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Unbound

Unbound
  • Author(s): John Shors
  • Location(s): China, Jinshanling
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 16th Century

John Shors reimagined one of the world’s greatest love stories—the romance that inspired the Taj Mahal—in his critically acclaimed, international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky. Now, with Unbound, Shors recreates an ancient and celebrated Chinese legend about a pair...

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Unbound – Colours of Love

Unbound – Colours of Love
  • Author(s): Kathryn Taylor
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Present day

Young Grace has led a sheltered life. Focused. Serious. No men to distract her. But that’s about to change. After winning a prestigious internship at Huntington Ventures, Grace travels to London for the summer. Enter CEO Jonathan Huntington. He’s...

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Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author(s): Anna Wiener
  • Location(s): San Francisco, Silicon Valley
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

At twenty-five years old, Anna Wiener was beginning to tire of her assistant job in New York publishing. There was no room to grow, and the voyeuristic thrill of answering someone else’s phone had worn thin. Within a year...

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Uncertain Light

Uncertain Light
  • Author(s): Marion Molteno
  • Location(s): Tajikistan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): post collapse of Soviet Union

The new novel from Commonwealth Writers Prize winner Marion Molteno High in the mountains of war-torn Tajikistan, rebels abduct inspirational UN peace negotiator, Rahul Khan. The lives of his closest friends begin to unravel. Tessa, now married with two...

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Uncharted

Uncharted
  • Author(s): Tracey Garvis Graves
  • Location(s): The Maldives
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away from his charmed life, he had one goal in mind: to get as far away as possible from the people who resented his success, or had their hand out for a...

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Uncle Joe’s Revenge (Death On The Cut)

Uncle Joe’s Revenge (Death On The Cut)
  • Author(s): K E Heaton
  • Location(s): Ireland, North-West England
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Current

Devastated by recent events in Ireland Anthony Smith decides to return to the U.K. start a new life and hopefully vanish completely. Despite help from old friends Bob and Elaine who provide a narrow boat on the Leeds Liverpool...

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Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture
  • Author(s): Apostolos Doxiadis
  • Location(s): Greece, Athens
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Uncle Petros is a family joke. An ageing recluse, he lives alone in a suburb of Athens, playing chess and tending to his garden. If you didn’t know better, you’d surely think he was one of life’s failures. But...

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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings
  • Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
  • Location(s): Georgia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Short Stories
  • Era(s): 1881

Uncle Remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collection of black American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Harris was a journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, and he...

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Uncle Ronald

Uncle Ronald
  • Author(s): Brian Doyle
  • Location(s): Ottawa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Old Mickey is one hundred and twelve years old. He can’t remember what he ate for lunch today, but he can remember every detail of what happened one hundred years ago, when he and his mother ran away from...

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Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds
  • Author(s): Sandra Balzo
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Patricia Harper is dead, killed by a hot-wired espresso machine, in Uncommon Grounds, her very own gourmet coffee store! Maggy Thorsen wants to know who killed one of her partners. Maggy needs the store to succeed. Starting over after...

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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