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Breaking the Tongue

Breaking the Tongue
  • Author(s): Vyvyane Loh
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

On the eve of World War II, Claude Lim, a Chinese youth, uncertain of himself and his nationality, is being raised in a family that strongly identifies with the British colonists in Singapore. The family neither speaks nor understands...

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
  • Author(s): Pamela Allegretto
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): World War 2

Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of deception, greed, and sacrifice. Following an allied attack, Angelina Rosini flees to Rome from her bombed-out village...

Bullets of Palestine

Bullets of Palestine
  • Author(s): Howard Kaplan
  • Location(s): Vienna, Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1980s

Two agents. Two opposing sides. Israeli Agent Shai is dispatched to eliminate a terrorist threat. To succeed in his mission Shai must win the trust of Palestinian Agent Ramzy who will help him gain access to the infamous and...

Call Me Joe

Call Me Joe
  • Author(s): Martin van Es, Andrew Crofts
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

The world is on the brink of disaster.The environment, society and mankind itself are facing extreme challenges in a world that is both more connected, and yet more divided than ever before. Fear and confusion seep into all parts...

Cannery Row

Cannery Row
  • Author(s): John Steinbeck
  • Location(s): Monterey
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

John Steinbeck’s paean to the Monterey County of his youth, Cannery Row contains an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw in Penguin Modern Classics. In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits – gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists...

Cape May

Cape May
  • Author(s): Chip Cheek
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1957

September 1957 Henry and Effie, young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon. It’s the end of the season and the town is deserted. As they tentatively discover each other, they begin to realize...

Capture the Moment

Capture the Moment
  • Author(s): Jim Lammers
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This book focuses on sketching buildings and cityscapes from observation using coloured pencil It clarifies the mystery of perspective along with the other aspects of sketching It stresses rapid sketching in the moment allowing the right-brain to take over...

Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece
  • Author(s): Victoria Hislop
  • Location(s): Greece
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After...

Cassandra

Cassandra
  • Author(s): Kathryn Gossow
  • Location(s): Queensland
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Is the future set like concrete, or a piece of clay we can mould and change? On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather, and...

Cemetery Lake

Cemetery Lake
  • Author(s): Paul Cleave
  • Location(s): Christchurch
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

What began as a routine exhumation of a suspected murder victim quickly turns complicated for private investigator Theodore Tate… Theo Tate is barely coping with life since his world was turned upside down two years ago. As he stands...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

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