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We Are Inevitable

We Are Inevitable
  • Author(s): Gayle Forman
  • Location(s): Washington State
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘I got this whole-body feeling . . . it was like a message from future me to present me, telling me that in some way we weren’t just bound to happen, that we had, in some sense, already happened....

We Are Not in the World

We Are Not in the World
  • Author(s): Conor O’Callaghan
  • Location(s): France
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man drives a haulage lorry from England to France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger – his daughter. Twenty-something, unkempt, off the rails. With a week on the road together,...

We Begin at the End

We Begin at the End
  • Author(s): Chris Whitaker
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

With the staggering intensity of James Lee Burke and the absorbing narrative of Jane Harper’s The Dry, We Begin at the End is a powerful novel about absolute love and the lengths we will go to keep our family...

We Can Make A Life

We Can Make A Life
  • Author(s): Chessie Henry
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Hours after the 2011 Christchuch Earthquake, Kaikōura-based doctor Chris Henry crawled through the burning CTV building to rescue those who were trapped. Six years later, his daughter Chessie interviews him in an attempt to understand the trauma that led...

We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled

We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled
  • Author(s): Wendy Pearlman
  • Location(s): Syria
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 2011

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight. Against the backdrop of...

We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance

We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
  • Author(s): David Howarth
  • Location(s): Norway
  • Genre(s): Spy, Thriller
  • Era(s): WW2

If this story of espionage and survival were a novel, readers might dismiss the Shackleton-like exploits of its hero as too fantastic to be taken seriously. But respected historian David A. Howarth confirmed the details of Jan Baalsrud’s riveting...

We Fought For Ardnish

We Fought For Ardnish
  • Author(s): Angus MacDonald
  • Location(s): Ardnish, Canada, French Alps
  • Era(s): WW2 and after

After joining the the Lovat Scouts at the outbreak of the Second World War Donald Angus Gillies is sent on a mission to the Alps, where he meets Francoise, a young French Canadian SOE agent. The pair immediately form...

We Must Be Brave

We Must Be Brave
  • Author(s): Frances Liardet
  • Location(s): Southampton
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Ellen Parr has always been sure she never wanted children. But when she finds a young girl asleep and unclaimed at the back of a bus fleeing the Blitz in Southampton, everything she once believed is overturned. As she...

We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Author(s): Lionel Shriver
  • Location(s): United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of a boy named Kevin who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who had tried to befriend him. Now,...

We Played With Fire

We Played With Fire
  • Author(s): Catherine Barter
  • Location(s): New York State
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 19th century

Maggie has witnessed impossible things. But no one believes her, and now her family has taken her away to spend the winter upstate in a remote, freezing farmhouse. Bored and angry, Maggie and her younger sister Kate start to...

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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