It’s not easy being the youngest. Izzy was always being left out or left behind. It wasn’t fair. She so wanted to be in. Especially with them. So when Jake and Joss had laughingly challenged everyone to the “hugest dare…
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.
The 2017 Flash Fiction Competition, judged by award-winning writer Kit De Waal is now closed. The competition launched in April to coincide with Get Creative, a nationwide weekend celebrating and supporting everyday creativity. Prizes: The top three flash fictions will be published here, on The Casket of Fictional Delights. The top 10 flash fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast as special audio stories on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher. The winning flash fiction receives a £150 prize.
The LONGLIST will be published on this website in August 2017. Winners announced September.
Embark on a unique journey – TubeFlash takes you around London using the London Underground as your guide. Read or listen to 90 Flash Fiction stories on The Casket of Fictional Delight's partner website. Each writer has been inspired by a brooch or the station bringing to life London, its history, its quirks, its character, its humour, its underbelly and the melting pot that is a cosmopolitan Metropolis. Beware of Aliens, Ghosts, Murderers and Clowns!
Prefer to listen? - from the beginning The Casket of Fictional Delights has specialised in producing high quality audio recordings of short stories and flash fiction compilations. The audios 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 Audio page for more. I hope you enjoy listening to them.
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