The Feast of Paravirneo

Published: April 16, 2021, 6:01 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 28 seconds

The king opened his eyes and found himself seated at the long table in the castle’s dining hall. As he watched, platters and tureens began to appear, filled with steaming and fragrant food. Favorite dishes materialized before the chair in which would sit the one who favored them. A large bowl of fruit appeared before the seat that the queen’s favorite friend would occupy. Stews appeared at the far end of the table, where the king’s scholars sat. A tower of sweet rolls appeared in the middle of the table, where the young knights would be seated.   A king sits down to a feast only to feel that something is wrong, that he is alone though the table is full of feasters. Is it a dream? A nightmare? Or something worse… Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy Tags: curse, dragon, feast, hound, King, mage, queen, scholar, warlock   CREDITS Story: “The Feast of Paravirneo” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “The Feast Begins” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro) Music by Andy Ray* “Medieval Theme 3 (Looped)” Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Exploration_Mystery (loop)” “Locations_Medieval Tavern Song” “Steel Enemy (looped)” “Exploration_Forest Of Magic” “Cue_Nature” “Battle_2_Evil (loop)” “Cue_Nature 2” “Locations_Court Song”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Andy Ray and unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket Risset Drum effect generated in Audacity (audacityteam.org) Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Andy Ray and the unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Forsaken Deep

Published: April 9, 2021, 6:30 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 6 seconds

We have conquered deep space, they said. There is nothing at the bottom of our own seas that could be of any worth, they said. But there are always voices of dissent. And there is always something of worth in the places that are beyond our sight, beyond our reach. It just depends on your definition of what is worth it.   Humanity has conquered the stars but has yet to solve the mysteries of the sea. Genre: Science Fiction   Tags: Forsaken Deep, Forsaken Four, pelagonaut, Pontus Deep, Project Forsaken, Project Pontus, Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench   CREDITSStory: “Forsaken Deep” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Pelagonaut” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “Non-stop to Insideoutworld” “Through the gravitational field” “Smooth jacket” “Keith in 1987” Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” Music by Andy Ray “Peace in My World (looped)” Music by Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy)* “The encounter” Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Among the Stars” “Space Discoveries (looped)” “Unknown Terrain (looped)”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by TRG Banks licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Andy Ray, Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy), and unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Andy Ray, Dark Fantasy Studio, and the unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Professor Gadston

Published: April 2, 2021, 6:30 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 5 seconds

Spencer frowned at the professor’s curious claim, and glanced at their two guides. Their guides were men of the jungle, courageous and calm, but among the youngest and least experienced of their people. They would be treated as heroes if they returned from the expedition. But they had not been expected to return. From several yards away, they eyed the golden-bronze idol with as much caution and suspicion as Professor Gadston did.   Professor Gadston embarks on one last expedition before he retires, an expedition from which he does not expect to return. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITSStory: “Professor Gadston” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “The Jungle Idol” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro) Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” Music by Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy)* “The village (seamless)” “No mountain high” Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Exploration_Mystical Place (loop 1)” “Song_VisitingHerForest” “Exploration_Mystery (loop)” “Unknown Terrain” “Atmosphere_PersecutionDanger_Loop” “Cue_Nature 2” “Ice and  Fire (peaceful part – looped)”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Komiku licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy) and unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Dark Fantasy Studio and the various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Purple Dust Mine

Published: March 26, 2021, 6:30 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 58 seconds

He lifted the dog, her tongue lolling in the mild heat of the summer evening, and placed her on the truck bed.   Nico peered at her. “If I left you at home, you’d escape and come after me, and get hit by traffic or something. This way at least, if things don’t go as planned, Dad will find you in the morning. Maybe…the others too.” He rubbed her head, tousled her ears, and bent down to kiss her head.   A small mining crew is tasked with finding something atypical in the abandoned gold mine, but something atypical finds them instead. Genre: Horror, Science Fiction   Tags: Birch, creature, Don, Freddy, Joe, John, Miguel, mine, miner, Nico, Orson, Pierre, purple dirt, purple roots, Ruby, shadow   CREDITS Story: “The Purple Dust Mine” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “The Whole Mining Crew” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by ROZKOL “To the Water’s Edge” “The End Comes for Us All”   Music by Rafael Archangel “Smoke” “So Cold” “Deep Dive” “Thinking”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Decompress” “Start the Day” “Heat Haze”   Music by Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy)* “Trust Me” “Pitch black” “After dark”   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Atmosphere_BadSensation_Loop” “Song_Mistery” “Atmosphere_DoomTexture”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Nicholas Jeudy & Dark Fantasy Studio is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Rafael Archangel, Lee Rosevere, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy and the unnamed artist(s) at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Summoner of Clowns

Published: March 19, 2021, 6:30 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 17 seconds

Joanie loved her gramps, but she most certainly did not love clowns. Still, as she sat against the wall of the playroom that her grandfather had made for her, she held onto the little clown doll with the dark fuzzy hair at the sides of his head, the tiny purple hat on his bald head, the blue shirt, and the red pants, and the ever-smiling face. She waited for him to answer her questions.   Growing up, Joanie learns a lot from her grandfather, about their family’s eerie history with sadness, laughter…and clowns. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology Tags: clown, Gramps, Joanie, Persimmon, white shadow   CREDITS Story: “Summoner of Clowns” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Summoner of Clowns” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “Keith in 1987” “Insideoutworld”   Music by Andy Ray* “Casual Theme #1” “Story at Night (Looped)” “Scary Theme #5 (Version 2)” “Evil is Near (Looped)” “Casual Theme #4” “Peace in My World (final theme)”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Andy Ray is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Andy Ray at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Fortunate Little Leaf

Published: March 12, 2021, 7:30 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 27 seconds

Once upon a time, a town that sat nestled near the foot of a mountain, surrounded by forest evergreen, ran out of food and fuel in the midst of a deadly winter. They were not poor, the people of this town. They were not foolish with their provisions. The winter had just lasted far longer than any in the realm had expected. Every season of that year was winter. Many perished.   Shadowy spirits called the umbra hold back winter and famine from the town, but they did so at the cost of the town’s soul. Now, one little girl must face the umbra. Genre: Fairy Tale, Horror Tags: Anise, Cane, ghost, grandmother, spirit, umbra   CREDITS Story: “The Fortunate Little Leaf” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Umbra” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “Packed lunch”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” “Curiousity” “Under Suspicion” “Chillin’ in the Forest”   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Exploration_Forest of Magic” “Cue_Nature” “Locations_Village (loop)” “Cue_Nature 2” “Journey into Fog (looped)” “Atmosphere_PersecutionDanger_Loop”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by the…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Riddle of Hyperion

Published: March 5, 2021, 7:30 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 33 seconds

An ancient people with great potential built a glorious thing before they succumbed to corruption, fell into ruin, and vanished from the world.   One person may have stumbled upon the forgotten creation of an ancient people who erased their very existence from all records. Genre: Mystery, Horror Tags: giant, glorious thing, Hyperion, worm   CREDITSStory: “The Riddle of Hyperion” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Hyperion Found” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” Music by Andy Ray* “Freedom” Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Exploration_Technologic Place (loop)” “Exploration_Cave (loop)” “Exploration_Dark (loop)”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Andy Ray and the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Andy Ray and…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Stromascope

Published: Feb. 26, 2021, 7:30 a.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 48 seconds

