Jeff the gnome was bored. For all the five years of his life, he had never moved a single ceramic ligament, there he sat fishing in the pond of Colonel Noodle's garden in the countryside. Until one freezing, frosty morning, while the pond was frozen, Jeff lay there, little did he know a garden pixie was sneaking up behind him. 'Boo!' she cried. No reply. She sat and wondered then decided Jeff deserved to be alive. Fizz! Bang! Pop! Pixie dust sprayed everywhere. Jeff was stunned and no longer immobilised. 'I live!' screamed Jeff, and left the garden forever. 'Goodbye!'
by Magnus Gothard-Olver (11)
Rhu Primary School, Helensburgh
Competition - Once Upon A Time
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