blslarner (blslarner) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

The Potter's Wheel--Coiled challenge

Title: Coiled
Author: Larner
Characters: Pippin, Hobbits
Rating: G
Book/Source: LotR
Disclaimer: Pippin and Hobbits are of Tolkien; his lopsided pot is his own, and the drabble mine, but nothing more.


Having rolled out a long rope of clay, Pippin’s great aunt showed how it could be coiled into shape, then smoothed inside and out to make a bowl or pot. She could see Pippin’s eyes shine, himself coiled to follow her lead.

The resulting piece was a bit rough, but far more successful than most of his previous work. When it was fired and he shyly offered it to her in thanks, she felt a tightly wound place in her heart relax.

“Why thank you, lad; I shall keep a coil of string in it for when I need it!”
Tags: author: larner, challenge: potter's wheel - coil, character: pippin
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