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The Landed Sea Witch: Flash Fiction for Tube-Flash

The Casket of Fictional Delights is a short story vault owned and coordinated by Joana Sterling. Ms. Sterling has two passions: fiction and brooches, and a while ago she came up with the idea of Tube-Flash, a collection of flash fiction (under 300 words) dually inspired by a brooch out of her collection and how the brooch pairs up with one of the London Underground stations. Stories are posted every Monday at 09:55 a.m., and a few weeks later the audio version is available.

On March 3rd, 2014 I was lucky enough to become a part of the Tube-Flash project.

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The Cutty Sark, is a British clipper ship built on the Clyde in 1869. After a long life and serving under several flags, she was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London on public display. After it was damaged in a fire and subsequently restored, it is open to the public since April 2012.

These pictures were taken by yours truly a couple of weeks before the grand re-opening:

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Something that you can’t appreciate in these pictures are the figurehead, so let me show you another photograph by Sanba38 at Wikipedia. It shows Nannie Dee, a character by Robert Burns in his poem “Tam o’ Shanter”, an erotic witch who steals the tail of Tam’s horse after he calls out to her rather disrespectfully.

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Follow the link to find the story at the Tube-Flash site, and mind the gap:

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