Cross posting – That Which is Kept Locked Away — the fiction phial

I do very little cross posting here, on WordPress – I mostly prefer to use Twitter to shout out about other people’s work, but this super-short story popped up in my feed today, and I thought the beautiful prose and imagery could justifiably be shared – especially as I have a customer coming round today to pick through some gemstones for her next project. Follow the link below to go to Kat’s page and her exceptional talent.

‘Go anywhere,’ you said, ‘but not there. That’s all I ask.’ The door was unvarnished wood. Tucked under a stairway, slightly too small to enter straight-backed, locked with cast iron. You kept the plain key in your pocket, always. I wondered, of course. Sometimes I thought of little else, my mind swirling with possibilities, bright […]

That Which is Kept Locked Away — the fiction phial

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13 Responses to Cross posting – That Which is Kept Locked Away — the fiction phial

  1. katechiconi says:

    I see why you enjoyed it. It’s a love letter to precious stones.

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  2. What a lovely story and very apt for your day. I hope the customer enjoyed choosing her stones. Did you find yourself interpreting her choice in the light of the story?

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    • no, with her, it’s always all about the colours, and if they resonate. It’s good fun choosing some, and then letting her pick through them. It’s something I offer for any customer, but it’s easier when they are local and can pick up and hold the gem.

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  3. dvberkom says:

    Really lovely.

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  4. anne54 says:

    A delightful story. Do you ever feel that stones have voices?

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  5. acflory says:

    It’s lovely, and as it happens, opals are my favourite jewels as well. 🙂

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