Trefology’s on the moon

So, there I was, in my

moon-suit, searching for

moon-rocks, when

what should I notice,

stuck on the bottom of my


but the most curious thing

that had ever found on the

moon —


a pirate’s treasure map!


Pirate’s treasure?

It seemed too fantastic

to be true.


Was I dreaming?


I asked Mission Control

to pinch me,

but they said my suit was

not equipped for remote



But, no matter, anyway,

because my life as an inter-stellar explorer of new worlds & new life-forms was about to get

a whole lot less boring.


NASA urgently pleaded for me

to ‘get my head on straight’ and

return to the pod immediately,

or risk being stranded on the

the moon for-ever!


Couldn’t they understand?

Only forty-eight hours earlier

I had landed on the moon,

without a dime in my pocket,

and now NASA was ordering

me to return to earth

without the pirate treasure?

Were they crazy?


I searched for days and days


And then, tired and hungry,

it was then flipped

over the map and

noticed something …


Printed on the flip side of

the treasure map, was

a children’s lunch menu!


Suddenly, all the pieces

began to fall into place:

the crossword puzzle,

the find-a-word,

Captain Hardee’s ™ suggestion

I ask my parents for

permission to use crayons.


Good Lord, I said to myself.

This is a children’s placemat!



Oh, woe is my tale, dear readers.

What had I done?!”

I had risked everything for nothing.


But do you know something?


It was right about then, an order

of Captain Hardee’s ™ chicken


was starting to sound pretty



I grabbed the placement

and put it in my top space-pocket.


“NASA, I think I will staying

here a little bit longer”,

I said, confidently, winking

to no one in particular.


Above me the pod lights flickered.


“There is a moon-Hardee’s to be discovered!”

I declared, before passing out.


to be continued…




our first adventure outside since March



40 thoughts on “Trefology’s on the moon

  1. It was a treasure map disguised as a child’s place mat. You didn’t see the little black monolith printed in tiny ink? It’s akin to finding Waldo, but it’s there. The aliens only wanted brilliant treasure map analysts to see the black monolith and figure out its location. You should have taken HAL 9000 along with you (albeit at your own risk). Oh well. For now at least, the Star Child has been aborted. Maybe someone in 2101 can give it another try?

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