“They say if you enter the door at the top of the grassy stairs you will be captured and tortured by evil garden gnomes.”
“Who says?” Johnny couldn’t believe his friend believed such a ridiculous tale.
Johnny ran up the stairs, “I’ll show you, that is just a myth.”
“No Johnny, come back.”
The large wood door opened before Johnny could announce his presence.
A small man with a white beard and pointed red hat stood just beyond the threshold.
Johnny turned to run, but quickly learned his t-shirt had been snagged by a garden hoe.
“Welcome young man.”
PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright -Björn Rudberg
Friday Fictioneers – The photo is the prompt, write an entire story using 100 words or less is the challenge.
I always knew there was something sinister about those little guys with the pointy red hats.
Fun story…well, maybe not for Johnny. 😉
I do think they are a bit sneaky!!
hmm … maybe having an adventurous spirit has its downfalls 🙂
Only if evil gnomes are lurking about!!
This was obviously not a matter of “Ho, Ho, Ho” – or maybe it was. Cute story. Randy
wait, make that “Hoe. Hoe. Hoe”
Ha. Ho. Ha. Hoe.
it’s off to work gnomes go.
Fun story, Tree. I was surprised at the ending (I think you are a bit sneaky..) , and that made me laugh. 😉 Helen
I’m glad you enjoyed it Helen. I enjoyed thinking it through and coming up with a silly villain!
As always thanks for taking time to read my post
I bet he’s in cahoots with the Orbitz Travel Gnome. Probably going to send Johnny to a crappy hotel.
LOL…very funny Sue!!
Perfect role for a garden gnome. They all seem very sinister to me – I couldn’t bear to have one in my garden; I’d have nightmares. Sorry about poor Johnny; I wonder what his fate will be. Cute story.
Thanks Margaret. Yes i do think those little guys are a bit creepy!
Love it! Great photo also!
Wish i could take credit for the picture. I think its wonderful. But the credit goes to one of the Friday Fictioneers.
I love garden gnomes! 🙂 Love your story, too.
Thank you Lily!
And now for a bit of torture… Nice one.
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