My Husband Says I Need a Good-Looker

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe)


My husband Monte tells me—and everyone else—what I need in a new relationship (should he cross over the great divide before I do).

“You need a good-looker,” he advises me.

“She needs a good-looker,” he informs others.

Monte isn’t referring to the fact that he considers himself not a good-looker. In fact, he’s a very good-looker. He’s had lots of practice. He’s the main person I turn to when I need assistance with a problem. This could be because he’s usually around when I experience difficulties.

The last time I sought his assistance was when I misplaced my glasses. I use them when I drive, and I always—well, almost always—leave them in our car. I think the phone was ringing when I arrived home the last time I drove home from somewhere, so I ran into the house to answer it. The next time I needed the car I couldn’t find them. Anywhere.

Did one of my cats take them?

Is Kingeroo a thief?

Is Kingeroo a thief?

I called Monte to help search for the glasses. However, he couldn’t find my misplaced vision-aid. Several days later I found them. They were hiding under a newspaper on a desk.

His not finding them was unusual. Whatever I misplace, and I misplace items as regularly as the ocean tide ebbs and flows on the New England beaches I love, he finds first. Sometimes I misplace a paper, a pen, or another needed item, while I’m sitting in a chair—and haven’t moved off of it.

Almost always, Monte finds the misplaced item. That’s because he’s a good-looker.

And that’s why he advises me and informs others I need a good-looker. Because I have an intimate relationship with Mr. Misplace Gremlen.

I wonder if you spend as much time searching for misplaced items as I do. Or my good-looker does. I honestly don’t know how to be more efficient, especially if I can misplace and lose items without changing my location, just sitting in one spot.

Ultimately, we misplace valuable time when we must spend it searching for misplaced things. That’s the burden of losing items.

I’ll end by saying even though Monte is a good-looker due to my friendship with Mr. Gremlen, he can also be mighty cute when he turns on the charm.


NOTE: The WordPress writing prompt for April 10, 2016, is misplaced.


About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at My novel site is
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