One wants to wander away from the world’s some-wheres..
....................into our own nowhere.”

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Now and Then a Gnome

Gnomewhere is just where Gretta wanted to be. She had been up since the crack of dawn down the pebbly path through Gnomewhere. She had her morning cup of tea under a huge dandelion with Hannah from Gnomeland. She had just moved to Gnomewhere and she was setting up her home. The news had spread throughout Gnomewhere that Hannah was engaged! But nobody knew to whom! Now and then Gretta looked up and always saw a gnome. They seemed to be swinging in the treetops, behind the barns, riding on squirrels.
Gretta stopped by at the wee little mailbox that said "Nipkins Gnome Home." The little home was tucked back tight in the ferns. She saw the little red cap and waved. Nipkin grabbed his arrow and was about to draw it to his shoulder. Gretta gasped...no! I'm your new mail lady Gretta the hedgehog! She quickly grabbed the letter and package out of Nipkins mailbox as Nipkin set his bow and arrow down. He thanked her and gave her a mint leaf to chew on as she continued on....and on...

Gretta waved her paw at the three little gnome children playing on the piece of driftwood. Not a care to be found in the world. She thought of dear little Bebe her long time friend and knew Bebe would love these wee gnome children. It was such a treat to see them at play. A thought crossed Gretta's mind...perhaps she could take one to Nowhere with her?

Terrible idea said a voice from beyond. Brothers Grim and and Slim Jim told Gretta flat out....YOU better not or you'll be booted back to Gothere!
The sun was setting and Gretta knew her time in Gnomewhere was good medicine for the soul. She hunkered down and took a little snooze as two rats with hats passed by.




5 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Our dear Gretta has traveled far. Gnomewhere looks like a very friendly place to be in deed! I am sure Bebe would love to join her and meet all these gentle Gnome friends. I will have her check her mailbox for the note.

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Gretta,

I am stuck in this warp called WORK....and I am spinning round and round and I would love to take a break to visit with you dearest....I will have to come back when I can find the portal to take a long enough break...back in a few dear little spikey one!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Gretta dear.....what a calm place. Can I bring Tea Rat and Rattus over with a good picnic lunch to have with you in this new place filled with Gnomes? (can you imagine the trouble you three could get into?)

The music sounds as if it were suggesting something lurking around the corner...what is it dear Gretta?

Jacqueline said...

No lurking here...I didn't change the music...eeekkkk...my goodness, gracious...Gretta is always in a prickle.