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Whitethroat

Whitethroat
  • Author(s): James Henry
  • Location(s): Colchester
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1980s

It’s November 1983 in Essex and there are reasons to be cheerful. Uptown Girl is sitting pretty at the top of the charts, Risky Business is raking it in at the box office, and there are now four channels...

Who Am I Again?

Who Am I Again?
  • Author(s): Lenny Henry
  • Location(s): The Black Country
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th century

In 1975, a gangly black 16-year-old from Dudley, decked out in floppy bow tie and Frank Spencer beret, appeared on our TV screens for the first time. So began the transformation from apprentice factory worker to future national treasure...

Who Are We? ~ Venice

Who Are We? ~ Venice
  • Author(s): Michael Onofrey
  • Location(s): Venice Beach (LA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): mid-1960s and on

Venice, California, 1965–Albert Zay, nineteen years old, has moved to Venice from the San Fernando Valley to pursue a penchant for drawing and watercolors, day job enlisted for reasons of necessity. In a mixture of circumstances that embrace a...

Who is Rich?

Who is Rich?
  • Author(s): Matthew Klam
  • Location(s): New England
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a week-long arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where drum circles happen on...

Who is She? A Viv Fraser Mystery

Who is She? A Viv Fraser Mystery
  • Author(s): V Clifford
  • Location(s): Edinburgh, Doune, Stirling
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An intelligent, sassy PI. Special Services can’t live with her but can they live without her? Who is She? No one knows that the past is a strange country more than Scottish sleuth Viv Fraser. In this, the fifth...

Who She Is

Who She Is
  • Author(s): Diane Byington
  • Location(s): Central Florida
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

In the fall of 1967, Faye Smith’s family moves to Florida to work in the orange groves, and she has to start a new school… again. She tries out for the track team, knowing her mother would never approve...

Who They Was

Who They Was
  • Author(s): Gabriel Krauze
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This is a story of a London you won’t find in any guidebooks. This is a story about what it’s like to exist in the moment, about boys too eager to become men, growing up in the hidden war...

Who took Eden Mulligan?

Who took Eden Mulligan?
  • Author(s): Sharon Dempsey
  • Location(s): Belfast
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): contemporary

‘They’re dead. They’re all dead. It’s my fault. I killed them.’ Those are the words of Iona Gardener, who stands bloodied and staring as she confesses to the murder of four people in a run-down cottage outside of Belfast....

Why Goats Smell Bad and Other Stories from Benin

Why Goats Smell Bad  and Other Stories from Benin
  • Author(s): Raouf Mama
  • Location(s): Benin (Danhomè)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

A collection of nineteen folk stories from the Fon people of Benin, about orphans and twins with magical associations, spirits, animals, royalty, and farmers.

Why She Died

Why She Died
  • Author(s): J G Roberts
  • Location(s): Berkshire
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It was a person after all, but she was suspended in mid-air. Abi’s heart began to thump against her ribcage as the full horror of what she was seeing became apparent. Her shrill scream pierced the silence, startling birds...

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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