A Day in the Life of a Gnome

Essay by Moses AlbaHigh School, 12th gradeA+, January 1997

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Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who lived

the far off land of Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge underground

lair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is by

swimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking on

a large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchy

gnome named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean,

and listen for the knock of incoming visitors. To assist Stubby in

guarding the clam, he had a pet snark. A snark is an animal or pet

that can be used as a watchdog.

One day Knob went to visit his grandmother in the land of

Gnollie which is about a guzillion centimeters away from

Gnomania. On his way to his grandmother's house he ran across a

garden. Upon stumbling on the garden, he decided to be

thoughtful and pick some tulips for his grandmother.

Tulips were

her favorite snack.

While approaching his grandmother's house, he found

something to be very strange. His grandmother was hovering on an

hummingbird, while picking apples from her tall twenty-foot

appletree. After contemplating on this strange doing, he decided

not to let it bother him. After seeing Knob approach her house,

Knob's grandmother whistled for the hummingbird to bring her

down so she could greet him. She greeted him with a loud burp

which was a common courtesy among Gnomanians. After greeting

him she also sprinkled him with some of her fairy dust. She

handily carried it around in her turban. She naturally invited him

in for dinner where they ate lots of mosquitoes. After dinner, they

watched a cheap imitation of television. They used a big box to

put different animals in and called it the Discovery channel.

By the end of the day Knob was getting a little weary, so he

decided to return home.

When he returned form Gnollie his pet snark was there to

welocme him home. He welcomed his snark back by feeding it

fisheyes or to us humans dog biscuits. After the short snack, Knob

and his snark went back to his teepee where they hibernated until

the next morning.

The next day Knob met up with his friend Door. Door was a

runaway gnome who lived on the streets of Gnomania. They met

one day by accident. Since Door lived on the streets, he had to

steal food to survive. One day when Door was running away from

a gardener he ran full speed into Knob. They both fell straight on

their backs. As Knob came to his senses he realized what was

going on. Being the compassionate and helpful gnome that he was,

he decided to help this stranger who was in great need. He hid

Door in an alley to where the gardener could not find him. Door,

realizing the great deed that had been done, from then on vowed to

help Knob in any predicament that he might be in. Ever since that

day Knob and Door have become very close friends.

After meeting at his teepee Door and Knob went to the town

festival. At the festival they saw many entertaining attractions.

One of which was a 9 foot sasquatch. Other attractions were an

actual television, a real life dog, and a basketball. The main

attraction was a real life human whom they had kept in captivity

for three months.

After a fun-filled day at the festival Knob and Door decided

to go home. Only Door did not have a home. His home was the

streets. Realizing this, Knob contemplated on letting Door live

with him in his teepee. Finally, after many hours of deep thought

and concernment he decided to ask Door to live with him. Door,

surprised by the offer, joyfully accepted it. And they lived happily

ever after.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this imaginative and creative short

story because I have really enjoyed writing it. Just another day in

the life of a gnome.