The Heck, What?

Okay, so here’s the skinny.

Alex was widowed and bored and lonely and pretty much broken. One day she up and decides to try a pottery class. She gets there and decides not only does she like pottery, but the women in her class look like they’d be fun to hang out with. After much research and reservation, three months later, she figured out how to get them to go out to lunch with her. The five women hit it off and became fast friends.

It didn’t take long for her to realize that the other four women were as broken as she was. Eventually, she decided they were Cracked Pots: a title that, coincidentally, seemed to describe their collective pottery skills.

The name stuck and a half decade later the five are inseparable. They travel together. They attend workshops together, learning new skills, and learning that there are some things they’re better off avoiding. They cook together, they eat together, they complain about dieting together. They love their buttertarts, and wood, and wine, and weed. They laugh together, and cry together. They are therapy for each other. And accountability. You’re as likely to find them hosting a birthday party as you will an intervention.

Alex writes. And more than a few people, upon hearing of some of The Cracked Pots’ anecdotes, have strongly suggested she write a book about them.

She tried. It didn’t work.

But a sitcom – that’s another story!

Beginning in the fall of 2021, Alex started to seriously design the world, the characters, and the storylines that would eventually turn into a hit Canadian television show. Using the original Cracked Pots as inspiration, she’s developing a sitcom that is as raunchy as it is touching, as relevant as it is pointless, as memorable as it is imaginary.

How far this goes remains to be seen. But as Alex is a self-professed Master Manifester, it’s pretty safe to say it’s a done deal.

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