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The Sun In Her Eyes

The Sun In Her Eyes
  • Author(s): Paige Toon
  • Location(s): Adelaide
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Amber was three when a car crash stole her mother’s life. She doesn’t remember the accident, but a stranger at the scene has been unable to forget. Now, almost thirty years later, she’s trying to track Amber down. Amber,...

This Girl’s Abroad

This Girl’s Abroad
  • Author(s): Andrene Low
  • Location(s): Melbourne
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1970s

Samantha’s life is perfect – great clothes, great job, great boyfriend – until she finds her boss wants to shag her and her boyfriend is shagging someone else. But at least the clothes are still fabulous – and even...

You’ll Die in Singapore

You’ll Die in Singapore
  • Author(s): Charles McCormac
  • Location(s): Australia, Indonesia, Singapore
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): World War 2

Weakened by hunger, thirst and ill-treatment, author Charles McCormac, then a World War Two prisoner-of-war in Japanese-occupied Singapore, knew that if he did not escape he would die. With sixteen others he broke out of Pasir Panjang camp and...

Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet
  • Author(s): Tim Winton
  • Location(s): Perth
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2 onwards

Perth, Australia, towards the end of WW2.The Lambs and the Pickles are forced by dint of circumstance to share a run down house on Cloudstreet. Each member has his/her story to tell in lovely rendered detail and everyday experience.

His Father’s Son

His Father’s Son
  • Author(s): Tony Black
  • Location(s): Australia, Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Australia is the Lucky Country, and Joey Driscol knows it. It’s a far cry from his native Ireland, but he believes this is the place he and his wife can make a new life and forget the troubles of...

The Atlas of Us

The Atlas of Us
  • Author(s): Tracey Buchanan
  • Location(s): Exmoor, Finland, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, Serbia, The Outback
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Late 1900s through 2004 to 2014

How far would you go for the one you love the most? A stormy love affair. A secret. A discovery that changes everything … Louise Fenton flies to a devastated Thailand to search for her mother, missing following the...

The Christmas Cafe

The Christmas Cafe
  • Author(s): Amanda Prowse
  • Location(s): Edinburgh, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Bea does not believe in second chances. A widow at fifty-three, Bea knows she must accept that she will be alone forever. She buries her grief in hard work, and soon the deli she runs in Surry Hills has...

A Nurse Abroad

A Nurse Abroad
  • Author(s): Anne Watts
  • Location(s): Alice Springs, Northern Canada
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1960s onwards

In the early 1960s, Anne Watts was a newly qualified nurse, eager to use her skills. Her father expected her to work locally, not too far from North Wales, where Anne had grown up, and to then settle down...

A Single Breath

A Single Breath
  • Author(s): Lucy Clarke
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The deeper the water, the darker the secrets There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing… When Eva’s husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet...

A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice
  • Author(s): Nevil Shute
  • Location(s): Australia, Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1940s

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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