Sharing The Bag Lady’s take on the prompt –
The enchanted crystal ball has lost its glow and the recipient’s fortunes dwindled. Taking advantage of its gifts, ridiculing its power, forgetting the promise of what could have been, all serve as reasons for the loss.
The chance to alter and improve the world is yours no longer. The chance given to love others as yourself wasted by selfishness.
The ball dims, blackens and cracks, never to be used again, accomplished by your own hands.