Miniature white gnomes have been spotted all over the city for half a year now, and their number only appears to grow. Their presence seems permanent, and there is no apparent end to them.
It all started on February 5th, when well-known artist Mile Godnia was heading for the grocery store to buy some milk and dog biscuits for her pets, and spotted a small white gnome sitting on a rooftop. She thought her eyes were playing tricks on her, but she saw it again on the way back.
"It was the strangest thing you'd ever seen," Godnia told the press. "It didn't do anything, and it just turned its head when it noticed me. Then it was there again several minutes later, in exactly the same place."
Discussion with her neighbors revealed that other people had seen the gnome as well. It had turned up all over the rooftops, in ten different places. In fact, there appeared to be ten different gnomes.
"It's the darndest thing," businessman Matthew Mothball commented. "They don't do anything but loaf there, but they're driving me nuts! It's ruining my concentration just thinking about them!"
"We'd like to classify them as pests," city official Myrtle Auggh explained, "but they don't do anything. All they do is sit around. They don't spread disease, they don't steal anything, they don't even make noise. They don't fit the definition of a pest, end of story."
Whether or not the gnomes will ever go away, or whether their behavior will become any peskier, both remain to be seen.
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