Bastet’s Power Short Prompt! Genre: Fairy Tale (or Fantasy)…and it’s not necessary to write it for children.
The gnome lived in an old olive tree. He’d watched as over the years the land had been changed. The dryads, fairies and pixies had all taken to the mountains long ago. No place for them to live now.
It looked like he too would move. Men had built their houses and building all around him. Recently, the fields that he used to hunt in, had become a parking-lot. The river was still near, but no cover to hide in as he ventured forth to fish.
His tree had been saved, but not his home.
The last of the old Magic was leaving the land.