Title: Gnome Wars: A short tale
Author: Barbra Annino
Genre: Fantasy/Short story
The Blurb: This is a story for grown-ups. It’s a madcap romp through pseudo-reality for those who understand the nasty ways of those creepy little dudes in the pointy hats. When Doug Baker moved into a new apartment, the last thing he expected to inherit was a gnome with a nasty temper claiming squatter’s rights. Doug has tried everything to get rid of the gnome but the little bugger refuses to leave. Now it’s war. And Doug is just about at the end of his rope until he meets Trina, a kooky chick who claims to have the answer to all his problems. Have you hugged your gnome today?
My Thoughts: From the author of the Stacy Justice series comes this 20 page short story; and be warned it is NOT a children’s tale. It is hard to review a short story but suffice to say author Barbra Annino manages to pack a lot into 5,000 words. there is slapstick comedy as Leroy and Doug try to outwit each other; then there is pathos when you discover why Leroy is being a little monster; and then there is the twist at the end.
Rating: C – Above average. Was very readable and enjoyable.
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