Welcome to Take One of August’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week, 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My prompt was : “You are a sock that has been separated from its mate” submitted by Just A Little Nutty.
I can’t believe this is happening! My dearest Hildegard has betrayed me.
Before the incident we spent our days rolled up together in the drawer between the underwear and the boxer shorts. It was cozy, especially when the cat came to keep us warm. We were happy. Life was good.
And then HE appeared. The envy of the sock drawer. 100% cashmere, black herringbone print. I should have known then that I was no match. I was just a lowly 100% cotton black sock. Why was he alone in the drawer? Something was not right.
I had heard the rumors, the stories of other socks that had gone astray. The crew socks that had paired up with no show socks and produced the anklets that populated our drawer. I never thought it would happen to me.
That particular day, that fateful day when she was taken from me, we had just frolicked in the soft soggy mud down at the river. We were filthy and wet. Naturally we were thrown in the washer.
In recent days I had noticed her distractedness, her seemingly total lack of caring about me.
Could it be? Had my worst nightmare come true? She didn’t love me any longer?
As we approached the final spin cycle she spun closer and closer to HIM. I yelled out for her, and she acted as if she couldn’t hear me. As I started to yell for her again a fitted sheet reached out and grabbed me. I was trapped! Wrapped up within the elastic prison of the corner.
Into the dryer I went, trapped, helpless, but not alone as a pair of Barbie underpants had joined me. The heat from the dryer was soothing, but I could not rest between her incessant chatter and the breaking of my 100% cotton heart.
Finally I found some relief as I drifted off for just a moment…
Suddenly, escape! Barbie panties and I were flipped out of the confines of our entrapment. As I lay on the floor, I saw Hildegard across the room.
“My darling! My dearest Hildy it is I! Your love! Please answer me!”
She did not answer. She just lay there, her toe touching HIM.
And then, just like that, they were wrapped up together and gleefully tossed into the laundry basket.
“Nooooooooooooooo!” I cried “You DON’T EVEN MATCH!”
I was relegated, broken hearted, to the mateless sock basket. The cold cruel world of socks with no partners. I did not belong here. What did I do to deserve this?
It is horrible! The rainbow toe socks mock me. The athletic socks are too busy high fiving each other to speak to me. The gold toe socks are too good to speak to me. The pantyhose knee high is so transparent that I can see right through her. Even wise old Menghzi the wise bamboo sock offers me little help. “He who learns but does not think is LOST!”
As I am learning, there are worse things than being dirty.
At least Dr Argyle Sockk is here to console me. “Laddy,” he said gently in a thick Scottish accent, “You must let her go.”
I’m not ready to live my life without her. I am ready to fight. I just have to get Hildegard back, I just have to!
Sadly yours, Rupert the lonely sock
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there!
http://BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://themomisodes.com/ The Momisodes
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/ Just A Little Nutty
http://followmehome.shellybean.com Follow me home . . .
http://mooreorganizedmayhem.blogspot.com/ Moore Organized Mayhem
http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://menopausalmother.blogspot.com/ Menopausal Mother
http://dinoheromommy.com/ Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://hypnoticbard.blogspot.com/ The Insomniac’s Dream
http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com Searching For Sanity
www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com Evil Joy Speaks