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Daughter of Deià

Daughter of Deià
  • Author(s): Jan Edwards
  • Location(s): Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When radio presenter Laura Lundon loses the job she adores – shortly after her beloved aunt’s death – things couldn’t get any worse. Until she learns a long-kept family secret. On discovering she was conceived in Mallorca, Laura faces...

White Dolphin

White Dolphin
  • Author(s): Gill Lewis
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘The white dolphin is a sign that Mum’s out there . . .’ When they first meet, Kara and Felix can’t stand each other. But on discovering an injured dolphin calf on the beach they know they must work...

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis
  • Author(s): Gill Lewis
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Red asks, ‘Will we always be together?’ ‘Always,’ I say. ‘Just you and me in that little boat, watching the scarlet ibis flying back to the Caroni Swamp.’ Scarlet’s used to looking after her brother, Red. He’s special –...

Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer
  • Author(s): Gill Lewis
  • Location(s): The Pennines
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Joe has always loved the moorlands above his home: the wildness, the freedom, the peace. But since his father died, everything has changed, and the moors are no longer a place of refuge. Now the whole community is divided...

A Wisp of Wisdom

A Wisp of Wisdom
  • Author(s): Multiple authors
  • Location(s): Cameroon
  • Genre(s): Children, Folklore, Short Stories
  • Era(s): N/A

As the sun rises behind Mount Yuhan, a leopard, a hornbill, a civet and a tortoise ascend a ladder into the clouds. A fly picks a fight with an elephant. A monkey pits his wits against a crocodile. And...

Run Wild

Run Wild
  • Author(s): Gill Lewis
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Izzy and Asha need a space to call their own, away from difficult families, the Skull brothers and the trouble they bring. But the derelict building site where they stake their claim already belongs to something else, a wilderness...

The Closest Thing to Flying

The Closest Thing to Flying
  • Author(s): Gill Lewis
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Present and 1891

Present day: Semira doesn’t know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, brought across the desert and the sea by a man who has complete control. Always moving on,...

Eagle Warrior

Eagle Warrior
  • Author(s): Gill Lewis
  • Location(s): Scottish Lowlands
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Bobbie is thrilled that a golden eagle has settled in the forest near her family’s farm. She loves to walk the hills with her granny and watch the bird soar through the sky. But not everyone shares Bobbie’s awe...

The Sacred Flame

The Sacred Flame
  • Author(s): Nanette Littlestone
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 216 BC

A reluctant Virgin. A married man on the verge of divorce. A cunning wife who will stop at nothing to protect her home. The fate of an empire lies within their hands. Ancient Rome, 216 BC For thirty years,...

Bella Toscana

Bella Toscana
  • Author(s): Nanette Littlestone
  • Location(s): Rome, Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2018

Rome, Italy: “You are looking for love for a long time,” she says. “Your soul needs this. Without this love you are only half alive.” Toscana Blake’s enthusiasm for life has fizzled. Though she dreams of more, the ever-practical...

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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