When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. Franz Kafka’s this opening sentence from his The Metamorphosis is considered an interesting opening sentence in western literature. This world famous novella has been translated into many other major languages of the world and also adapted into many short films. Kayapalat, a Nepali version of the novella, was translated by Ram Chandra Khatri, who has also translated some selected short stories by well-known Nepali writers. By the use of magic realism, Kafka presents dream-like situations as if they are real.