A Day in the Life of a Gnome


Moses Alba
Mrs. Foreman English IV
Thursday, January 30, 1997

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.

Category: English