“Ready for inspection?” I’d salute and stand to attention in my camouflage Tee and black trackies. It was just you and me, no Ma to fuss and dress me like a lady. My pyjamas always spread out in dead man’s…
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.
I bought this brooch in 2018 at the new Designers Exhibition in London. A wonderful showcase for new work in jewellery, textiles, ceramics and much more. It is by young Scottish designer Claire Mclean who comes from the small village…
Everyone at The Casket is hoping 2021 will be a better year than 2020. We have some great short stories and flash fiction lined up for your delight. We kick of the year with a story by Lydia Unsworth “The Smallest Boxes” and then for Valentine's we have a story by Dylan Brethour which will also be available as a podcast. Later in the summer we have a new Flash Fiction Summer Collection which will be published online and as podcasts read by Menna Bonsels and Richard Hodder. We hope you enjoy the stories we have for you and look forward to welcoming you back regularly.
Joanna & The Casket of Fictional Delights Team
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