Teresa’s Daily Prompt: 2nd February

For today’s prompt, use the image above of a pottery shard and tell it’s story. Where was it made? Who made it? What was it used for? How or Why did it break? How you use the pottery shard is up to you. Let your mind wander and see where it leads.

Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, Distinguished Research Curator, Greek and Roman Art, 2011 (CC0)

Ellie was fascinated by the exhibits in the pottery room, and dragged her father to one in particular.
‘Don’t you recognise it?’ she squealed excitedly.
‘No honey, I’m afraid I don’t. Do you?’
‘It’s Grandma’s!’
‘How so sweetie?’
‘It belongs to that little pot with the hearts round the top. The one I broke when I used it for a milk jug after I dropped the one in my tea set.’
Her lip quivered.
‘I don’t think so Ellie. This shard is hundreds if not thousands of years old.’
‘Really? But it looks exactly the same. Are you sure?’
He nodded and taking her hand returned to the touring party.

That night, Ellie snuck down the stairs and retrieved the pot in question from the shelf. Her Dad hadn’t the heart to throw it away after Grandma died, and taking the glue from the kitchen cupboard, she carefully replaced the missing piece which she had managed to acquire unseen on a visit to the rest rooms.

Meanwhile the night watchman stared in disbelief at the pretty but plastic hair slide sitting under the glass in the pottery room.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Teresa’s Daily Prompt: 2nd February

  1. Teresa Grabs says:

    Wonderful story!

  2. Sadje says:

    Very cleverly ✅ done.

  3. CARAMEL says:

    Oh I did like that!

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