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You know them winter colds that always seem to visit when you least want them, well one really cost me dear. If I tell you that a goblin asked if I was at home today? Then he said that he has come to sprinkle my home with gold dust. I asked him why, and he said because a rainbow had touched me. But then I sneezed and he just laughed. I asked him why, and he said because my sneeze had blown all the gold dust back into his pouch. Then he left.

But then I laughed, for I am happy living the way I do. Why do I need gold, I have the mountains at my back and the plains at my feet. A loving wife at my side and food in my belly. I have a fridge full of beer and a hook up to keep it cool. What more does a man need. So I called to the wife for a beer. But she’s gone and left with the goblin.



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    1. Thank you Sheena, It was a bit whimsical, I had wanted to use a leprechaun but could not get my brain to spell leprechaun, so a goblin had to stand in for the leprechaun. Such are the joys of writing.

      1. Tell me about it. I’m really bad at spellings. And spellcheck tends to confuse things further since I’m used to the UK English. I have decided simple language is it for me.

        1. Computers have helped make writing stories so much easier for me, but my style of spelling usually foxes the spell checker. But then again it is the most simple of spelling which often fool me.

  1. Funny tale Michael. Even if it doesn’t work out with the goblin, I don’t think the wife will return to the lazy so-and-so. He’ll just have to sit nearer to the fridge.

  2. I enjoyed the characters dialect and his hopefulness despite losing the gold dust. i’d be suspicious of a goblin myself. Happy that the man believed he had everything he needed but the ending is a great twist. Why would the wife run off with a goblin? She must have been bewitched or tired of having to ‘serve’ her husband when he is perfectly capable of getting up to get his own beer. Good one Michael!

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