After getting better at Modern Warfare 3 and stuffing things into the garage- along with waffles in the mouth- I have decided to think about gnomes. My garage looks more like a cave than anything with its clutter. In which we are going to clean out later.
What do you think about when you hear the word gnome? Little people with a pointy hat right? How about little people with a communist hat. The Red Scare does not play into my story but for a few inferences for the somewhat inept protagonist/antagonist.
He, Tom, is the antagonist also because of future actions in the story. I will not spoil them.
Now back to the point!
Yes, yes, the gnomes live underground. In a graveyard to be exact where the plants grow plentiful.
The main character constantly calls them midgets. Because of this politically correct world I might have to change that word midget. I'm not sure how it matters though.
I just asked my infinitely smart mother about the "M-Word" and I can use it. Tom the protagonist/antagonist/musician can call the gnomes midgets. Why? It fits in with the story. Like the "N-Word" I'm sure as hell not going to mention here; the characters create those words.
Some people are mean. They'll show up in every story everywhere and in every age. It is unavoidable if it works.