It had been fifteen days since her husband had left her when she found the note stashed in her underwear drawer.


She didn’t recognize the handwriting, but decided then and there to take comfort in the little things.



Submitting to the gargleblaster in response to this week’s ultimate question: Who dunnit?

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52 Responses to “Comfort.”

  1. Erica M says:

    “At least somebody is paying attention to me!”

  2. tinsenpup says:

    That’s a seriously intense 42 word story right there. There’s a whole damned novel in that. Awesome job!

  3. Sue says:

    total surprise – well done

  4. I am so creeped out right now.

  5. shailajav says:

    Okay. Now THAT was spooky :)


  6. atrm61 says:

    How frightening!

  7. Sam Merel says:


    I clearly need to hear the rest of this story.

  8. Nicely written, Michelle. I love this.

  9. TheJackB says:

    Agreed with everyone else, there is a good stroy here.

  10. Obed Medina says:

    That is a little creepy.

  11. Natalie D says:

    Is it wrong that I laughed while reading this?

  12. M. L. Sexton says:

    So much in so few words

  13. Marcy says:

    Oh, so scary and twisted.

  14. jannatwrites says:

    Well, that’s disturbing! Time to move, or at least get new locks :)

  15. AZ Gringa says:

    I can’t help but wonder: did her husband leave, or was he forcibly removed? (dun dun dun dun!)

  16. Kay says:

    Oo intriguing. I’m with Gringa, wondering if there’s more going on with the husband. But I don’t think I would react how she did – I don’t think I would find that comforting!

    • michellelongo says:

      That would be an interesting twist with the husband, wouldn’t it. I don’t think I’d be all that comforted either, but clearly there’s something up with this chick.

  17. Stacie says:

    So good, Michelle! I’m kind of sad I missed it this week but feel better that I wouldn’t have competed with your awesome entry anyway 😉

    • michellelongo says:

      Aw, you’re sweet. I wish you’d have made it though. I almost didn’t. We’ll see what happens next week!

  18. tnkerr says:

    Well I noticed the thongs in the photo and thought that these were the “little things” she was going to take comfort in.
    I worry about where my mind goes sometimes! tsk tsk

  19. Christine says:

    Eeek! I read this as: she decided she ought to take comfort in the little things because it was entirely possible that she would be killed at any moment. I think I’ve been reading too many of these teeny tiny murder mysteries. :) (I also loved tnkerr’s interpretation.) Love that you linked this up!

  20. Lance says:

    Some call it stalking, some call it liking you A WHOLE LOT.

    Creepy aside, this was really tight and well done.

  21. annbennett says:

    What a scary thing to find in your undies and to enjoy it. The ax murderer may very well have found his match.

  22. Goosebumps..and I want the REST of the story!

  23. Suzanne says:

    Yikes. I’m not sure I’d be taking comfort in anything. Great storytelling!

  24. Sarah Ann says:

    Too creepy. I agree with Suzanne – not sure of the comfort factor.

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