The Incident of the Imp

A homeowner is haunted and harassed by sightings of a demonic little creature.

On this page, you’ll find the podcast episode trailer and the full episode.
And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

[Video description: 50 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. Foreground, bottom half, a shadowy figure is seen from the back, lit with bright headlights from an oncoming car in the background. The figure is humanoid, but has horns and a tail. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card over the image displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Horror” The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title at center. The title fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “The creature watched me. Then it opened its mouth again and uttered sounds I recognized, ‘C’mow. C’m d’moy. C’m d’moy. Ssssoooo. C’mow. C’mow.’ The creature took a step forward and repeated the sounds. I stepped back, and with some small relief saw that Flynn stepped back as well. The creature repeated the sounds again, and I suddenly realized, with fresh horror, that it was trying to say what I had said. It was trying replicate my speech.” Text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as the text box appears.]

The Incident of the Imp Storyfeather


A kid…in a costume. It had to be.

Still, it was frightening. To think I almost hit the poor little guy.

Maybe it was a good thing that the costume was so good, so convincing. The sickly yellow glow-in-the-dark contacts. The pro-quality fang fixtures. That tail that almost looked as if it were whipping back and forth on its own. I thought it was some animal I’d almost hit. That would have been bad enough. If I’d known it was a kid, I might have panicked and lost control of the car. Maybe I would have hit him.

Story: “The Incident of the Imp” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Incident of the Imp” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel

Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Investigation day”
“The attic”
“Once upon a time”
“The myst”

Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Mystical House”
“Story at Night (Short Loop 1)”
“Scary Theme (All in One)”
“Story at Night (Short Loop 2)”

Lee Rosevere
“What’s Behind the Door”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Nicholas Jeudy and Andrew Sitkov is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
Find more music by Lee Rosevere at and
Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy and Andrew Sitkov at
Find more stories by Nila at


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Genre: Horror, Mystery

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For more podcast episodes, visit the Storyfeather Podcast page.

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