This week’s prompt over at http://www.Carrotranch.com was to write a 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction about a gnome and go where the prompt led. This is the pedometer geek’s take on the prompt which is tentatively titled Hero. (I must admit that I am not happy with the title so suggestions are welcomed.)
Instead of a horse, the little bearded man named Harry rode a wildebeest he had recently purchased. He had been granted an audience with the ruling monarch, who raised a sword to each of his shoulders. It was unusual to have an American granted such an honor, but his bravery warranted it. He was armed with only a utensil that sliced through the toughest meat.
The newspaper article said it the best:
Harry, a hairy gnome from Nome riding his new gnu, kneeled, and then was knighted by the king. It was said his weapon was a steak knife.
Nancy Brady, 2018
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