It lurks waiting for food,
never hiding behind a rock.
It has a certain penchant,
for neither pants nor frock.
It waits patiently in my dryer,
taking no more than a single sock.
Written for the weekend Trifextra Challenge – It’s now time for some Trifextra fun. Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone
That beast seems to be more prevalent than cockroaches. Well done!
It certainly is…I think he must be employed by Walmart or Footjoy!!
HA! My favorite one so far. That beast is evil….there are dozens of single socks in our house right now.
Mine too!! Maybe I should send mine to you to see if any match!! And thank you. 🙂
*hahaha* So *THAT’S* where they go! I mean, I always suspected as much, but was never sure. 🙂
They are sneaky, those dryer beasts!
Since I have plenty of the remaining single socks, I think I have the same type of beast at home : the socks sucker. 😉
They do exist!
Ever wonder what their home planet of sock world looks like? Fun take on the prompt.
Thank you. And I’m sure their planet is very colorful since nothing matches!
A poem about socks. Very socksual.
It’s a dirty business!
I had a box of single socks without mates in a drawer. I threw them out and stopped wearing socks. lol
Oh, the sock monster! It is well-fed at our house. I have a pile of socks that may never be matched up 🙂
It’s a foul beast!
Ok you mention trifecta to me, what is it anyway? lol
They have two weekly challenges – the weekend challenge is only 33 words and the weekly is 33-333 words on a different topic each time. It’s challenging and fun. http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com
hmmmm I’m very interested, and I will keep it in mind for the future, I’m not sure I have the spare time to work on any extra writing at this point though, but thank you 🙂
Ahaha! Well somebody had to tell us the ugly, bitter truth! And I love the way you did it!
Hahah! Awesome truth here!
🙂 Thank you.
Do you think there is more than 1 sock monster? Or does he travel from house to house like Santa?
Definitely like Santa!!
I know that monster! 😀 What a great take on the prompt!
Thanks very much!
This is genius, great read! Thanks for linking up!
🙂 Thanks very much – still striving for the Trifecta bling on my blog. Haha.
Perfect read.. lost socks…I know of those
Thank you. I think many of us are all to familiar with this beast.
Ha!ha!So true and mine takes a hankie or two too,no doubt to wipe away the tears that slip down it’s cheeks when it hears us black listing it ;-)Loved your take:-)
🙂 Thank you. He is a devious creature!
This is my favorite!!! This monster lives in the dryers of everyone I know. We all know that he is there, but he has somehow still been able to evade and confound every single one of us….repeatedly and methodically stealing one sock at a time until we are all left with laundry baskets full of socks with no matching pairs.
He is very methodical indeed!
Mystery solved! Clever, fun take on the prompt. 🙂