Inside my Dryer

Inside my dryer
A mystic portal exists
Where socks go to die.

I put the socks in
But they always come back out
Minus their match’d pair.

On the other side
A gnarled beast licks his coarse lips.
“Socks for lunch again??!!”

Image Credit: Gualberto107 /

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  1. You are SO GOOD AT THESE!!!! I find it highly ironic that I JUST finished folding the laundry… and yep. You guessed it. I have a gnarled beast in my dryer like YOU. Apparently it’s what’s for dinner too. 🙂

  2. I love the playful tone!

  3. hehehe What a great, fun read! Too many socks lost to dryers. Now I’ll be calling it the dryer monster instead. 🙂

  4. Only a “gnarled beast” could be so cruel to matched pairs. And in meter. Nicely done.

  5. We have a huge basket on top of our dryer filled to the brim with one sock. Now I know where to look for the match! Fun post for your prompt!

  6. So clever! Love this! I’ve always wondered where those socks go.

  7. That’s really the only explanation for it. Forget the kids socks, which disappear in droves – by ones. It’s my favorite smartwool sock. Still missing after all these years.

  8. Haha..!! That was pretty much fun to read 🙂


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