He Knocked so Softly

by Aaron Vlek

Ada Mae stood at the kitchen sink looking out the window. She just couldn’t believe she’d been living in this house for almost seventy years. She glanced at the clock over the stove; the girls would be arriving in just…


Short storyAudio Amusing, Bittersweet

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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