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A Matter of Latitude

A Matter of Latitude
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When local Lanzarote anti-corruption activist, Celestino, is T-boned on a lonely stretch of road, he knows the collision was no accident. Wounded and fearing for his life, he hides in an abandoned fishing village, waiting for a chance to...

A Prison In The Sun

A Prison In The Sun
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Fuerteventura
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse. Instead, he discovers a rucksack filled with cash. Who does it belong to – and should he hand it in… or...

A Shark in the Bath and Other Stories

A Shark in the Bath and Other Stories
  • Author(s): John Reid Young
  • Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): 20th century

What would you do if you found a shark in a hotel bath? The hotel manager was horrified. Well, he would be, wouldn’t he? There’s a shark in a guest’s bath. How did it get there? Hotel sharks aren’t...

Holiday in the Hills

Holiday in the Hills
  • Author(s): Lilac Mills
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

How do you write a romance novel with a broken heart? Ivy is suffering from writer’s block after a disastrous affair with her (now ex) publisher. Her agent suggests an extended holiday to get her writing career back on...

Just Add Spice

Just Add Spice
  • Author(s): Carol E Wyer
  • Location(s): England, Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Escape from reality comes in patent-leather Prada kneeboots Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing...

Lanzarote

Lanzarote
  • Author(s): J H Wallace
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

In the repressive religious environment of Lanzarote in the early 1700s, Milagro, young, beautiful and naïve, is the target of every man who sees her, including her wealthy stepfather. But when she lets herself be seduced by the handsome...

Lanzarote

Lanzarote
  • Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
  • Location(s): Lanzarote
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Realising that his New Year is probably going to be a disaster, as usual, our narrator, on impulse, walks into a travel agency to book a week in the sun. Sensitive to his limited means and dislike of Muslim...

Sun, Sea and Sangria

Sun, Sea and Sangria
  • Author(s): Victoria Cooke
  • Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria), Las Vegas, Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kat swore off dating many years ago, after her marriage ended in a catastrophic mess. Having moved to the Canary Islands for a fresh start, she has never had much time for romance, channelling all her energy into managing...

Sunrise on the Coast

Sunrise on the Coast
  • Author(s): Lilac Mills
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her mother, Sophie needs to get away from it all. On a much-needed break to Tenerife, she stumbles across a Help Wanted sign for local pensioner, Hugo, and on a...

Tenerife Tall Tales

Tenerife Tall Tales
  • Author(s): Tony Thorne, MBE
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

A collection of short stories that have Tenerife as the common link

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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