The crow lands beside me, head cocked, watching me scrape and undress the layers on the stones. Three years out of uni. and working for free this summer for the Prof. It’s a dream come true. I’m soaking wet, freezing…
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.
These brooches were designed by Deborah Crow as part of the Transport for London brooch competition and exhibition based on the TubeFlash project. In 2017 TfL joined forces with Craft Central to hold a competition to design new brooches for…
Coming in July a new Flash Fiction story by one of our regular writers - Alyson Faye ‘Timeslip' a curious tale with historical undertones. Don't to forget to let us know what you think of all our stories @casketfiction.
There are more short stories by Alyson Faye 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 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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