The Kitchen Imps and Other Dark Tales by A L Butcher

Naughty imps, missing socks, cunning thieves and baffled gods feature in this collection of short fantasy fiction.

The kitchen imps and other dark tales

Six tales of family-friendly fantasy fiction.

Naughty imps, missing socks, cunning thieves and baffled gods feature in this collection of short fantasy fiction. Winner of the 2018 best fantasy on NN Light Book Heaven.

Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Short Stories

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

Language: English

Keywords: #Fantasy #Shortstories #Family-Friendly

Word Count: 8048

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Winner of the 2018 Fantasy for NN Light Book Heaven

Sample text:

Size is no indication of malevolence and such concentrated mischief was rarely found in any other creature, be it fairy, pixie, gnome or the more mundane critters which went about their business largely ignored by human beings. Gleego squeaked to one of his companions and together they dragged the strangely-shaped item to the edge of the work surface where a third of their kind waited. With a heave the object fell, clattering and clanging onto the floor. The creatures bounced and bounded down, the second part of the plan still to conduct.

“Now what?” tiny Knot asked, picking his little nose and licking what he found.

“Don’t you ever pay attention to anything?” Gleego asked his friend. “Just do what I do, and don’t ask stupid questions!”

Dragging, tugging, and pulling, they moved the object and, small as they were, managed to get the item settled nicely beneath the enormous White Box. Tilting his pointy-eared head to one side, Gleego contemplated and considered, then nodded, and together he and Knot guffawed, squeaked in delight and danced with joy.

At a whistle from one-eyed Bunter, more of their kind appeared, small impy faces showing from behind dishes, beneath cupboards and above the coats hung higgledy-piggledy from the rack by the door. The first imp climbed upon the shoulders of the second, and then another climbed, followed by another. Next, Bunter nodded to Piper, the Holder of the Sacred Rope. She spun her tiny lariat in the air above her head and then tossed it around the large handle of the refrigerator door. The other imps let out with a high-pitched chorus of victory as they jumped from shoulder and back to clutch and pull at the dangling rope.

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Already translated. Translated by Jamelia Khacham
Already translated. Translated by Julia Tarach
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Great translation and communication from Julia
Already translated. Translated by Roberto Lollobattista
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Nice translation and great communication from the translator
Already translated. Translated by Kazue Kasai
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Already translated. Translated by Eirik Zahl
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Great to work with
Already translated. Translated by Aline Herold
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Aline worked quickly and to a good standard
Already translated. Translated by Carlos Cano

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