This short read pits Leroy, a misunderstood "brownie," against Doug, the owner of Leroy's dwelling. It's difficult to say too much without giving away the surprises and endearing moments of this read. It offers a very fast glimpse into the life of the "wee folk" and tickles the imagine to ponder what you would do if you found one living in your home.
Although it is a self-proclaimed short tale, I was left wanting more. I didn't want Leroy's antics, nor his "friendship" with Doug to end. And with some unanswered questions lingering, I feel as though I've been teased without the promise of fulfillment. I hope Annino will write future stories including Leroy and the characters from this short story. I see even a full-length novel (heck, a whole series) in the brownie's future!
Tip: This short does include several swear/curse words. They're appropriate for the tone of the characters and do not detract from the story, but felt it important to mention for prospective readers who may not be aware the words are present.