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Words in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue
  • Author(s): Cath Crowley
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to...

Working It

Working It
  • Author(s): Leah Marie Brown
  • Location(s): Alaska, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Falling in love is always in fashion…. With her trust fund and coveted job at Christian Dior, Fanny Moreau believes she has it all. But when her best friend finds a fulfilling new career abroad—and a dreamy relationship with...

World Burn Down

World Burn Down
  • Author(s): Steve Cole, Oriol Vidal (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Amazon Rainforest
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Carlos’s mother works for IBAMA, Brazil’s Environmental Authority. As head of a specially trained task force, her role is to protect the Amazon from the farmers, loggers and miners who are illegally destroying the precious rainforest. It’s a dangerous...

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario
  • Author(s): Helen Fitzgerald
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgow’s worst cases, and her job is on the line. Liam Macdowall was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and he’s published a series of letters to the...

Worst. Holiday. Ever.

Worst. Holiday. Ever.
  • Author(s): Charlie Higson
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Stan is going on holiday to Italy with his (fifth) best friend Felix and a load of strangers. Stan is absolutely terrified. Luckily, his mum’s given him an emergency list that includes how to survive a shark attack, and...

Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher 15)

Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher 15)
  • Author(s): Lee Child
  • Location(s): Nebraska
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

There’s trouble in the deadly wilds of Nebraska . . . and Reacher walks right into it. He falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire country into submission. But it’s the unsolved case...

Worth the Risk

Worth the Risk
  • Author(s): Karis Walsh
  • Location(s): Portland
  • Genre(s): Romance, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Is it possible to overcome a lifetime of barriers and finally take a chance on love? Jamie Callahan handles her job as an investment analyst, her distant relationship with her niece, and her romantic liaisons with a cool head...

Would I Lie to You?

Would I Lie to You?
  • Author(s): Aliya Ali-Afzal
  • Location(s): Wimbledon, The City of London
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Modern

At the school gates, Faiza fits in. It took a few years, but now the snobbish mothers who mistook her for the nanny treat her as one of their own. She’s learned to crack their subtle codes, speak their...

Wounded Knights: a Viv Fraser Mystery

Wounded Knights: a Viv Fraser Mystery
  • Author(s): V Clifford
  • Location(s): Doune, Edinburgh
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

There’s no code she can’t crack. But this latest gig is murder. Scottish security hacker Viv Fraser’s personal life has been pushed to the limit. Devastated by the loss of her recent lover, she takes a simple missing person’s...

Wounds of Armenia

Wounds of Armenia
  • Author(s): Abovian Khachatur
  • Location(s): Armenia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Earlier 1800s

The historical novel Wounds of Armenia (written in 1841, first published in 1858) was the first Armenian secular novel dedicated to the fate of the Armenian people and its struggle for liberation in the period of Russo-Persian war of...

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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