Where Did The “Tall People” Go?

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There was a meeting of the gnomes one night. They were talking about the “Tall people.” They hadn’t noticed them around as much, and were wondering what had happened. Usually they were busy hiding from them during the day, as their big feet traipsed through the woods and meadows. None of them wanted to get stomped on. There were some brazen gnomes, who bragged that they weren’t scared of no funny “tall people”and they wouldn’t hide. They would get right in the path of the “tall people” and sadly some of them were never seen again.

“Have they gone away?” one young gnome asked.  “Why haven’t we seen them?”

“They haven’t totally disappeared, for I have seen some of them. Though they are usually alone now or else with just one other person. Haven’t seen groups of them. They were always easier to hide from before,  for you could hear them coming. ” said an older gnome as he stroked his beard.

“I had a real close call last night.” said Hermie,  “I got away from a big foot right in the nick of time. One of the “tall people” were out with their camera taking pictures of the sky.”

Little Jubi spoke up, “Well I almost got stepped on during the day when a “tall person” was out walking their dog. The dog was really big, and I thought for sure I was a goner.

“I am sure they all will be up and out again in a bit. Perhaps they are just taking a break for now.” said one.

They all shrugged their shoulders, for no one really knew what had caused less “tall people” to be out and about.

“I am sure they will be out and about once again in time, we can’t let our guard down. Though I am wondering if they are starting to go a little crazy.” said Kiki

LuLu laughed, “Starting to go crazy….I think they been crazy for awhile!” The others joined in her laughter.

“True! But the other day there was one really “tall person” traipsing through the woods and he was talking to himself. He was saying how he was going to catch a unicorn! Silly guy! Those unicorns are smart, they won’t let themselves be seen by “tall people.” ”

All the others agreed.

“Well we could spend all night discussing the crazy things about the “tall people” and we still wouldn’t figure them out.”

They all agreed and they went back to watching the stars, chatting with the fairies and watching the unicorns dance.

Little Hermie wondered as he watched, what do the “tall people” do to relax? Whatever it was, he didn’t think it could compare to watching his favorite fairy dance. He smiled, as he caught her eye and gave her a wink, underneath the moonlit sky.

23 thoughts on “Where Did The “Tall People” Go?

  1. Silly short people. If they only knew how many unicorns tall people catch.

    I think right now the tall people are being hunted by tiny round balls with red spikes. It’s making us go broke, as nothing is getting done. It would be very nice of the gnomes if they stepped in and started doing our jobs for us.

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  2. The thought has occurred to me that you have a wondrous wealth of short stories inside of you that continue to pop out. That thought leads to the thought that mayhaps these short stories will one day coalesce into a published book. Time, as they say, will tell! Be that as it may, before my musings go too far astray I will comment on this particular witty tale. Gnomes or more specifically the Tomte, which is the Swedish version, have been a part of my life since my earliest childhood days. My Gram was a great lover of them and regaled us with tales about these mythological creatures whose roots were found in Nordic folklore. The Tomte are responsible for the protection and welfare of the farmstead and its buildings, which as the owner of a 200+ acre farm, endeared them to her. She told tales of their mischievous natures as well as their intolerance of farmers that took poor care of the land and animals or even worse were inconsiderate of themselves…woe to the farmer that displeased a Tomte! That led me to a lifelong affection for them and the collecting of them. In fact, one of Benjamin’s earliest gifts from me was a stuffed Tomte from Sweden to keep watch over his room…just in case his Guardian Angel was busy! Yet again, I meander from the point! A Garden Gnome keeps watch over my flowerbeds and my Son has many of them all around his many gardens. He fell in love with Gnomes when he was just about Benjamin’s age after I purchased the book “Gnomes” by author Wil Huygen and illustrator Rien Poortvliet. Yikes, more meandering on my part!! Never fear, my circuitous meanderings have finally culminated and that is this…I LOVE This Story…and Benjamin will too! Also eldest Daughter will too, as she has always loved Unicorns and Gnomes and Fairies!! Thank-YOU!

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    • Alwsys appreciate your kind words Ellen! A book? I may recently have been tossing that idea around in my brain. Like you said, time will.tell! 🙂

      Gnomes are cute aren’t they! I have some that I like to set out, and I enjoyed the background tnat you shared about them. So glad that you and Benjamin and your daughter enjoy them to.
      You are very welcome for the story, wsrms my heart to use my imagination to bring some joy and a smile! 😊


  3. A stunning revelation just came to me a minute ago. Miss JoyRoses, in the eyes of a Gnome, a Fairy or a Tomte…YOU are Tall! WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and so on!

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    • Hi Ron! Thank you so much for your kind words! They warmed my heart and glad to know that in my small way, I can help bring smiles amidst the craziness of this world! Did you see my “A Mama for Anna” stories? Talking about craziness, they got a little crazy, but I think you would enjoy them. Take Care!

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