En Garde

by Louise Mangos

My thumb and forefinger repeatedly click and unclick the cap from the lipstick. An overnight bag sits on the floor at my feet, half unpacked from the conference. The wait has been interminable, enhanced by the suffocating warmth of our…


Flash fiction Bittersweet, Jealousy

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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