Monday, November 19, 2007
Name that Short Story!
Detective investigates suspicious disappearance: man-eating couch.
Inspired by Gentle Reader's contribution, six word stories, for the latest edition of Bookworm's Carnival hosted by The Armenian Odar, I'm attempting to describe a short story I read when I was a teen. It was one in a collection of short stories, possibly horror stories. I remember the details of the story pretty clearly but can't figure out the title or who wrote it. Here's the gist:
A detective questions the wife of a missing man. The woman seems distressed but hasn't a clue about what may have happened to him. The woman leaves the room to make tea or something. The detective sits on the couch, quite a comfortable couch, maybe he'll just have a quick snooze. The couch very slowly folds it's cushions over the man and eats him.
I'm pretty sure I didn't dream this one! If you can tell me the name of this short story, I'd appreciate it.
For more short stories, visit the Carnival (see above) and The Book Mine Set.