Friday, 20 March 2015

Norman the naughty gnome

A little 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers



Norman the naughty gnome lived in a magic garden where people came to drop coins in the fountain.

Each day he would hide and as people approached, pinch his nose, drop beneath the bubbles and steal the coins as they floated down.

The Gnome Major heard of Norman’s naughtiness and appeared one day.

Norman dived. Pointing a bony finger at the water the Major wiggled it. Norman started spinning, then with a glug disappeared down the drain hole.

Suddenly the tumbling water turned gold and thousands of coins shot skyward then rained to the ground.

....and Norman was no more.













Photo prompt - Rachel Bjerke

Header picture - Vodnik by Azul-din at deviantART  

15 comments:

  1. That certainly took care of the problem. :D Cute story!

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    1. Yes and some of those coins were mine!

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  3. Dear Rosey,

    Cute Story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Oh thank you Rochelle. What a great prompt to work with.

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  4. I actually think the punishment for poor Norman was a little bit tough for just stealing coins.. But I have no knowledge of gnome laws.

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    1. I searched but could find gno-mention of them!

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  6. death sentence for just stealing coins? gnome rights groups need to be a bit more active and vigilent

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    1. There have been gno-more such thefts since!

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  7. Tough punishment for doing gnome work.

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