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Volunteer

Volunteer
  • Author(s): Gary McElkerney
  • Location(s): Africa, Ethiopia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Chris Johnston, a 22 year old university student from Belfast, signs away another summer to lead a team of young volunteers as they travel to Ethiopia to build houses for charity. After an argument with the other leaders, Chris...

Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak
  • Author(s): John Burdett
  • Location(s): Bangkok, World
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and there is no one quite like Sonchai: a police officer who has kept his Buddhist soul intact-more or less-despite the fact that his job shoves him face-to-face with...

Wai-nani

Wai-nani
  • Author(s): Linda Ballou
  • Location(s): Hawaii
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Turn of 18th Century

Voice from Ancient Hawaii is a meticulously researched account of the Hawaiian Islands around the time of Captain James Cook. The major theme of the novel is the dismantling of the social hierarchal system based on kapu (taboo) that...

Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise
  • Author(s): William Boyd
  • Location(s): France, Geneva, Vienna
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1910s

Vienna, 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist Dr Bensimon. Sitting in the waiting room he is anxiously pondering...

Wake Up Dead

Wake Up Dead
  • Author(s): Roger Smith
  • Location(s): Cape Town
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

3 Lives intersect in Cape Town, South Africa. Roxy Palmer needs to escape a bad marriage and some bad decisions…Billy Afrika, cold blooded killer, is looking for payment and redemption, Piper is looking for hid ture love.

Waking Up in Dublin

Waking Up in Dublin
  • Author(s): Mic Moroney
  • Location(s): Dublin
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Ireland’s music has known few better times, with bands like U2 and the Pogues adopting a global yet somehow parochial presence. But there’s more to the country than multimedia stage shows and stumbling drunkards with bad teeth. Mic Moroney,...

Walden

Walden
  • Author(s): Henry David Thoreau
  • Location(s): Concord
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1840s

One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreau’s daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual...

Walk the Lines

Walk the Lines
  • Author(s): Mark Mason
  • Location(s): London
  • Era(s): Modern

The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark Mason sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground – overground – passing every station on the way....

Walking Home

Walking Home
  • Author(s): Simon Armitage
  • Location(s): The Pennines
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2010

In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He...

Walking Home from Mongolia

Walking Home from Mongolia
  • Author(s): Rob Lilwall
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Starting in the Gobi desert in winter, adventurer Rob Lilwall sets out on an extraordinary six month journey, walking 3,000 miles across China. Along the way he and cameraman Leon brave the toxic insides of China’s longest road tunnel,...

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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