Crystal Freedom


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

What are you going to do with it?

It’s pretty.  Cut crystal.

What are you going to do with it?

It’s a connection to a different era.

Exactly.  What are you going to do with it?

The antique store gave me a great deal on it.

Of course they did.  When did you last see a punchbowl actually being used?  What are you going to do with it?

I love what you’ve done with the place!

Thanks.  Since I kicked Bill out, I’ve had a lot of freedom to experiment.

Wow, look what you did with that cut-glass bowl!

– –

Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

I am leaving this afternoon and will have little time on the blog for a week.  I will not be able to read very many stories this week.  I hope I’ll be able to read more next week!

42 thoughts on “Crystal Freedom

  1. Sandra Conner

    I never thought of using a crystal bowl as a pot for a plant, but what a great idea. At least that looks like what’s going on in the picture. And just think: it won’t get broken from frequent use as anything else. And actually, your story fits well, because I just assumed that the person in the story had decided to take something “Bill” thought was too good for everyday use and make it a striking pot for a plant.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      With a little imagination there are a million things you could do with it. And if she really did a get a good deal on it, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be used every day. I think too many of us never use our “good” china or other things.

      Thanks, Sandra.


  2. James Pyles

    It’s okay to have some things just for show.

    True story: When my wife’s aunt died decades ago, we ended up with her antique furniture. There wasn’t much of it, but she had really good taste.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think most people understand that not everything has to be functional. Life would get pretty dull if we couldn’t have these “nonessentials”.

      I will admit that I am guilty of asking “where will you put it?” when my wife has seen a “must have” piece of furniture at an antique store…

      Liked by 1 person

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      “It” as in the drag on her creativity (she dumped him) or “it” as in the punch-bowl? I’m not sure, I’ll leave it up to your imagination, but I do know that it impressed the heck out of her friend ;)

      20 years ago when I bought my house crystal punch bowls lined the antique stores. Everyone was getting rid of theirs because nobody used them any more. I think we got two, both gathering dust. I wonder if it is still that way or if they’ve become more collectible now?

      Liked by 1 person


Express Yourself

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s