Today's post however deals with the imaginary fantastic creatures that fill books all over the world. Fantasy covers such a broad range of types that it is impossible to nail it down to just one genre. It simply doesn't fit into one â€œthingâ€ that easily. From â€œLord of the Ringsâ€ to â€œCinderellaâ€ to â€œThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbelieverâ€ by Stephen R Donaldson; the fantastic just keeps coming.
SO...let's fit an elf into our lives, or if you prefer a Gnome or Faery. Maybe a Giant is in you just bursting at the seams to get out of your head and into a work. Just be sure and post it with GWWE in the title and Fantasy as a tag; post it by Wednesday May 18th.
One Too Many
I blew up my neighbourâ€™s backyard yesterday.
I used a nice chuck of C4 explosive my friend Larry acquired for me fromÂ a construction site he workedÂ last week.Â I know such an action might seem extreme, but those freaking elves had to be stopped.
It started innocently, just odd lights in my neighbour Bobâ€™s yard at night.Â Curiosity got the better of me, and since Bob was vacationing in Florida, I took a look-see.Â A weird portal and dancing elves were the last things I expected.
Maybe I should have run, got the police, but they offered me some strange beer and said they wanted to hang out.Â I invited them back to my place and fired up the grill.Â We crankedÂ the tunes and let the freaky beer flow.Â
I woke up a week later, with no memory of what happened, two new tattoos and a nose ring.Â And it got worse.Â My new friends, the elves, trashed my house.Â All the furniture ended broken, my stereo was miraculously suspended upside down from the ceiling, somehow half the kitchen floor went missing, and I found a rose garden blooming in the bathtub.Â
The elves seemed puzzled when I got angry, called me a buzz kill and went home, back through their portal.Â Â Now I might have written everything off there, except they promised to come back, with more of their friends.Â
Thatâ€™s when I called Larry.Â
So, you see, I blew up their portal for the good of humanity.Â Thereâ€™s no way we could survive those party elves.