A Day in the Life of a Gnome


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

A Day in the Life of a Gnome

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.

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