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?’
‘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.