Friday Fictioneers — Crystal Bowl

9F78C329-0553-4A93-8271-56EA98754BAA“What is that plant doing in my crystal bowl?” Joanna screamed. “Remove it from that bowl immediately!”

“Jeez, Joanna, relax,” Frank said. “I need something to put the plant in for a few days until the planter I ordered from Amazon arrives.”

“That crystal bowl has been in my family for three generation,” Joanna said. “It’s not for plants.”

“Well, what’s it for, then?” Frank asked. “I’ve never seen anything in this bowl other than an accumulation of dust.”

“It’s for show,” Joanna said.

“Great,” Frank said. “Then let it show my plant some love for a few days.”

(99 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

9 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Crystal Bowl

  1. newepicauthor May 25, 2018 / 7:43 am

    I used to collect things, I would not say that I was a hoarder, but I had thousands of baseball cards and all of these different coins. At least I was not collecting human heads in my refrigerator like Idi Amin.


  2. pennygadd51 May 25, 2018 / 8:02 am

    You tell the story nicely through the dialogue. I somehow feel that Frank’s final comment, that he thinks is the clincher, will prove less persuasive than he hopes. Joanna will make him use the take-away carton from Friday that she washed out “just in case it will come in useful!”

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  3. Sight11 May 25, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    I can think of multiple ways in which it will end badly for Frank and the plant.

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  4. Cheney Meaghan May 26, 2018 / 8:41 am

    People have very strange emotional connections to big, gaudy crystal bowls. You put things in them!

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