Three Word Resolutions

The fine folks at Trifecta have given us the following challenge:

“Michael Hess inspired us with his three word New Year’s resolution – just be nice.  We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words.”

I suspect that what they want is one resolution using three words, but they did say, “We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words.  That “s” makes it plural.  Therefore, the following isn’t cheating, is utilizing a loop hole.

My Top Ten Resolutions for 2014

10.  find loop-holes

9.  get more sleep

8.  (not while driving)

7.  eat more Jell-o

6.  hyperlink previous resolution

5.  use gooder grammar

4.  and spelling two!

3.  don’t be unrealistic

2.  set realistic goals

1.  rule the world!

In Today’s News:

Mr. Claus of “The Arctic” was arrested today on an international warrant.  Authorities charged him with “aggravated voyeurism”.  This seemingly jolly man apparently “knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake.”


posted for the Trifecta 33 word challenge

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Computer Crashed

Hello to any and all who are following my posts on Quest4Peas.  I’m sitting at a computer at the local library to write this short post, as my computer at home is down.  Again.  One never realizes how addicted one is to something until that something is gone!

As I don’t have any other access to the internet other than my home computer and public access computers, my posts will be (even more) sporadic than usual.  I will post as I can.  I already miss posting my Thorson Thorkelson stories, my poems to dVerse, and short stories to trifecta.

Hopefully my computer won’t be out of service for too terribly long, but in the meantime…I have not fallen off the face of the earth…just my computer has.

Look forward to coming back soon!


PS…if you enjoy humourous haiku, I will hopefully be able to keep up with these on my haiku(gesundheit) site via the magic of pre-scheduled postings.

3300 AD

N. Lecky arrived in 3300 and saw dinosaurs.  Sometime prior to his arrival, scientists had cloned these extinct lizards.

A brontosaurus sat on his time machine just as he spotted the hungry velociraptors.


Written for the Trifecta weekend challenge where we were asked to write 33 words on a time travel story.

One More Hill

He always knew the greatest thrill
Was to be found o’er the next hill
And so he walked both day and night
Yet what he sought stayed beyond sight

“Just one more hill and then I’ll find
The ones I’ve passed? Oh never mind
Just one more knoll I need to top
Not there? Oh well, no need to stop”

And so he walked hoping to find
Not knowing that he’d left behind
The surer joys of hearth and home
So cursed, he continued to roam

The ‘lusive rainbow that he sought
He never found, for it was naught


Posted for the Trifecta Writing Challenge.  This week’s challenge was to use the word “rainbow” in the figurative sense of an illusory goal or hope.  I decided to do a poem based rather loosely on an Elizabethan Sonnet (although I used tetrameter instead of pentameter, and an aabb ccdd eeff gg rhyme scheme instead of abab cdcd efef gg)

Today Was Destined to be Different

It was a typical Thursday.

The sun, as is its wont,  rose in the east.  The smell of coffee and oatmeal greeted me as I walked into the kitchen.  My wife smiled at me and came to give me a good morning kiss and hug.  This day was beginning just like any typical day.  No reason why anyone should think that anything should be different than usual.  Today was destined to be different, however.  I knew that, even if nobody else did.

As I extracted myself from my wife’s embrace, I told her that I had an errand to run, so I might be late for supper.

After a quick breakfast, I went into the garage, fired up the car and went to work.  At work, I answered some calls, filed some reports, and turned a few bucks of profit for the company.  Same old, same old…and yet I knew that today was destined to be different.

When quitting time came, I said the customary “have a good evening, see you tomorrow” to my co-workers, headed out the door, and went to do my errand.

As I pulled up to Centennial Bank, I smiled.  Here was where the day was about to become different.  I was planning on making a rather large withdrawal from an account that my wife knew nothing about.  Boy would she be surprised!

Moments after I walked through the door, clouds of gas began to fill the bank, and everyone around me began to lose consciousness.  It was clear, even to the most unobservant person that a robbery was in progress, but it was OK.  I was already wearing my mask.

Written for Trifecta.  This week’s challenge was to use  the 3rd definition of the word “mask”

3: a protective covering for the face

Coronation Day

Today the prince would receive his crown.

Too bad he was tied up in the loft with a tether strap while the witch sent his wicked body double to stand in for him.


Written for the Trifecta Weekend Challenge.  This weekend we were asked to use the words, “crown,” “tether”, and “loft”, plus 30 of our own.