"Now, what was this case about? Missing plums, was it?"
December 2, 2021 7:32 AM   Subscribe

"From the icebox, he removes a small burlap sack with half a dozen plums inside it, places the bag on the counter next to the sink, and closes the icebox.... " The short fantasy story "This is Just to Say" by Timothy Mudie (previously) features a world-weary and idiosyncratic private eye, a worried wife, and the back story behind a couple of poems.
posted by brainwane (5 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, WCW poems are the BEST story prompts!
posted by TheCoug at 8:46 AM on December 2, 2021 [2 favorites]

I loved this, thanks!!
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee at 1:58 PM on December 2, 2021

did it hurt? when you saw that there were no more plums in the icebox
posted by Phssthpok at 2:14 PM on December 2, 2021

Ooh, unexpected!
posted by freethefeet at 1:43 AM on December 3, 2021

Thanks so much for this! Totally enjoyed, have passed along to others.
posted by hippybear at 11:05 AM on December 4, 2021 [1 favorite]

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