I dismounted at the road edge, where metalled track crumbled away into moorland, giving way to sedge and a rolling sea of cottongrass. Beyond was the heather, delicate purple, a perfect foil for the scarlet of Jesse’s coat as he…
My name is Joanna Sterling and I’m a Collector – my collection of contemporary, vintage and period brooches has been amassed over 30 years. The story collection published here is not quite so old but is just as diverse. There are short stories and flash fiction, my own and ones by other writers. Some are traditional and others more avant-garde. I aim to select stories that intrigue, amuse and maybe provoke. Open up The Casket of Fictional Delights and pick out a story or a brooch.
This elegant brooch is by the designer and jewellery maker Ella Fearon-Low, who I met a few years ago at the London Dazzle exhibition. We quickly began a conversation about brooches and arranged for Ella to come and view my…
Coming in June a new Short Story story by one of our regular writers - Pauline Yates ‘Cooked' a re-imaging of a well know fairy tale. Who was your favourite fairy tale character? Let us know @casketfiction. I always had a soft spot for Goldilocks. The little illustration is a painting by Arthur Rackham 1918.
There are more short stories by Pauline Yates on The Casket of Fictional Delights for you to enjoy.
Prefer to listen? - from the beginning The Casket of Fictional Delights has specialised in producing high quality audio recordings of short stories and flash fiction compilations. The audios are recorded by actors and voiceover artists and produced by a professional studio manager ensuring we maintain a consistent high standard. I’ve chosen three to highlight the variety and quality of work we have to offer - visit our Audio page for more. I hope you enjoy listening to them.
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