Flash Fiction–Garden Party

GARDEN PARTY

Helen fell to her knees as if struck by a stone. Her harvest scene of scarecrows, cornstalks, and pumpkins was again in ruins. Had the fox returned?
She smiled when she spied her recent acquisition. The jaunty gnome clutched a tiny pipe and grinned back with pumice-colored eyes. At least he was still planted firmly where she had placed him.
Or was he? Since the injury, Helen’s thoughts were often muddled by medication. She looked at her watch. Time for another pill.
She headed toward the house as a delicate wisp of smoke arose, encircling the head of her new friend.

Tricia Pimental
Bayou City Branch

Comments

  1. Loved iT Very, Very clever!

  2. Ariel Smart says

    Wow! Outrageously ingenious!
    Ariel Smart

  3. TOO CUTE.

    GNOMES HEY?
    HAD A NEIGHBOR 30 YRS AGO WITH HUNDREDS OF THEM ALONG HIS WALKWAY.
    HE WAS GERMAN – YA THINK?
    B.W.

  4. cheri warzecha says

    Delightful ‘flash’…. and a great ending!

  5. Linda Newman Woito says

    Creepy…!!!

  6. Wow!! This was an ingenious way to leave your readers wondering if it was said gnome, the conniving fox, or some evil ex!

  7. Love this! There is definitely an October theme here!