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What You Want to See

What You Want to See
  • Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
  • Location(s): Columbus
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

‘Roxane with one n’ is back, in the thrilling follow-up to the hit-debut The Last Place You Look. Shaken by the outcome of her last big case, PI Roxane Weary is keeping a low profile. When she takes on...

What’s Left of Me is Yours

What’s Left of Me is Yours
  • Author(s): Stephanie Scott
  • Location(s): Japan, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction

In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the wakaresaseya (literally “breaker-upper”), a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings. When Sato hires Kaitaro, a wakaresaseya agent,...

What’s Mine and Yours

What’s Mine and Yours
  • Author(s): Naima Coster
  • Location(s): North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When a county initiative in the Piedmont of North Carolina forces the students at a mostly black public school on the east side to move across town to a nearly all-white high school on the west, the community rises...

What’s the Girl Worth

What’s the Girl Worth
  • Author(s): Christina Fitzpatrick
  • Location(s): Madrid
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

Catherine Kelly explores the loss she experienced when her Father abandoned her as a child, she navigates her way through Madrid – along the cobble stoned alleys, the splendid sights, the heat filled courtyards in the company of Esteban....

Whatever Comes My Way: Travels in The Netherlands

Whatever Comes My Way: Travels in The Netherlands
  • Author(s): Roger Gaess
  • Location(s): Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): contemporary

“off-beat and real” from the preface: I’d finally quit New York and now found myself in the Low Countries, unsure what to do with my life. I was a writer/photographer and liked to travel so, Why not take a...

Whatever happened to Harold Absalon

Whatever happened to Harold Absalon
  • Author(s): Simon Okotie
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Harold Absalon, the Mayor’s Transport Advisor, has gone missing. Down-at-heel detective Marguerite is trying to find him. Aware that his every action is being monitored by those reading the novel, Marguerite’s mind and world is at constant risk of...

Wheel of Fortune (Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, Mystery/Thriller Series) (Volume 6)

Wheel of Fortune (Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, Mystery/Thriller Series) (Volume 6)
  • Author(s): Theodore Jerome Cohen
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Brooklyn, Pennsylvania
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present

Even as a child, Katlyn Lundquist was drop-dead gorgeous. She also was willful. In her teens, perhaps out of spite, she created her own name and persona. As she grew up, she readily accepted money and gifts from her...

When A Hyena Laughs: A Somalian Novel

When A Hyena Laughs: A Somalian Novel
  • Author(s): Abdi Sheik-Abdi
  • Location(s): Somalia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

I found myself thoroughly entranced by this quiet, slow gentle storytelling — all the more violence in the death of Habib (not described) at the end, which makes its impact as symbolic of the violation of the country (by...

When a Toy Dog Became a Wolf and the Moon Broke Curfew

When a Toy Dog Became a Wolf and the Moon Broke Curfew
  • Author(s): Hendrika de Vries
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): WW2 onwards

Born in the Netherlands at a time when girls are to be housewives and mothers and nothing else, Hendrika de Vries is a “daddy’s girl” until her father is deported from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to a POW camp in Germany...

When Adam Met Evie

When Adam Met Evie
  • Author(s): Giulia Skye
  • Location(s): The Kimberley
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When former Olympic Swimmer, Michael Adams—now reluctantly Canada’s hottest reality TV star— insults his fake showbiz wife on social media, he escapes the ensuing scandal and jumps on the first flight to Australia. Desperate to experience ordinary life again—if...

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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