In the suddenly dimmed room full of seated strangers, I heard subdued coughs, the click of a heel, the crack of a knuckle, and the hushed hiss of fabric shifting against fabric or against the hard plastic chairs. The room brightened from the front, where the image slowly appeared and came into focus, radiant white and familiar. Gasps and murmurs rippled through the room as eyes adjusted to the monotone image and grasped the subtle sight of the unexpected.   They meant to “build a better x-ray machine,” but their stromascope can see beyond flesh and bone. Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction Tags: backbone, Diane, medical imaging, narumplexus, spine, stromascope, Wu   CREDITS Story: “Stromascope” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Stromascope” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Decompress” “Universe Calling” “Not Alone” “Thoughtful” “Night Caves” “Under Suspicion” “Cosmic Drifting”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Mirror of Displacement

Published: Feb. 19, 2021, 8:02 p.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 49 seconds

Perhaps centuries from now, medicine will be able to restore what was lost from injuries such as his. But now, I must turn to practices arcane. Clara sighed as she watched the ink dry. She sat in the dim basement of the home she shared with her husband, who was working in his office upstairs. It was a chilly autumn day. Yet the basement was temperate. She dipped her quill into the well and continued.   With arcane knowledge, a woman builds and tests a device that she hopes will heal her husband’s maimed legs. Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery Tags: basement, Clara, cricket, displacement, frog, Henry, mirror   CREDITSStory: “The Mirror of Displacement” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Displacement” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro) Music by Komiku “Dreaming of you” “When you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” “Time” “Tension” Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Thoughful” “It’s A Mystery” “Waves of Sleep” “Betrayal” Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Song_PainfulMemories_Loop” “Medieval Track #1 (looped)” “Atmosphere_Frozen”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Giant's Overlook

Published: Feb. 12, 2021, 7:30 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 26 seconds

The two cozied up on the bench seat of the red convertible, parked on a bluff that overlooked the glittering city below. “Thanks for letting me drive her,” Raul said. “Him.” “What?” Maya grinned and reached out to pat the dashboard. “My baby’s a boy.”   Maya’s boyfriend shares the origin of the mysterious monument that sits upon his secret spot. Genre: Mystery Tags: Maya, Mike Riley, monument stone, pale giant, Prospero, Raul, red convertible   CREDITS Story: “Giant’s Overlook” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “El Barco Rojo” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Komiku “Dreaming of you” “Tension” Music by Lee Rosevere “Quizitive” “Curiousity” “Thoughtful” “It’s A Mystery” “Betrayal” Music by Rafael Archangel “So Cold” “Deep Dive”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku and Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Amphora Incarnate

Published: Feb. 5, 2021, 4:54 a.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 12 seconds

There are people in this world worth saving. Zoe repeated the mantra to herself as she gingerly pulled the sheet away from the skin of her back. Her back was aching, itching, burning, roiling, and writhing. There are people in this world worth saving, she thought to herself again. There are people in this world worth saving.   Zoe is a living amphora, a human vessel for knowledge or power that should be unknowable to her… Genre: Fantasy, Mythology Tags: amphora, lion, serpent, Sophia, tattoo, vessel, Zoe   CREDITS: Story: “Amphora Incarnate” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Living Amphora” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” “Under Suspicion” “Making A Change” “Decompress” “Universe Calling” “It’s A Mystery” “Baldachin” “I Bet You Wonder Why”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Prisoners of Spiral

Published: Jan. 30, 2021, 3:09 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 38 seconds

The first sound that either one of them heard as they woke was the scraping of a chain on the stone floor. After a few heartbeats of stunned silence, they both remembered what had happened to bring them there. They both looked at each other. The erpon spoke first, believing that the human child would need some comfort. He asked the boy’s name, and the boy answered, “Cor.” “Demetrius,” the erpon soldier said, placing a hand upon his chest.   A human boy and an erpon soldier are imprisoned by a wizard and made to play a game to win their freedom. Genre: Fantasy   Tags: Cor, Demetrius, erpon, forest, skriddir, Spiral, wizard, puzzle, game   CREDITS:Story: “Prisoners of Spiral” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Prisoners of Spiral” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus”                                Music by Andy Ray “Medieval Theme 5 (Looped)” “Last Moments of Peace” “Hidden Fear (Short Loop)” “Medieval Theme 3 (Looped)”   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Secrets of Kingdom” “Cue_Solitude” “Exploration_Forest Of Magic” “Magic Within” “A&C; Percussion Loop #20 (Fast Version)” “Cue_Nature” “Adventure Track #1 (looped)” “Battle_1_normal (loop)” “Locations_Court Song”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Andy Ray and the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Andy Ray and…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Gliese on Earth

Published: Jan. 23, 2021, 7:58 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 26 seconds

I reached out to the meteorite, a rocky mass with atypical glowing purple patches, knowing it might be the last thing I ever did on Earth. It didn’t crash. It landed. It landed in a specific place. Right in the middle of a major metropolitan area.   Before an astronaut sets out on his first mission to explore space, space comes down to greet him.   Genre: Science Fiction Tags: alien, Cas, Earth, Gliese, Jason Darego, meteorite, astronaut   CREDITS:Story: “Gliese on Earth” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Jason and the Meteorite” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “Through the gravitational field” “Insideoutworld” “Above the Earth” “Interstellar breakfast”   Music by Andy Ray “Another World” “Stars Talk”   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Among the Stars” “Space Discoveries (looped)” “Scary Theme #2” “First Contact (looped)” “Scary Theme #2 (Version 2)” “Casual Arcade Track #2 (looped)”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Andy Ray and the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Andy Ray and…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Watchers of the Western Observatory

Published: Jan. 16, 2021, 1:58 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 55 seconds

“It is a cold and vast realm to which I cast my distant eye,” the professor said, as he entered the western observatory, still dressed in his night-clothes. “And it was a warm and welcoming realm from which you pulled that eye.” He turned to face his apprentice. “This had better be good, Geoffrey. I was enjoying a scrumptious dream.”   A professor and his apprentice direct their telescope to the one place they are forbidden to watch…the skies.   Genre: Fantasy Tags: Boundary Wall, Director, Geoffrey, Ismal, Professor, Watcher, Western Observatory   CREDITS: Story: “The Watchers of the Western Observatory” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Watchers of the Western Observatory” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Packed lunch” “Father Green” “Horse ride 4” “The silver bus”   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Humorous_Exploration” “Exploration_Mystery (looped) “Magic Within (looped)”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Age Upon Age of Frozen Sleep

Published: Jan. 9, 2021, 5:53 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 46 seconds

“Welcome to Melville Island, Doctor.” “Thank you, Agent. Is it a heartbeat? That’s the last I heard. But that was hours ago.”   On an uninhabited Arctic island, something is stirring beneath the permafrost… Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction   Tags: Arctic, envoy, Ivar, Melville Island, report, sleeping, Straw   CREDITS:Story: “Age Upon Age of Frozen Sleep” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Arctic Sand” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade” “Parade”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” “Universe Calling” “Thoughtful”   Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen”   Music by Rafael Archangel “So Cold”   Music by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm, Kai Engel, Lee Rosevere, and Rafael Archangel at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Fanfaronnade

Published: Jan. 2, 2021, 2:10 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 5 seconds

The baker and the blacksmith were gathered around the inn’s fireplace on a frozen blustery night. The fire was roaring and the wooden pillars from which the inn was built were stout and sturdy. Yet with every patron who entered, a sweep of snow and a shock of chill air barged in. It was late, and most patrons had retired to their rooms. But some remained in the common room, finishing the last of their hot mead or a late meal. Or hoping that the innkeeper would overlook it if they fell asleep by the hearty fire instead of retiring to their frosty chambers.   Gathered around a fire on a cold winter’s eve, three friends tell tales of the final fate of the greatest sword in the realm. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy Tags: baker, blacksmith, duchess, Fanfaronnade, innkeeper, warrior, braggart   CREDITS Story: “Fanfaronnade” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Fanfaronnade” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Andy Ray* “Medieval Theme 2 (Looped)” “Army of Death (looped)”   Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)”   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Locations_Medieval Tavern Song” “Exploration_Mystical Place (loop 2)” “Exploration_Forest of Magic” “Battle_1_normal (loop)” “Scary Theme #2 (Version 2)” “Battle_3_slow (loop)” “Cue_Solitude”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by Andy Ray and the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com; and by Andy Ray and…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Breninglas

