At the hoist of the red lantern, she draws the curtain of her cuff across her face, so she does not pollute The Emperor with her unworthy gaze. At His approach, she invokes the spirit of the nightingale and trills…
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 brooch is made of silver in the form of an orchid. Bond-Boyd was established in 1940 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a family firm still in operation today and still manufactures in its hometown. Nowadays the company specialises…
Coming in September a new Short Story by one of our regular contributors Pauline Yates ‘When the Tide Turns' a bittersweet and poignant tale. There will be a podcast version of this story available as well.
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I love going to the @MenChocFactory but it is a little cheeky of them to say I can't leave a single seat when booking a group & then ask for a donation & then add a handling charge when I've done the booking online and I'm printing out my own tickets.,6 hours ago
Am I the only person who despairs when writers litter their work with the dreaded 'exclamation mark’? #ExclaimationMarks,Aug 23
Prefer to listen? - from the beginning The Casket of Fictional Delights has specialised in producing high quality podcasts of short stories and flash fiction compilations. The podcasts 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 Podcast page for more. I hope you enjoy listening to them.
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