A New Year's feature from Jordan Kelly Bingham from Victoria Abbott's Book Collector Mysteries.
Jordan here and I’m very excited that it’s that time again: A new year approaches, and that calls for New Year’s Resolutions.
So here goes!
I thought I’d make useful and much-needed resolutions for the people in my life as I’m pretty sure they won’t be taking any of these steps on their own without a nudge. My words. Their challenges.
My boss, Vera Van Alst: I resolve to lift my eyes from the New York Time crossword at breakfast long enough to utter a civil greeting to my employees.
My most hopeless relative, Uncle Kev: I resolve to avoid being the subject of BOLOS or all-points-bulletins for any police force.
My favorite Pug, Walter: I resolve not (are you sure it’s not, Jordan?) to steal chicken livers from the Signora’s kitchen.
Here's one for the felines who share a roof with me, Good Cat and Bad Cat: We resolve …. Are you serious, human? Do you seriously believe that we would resolve anything? Hey, got your ankle!
My old buddy, Lance DeWitt: I resolve to allow my wonderful friend, Jordan, to go directly to the front of the line in the Reference Department of the Harrison Falls Library anytime she needs information, regardless of any fuss kicked up by my regulars.
My BFF Tiffany Tibeault: I resolve to stick around and be there for my “bestie” any time she needs help and not disappear to, say, the Arctic, Sub-Saharan Africa or Tierra del Fuego, even though they’re on my To Visit list.
Try this, man of my dreams and occasional nightmares, Officer Tyler “Smiley” Dekker: I resolve to show Jordan how I feel about her using real words and actions and not, um, disappearances and evasions.
To a wonderful group of readers, here’s one for YOU: I resolve to have a year full of friends, fun and fabulous cozies. Leave a comment here before midnight suggesting a resolution for me, Jordan, or my author, Victoria Abbott and you may win a book collector mystery. We'll let you choose!