The Reed’s Lament

by Aaron Vlek

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,…


Short story Poignant, Sad

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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