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.
I call this brooch my domino brooch, I do realise it’s not a true domino. It is made of Lucite with diamante. The brooch is probably American but there are no marks. The pin has been secured by carefully drilling…
Flash Fiction Competition 2017 is launching soon. Submissions open on 7th April, to coincide with the BBC Arts Get Creative weekend. The top three stories will be published here, on The Casket of Fictional Delights. The top 10 stories will be made into a special audio recording and published on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher. The winning story receives a £150 prize. We are looking for stories of any kind - with a maximum of 300 words (excluding title), the competition is open to anyone over 18. Entry: £5 per story, £12.50 for 3 or £20 for 5. Closing date: 31st May 2017.
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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