Life Line

by Lauren Bell

The sun is too hot today, the world too bright. I shield my eyes as I check the washing, feeling the cotton-thin clothes flapping, multi-coloured sails in the wind. They make a heavy slap slap slap sound as I inspect…


Flash fiction Bittersweet, Nostalgic

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.

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