This weekend’s 33 word Trifecta Writing Challenge is to come up a very short take on how sometimes it’s best to be careful what you wish for!
We are asked to write about three wishes that come as a high price to the wisher:
Herman’s Plan to Get More Girls
Herman woke up on a raft at sea with seaweed sticking to his head indicating something had gone horribly wrong with his wish for a deck, an ocean view and a new toupee.
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Until next time . . . I love you
58 thoughts on “The Trifecta 33-Word Writing Challenge: Herman’s Plan to Get More Girls”
Ha. Reminds me of the joke about the guy who walked into a bar with a one-foot-tall piano player in a box because the Genie thought he asked for a 12-inch pianist…
Hahahaha! I must have been channeling that joke this morning! 😀
You have to be careful what you wish for…
Haha! You are on a roll today! 😀
You are the second person to say that exact thing… I will forego the weiner joke this time. Oh shoot… 52 years old and now I decide to act mature…
Ahahaha! Good one, Linda! This is perfect 😀
Ah Thanks Grippy! 😀
Alas, poor Herman. 🙂
I know it’s really a shame because Herman’s seaweed toupee is actually quite fetching! 😀
pouringmyartout – was that like wanting to go fishing with a new dinghy?
Sorry Linda. But sometimes you just got to float that boat.
Ha! Randy you’re incorrigible! Which is good because people who are corrigible are way too boring!
Ha. Ha. I was in corrigible once. I didn’t like it. I moved away. Now I am in cognito. Look me up some time, if you can.
*hahaha* I like how this is an actual story, vs the sort of introspection so many of us have written.
This was a really fun challenge but not an easy one. There were so many ways we could go with it. Glad you liked my take! 😀
haha.. great idea for this post.
Thanks Deanabo! When I was looking for images I actually found several pictures of men with seaweed toupees! I certainly wasn’t expecting THAT!
I love the seaweed toupee. Worst case he could eat it to stay alive another day or two. Seaweed is very good for you. 🙂
Oh you know, I never thought of that! You’re right! I like to think that Herman would put aside his vanity for survival. HA! 😀
I don’t know why, but toupees are always sort of funny… 🙂
I agree Katy. Especially if they are being worn by Prince! 😀 HA!!
Extremely tight, well-constructed and well-written story. Tremendously well done! Thanks for providing such an entertaining read for us all.
Oh wow! Thank you for your kind words Tom. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Very nice. Good use of a visual aid too.
Thank you so much C.D.! 😀 I
very creative and funny
Thank you Lance. And thank you for taking the time to come by and check it out! 😀
Oh, ha ha ha ha … that’s perfect!
So glad you liked it Karen! 😀
I’m sure I work with a guy called Herman who wears a seaweed toupee 😉 (sorry Herman if you’re reading this)
Hahaha! Really! Oh boy you have to find a way to take a picture of Herman in his seaweed toupee and post it for us Dianne! (We promise not to tell him!) Ha! 😀
It wouldn’t be too bad if it matched the colour of the hair at the back of his head 😀
Awww. But thoroughly hilarious and an enjoyable early morning read.
Thank you dk! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Lol! Herman will learn to be more specific with his wishes next time. And, I guess the only girls he will “get” will be mermaids. Very clever. I loved how you set the scene and then described the wish afterward to explain his peculiar circumstances!
The only girls he will get will be mermaids! LOL! Yet another flaw in his already very flawed wishing skills! So glad you liked it Lumdog! 😀
Loved it…so funny…Diane
Ah! Thank you Diane! 😀
He should have wished for a new first name. Poor Herman. Unless his last name is Melville, of course. In that case he’s got bigger fish to fry.
oooh. Great funny comment.
He could have been with the Hermits and that’s how he ended up alone on that raft…
Haha! Now I can’t stop singing Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Mermaid . . . Oh Drat Randy!
LOL!! Shoutabyss! hahaha! So true!! 😀
Love this! perfect! wish I would have thought of it………….
So glad you like it MOV. 😀
I agree with lumdog. I loved the way you told us the result then the wishes. Herman was not precise enough! I will remember that when the genie gives me my three! You always have the best pictures to capture your stories (and you do tell them in 33 words…amazing!).
Oh thank you Gina. It’s interesting how the story always evolves a little more when I go looking for pictures. And the fact that I found a couple pictures of men wearing seaweed toupees in google images tells me I’m just one of many crazy people. So reassuring! 😀
hahaha awww, poor Herman 😀
Poor Hapless Herman! 😀
I feel kinda sorry for the guy. But I’m still laughing 😆
Haha! Well, at least he’s trying to make the best of it, Janna! 😀
I find your 33-word stories maddening because I want you to keep going.
Ha ha! Hey Look! I wish I had your tenacity! I bet your working on your next book. Am I right? 😀
Poor Herman. Specify, specify, specify.
Ha ha! Herman always has trouble specifying about things in general!
Hehehehehe!!!! Poor Herman!!!!
He’s such a tool! 😀
The same thing happened to Al Gore once, only he woke up with Funyuns crumbs in his meager strands, and breath that would melt the polar ice cap… : P
LOL Mark! “his meager strands” is the very first phrase I’ve read today and I gotta say reading it started my day off with a bang! A meager bang, but that’s the best kind of bang! 😀 And how ironic that it is Al himself who is the cause fpr the polar melting. Life is funny like that (when MacGiggles is around)!