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Wilderness Wars

Wilderness Wars
  • Author(s): Barbara Henderson
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

What if nature fights back? Still in a daze, I take it all in: the wind, the leaden skies, the churning moody sea. And, far in the distance, a misty outline. Skelsay. Wilderness haven. Building-site. Luxury-retreat-to-be. And now, home....

Wilderness Weekends: Wild adventures in Britain’s rugged corners

Wilderness Weekends: Wild adventures in Britain’s rugged corners
  • Author(s): Phoebe Smith
  • Location(s): United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Bed down among some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world and discover your own bolthole in one of Britain’s rugged corners. Wilderness Weekends reveals the 26 best places for wild camping from the south coast of England...

Wildflower Graves

Wildflower Graves
  • Author(s): Rita Herron
  • Location(s): Georgia, Appalachian Mountains
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Detective Ellie Reeves heads into the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains when she wants to get lost––to forget the whispers chasing her and the past that keeps her up at night. She’s sick of having to prove herself to...

Will and Testament

Will and Testament
  • Author(s): Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund (translator)
  • Location(s): Norway
  • Genre(s): Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): Modern

TRANSLATED BY CHARLOTTE BARSLUND Four siblings. Two summer houses. One terrible secret. When a dispute over her parents will grows bitter, Bergljot is drawn back into the orbit of the family she fled twenty years before. Her mother and...

Willful Disregard

Willful Disregard
  • Author(s): Lena Andersson
  • Location(s): Sweden
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Ester Nilsson is a sensible person in a sensible relationship. Until the day she is asked to give a lecture on famous artist Hugo Rask. The man himself is in the audience, intrigued and clearly delighted by her fascination...

Williwaw

Williwaw
  • Author(s): Gore Vidal
  • Location(s): The Aleutian Islands
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

A boat of the army transportation corps fights through the fierce wind of the williwaw, carrying two officers and a chaplain with its crew. Human nature and the elements move the men through their uncertain destiny. This is Gore...

Willoughby’s Return

Willoughby’s Return
  • Author(s): Jane Odiwe
  • Location(s): Devon, Lyme Regis
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Regency

In Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, when Marianne Dashwood marries Colonel Brandon, she puts her heartbreak over dashing scoundrel John Willoughby in the past. Three years later, Willoughby’s return throws Marianne into a tizzy of painful memories and exquisite...

Willow Trees don’t Weep

Willow Trees don’t Weep
  • Location(s): Afghanistan, Jordan, United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A father sets out to save the Islamic world. A daughter sets out to save herself. Najwa’s father left when she was four years old. Now, upon her mother’s death, she cannot live alone in the Islamic society of...

Windrush Child

Windrush Child
  • Author(s): Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Location(s): Manchester
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1950s to present day

In this heart-stopping adventure, Benjamin Zephaniah shows us what it was like to be a child of the Windrush generation. Leonard is shocked when he arrives with his mother in the port of Southampton. His father is a stranger...

Winds of the Night

Winds of the Night
  • Author(s): Joan Sales
  • Location(s): Catalonia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Winds of the Night is the follow-up, published almost thirty years later, to Joan Sales’ acclaimed masterwork of the Spanish Civil War, Uncertain Glory. It describes the shell-shocked wasteland that was post-war Catalonia through the eyes of Cruells, a...

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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