Garden Gnomes Are Everywhere

Photo by: @any1mark66

Gerrold’s Gnome Emporium rested beside the highway in Southwestern Montana. The remote location was beautiful, but business was slow. Gerrold wanted to increase sales. He started importing exotic sculptures from everywhere.

Susan loved the Emporium. She skipped her way through it like a child. Ben followed along behind, bored, but happy that his girlfriend was happy.

She stopped beside an alien gnome. “Ooh! I love this one!”

“An alien gnome?” winced Ben.

“It’s a Grey,” said Gerrold, joining the pair.

“Oh right,” exclaimed Susan. “From the fiction novel by Whitley Strieber.”

“It’s not fiction,” said Gerrold.

Ben leaned into Susan’s ear to whisper, “Cuckoo!”

Ben said to Gerrold, “You realize your Grey is…green, right?”

“Hey I didn’t make it. That’s the way Grey Garden Gnomes are painted.”

Ben whispered again, “Looney!”

By now, Susan had had enough. The couple left a few minutes later.

Gerrold sighed and watched them go. “You said these would sell!”

The three-foot tall, gray-colored Grey beside him said, “I don’t get it. They sell like hotcakes on Tarakis V!”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/fffaw-challenge-week-of-june-27-2017/

Author’s Notes:

Communion the book: “Communion: A True Story is a book by American ufologist and horror author Whitley Strieber that was first published in February 1987. The book is based on the claims of Whitley Strieber, who experiences “lost time” and terrifying flashbacks, which hypnosis undertaken by Budd Hopkins later links to an alleged encounter with aliens.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communion_(book)

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to Garden Gnomes Are Everywhere

  1. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  2. Hahahahaha! Strange that they didn’t even notice the little 3′ Grey standing beside Gerold! LOL! Susan and Ben missed their chance to purchase something from another world! Great story!

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  3. List of X says:

    Knowing you, I was expecting some gruesome death befalling Ben. 🙂

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  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    May be the grey appears green to us. 🙂

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    That’s the problem with listening to marketing advice from aliens, I guess. And I almost spit up my coffee at the line about the “Grays’ being green — I thought the same thing!

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  6. Well, you did it, again. I really enjoy the way you think and write. Good job with this!
    Vacation
    Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~

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  7. James says:

    Kidnapped by aliens. Reminds me of Russell Casse (played by Randy Quaid) in the 1996 film “Independence Day”.

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Maybe Gerrold should consider painting the Grey’s …gray! He would have a real gray, Grey! Who knows…he could sell more than he could keep in stock! Let the customer associate the gray with the Grey. If they do not know the history behind it…it won’t matter, as long as it sells and makes the customer happy. It will also make Gerrold happy to have the need of ordering more Greys to sell.

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  9. L.E.R.T says:

    That was funny. It’s like Elvis himself coming third in an impersonation contest. The poor aliens underestimated us Earthlings

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