I remember running to the Red Lion at teatime, skinny knock kneed limbs jumping oily puddles. Intent on my mission. “Fetch your Da for supper lass.” Ma would flick her pinny at me to get me moving. I’d laugh and…
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.
It is time to celebrate. This weekend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are tying the knot so I’m raising a glass to the happy couple. This is a rather special glass by jewellery designer and silversmith Sue Wainwright. The main…
The Casket Competition launched on 17th March as part of the nationwide Get Creative Festival, and we are delighted to welcome this year’s Judge, the well-regarded flash fiction author and expert David Gaffney. Entry £5 per flash fiction.Closing date: 31st May 2018.
The WINNING Flash Fiction will receive a £150 prize. The top four Flash Fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast as a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher. The top eight Flash Fictions will be published online on The Casket of Fictional Delights.
Dominoes by Alyson Faye - a nostalgic and reflective story.
The End of Escape by Stephanie Hutton - an optimistic and thought-provoking tale.
Tales from the Underground
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.
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