Mythical Drabbles: ‘Sibling Rivalry’ by Kevin Hopson

Today’s drabble is by new contributor, Kevin Hopson. Kevin has 3 drabbles each in Mythical Creatures of Asia and the upcoming Mythical Beings of Asia (links below story). Enjoy!

Sibling Rivalry

Kevin Hopson

“Go to sleep, or the Gurumapa will come for you,” Keshab said.

Mukta gawked at his older brother. “Don’t speak his name. Just saying it will make him come.”

“Only if a parent beckons,” Keshab said.

Mukta watched as Keshab’s eyes widened. He was staring out the bedroom window, and Mukta turned to look. The trees parted and a giant creature emerged from the forest.

“He’s coming!” Mukta said.

Mukta sat frozen on his bed, the creature stopping outside the window.

“Please don’t take me,” Mukta pleaded.

“I haven’t come for you,” the Gurumapa said. “I’ve come for your brother.” 

Kevin Hopson has dabbled in many genres over the years, but crime fiction and fantasy are his true loves. His novelette, Pursuing the Dead, was a 2019 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards winner. And if you’re a fan of light fantasy, check out The Emperor’s Guard series. You can learn more about Kevin by visiting his website at

Mythical Creatures of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.3.)


Mythical Beings of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.4.)

Read more Mythical Drabbles here

Featured Photo by Dmitry Ratushny on Unsplash

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