The Gnome, The Farmboy, and The Rose by Phaedra Weldon
Approx. 5,970 words.
Published on May 16, 2013 by
Farmboy Jed is in deep trouble with the Fairy Mafia. He's in debt and his time's up. Seconds before the Mafia's retrievers carry out their sworn duty to banish the farmboy into the Haunted Forest, a yard gnome offers Jed a deal; he knows where the scrawny human can get his hands on a butt-load of gold.
Rescue a Princess!