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    The garden gnome who wanted to have readers...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Basile de la Biffure, Jul 10, 2010.

    Today is a rainy day and the garden gnome is running like hell because he has forgotten his umbrella.
    Why has he forgotten his umbrella? He had a date with the witch who lives where the evil dwells.
    In this area, yesterday is like today and today is like tomorrow.
    In this area, each day is like Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the same time.
    In this area, it is sunny, cloudy, and rainy.
    But, you have to know that most of the time the witch is wearing iron sunglasses because the sun strikes hard where she lives.
    So, the garden gnome was running like hell and not like a garden gnome, because he had a date with the pretty witch who lives where the evil dwells. He had not seen that the rain began to fall: he was in love with the witch! He loved the way she spoke, the way she was boiling frogs in her beautiful cauldron...
    An umbrella?
    He could not care less...!
    But the most important thing was that the pretty witch told him that there were people somewhere in the world that had the guts to read and review what he wrote.
    Was it true...?
    You can believe everything when you are in love with a pretty witch.
    So, the garden gnome was imagining what he would say to those courageous people:"Hello... I am a garden gnome... I can't help myself writing stupid stories and I want you to read them! It would be so great...! I know that I come from a scary land and that i am pretty annoying, but take a look at what I wrote...! After that, you will surely excuse my French!"
    Suddenly, the garden gnome was right in front of the pretty witch...
     
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    Bonjour Basile, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

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    I apologize for this short story and I say: "Hello!"
    I am a 30 years-old man From France who wanted to write stories because there wasn't enough room in his brain to keep his characters and his ideas.
    Thanks in advance for your advices.
     
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    Interesting intro!
    Welcome to the boards!

    - Andy
     
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