Mythical Drabbles: ‘The Little People in our Spirit House’ by DJ Elton

DJ Elton is back with a drabble from Mythical Beings in Asia. Enjoy!

The Little People in our Spirit House

DJ Elton

When I was small my mother knew someone stole her sweet rice biscuits. They would vanish and we would see the two working elephants eating them. But how could the elephants steal the biscuits from a tin in the kitchen?

The mren kongveal, or pixies, would whisper to me at night.

“Take care of your elephants, pure heart.”

“We are feeding them biscuits.”

“What do you want me to do?” I asked.

“Put two biscuits outside our house every day,” they said.

My uncle convinced my mother to leave food for the magical people. Our elephants grew healthy and wise.

DJ Elton is an author from the Melbourne’s west side who writes micro-fiction and short stories. She’s had work published with Black Hare Press, Aussie Speculative Fiction, Eleanor Merry Publishing and Little Quail Press, as well as self-publishing a novella, The Merlin Girl. She is fascinated and horrified by the potential of robots, and loves writing medieval fantasy. She also writes poetry and is working on a very long poem about a girl who rides lions. When not pushing a pen, staring at a screen or being social, she likes to ride her bike, read crime novels and collect paper.

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Insignia Drabbles series

Work Published with INSIGNIA STORIES:

 Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.2.)

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

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

Other posts on this blog:

Mythical Drabbles: ‘The Nagini and the Gold Coin’ by DJ Elton

Featured Photo by Adam Bartoszewicz on Unsplash

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