Friday Fictioneers – Obsession

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz (the blue frog) on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

FF - Pedestal vases - Obsession 171101

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Ann Hall


As soon as her husband had left, Gwynneth was searching eBay. She typed in “pedestal vase”.

Her breath stopped.

Every curve was perfect. The colour was intense, highlighted with gold. “Sèvres, 1896” she read, and then “High bid £50”. She wondered how much she dared spend.

She had vases displayed on her marble shelf – and hidden under the bed – and in the loft. She cherished them all. But the Sèvres – she lusted after it.

Three days later, with thirty seconds to go, the high bid was £85. Gwynneth licked her dry lips, and bid £200.

…2 – 1 – End.

She’d won!