Saturday, 3 February 2018

Teapot Tales No. 3: Suzy


A series of short pieces of writing forming different perspectives
around a common theme.

Teapot Tales No. 3: Suzy


Suzy sat across the table from Gina and Paula. She listened as the other two chatted about the local farm shop and the fuss that Ann, Gina’s mother, was creating because the manager didn’t want to take her homemade cakes.
'Yeah, and remember the time she used gravy granules in her coffee cake, it was disgusting!' Gina recalled. She and Paula began to laugh hysterically. Once they got going they were unstoppable.
Suzy smiled and let the others continue with their stories. She looked at the crockery on the table. The teapot was one of Suzy’s favourites. She could remember making it and the feeling of excitement when the glazed pot finally came out of the kiln. It had been a fiftieth birthday present for Gina a few months ago. Something special for a special friend.
Suzy heard footsteps approaching along the gravel path and Peter walked into view. He waved a greeting, walked into the greenhouse to get another deckchair and returned, sitting down between her and Gina.
'Any tea left?' he asked.
Gina poured him a cup and he helped himself to some flapjack. Conversation ensued for few minutes during which time Suzy noticed a subtle change in Paula. She was sitting rather more upright, had tidied her hair and appeared to subtly blush when Peter spoke to her.
A few minutes later the first spots of rain began to make their presence known.

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