Weekend Writing Prompt — No More Gnomes

“That’s it!” Clyde said as he walked into the house and slammed the front door shut. “I’m calling a moratorium on garden gnomes. I heard our neighbors saying that our yard looks kitsch.”

“But our gnomes are adorable, Clyde,” Margaret protested.

“I’m putting my foot down now, Margaret,” Clyde said. “No more gnomes. They’re an embarrassment.”

“Fine,” Margaret said. “No more garden gnomes. Let’s go instead with pink flamingos.”

(69 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “kitsch” in exactly 69 words. Also for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (moratorium).

8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — No More Gnomes

  1. JT Twissel February 27, 2021 / 1:32 pm

    I once lived in a neighborhood where it became quite common to have a family of ceramic ducks out on your front yard and you would dress them up for the holidays!

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong February 27, 2021 / 5:28 pm

    Let’s do both! And add a few memorials to previously loved dogs, guinea pigs et al and grow some really ugly weeds so the butterflies can eat. Oh, wait. Then you have our garden. Minus the gnomes.

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  3. leigha66 March 3, 2021 / 3:33 pm

    My great grandma had some great garden decoration … no gnomes that I remember though. I just loved her bird bath with stones in it, it was beautiful.

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