Life After Chip (100 Word Challenge for GrownUps)


Combine a little jet lag, a summer theatre, a fantasy novel with fairy tales, and this weeks picture challenge and this is the result.

You can’t escape your roots. My mother lived her life serving others with a song and a smile, even when hindered by a magic spell that turned her into a teapot. She made those difficult years a joy for me, despite the annoying chip in my rim and the handle on my side. She was overjoyed when our master, the Beast found his Beauty and fell in love, not only because it meant we could take on our human form.  The memories of the spell haunted me, so I left the castle to find my own way to serve. The memories still remain.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 19:43:21

    Wow! This is chillingly brilliant, Lisa! Sorry to have been away for a week. I’ve missed your posts, my friend.


  2. jfb57
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 04:50:39

    I love it & it is so good to have those ideas of yours back with us! My favourite bit is the chip in the enamel. That’s where they always go isn’t it?!


  3. 4amWriter
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 05:54:04

    Haha, very clever. Even before you brought in ‘chip’, the beast & beauty I had the image of Beauty & the Beast in my head right away. 🙂


  4. ventahl
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 06:56:28

    ‘Tale as old as time, Song as old as rhyme’ Mrs Potts found a place outside the castle, so it seems …. Great lateral perspective.


  5. thepetalpusher
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 07:15:29

    Loved that bit about the chip, too!


  6. newpillowbook
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 16:40:11

    Annnd – the long-lost chapter two of the fairy tale! I knew it couldn’t just be about that boring Beauty!

    A clever story. I like it.


  7. anna tims (@ageingmatron)
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 07:17:32

    Inspired interpretation which practically knocked all alternative ideas out of my head!


  8. gsussex
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 12:19:54

    Great linkage, what a fab piece! . . .


  9. sjbwriting
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 11:50:05

    Great to have you back, Lisa.


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