It didn’t add up. That’s what he thought. He checked his rule and his compasses and his angles. It was all wrong. He consulted his tables and charts. He made amendments to his calculations on the blackboard and scrutinised what…
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 was during the 1950s that the craze for and mass production of Christmas jewellery first began in earnest in America. During WWII wives and sweethearts wore festive ribbons and corsages made of dried foliage, but many of these have…
We start the New Year with a new Flash Fiction 'Lunch Time at St Vedast's' by Joanna Sterling. St Vedast's is a City of London church first established in 1170. It was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666 by Sir Christopher Wren and following the Blitz of World War II. Since then an adjacent plot along Foster Lane, formerly the location of the Fountain pub, was purchased for the construction of a small secluded courtyard with a fountain.
The 2018 Flash Fiction Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED
This year’s winner is Rosie Garland with her story ‘Speaking in Tongues’ ** CONGRATULATIONS**
2nd Sync by Mark Farley; 3rd Floating by Mark Farley; 4th 1-2-5 by Gina Headden
Bikini by Sherri Turner; The Plughole Picker by Susan Carey; Serendipity by Sandra Purdy; Bombs, Lilies by Jason Jackson
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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