Published: Dec. 26, 2020, 2:05 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 56 seconds

“I should go first,” Azi whispered, wiping his brow and adjusting his cap in one movement. It was unnaturally warm in the dragon’s den. The little brown mouse, standing on her hind legs beside him, twitched her whiskers. “You’re too big. She’ll hear you, and she’ll smell you. We’ve already decided. Why do you waver?” The two were hidden behind a large boulder on the other side of which was a great sleeping dragon.   A brown mouse and an apprentice spell-caster brave the den of the red dragon to see what she guards. Genre: Fantasy   Tags: Azi, Blue, Breninglas, Brown, Carnelian, dragon, King, mouse, Rig, Rigibre   CREDITSStory: “Breninglas” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Red Dragon’s Den” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Scott Buckley "Dragon’s Lullabye"   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Journey into Fog (looped)” “Magic Within (looped)” “Ice and Fire (peaceful part – looped)” “Secrets of Kingdom (looped)” “Exploration_Mystical Place (loop 2)” “Exploration_Mystical Place (loop 1)” “Knight Power (looped)” “Knight Rising (looped)” “Locations_Court Song”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Scott Buckley is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Scott Buckley at scottbuckley.com.au Find more music by…uh, various unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Fall of the Mirror-God

Published: Dec. 19, 2020, 5:53 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 16 seconds

If we break the mirror barrier, we would have even greater control over the transformations between matter and energy than ever before. For this knowledge, we humbly ask our new friends from beyond the known stars. The only worthy god is a fallen god. Because a fallen god must walk the mortal path. Only a fallen god can be stung by nettles, or lashed by biting winds, or blistered by fire, or embraced by the love of a stranger.   A lost legend is found, and with it, wonders and powers that lie between our imaginings. Genre: Mythology, Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “The Fall of the Mirror-God” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Mirror Energy” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Tech Toys”   Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen”   Music by Andy Ray “Another World” “Dark Side”   Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Space Discoveries (looped)” “Among the Stars” “Atmosphere_DoomTexture”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Lee Rosevere and Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Andy Ray is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Kai Engel and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Andy Ray at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Tags: alien, ambassador, Atlantis, chief portal guardian, god of chaos, god of clouds, god of mirrors, god of sunrise, god of the cosmos, god over birds Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Unstable Stones

Published: Dec. 12, 2020, 6:11 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 50 seconds

Cell phone cameras don’t work for many miles outside of the perimeter that the common lore has designated the “certain death zone” (or CDZ).   A photographer of the unusual is shaken by something in his latest photos that he has never seen before. What does he see? Find out in this episode.   Genre: Mystery   CREDITS Story: “Unstable Stones” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “SF_WK5” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Rafael Archangel “Smoke” “Thinking” “Deep Dive” “Forgotten” “Persistence” “Persistence [With Beat]”   Music by Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm and Rafael Archangel at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Seeds of Many Worlds

Published: Dec. 5, 2020, 2:46 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 48 seconds

His person was bare of any adornment save the many rings that he wore on his fingers, and when he folded those fingers together and laid them on the table, the stones upon the rings aligned as if they were the very planets in my home system.   “They were worlds once,” the man, the merchant, said, locking me in a gaze that seemed to vibrate from his carnelian-colored eyes, “before they fell into decay, and then just…fell.”   The precious stone a captain is tasked with retrieving may be just a jewel, or may be the seed of a new world. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Seeds of Many Worlds” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Seeds of Many Worlds” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Go then, there are other worlds than these” Music by Lee Rosevere “Universe Calling” “Cosmic Drifting” “Waves of Sleep” Music by Andy Ray “Another World” Music by Unnamed Artist(s)* “Unknown Terrain” “Scary Theme #2” “Scary Theme #2 (Version 2)”   *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Andy Ray is licensed from GameDev Market   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more music by Andy Ray at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Legend of Lampaneer

Published: Nov. 28, 2020, 2:40 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 55 seconds

It is said that just before a child is born, he is given every gift a person can possess in life.  But those gifts attract the attention of evil and greedy beings, who always steal them away one by one.  Every child manages to grasp hold of at least one gift so tightly that it cannot be stolen before the child is born.   Evil stalks the eastern forest. Evil abides in the capital.  Only one person can stop it.   Genre: Fairy Tale   CREDITS Story: “The Legend of Lampaneer” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Lee Rosevere “I Believe in You” “Making A Change” “The Nightmare” “What’s Behind the Door” “Night Caves” Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen” Music by Nctrnm “Escapade” Music by Komiku “Tension” Music by ROZKOL “The World Has Moved On” “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, Nctrnm, and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Nctrnm, Komiku, Kai Engel, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Detective Day

Published: Nov. 21, 2020, 3:54 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 8 seconds

The visions.  I’d had them all my life.  They’re tricky to read, like tarot cards.  Vague sometimes, like dreams.  When I was a kid, I would tell my mom, and she had this way of pretending it was normal while still keeping it secret.  By the time I became aware that my ability was unique, I knew how to hide it.  I started to teach myself how to control it, and soon enough, how to use it.    A young detective has the uncanny ability to see into the core of a person.   Genre: Fantasy, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “Detective Day” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Rafael Archangel “Persistence” “Smoke” “So Cold” “Deep Dive” “Forgotten” “Persistence (With Beat)”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” “I Believe in You” “Baldachin” “Under Suspicion”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Rafael Archangel and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Queens of Silk and Apple

Published: Nov. 14, 2020, 2:33 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 13 seconds

The kingdom was renowned for the quality of their spider silk thread and the many textiles that were made from it, gowns, cloaks, rope, and even armor.  The reason for the quality and abundance of the silk was a large, but benign, spider that lived only, it seemed, in the kingdom named for it, Tortanak.   Lucine’s mother mastered spider silk and her stepmother mastered apples. To save herself and her kingdom, she too will need a talent to master. Genre: Fairy Tale   CREDITS Story: “The Queens of Silk and Apple” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Packed lunch” “Lake in the woods” “Father Green” “Swanhead” “Horse ride 4”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Heat Haze”   Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, TRG Banks, ROZKOL, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Titan Matter

Published: Nov. 7, 2020, 2:43 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 15 seconds

The secret ingredient in the biomaterial that had been used to treat, to cure, to advance the five volunteers lying in one of the most advanced burn wards in the world, was neither love nor magic.  But anyone might have thought so, the way the stuff brought those folks back to life.    A scientist invents an extraordinary biomaterial that can protect humans from the ravages of space travel, but the price for unlocking its potential is far too high. Genre: Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Titan Matter” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “Insideoutworld”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” “Cosmic Drifting” “Thoughtful” “Quizitive” “Baldachin” “Reflections”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks and at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The House Where Emmeline Slept

Published: Oct. 31, 2020, 2:10 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 33 seconds

The surveyors found it when they went looking for a spot to put up a commercial office building. It was almost intact. Only the roof was partially collapsed. The basement was filled with dirt. There were unusual scorch marks on the walls and floors of almost every room of the sixteen-room house. Unusual in that they didn’t seem to be caused by fire. The ceilings of each room—and only the ceilings—were covered with vines that once must have been ropey but in the present were petrified to the hardness of a twigs and branches.   Surveyors uncover a buried mansion and wake a sleeping ghost.  What happens next? Find out in this episode. Genre: Horror, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “The House Where Emmeline Slept” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Fever Dream”   Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere “You’re Enough (version a)” “Slow Lights” “Thoughtful” “The Nightmare”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Komiku and Nctrnm at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Curse of the Gray Hunger

