Christmas Still in the Basement

by Susan Carey

“Our rockets take you to Mars in under twenty light years!” Jimmy read the blurb about the toy in the packet of cornflakes. “Mom, that’s really cool.” “It’s not our brand, hon.” I reached down for the cheap cornflakes and…

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Flash fiction Poignant, Reflective

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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