“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.
This brooch is by Avon, the cosmetic company founded in 1886 and began marketing jewellery in 1971. For a short period 1980-1984, Avon owned Trifari. Avon jewellery does not have an identifiable ‘house style’, it was designed with the mass…
In May we will publish a new short story by Sandra Unerman called 'The Ladder', there will be an accompanying podcast read by Menna Bonsels. Also in May the 'Brooch of the Month' is by designer Annabet Wyndham based in Brighton.
Starting in July 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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