“These beasties are almost always malevolent, and their nastiness ranges from making milk go sour to abducting wandering children. It’s your civic duty to do away with it. Yes, I know, not pleasant, but you can’t very well let it roam free to prey on anyone not sensible enough to hang a horseshoe on their door. Best way to kill it is to sprinkle it with salt. Failing that though, a big rock ought to do. Chin up. You’re doing your good deed for the day.”
A hypertext piece written to accompany my story “Blue” in the anthology Fable. Follow the links to identify any tiny magical creature you might have to hand. Read online here.