves a phone message for her grandfather. He promised he’d protect her, but now she’s disappeared. A little girl, only three years old, is found half-dead...

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Water-Blue Eyes

Water-Blue Eyes
  • Author(s): Domingo Villar
  • Location(s): Vigo
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Amid the aroma of the sea and the Galician pines, a young saxophonist is found dead in his swanky flat overlooking the beach. The murder seems to have taken place after an encounter with a lover, but the way...

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Waterlings

Waterlings
  • Author(s): Veno Taufer
  • Location(s): Slovenia
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): Various

Lyric poetry is the most important branch of literature in Slovenia. The six epic lyric poems in this volume are about the mysterious beings known as Waterlings. They pray and chant incantations, engage in song, tell their legends, and...

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Watermark

Watermark
  • Author(s): Joseph Brodsky
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1990s

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Watery Ways

Watery Ways
  • Author(s): Valerie Poore
  • Location(s): Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2001

Trading life in the fast lane of Johannesburg for that of Rotterdam’s serene Oude Haven, Valerie Poore packs all her worldly possessions aboard the historic Dutch barge Hoop and sets about rebuilding both the boat and her life after...

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Wave: A Memoir of Life After the Tsunami

Wave: A Memoir of Life After the Tsunami
  • Author(s): Sonali Deraniyagala
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2004

The book opens and we are inside the wave: thirty feet high, moving at twenty-five mph, racing two miles inland. And from there into the depths of the author’s despair: how to live now that her life has been...

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Waves

Waves
  • Author(s): Jared A Carnie
  • Location(s): West of Scotland, Lewis, The Outer Hebrides
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Alex is stuck. Stuck in Essex. Stuck in his childhood home. Stuck in a job he hates. The relationship he’d been counting on all these years has finally fallen apart. He’s run out of things to hope for. Anxious,...

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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