Published: Oct. 23, 2020, 11:12 p.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 2 seconds

Three beautiful sisters were they, in those days.  They had eyes the color of jade with shades of honey flecked within.  They had hair like golden silk.  Their lovely smiles were made lovelier still by their dazzling white teeth.  As might be expected with beauty so bold, they were envied by many.  They were coveted by many.  Their mother fretted and feared over that envy and longing.  She did not want to lock up her daughters for fear of the world.  But one day, her fears came true.   Three sisters are cursed by a jilted suitor by an undying and forbidden hunger. Find out what happens in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Horror   CREDITS Story: “The Curse of the Gray Hunger” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Palaver”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” “The Nightmare” “Reflections”   Music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Esmerelda Auricle

Published: Oct. 17, 2020, 3:25 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 54 seconds

She had told the police, of course.  But she hadn’t told them the whole truth.  They wouldn’t have believed her if she did.  They wouldn’t have filed the police report that she hoped would scare people away from buying the house after she discovered that something sinister had already claimed it.   Perhaps if she’d known that some detectives were open to ideas so out of the box, they were out of the reality in which that box existed, she would have tried to work with such a detective.  Maybe that couple would still be alive.   A woman with super-hearing joins forces with a paranormal consultant to capture an invisible killer, but they find themselves up against a far more powerful and unknowable foe.   Genre: Fantasy, Horror   CREDITSStory: “Esmerelda Auricle” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Rafael Archangel “So Cold” “Smoke” “Forgotten”         Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Reflections” “Making A Change” “Not Alone” “The Nightmare”   Music by Lee Rosevere and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Rafael Archangel, Nctrnm, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Red Hat, Red Cloak

Published: Oct. 10, 2020, 2:18 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 8 seconds

The man in the long dark maroon coat swept toward Mick.  The visit was expected, but not at that hour.  Mick thought the man would show up the next day.  That was, in fact, why he was in the lab at that late hour in the first place.  He wanted to get some things done so he would have time for the new project that his boss had dropped on him that day.  Said new project being the man in the dark maroon coat.   Beware the magician.  At dawn, he wakes.  Beware, beware, for your heart he’ll take. What does a nursery rhyme about a heartless magician have to do with a young technician who’s only trying to do his job?   Find out in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale, Horror   CREDITS Story: “Red Hat, Red Cloak” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by ROZKOL “Palaver” “Ambient I-IV” “The World Has Moved On” “Fever Dream”   Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” “Tension” “Ambiant Point Of No Return”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Night Caves” “Baldachin” “Heat Haze”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Komiku and at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Smiling Fishwife

Published: Oct. 2, 2020, 11:46 p.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 28 seconds

Once, there was a fisherman who was dissatisfied with his wife because she was always complaining and frowning. The fisherman’s miserable wife never smiled, but once she began, her smile hid a fantastic secret.   Find out what that secret is in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale   CREDITS Story: “The Smiling Fishwife” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Father Green” “Packed lunch” “Swanhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Decompress” “Making A Change” “Puzzle Pieces”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Guardians of Gorgulya

Published: Sept. 26, 2020, 1:30 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 49 seconds

It happened like this. On the first morn, the children who typically woke first anyway, began their day without knowing anything was amiss. As the morning hours passed, more and more children woke to a strangely quiet town.  More and more children found their grown guardians still slumbering: mothers, fathers, grand-folks, aunts, uncles, teachers, trade masters, even the town leaders. Even some of those who had just passed over the cusp of adulthood, like Sig’s older brother. All were asleep and could not be roused. The children tried shaking, shouting, dousing with water, pricking and pinching. Nothing worked.   With all the grown folk trapped in sleep, the children of Gorgulya tend their town, and soon are called to defend it from a nightmarish enemy. Will they succeed in waking the grown folk and in saving their town? Find out in this episode.   Genre: Fairy Tale   CREDITS Story: “The Guardians of Gorgulya” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by ROZOL “Ambient I-IV” “The World Has Moved On” “Fever Dream”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Expectations” “It’s A Mystery” “Reflections” “Featherlight” “Heat Haze” “Reflections” “The Secret to Growing Up” “The Nightmare” “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Phantom and the Imaginary

Published: Sept. 18, 2020, 6:34 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 58 seconds

His best friend insisted that he go see a therapist.  Jorge was surprised and disappointed because his buddy was a believer in unusual phenomena, and if there was anyone who wouldn’t think he was off his rocker, it would be Bradley.  But he said they had to be sure it wasn’t all in Jorge’s head.  They had to be sure, despite the demonstration Jorge had provided, that there really was something otherworldly going on.   Jorge Montoya has developed an unusual condition.  He feels the presence of missing limbs where there shouldn’t be any limbs at all.  What’s going on with him? Find out in this episode.   Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Phantom and the Imaginary” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Lee Rosevere “Last Call” “Max Flashback” “Start the Day” “Tech Toys” “It’s A Mystery” “Decompress” “Universe Calling” “Night Caves” “Southside”   Music by Nctrnm “Cherry”   Music by Lee Rosevere and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and Nctrnm at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Accountant of Breaths

Published: Sept. 11, 2020, 5:20 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 2 seconds

After death, some souls go to reward and some to punishment.  Then there are the ones who just need to do some “community service” to atone for minor wrongs.   Joe is a spirit tasked with counting the breaths of the living, but his new apprentice isn’t content with just counting.   Genre: Fantasy     CREDITS Story: “The Accountant of Breaths” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen” Music by ROZKOL “Palaver”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Curiousity” “Tech Toys” “Universe Calling” “I Bet You Wonder Why”   Music by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The First Days of Moonlight

Published: Sept. 5, 2020, 1:42 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 35 seconds

“We’re fascinated by cats, aren’t we?  Cats on the internet.  Pictures, videos, memes.  Cats in our homes.  Ancient civilizations shaped statues of cats out of gold, ebony, and bronze.  They have been associated with magic, with evil.  They sometimes seem aloof and uncaring.  Sometimes charming and playful.  Sexy.  Dangerous.  Mysterious.”   The man in the cerulean blue suit at the front of the lecture hall paused.  “Cats.”   Cats…so mysterious.  One minute they care about humans.  The next minute they don’t.  An ancient myth might shed some light on this mystery.  A rare myth about how cats were the first beings to possess intelligence and consciousness. Hear all about it in this episode. Storyfeather Shared Universe:  This story shares details and concepts with a Season One story called “The Last of the Nine Lives Cats.”  Weird that I write so many stories about cats.  I consider myself a dog person.   Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The First Days of Moonlight” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by ROZKOL “Palaver” “Ambient I-IV” Music by Lee Rosevere “You’re Enough (version a)” “Not Alone” “The Nightmare” “Slow Lights” “Baldachin” “All the Answers”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Waters Are Deep

Published: Aug. 29, 2020, 2:04 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 27 seconds

