Friday Flash: The Goglet

Helen provided a prompt: write a 100 word story using the words cylinder, goglet and liberate.

I managed to use all three words, but I am afraid I could not quite figure out how to turn it into a 100 word story. :(

The goglet took shape under her careful, gnarled fingers. The thick cylinder of clay grew in the pottery wheel. Its long, sensuous curves would attract drinkers like spilled honey drew vermin.

Her daughter decorated it with a fine black glaze. Frolicking shepherdesses, lonesome maids, wide open petals. It was enough to rivet any man’s gaze.

They placed it in the shop. Many men stopped and stared. They encouraged special orders from them.

The particular man walked into the shop again. They were quite happy to sell it to him.

He drank the liberating wine from it. He slept deeply that night and did not wake.

His paramour was delighted. She slipped into the night, taking the goglet with her, to give to her brother. He did not wake the next night either.

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20 thoughts on “Friday Flash: The Goglet

  1. I love how tactile you made this one, Sonia! Really drew me in, particularly with bits like it having sensuous curves, suggesting things about the on-lookers.

  2. Goglet is such a great word.. and you brought it to life with great flair and creativity, And now the next time I spot a goglet in a gallery, or if I receive one as a gift, I’ll know exactly what to do with it…

  3. Just read Tom’s comment. I’m not sure what he’ll do with the goglet, but I wouldn’t recommend drinking from it. :) Well done, Sonia.
    And thanks for stopping by to read mine.

  4. Very chilling — appropriate for a goglet!

    Coincidentally: I’m reading the Conan the Barbarian stories right now (just because), and I just read one that used “goglet”! Goglets all around!

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