“An Uncomfortable Bed” by Guy de Maupassant
I kind of promised myself that I would dedicate this morning and afternoon to cleaning – my house is a mess, and this evening we’re going over to my mom’s, so today’s Short Story Monday is very short.
I found “An Uncomfortable Bed” by Guy de Maupassant over at East of the Web. It’s actually a somewhat amusing story, but not one I would say you have to go read. .
A man is staying with several of his friends at a chateau. Now this man knows that his friends are found of practical jokes. When he arrives at the chateau, his friends greet him enthusiastically, are laughing too much at dinner. They are just too happy, which arouses the man’s suspicions, he assumes they are planning some joke at his expense. The funny part is that he works himself up into such a state that through his own actions and an unfortunate coincidence, his friends certainly do end up laughing at him.
This is a short little story, but rather “blah,” at least for me. You can read it here if you want and see what you think of it. John hosts Short Story Monday at The Book Mine Set. Head over there to see what he and others have been reading.
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Oh, sorry it wasn’t all that great. Next time!
And good luck with the house cleaning…
Not every short story is a Hemmingway or a O’Connor, but thanks for sharing!