I wasn’t afraid it would hurt me on purpose. But I was afraid of it in that way that one is afraid of a mountain or a dark forest, or any force of nature that is immense and unknowable.   Mira is a contract field investigator, and her job is to investigate the strange and the otherworldly.  When planning her vacation, she stumbles upon something even stranger than a ghost, alien, or fairy.  What is it that she’s found?  You can find out in this episode. Genre: Fantasy   Storyfeather Shared Universe:  The character of Mars Dietrich recurs in a few other podcast episodes.  He was first introduced in the Season One episode entitled “Nocturnal.”  He is also a main character in Season Two’s “Olatrogon.” This episode makes a minor reference to events from the Season Two episode entitled “The Rainheralds.”   CREDITS Story: “The Waters Are Deep” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Narration, Editing, Episode Art: Nila L. Patel   Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)   Music by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” “Start the Day” “Under Suspicion” Music by TRG Banks “After midnight” “Cigar” “Lake in the woods” “Horse ride 4” Music by Nctrnm “Parade” Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” Music by ROZKOL “To the Water’s Edge”   Music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, TRG Banks, Nctrnm, Komiku, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Singing King

Published: Aug. 22, 2020, 12:32 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 14 seconds

Ever since humanity has taken to the sky, there have been forces at play that seek to bring us back down to the earth.  And forces at play that aim to keep us airborne.   The Chief Engineer of a ship on a mission of exploration discovers deliberate malfunctions and a surprising source of sabotage.  Find out what the engineer discovers and what it means in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction     CREDITS Story: “The Singing King” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Insideoutworld” “After midnight” “Non-stop to Insideoutworld”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Universe Calling” “Cosmic Drifting” “Tech Toys” “Thoughtful” “How I Used To See the Stars”     Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere and at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Sovereign of Bevoneberg

Published: Aug. 15, 2020, 1:50 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 42 seconds

She was never seen.  Neither face nor form.  Some say it was because she was so beautiful that the queen and king feared she would inspire terrible and unrelenting envy.  Others said the opposite was true.  She was hideous, deformed.  She was never heard.  Neither wit nor word.  Some said there was no princess, and therefore, no suitable heir.  For the queen and king had had another child, but he was only a son.   High up in the mountains live an extraordinary people who deserve to be ruled by an extraordinary ruler. Who are the people? Who is their ruler?  What is their story?   Find out in this episode.   Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Sovereign of Bevoneberg” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Father Green” “Lake in the woods” “Interchange” “Swanhead” “Packed lunch”   Music by Philipp Weigl “Like Starlight through a Veil”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” “It’s A Mystery” “Decompress” “Snakes” “Not Alone”   Music by Philipp Weigl and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, Philipp Weigl, and Lee Rosevere and at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Mortesthesia

Published: Aug. 7, 2020, 6:21 p.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 26 seconds

I was tired.  My eyelids felt heavy and they burned a little.  I hadn’t slept well again.  I wanted nothing more than to lie down.  But I couldn’t sleep and maybe wouldn’t unless I started making progress, real progress, in making sense of my senses.   A patient recovering from brain surgery experiences extraordinary aftereffects to his sensory perception.  What are these aftereffects?  And can he trust his perceptions? Find out in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Mortesthesia” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream” “Palaver”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Knowing the Truth” “Start the Day” “I Bet You Wonder Why” “It’s a Mystery” “Thoughtful” “Betrayal” “Places Unseen”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Prince's Proxy

Published: Aug. 1, 2020, 4:22 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 40 seconds

The king was cruel, both to his daughter and to her suitors.  For he was not content for her to be wooed by gifts or by lineage.  He devised a contest, a deadly contest, for all who wished to try and win the princess’s hand.  She would one day be queen of a rich and prosperous realm by the sea.  And the one who stood by her side would share in those riches and that prosperity   A humble wood-carver is a prince’s proxy to face a deadly contest to win the hand of the mysterious princess of the kingdom-by-the-sea.  Will he succeed?  Or will he fail? Find out in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Prince’s Proxy” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” “Palaver”           “Cold Breath in the Alleyway”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Waves of Sleep” “Snakes” “I Believe in You”   Music by Komiku “Sad walk with sad melodica” “Frozen Jungle” “Tension”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku, Lee Rosevere, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Two Tales of Twisted Tradition

Published: July 25, 2020, 4:45 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 43 seconds

The lady was born with fingernails the color of blood. All the men wore beards in the far, far south where the town lay covered in snow for half the year.   A highborn lady’s unusual birthmark and a young lord’s unacceptable facial grooming habits form the basis for common practices.  Red nail polish and mustaches.  How did they come to be?  Find out in this episode. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Two Tales of Twisted Tradition” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Packed lunch” “Lake in the woods” “Horse ride 4” “The silver bus” “Father Green” “Goodbye Machineryhead”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Song That Haunted Sally

Published: July 17, 2020, 7:40 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 14 seconds

Sally had been blindfolded and brought to a few different “undisclosed locations” because the sites that held the instrumentation needed to study him needed to remain confidential.  So he didn’t even ask where they were.  She wished he had.  She would have told him, even though she’d been instructed not to. He deserved the truth about his condition.  And he deserved to hear it from the person who had pried the most into his life.   Twenty years ago, a sailor lost at sea answered a dare, and to this day, he is haunted by the aftereffects.  What really happened to him? Find out in this episode. Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction   Storyfeather Shared Universe: Turns out the title character of this story has a direct link to a story from Season Two, “The Midnight and the Derelict.”  Please, check out that story if you like this one.   CREDITS Story: “The Song That Haunted Sally” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Waves of Sleep” “It’s A Mystery” “Night Caves” “Universe Calling” “Heat Haze” “All the Answers” Music by Nctrnm “Parade”   Music by Lee Rosevere, Nctrnm, and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Nctrnm at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Bloodhound Brody

Published: July 11, 2020, 1:09 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 22 seconds

People hire me to find things for them.  I have a special skill that may not seem like a big deal at first blush, but if you think about, you’d realize just how useful it can be.  Like now.  I don’t have a gun.  I don’t know how to fight.  But I’m on the run from guys who seem to have more firepower than the army.  And so far, I’m staying a step ahead of them.  And it’s all because of the nose.   When a man gifted with a keen sense of smell is tasked with finding a stolen item, he finds something even more extraordinary than his gift. Find out what he discovers in this episode. Genre: Mystery   CREDITS Story: “Bloodhound Brody” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Rafael Archangel “Persistence” “Deep Dive” “Thinking” “Smoke” “So Cold” “Persistence [With Beat]”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Slow Lights” “Curiousity” “Heat Haze”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Rafael Archangel and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The City Beyond the Horizon

Published: July 3, 2020, 7:02 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 22 seconds

They say the city that sits on the horizon at sunset is nothing but cosmic dust.  I say otherwise.  I’ve been there.  For some reason I left.  I can’t remember the reason.  I can’t remember anything about it.  I seek answers.  I have to return.  So last night, or maybe it was five days ago, I set out to find it.  I’m on the right path, one of many I think, each of them hidden and easy to fall from.   The zodiacal lights are an optical illusion, like the appearance of a watery oasis on a scorching desert horizon.  That’s what one person thought, before following the lights, and stumbling upon a deeper cosmic mystery.  What did they find? Maybe you’ll find out in this episode.   Genre: Mystery   CREDITS Story: “The City Beyond the Horizon” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” “Universe Calling” “Slow Lights” “Start the Day” “Tech Toys”   Music by ROZKOL “Palaver” “The World Has Moved On” “Fever Dream”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Lodger and the Host

Published: June 27, 2020, 2:40 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 47 seconds

As far as we know, those who claim to hear voices other than their own have something wrong with them. That’s what I once believed.   A man stumbles upon a mysterious box that seems to fall from the sky.  Goaded on by the reckless voice in his head and ignoring the cautious voice in his head, he decides to open the box… Find out what happens next in this episode. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Lodger and the Host” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Decompress” “Start the Day” “I Bet You Wonder Why” “Slow Lights” “Heat Haze” Music by Komiku “Tension” “Ambiant Point of No Return” Music by ROZKOL “Palaver” “Fever Dream”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Oddness and the Rose Pox

