The thief had barely left a trail. Rumpled sheets. A mug out of place.

Nevertheless, something was missing.

I searched for hours. Emptied drawers, peered under furniture, reached into the bowels of my couch. But my heart was nowhere to be found.


This is my submission for this week’s gargleblaster challenge over at yeah write. The challenge poses a question and we have to answer it in exactly 42 words. Answers can be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

This week’s question is: Who dunnit?


 Image credit: KejaBlank @ deviantART

56 thoughts on “Break-in

  1. the hopeless romantic in me, just adored this.
    the frenzied search for the parts of yourself that are gone once you meet someone who steals your heart .

    WOW. Loved this one.

  2. I, too, love the bowels of the couch! And love the twist, didn’t see that coming! And then the rumpled sheets and mug out of place made sense! Wonderful post!

  3. Thief is my all time favourite PC game – your pic is of Garrett the main character. For that alone I am liking this piece…that and it’s very good.

  4. Oo I love how the ‘rumpled sheets’ detail takes on a different meaning once you find out what was stolen! Very cool.

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