It's a long way, Gnome.

It's a long way, Gnome.

A Story by Jon Roggie

Nudge to the head.

Ignore it.
Second doesn't leave a question.

I will give you an image you never want to see upon awakening.

A tortoise giving you a stare.

A close one.
Have you ever noticed the beak on a tortoise?
  Not sure if you call it that,
   but it freezes the blood,
     and every time I open my eyes....


He is still there.
  What did I do to deserve this?
   It wasn't even me,
     or another gnome,
      but they always hound us.


 they start kidnapping us.
   I never wanted to go to the Amazon.
     It took me three years...


Take a breath,
  and a few more.
Ready to plead my case.

Rustle in the overgrowth.

"Follow me.
  You are in need of a Strawberry."

How does a moving rock share such a wicked touch of amusement?

© 2020 Jon Roggie

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I will forever picture the tortoise gnome nemesis number one.
I suppose waking up with a small dinosaur staring through you could be seen as ever so slightly distressing. I know it'd put me off my corn flakes.
Did they send you postcards when they got taken?
I'll keep an eye out for it on my travels Jon 😀

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Jon Roggie

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Jon Roggie
Jon Roggie

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