Published: June 20, 2020, 1:34 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 3 seconds

My name is Felix.  I want to tell you about the time my brother, my sister, and I came down with the pox.  Not just the chicken pox, but the other one too.  The one we caught from a runaway sprite.  The rose pox.   Three siblings are recovering from the chicken pox at home when they catch a rarer kid of pox that leads them on an adventure into another realm. Join them on their adventure in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Oddness and the Rose Pox” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “The silver bus” “Swanhead” “Goodbye Machineryhead”   Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Wizard of All Ways

Published: June 13, 2020, 12:35 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 38 seconds

Demons.  The sorceress held a most precious treasure, which the demons’ master desired.  She had it in her arms, even as they surrounded her on the high hill behind her home.  She spotted Hector.  She held aloft the tome. “Swallow it!” she cried, and as she tossed the book to him, it shrank until it was the size of his thumbnail.   An apprentice magic-maker loses his master and absorbs all her knowledge, but if he cannot control how the knowledge emerges, it may destroy him. Find out how he fares in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Wizard of All Ways” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Packed lunch” “The silver bus” “Interchange” “Swanhead” “Horse ride 4”   Music by ROZKOL “The End Comes for Us All” “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Decompress”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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A Potion of Uncertain Fortune

Published: June 5, 2020, 6:07 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 8 seconds

There is a potion that can be made from the bright yellow mushroom that grows in the vales beyond the blue grasses.  The potion must be made in a certain way or it would contain no power at all.  The potion had to be made twice, once at sunrise and once at sunset, of the same day.  So in truth, it was two potions.  Whatever the potion made at sunrise did, the potion made at sunset could undo.    As his apprentice watches on, a great wizard tests his powers by brewing a rare and mysterious potion.  A potion that could be and do anything. Find out what happens when the potion is consumed. Genre: Fairy Tale, Horror   CREDITS Story: “A Potion of Uncertain Fortune” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”              Music by ROZKOL “Palaver” “Fever Dream” “The World Has Moved On” Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Baldachin” “Heat Haze” “Slow Lights” Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere, Nctrnm, ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku, ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Nctrnm at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Glorianova

Published: May 29, 2020, 7:05 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 7 seconds

I am Nova. I have the heart of a star beating inside me. I am not long for this world. I would prefer to live.   After learning the truth about the stars, Nova believes she has been chosen to carry one in her heart, but she will do much more than carry a star. Hear her story in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Glorianova” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Insideoutworld” “Lake in the woods” “Above the Earth”   Music by ROZKOL “The Apotheosis of All Deserts”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Universe Calling” “How I Used To See The Stars” “The Nightmare” “Not Alone” “Heat Haze” “I Believe in You”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”                Music by Lee Rosevere, Nctrnm, and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Nctrnm at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Alora and the Dream Sand

Published: May 22, 2020, 7:05 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 20 seconds

It figures, she thought. One of the containers was full of sand. A kind of pretty black glittery sand. And not the crispy savory steamy dumplings that Alora had dreamt of since leaving work that evening with the smallest of coffee stains on her collar.   One of the containers from Alora’s favorite take-out place has the power to change her fortune. How will she use that power? Find out in this episode. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Alora and the Dream Sand” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions Music by ROZKOL “To the Water’s Edge” Music by Lee Rosevere “Decompress” “Heat Haze” “I Bet You Wonder Why” “Baldachin” “Betrayal” “Universe Calling” “It’s A Mystery” Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” “Tension” Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Dotty Potsy

Published: May 15, 2020, 7:15 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 10 seconds

My name is Dolores Potterson.  But everyone calls me Dotty Potsy.  It’s a long story.  It’s a doozy.  And almost no one believes it, which is why they say I’m dotty.   With no experience or expertise, Dolores Potterson builds a device that she hopes will serve as a new power source, by harnessing dark energy. What could go wrong? Find out in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Dotty Potsy” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Rafael Archangel “So Cold” “Thinking”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” “Thoughtful”                                      Music by Nctrnm “Parade” “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Nctrnm, and Rafael Archangel at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Alexandra Thrice Was Born

Published: May 9, 2020, 1:14 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 40 seconds

She was poor, so poor.  And she was weak from hunger.  Almost too weak to beg.  Her mother was sick, her father gone to war, his fate unknown, and her two younger brothers were starving.  Despite all this, when a traveling circus came through the nearby town, Irina went to visit, hoping to see wonders.    A desperate mother cannot escape a bargain she made when she was a child, to sacrifice her firstborn. Or can she? Find out in this episode.                                      Genre: Fantasy, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “Alexandra Thrice Was Born” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Father Green” “Interchange” “Lake in the woods” “The silver bus”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Betrayal” “Not Alone” “What’s Behind the Door”                                    Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Mynah

Published: May 1, 2020, 7:51 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 37 seconds

When Mynah was born, there was great fanfare, for she was the fifth daughter of a family whose first four daughters had gained great renown with their natural gifts, even in a land full of gifted folk.  Mynah’s four older sisters were born with extraordinary gifts.  When she tries to discover if she too is gifted, she sets herself down a path from which she cannot turn back. Hear her story in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Mynah” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Lake in the woods” “Packed lunch” “Father Green” “Interchange” “Swanhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “What’s Behind the Door” “Heat Haze” “The Nightmare” “Waves of Sleep”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Cursefall

Published: April 24, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 15 seconds

Her mother wrung her hands and her father released a deep and miserable breath, and Tazara knew that the news they had for her was not good. “A curse with fall upon you, daughter,” her father said, “on the first day of your thirteenth year.” Tazara looked between her mother and father.  “But that’s tomorrow!”   A slighted sorcerer curses a girl, then dies.  Now the girl’s only hope to break the curse is to summon the sorcerer’s spirit back from the dead. Will she succeed?  Find out in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Cursefall” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” “Under Suspicion” “Snakes” “Thoughtful” “Baldachin” “I Believe in You” Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen” Music by TRG Banks “Packed lunch”   Music by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku and TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, TRG Banks, Kai Engel, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Adventure of the Goliath

Published: April 17, 2020, 7:57 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 34 seconds

“Boss, we got a weird signal.”  “From where?”  “Suburbia.”   A couple of agents who investigate unusual phenomena track down what seems to be a distress signal and find (as expected) the unexpected. Join them on their investigation in this episode. Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “The Adventure of the Goliath” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Start the Day” “Decompress” “I Bet Your Wonder Why” “Universe Calling” “Tech Toys”   Music by Rafael Archangel “Persistence” “So Cold” “Smoke”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Rafael Archangel and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Protean Scroll

Published: April 10, 2020, 11:09 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 58 seconds

Her hand flicked to her collar and suddenly there was something in her hand.  It was only the size of her longest finger.  A fine bit of parchment, it seemed.  Nothing special.  But that was it.  She was the one, the Only Honorable Thief.  And that bit of parchment was it.   The Protean Scroll.   A thief with honor uses her magic scroll to help a villager from a lost village defeat a terrible enemy. Find out how in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Protean Scroll” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Decompress” “The Nightmare” “Heat Haze” “Waves of Sleep” Music by TRG Banks “Packed lunch” “After midnight” “Horse rid 4”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, Komiku, ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Brothers Joye and Sorow

Published: April 3, 2020, 7:46 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 35 seconds

