Talking Vessels- #100words #DrabbleWeek

She gleamed with pride, sitting there on the pedestal. The others looked at her enviously, whispering about the latest addition to their commune.

‘Just look at the sheen!’

‘I am guessing she’s imported.’

‘ I wish mine would glow that way.’

Arrogance filled her being. Then, she noticed one amongst them was quiet, far in the corner. He was heavy, bent and tired.

Curious, she called out, ‘How come you’re here? Why haven’t you left?’

His wise eyes looked up, smiled beautifully and he said, ‘I am over 50 years old, but the broth they cook in me tastes like home.’


©Shailaja V
Word count:100
wooden vessels
This is written in response to the theme prompt
 ‘Talking Vessels 
for Drabble Week over at 
Marathon Bloggers 
Today is Day 5
runner with quill

15 thoughts on “Talking Vessels- #100words #DrabbleWeek

  1. ah brilliant! it reminds me of something my grandmother used to say.. the pot which is full, doesnt make noise! only the half filled ones do!

  2. Oh yes! That’s a great one, Shailaja. Old indeed is gold! But personally I prefer those old vessels that are not meant to go near the heat of the stove 🙂 They have much better things to do like look pretty in other rooms of the house! Beautiful picture of terracotta pots there.

  3. Old kadais are the best!! I miss my big one in which I cooked almost everything!!
    heh!! I had to leave it behind because its Electric Stoves here and my fave vessel wasn’t flat bottomed!

    nicely expressed.. 🙂

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