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When Secrets Set Sail

When Secrets Set Sail
  • Author(s): Sita Brahmachari
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Secrets from the past are the keys to the future…if two children can find them. Bold adventure, timely themes and breath-taking writing from award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari. Usha is devastated when her grandmother Kali Ma passes away. Then straight-talking...

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When Stars are Scattered

When Stars are Scattered
  • Author(s): Illustrator), Omar Mohamed (Author)
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp. Separated from their mother, they are looked after by a friendly stranger. Life in the camp isn’t always easy. The hunger...

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When the Haboob Sings

When the Haboob Sings
  • Author(s): Nejoud Al-Yagout
  • Location(s): Kuwait
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Dunya Khair writes a controversial article in the newspaper challenging the status quo in her country, the response–ranging from adulation to death threats–is swift. Faced with the dissolution of familial ties and the prospective collapse of her marriage,...

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When the Lights Go Out

When the Lights Go Out
  • Author(s): Carys Bray
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Emma is beginning to wonder whether relationships, like mortgages, should be conducted in five-year increments. She might laugh if Chris had bought a motorbike or started dyeing his hair. Instead he’s buying off-label medicines and stockpiling food. Chris finds...

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When The Moon is Low

When The Moon is Low
  • Author(s): Nadia Hashimi
  • Location(s): Afghanistan, Europe
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Mahmoud’s passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known. But their happy, middle-class world-a life of education, work, and comfort-implodes when their country is engulfed in war, and the Taliban rises to...

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When the Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared
  • Author(s): Jess Butterworth
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): timeless

I thought we’d live here forever … but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too. When Ruby’s dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. Not only...

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When The Only Colour Is Blue

When The Only Colour Is Blue
  • Author(s): A R Coley
  • Location(s): The Maldives
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It looks like a reunion in paradise. Five businessmen gather on a boat in the Maldives. Agreement on a deal will dramatically increase their wealth. But a dark secret, hidden debt and past rivalry leads to bitter argument. Two...

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When the Plums Are Ripe

When the Plums Are Ripe
  • Author(s): Patrice Nganang, Amy Baram Reid (Translator)
  • Location(s): Cameroon
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

In Cameroon, plum season is a highly anticipated time of year. But for the narrator of When the Plums Are Ripe, the poet Pouka, the season reminds him of the “time when our country had discovered the root not...

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When the Rainbow Goddess Wept

When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
  • Author(s): Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
  • Location(s): The Philippines
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1941

Set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s brilliant novel weaves myth and legend together with the suffering and tragedies of the Filipino people. When nine-year-old Yvonne flees with her family...

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When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows
  • Author(s): James Patterson
  • Location(s): Colorado
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Frannie O’Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Devastated by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and...

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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