On the canvas of the world, all we who inhabit it have been painted by the hand and the skill of some great and unseen painter.  Our forms are sketched, our colors chosen, and even a bit of our talents and favors are swirled into our beings.  While the painter is busy marking the subtle and the transparent differences between us, there is another who is busy filling us with the elements that are the same between us.  The great alchemist mixes the proper balance of feeling and thought for every person born.   One brother came into the world weeping and the other came into the world laughing.  What sorrows and joys will fall upon the boys? Find out in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Brothers Joye and Sorow” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Curiousity” “Quizitive” Music by TRG Banks “Packed lunch” “The silver bus” “Father Green” Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Blood of Tantalus

Published: March 28, 2020, 2:41 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 32 seconds

His name was Tantalus, but he had forgotten that name.  He had forgotten what he had done to earn the eternal torment he suffered in the place of punishment, the realm known as Tartarus. Trapped in the underworld, a man believes he can escape if he collects the blood of a tormented soul, blood that is both blessed and cursed by the gods.    What could go wrong?   Find out in this episode.   Genre: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Blood of Tantalus” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Baldachin” “The Nightmare” “Universe Calling” “Heat Haze” “What’s Behind the Door” “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by ROZKOL “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “The World Has Moved On” “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Tortoise, Cheetah, and Lightning

Published: March 20, 2020, 8:08 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 15 seconds

Tortoise trundled to the front of the assembly, bowed before the king and queen, and spoke. “Lightning.” Gasps and whispers passed through the assembly of animals. Suddenly, Cheetah appeared before them all. She bowed before the king and queen.  “That cannot be,” Cheetah said. “For Lightning is my mother.”   Tortoise and Cheetah both claim to be the only child of Lightning.  To prove who is the true child, they engage in a contest of quickness. Hear the story in this episode.   Genre: Fable   CREDITS Story: “Tortoise, Cheetah, and Lightning” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” “Under Suspicion” “It’s A Mystery” “Heat Haze” Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Packed lunch” “Horse ride 4”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Lantern Light

Published: March 13, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 5 seconds

“There is something living in the forest.It is neither good nor evil.There is something lurking in the forest.It is neither human nor animal.There is something dying in the forest.He was called to save it.She was called to free it.Neither ever returned.” There is something living in the forest.  It is neither good nor evil.  There is something lurking in the forest.  It is neither human nor animal.  What is it and how did it get there?   Hear the story in this episode.   Genre: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Lantern Light” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” “Featherlight” “Cosmic Drifting” “It’s A Mystery” “Baldachin” “Under Suspicion” “Slow Lights” “Snakes”   Music by ROZKOL “The World Has Moved On” “The Apotheosis of All Deserts”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Amoeba: A Modern Fable

Published: March 7, 2020, 1:56 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 48 seconds

All the amoeba ever wanted was to be more than what she was.  To be more than one.  To be many.  Many as one.  To be multicellular.    Amorphous…single-celled…all the amoeba ever wanted was to be more than what she was. Follow her journey in this episode.   Genre: Fable   CREDITS Story: “Amoeba: A Modern Fable” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Making a Change” “Start the Day” “Decompress” “Reflections” “Under Suspicion” “Expectations” “Gone” “Universe Calling” “Making A Change” “Night Caves” “Curiousity” “I Believe in You” Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Map of All Worlds

Published: Feb. 29, 2020, 3:06 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 25 seconds

I have seen the tears of a unicorn.  I have squinted through shielded lenses to watch bright white stars spinning out plasma.  I have seen the battle of mouse armies.  I have seen the glowing green heart of the oldest oak in my home realm. A map led me to all of these and more.   Three not-so-intrepid explorers are beta-testing a map application when they challenge the map to send them somewhere they know they can’t go. Where does the map take them?   Find out in this episode.   Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Map of All Worlds” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Father Green” “Goodbye Machineryhead” “Swanhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Tech Toys” “Credit Roll” “Musical Mathematics” “Under Suspicion” “Puzzle Pieces” “The Long Journey” “Max Flashback”     Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Never Challenge

Published: Feb. 22, 2020, 1:02 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 47 seconds

Sometimes you have a dream that can’t come true because what you want isn’t a part of reality. Example. Say you’re a ten-year-old girl, and you love unicorns, and your dream in life is to see one, maybe touch one. But at least see one. A real unicorn. Your dream can’t come true, because there is no such thing as a real unicorn. You realize that eventually. You are saddened, or maybe not. Maybe you grow out of it. Maybe you just move on naturally because your longing is diverted toward something that does exist in reality.   A game show winner claims the show’s most valuable prize, the winner’s greatest desire.  But every prize comes with conditions…and a prize isn’t always a prize. Intrigued?  Come and listen to this episode.   Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Never Challenge” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” “Tension”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Making A Change” “Start the Day” “Decompress” “Biking in the Park”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Lovelocke Fortune

Published: Feb. 14, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 43 seconds

I need for you to be real.  I need for you to be who I think you are.  If you’re not real, then today is the day I die. Once upon a time, the Lovelocke family gained great wealth, and then they found great fortune.  What was their true fortune? Find out in this episode.   Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Lovelocke Fortune” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Making A Change” “Night Caves” “Slow Lights” “The Long Journey” “Heat Haze” “Snakes” “Not Alone” “Under Suspicion”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Subway to Yesterday

Published: Feb. 7, 2020, 7:44 p.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 11 seconds

I snapped awake at the sound of subdued screaming music spilling from the headphones of the teen who had just settled down on the seat next to me.  I glanced over at her, and she flicked her gaze in my direction, as if daring me to say something.  But I was preoccupied by the feeling that something was wrong.  I shook off the disorientation and saw that I was several stops away from where I needed to be.  As the subway train rolled to a stop, I leapt out of my seat and navigated my way to the doors.  I was late to work, and on a day after I may have burned one bridge too many.   A woman dozes off on the subway, misses her stop, and ends up reaching the same destination again and again. Will she ever see today?  Or will she only ever arrive at yesterday? Find out in this episode.   Genre: Fantasy, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “Subway to Yesterday” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by Rafael Archangel “So Cold”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Glass Android” “Start the Day” “Reflections” “Waves of Sleep” “Tech Toys” “Decompress”   Music by Nctrnm and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Temple of the Gentle

Published: Jan. 31, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 53 seconds

The single drop of blood from a being that we call a god abides in the Temple of the Gentle.  It abides there and must abide for all time, or until the end of time.  For if anything were to happen to that one drop of blood, my kingdom and every single living and un-living thing in my kingdom would fall.   An initiate has just discovered a secret about his Temple’s holiest relic, a secret that might change the fate of his kingdom. Find out what he has discovered in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Temple of the Gentle” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Universe Calling” “It’s A Mystery” “Not Alone” “Thoughtful” “Baldachin” “Under Suspicion” “Night Caves” “Making A Change” “Slow Lights”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Nowhere Coat

Published: Jan. 24, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 59 seconds

Tim had been instructed only to acquire and deliver, whatever the state of the items might be.  He was never to clean or repair or change the items in any way.  Over the course of almost a decade, he had acquired many a coat for his employer, the very private Mr. Galner.  Tim had never been told why or to what end, but it was obvious that Mr. Galner was looking for a particular coat, one he desired so keenly that he had spent fortunes hunting it down.   A sorcerer creates a powerful spell to rescue a hero, but the spell might be too dangerous to use. Find out what happens when the sorcerer—inevitably—uses the spell. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Nowhere Coat” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Expectations” “It’s A Mystery” “Reflections” “Slow Lights” “Thoughtful” “Cosmic Drifting” “Under Suspicion” “Making A Change” “Heat Haze”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Villager of Tolkus

Published: Jan. 17, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 28 seconds

