Listen to the story told by the reed, of being separated. Since I was cut from the reed bed, I have made this crying sound. Jallaludin Rumi I had loved you forever it seemed. Your glorious name was music,…
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 dress clip is by the Paris fashion house of Henry a la Pensee. Henry a la Pensee began in 1800 as a high end boutique selling quality clothing accessories and gifts. Over time they opened branches throughout France and…
Soiled by Alex Reece Abbott • The Ties that Bind By Gina Headden • Heavyweight Dreams by Louise Mangos • A Womb of One’s Own by Rosie Canning • Checkout Girl & Fragile by Shirley Golden • To See a Star by Susan Carey
Embark on a unique fictional journey around London using the London Underground. Read or listen to 90 Flash Fiction stories. Writers have 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!
In Spring 2017 we showed off some of the TubeFlash brooch collection at The Brooch is Back Exhibition, launched as part of Clerkenwell Design Week in Central London in conjunction with Transport for London and Craft Central.
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.
The Casket of Fictional Delights newsletter delivers the latest story or brooch of the month fresh off the press, and keeps you informed about our competitions and other Casket news periodically. No spam, ever - and we never use your details for anything but sending your newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.