I bought this brooch at a small fair where to be honest most of the jewellery was run of the mill. But tucked under a pile of medals was this lady. She is hand painted on porcelain. The quality of the painting is remarkable given that the surround of the brooch is not gold but pinchbeck. Sadly she has quite a few tiny scratches and abrasions probably as a result of being in a box with sharp metal objects. I don’t think she is English but it’s difficult to be precise as to origin. She is wearing a magnificent hat, a blue creation with feathers, ribbons and flowers.
As autumn approaches, we have some cracking great short stories and flash fictions coming up by many of our regular writers including Alyson Faye, James Stark and Susan Carey. And we round off the year with another story featuring quirky librarian Susan Tate.
There are many other short stories and flash fictions available to read and listen to in our Stories and Podcast sections.
Joanna & The Casket of Fictional Delights Team