SoCS — Whom Did It?

“Whom was that on the phone?” Eleanor asked her husband when he walked into the kitchen.

“You mean ‘Who was that on the phone?’ don’t you, Eleanor?” Edgar responded.

“Stop evading. It was that woman, wasn’t it?” Eleanor asked, although it was less a question than a statement. “Whom do you think you’re fooling?”

“You mean who do I think I’m fooling, don’t you, Eleanor?” Edgar said, a sly grin on his face.

“It was that new, sexy assistant who you just hired, wasn’t it, Edgar?”

“You mean it was the new, sexy assistant whom I just hired, don’t you, Eleanor?”

With that, Eleanor picked up a carving knife and stabbed Edgar repeatedly in the chest. Eleanor looked down at Edgar’s lifeless, bloody body sprawled out on the kitchen floor and, admiring her handiwork, said aloud, “I wonder who will be the first to find your dead body, Edgar, and whom the prime suspect in your murder will be, you pompous asshole.”

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where the charge is to “begin your post with either who or whom and go from there.”

17 thoughts on “SoCS — Whom Did It?

  1. Dave Williams April 3, 2021 / 4:09 am

    As your story progressed, it reminded me of past conversations I’ve had about who vs. whom (and less vs. fewer, etc.) — and then the last sentence jerked me out of those memories and into Eleanor and Edgar’s kitchen to view the action. Eleanor, you startled me with that knife!

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    • Fandango April 3, 2021 / 9:02 am

      I think she startled Edgar, too. My wife uses “less” when she ought to use “fewer” and I always correct her. I must remember never to do that when we’re in the kitchen.

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  2. Mister Bump UK April 3, 2021 / 4:09 am

    That’s a dead easy one between subject and object. But the trap is that often one “sounds” right over the other.

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  3. Sadje April 3, 2021 / 4:31 am

    Hell hath no fury then an enraged wife! 😱😱😱

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  4. Paula Light April 3, 2021 / 6:41 am

    I was obsessing over this yesterday when doing a repost and nearly came to stabs with myself!

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  5. Susan St.Pierre April 3, 2021 / 7:35 am

    Awesome post! I find the proper use of whom and who terribly difficult. I’m fairly good on other parts of speech but I think I was absent that day in grammar school. lol

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    • Fandango April 3, 2021 / 9:09 am

      It certainly did not!


  6. Laura April 3, 2021 / 10:55 am

    This made me snicker and now I realize I’m not sure if I’m laughing at the constant grammar corrections or because someone correcting me does indeed drive me to murderous thought. 😆

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