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 month’s brooch is by the Florida artist Olive Commons. Olive was already an established artist when she moved to Florida with her husband Arthur in the early 1930s. The story goes that Olive’s new house had windows on all…
We open 2020 with a wonderfully evocative Short Story by one of our regular contributors Annie Dawid – ‘June’s 21st Birthday, and the Mothers’ is a bittersweet tale with an optimistic ending. The story will also be available as a Podcast read by Cherise Silvestri. Our Podcasts can be found on various platforms worldwide.
The Brooch of the Month for January is by Olive Commons.
Don't to forget to let us know what you think of all our stories and our brooches @casketfiction.
Rue Pigalle designs women-only trips around the world, for intimate groups of art, jewellery and culture lovers. Isabelle describes herself as having three passions; jewellery, art and craftsmanship. She takes her clients on journeys of discovery around the world, destinations include Paris, Barcelona and New York. There are trips to London planned in 2020 and as a prelude Isabelle asked me to write two pieces on this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair. Followers of my Brooch of the Month blog will know I regularly visit and shop at the Goldsmiths’ Fair, so I was delighted to take up the challenge and report back all the highlights for readers of Rue Pigalle.
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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