When Cantor was a child, it was said that he was descended from Orpheus, who made flowers bloom with his song, who inspired trees to bend toward the playing of his lyre, who soothed the hearts of beast so well, they forgot to hunt their prey.  Even Cantor’s crying was so sweet to hear that his mother had to stuff wax and cloth in her ears and watch his expression to know he was in misery.   When Cantor’s enchanting voice changes from wonder to disaster, he becomes a hermit, until his voice is called upon to serve his kingdom. Find out what happens when he answers the call in this episode. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Villager of Tolkus” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Packed lunch” “Horse ride 4”   Music by Komiku “Time” “Tension” “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)"   Music by ROZKOL “Palaver”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “It’s A Mystery” “Snakes”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Magus Node

Published: Jan. 10, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 26 seconds

I never found it.  I never found the magus node.  But I leave behind all my notes and the story of my quest in the hopes that you can put the puzzle pieces we found together and make an image that you can recognize.  Maybe you can find it.  Because the one thing I’m sure of is that without the node, we can go no further.  Without the node, humanity will end and it will end badly. The mystery of magic in our world begins with the mystery of the magus node.  But what is the magus node? Find out in this episode. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Magus Node” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Palaver”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Gone” “Reflections” “Night Caves” “Baldachin”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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MacAlastair's Marvelous Photosynthesizing Hominid

Published: Jan. 3, 2020, 8:22 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 54 seconds

Did Alfred MacAlastair truly discover a flying plantman? Step right up ladies, gents, creatures, and beings of a celestial nature!  Come one, come all, and see what wonders the intrepid adventurers of our carnival of delights have brought to you from the farthest of our world, and beyond…and now, Mister MacAlastair presents his Marvelous Photosynthesizing Hominid.   Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “MacAlastair’s Marvelous Photosynthesizing Hominid” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)”   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Start the Day” “What’s Behind the Door” “How I Used to See the Stars” “Tech Toys”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Komiku, Lee Rosevere, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Twice-Enchanted Fleece

Published: Dec. 27, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 58 seconds

Myths and legends of old speak of a golden fleece that was shorn from a mighty ram belonging to the gods. This fleece became a symbol of power and kingship. In the possession of legends, it became a legend itself. But this story is not about the famous fleece of the ancient world. It is about another fleece, not as well-known, though just as mighty in its own way. Rare and much-disputed is the tale of this fleece.   A shepherd is given a fleece of rich black wool that imbues him with unique knowledge.  When he passes the fleece on to his heir, she uses that knowledge in her worldly quest. Hear the story of this not-so-legendary fleece in this episode.   Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Twice-Enchanted Fleece” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Interchange” “Horse ride 4” “Packed lunch” “The silver bus” “Father Green”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Baldachin” “Waves of Sleep” “Snakes”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Brother Winter

Published: Dec. 20, 2019, 8:05 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 6 seconds

“Who is he?” Father chuckled, but I knew I must say something, for Ida had asked the question in earnest. “He isn’t anybody,” I said. “He’s just a snowman.”   After making a snowman together, a father tells his children the story about the origins and customs of making snowmen, a story that warns of the mysteries and dangers of snow. Find out what those mysteries and dangers are in this episode. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Brother Winter” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Kai Engel “Snowmen”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Tension”   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” “Thoughtful”   Music by Kai Engel and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Kai Engel, Lee Rosevere, TRG Banks, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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A Fairy With A Soul

Published: Dec. 13, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 22 seconds

I was once a wanderer, but I truly am a guard now. This is the tale of how and when my watch began. For I have set myself the task of watching over a child, my sister’s child, a strange child. My hope is that hers will be a good strangeness.   A little girl asks her aunt for a peculiar gift: the soul of a fairy.  But fairies don’t have souls… What will her aunt do? Find out in this episode.   Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “A Fairy With A Soul” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Horse ride 4” “Packed lunch” “Father Green” “The silver bus” “Swanhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Elementals Gathered

Published: Dec. 6, 2019, 8:05 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 53 seconds

We think of them as separate.  We learn of their natures when we are but small children.  Fire burns.  Water flows.  Earth turns.  Air blows. But as we grow older, we learn that the natures of the great elements are not so separate.   The great Elementals—Fire Air, Water, and Earth—weary of their own natures, wonder what it would be like to trade places… Find out what happens when they do in this episode. Genres: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Elementals Gathered” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Horse ride 4”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Night Caves” “Making A Change” “Universe Calling” “Betrayal”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Defiant Little Giant

Published: Nov. 29, 2019, 8 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 5 seconds

The bear bore down on a wide-eyed little girl who swept a cloak of feathers over her shoulder and seemed to vanish.  She didn’t really vanish.  The little girl, whose named was Turtle, had transformed into a little blue bird that darted out from under the massive girth of the lunging beast.  She swooped around and flapped and rose up into the air.  On one side, the bird saw the silver harper playing her enchanted harp, trying to sooth the savage bear.  On the other side was the giant, wider than three strong men, taller than a cornstalk.  He wasn’t always so.  He wasn’t always a giant.  He was once a scrawny young man.  The harper was once a traveling songstress.  The bird-girl was once just a girl.  All three were as they were now because of some magic beans.   Cob never liked being a giant.  What if his wish to grow smaller was granted…and twisted? Find out how in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   Storyfeather Shared Universe: The characters in this episode begin their adventure in the Season One episode called “The Green Magic Bean.”  They continue their adventures in “The Blue Magic Stew” and the “The Red Magic Dread,” also in Season One.  And the story is inspired by the fairy tale called “Jack and the Beanstalk.”   CREDITS Story: “The Defiant Little Giant” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Scott Buckley “Dragon’s Lullabye”   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Packed lunch” “Horse ride 4” “The silver bus”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Down the river”   Music by ROZKOL “The End Comes for Us All”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Snakes” “Decompress” “Betrayal”   Music by Scott Buckley, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more music by Scott Buckley at scottbuckley.com.au Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Where Is Speed's Shadow?

Published: Nov. 22, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 6 seconds

“There are unnatural things that feed on every part of a vibrant living natural creature,” Lady Umbersmith said.  “Blood.  Bone.  Fat.  Salt.  But only one type of being in the world is known to possess a soul.  Humans.  And there is one type of being who feeds on human souls.  I suppose in this country, the closest word for it would be ‘ghoul.’”   A medical examiner is in the midst of investigating an inexplicable—and maybe supernatural—mass murder when her favorite detective disappears. Find out what happens in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Horror, Mystery   Storyfeather Shared Universe: This story shares characters from the Season One episode called “Who Is Sylvia?”  The characters and that first episode’s framework situation were based on the Shakespeare play called “Two Gentlemen of Verona.”   CREDITS Story: “Where Is Speed’s Shadow?” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Rafael Archangel “Persistence” “So Cold” “Smoke” “Persistence (With Beat)”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” “Tension”   Music by ROZKOL “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “Go then, there are other worlds than these”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Snakes” “The Nightmare” “Waves of Sleep” “Heat Haze” “Under Suspicion”   Music by ROZKOL, Nctrnm, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Rafael Archangel, Nctrnm, ROZKOL, Komiku and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Feather of Arke

Published: Nov. 16, 2019, 5:53 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 39 seconds

When the people covered head to toe in hazard suits and sporting their own oxygen tanks showed up in her room, Zel was clear-headed enough to realize that she might have been exposed to something.  She put together a scenario.  She must have been exposed while she was out in the backyard.  She couldn’t remember yet why she was out there.  She’d been meaning to clean up a bit back there and maybe that’s what she was doing.  She must have collapsed and then… Quarantined after a government agency detects something strange in her backyard, a young woman soon finds herself in the middle of a most extraordinary case. Find out what happens in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Mythology   Storyfeather Shared Universe: This story shares characters from the previous episodes called “Nocturnal” and “Olatrogon,” and makes reference to events from “Ignotus” and “The Robot Sphere.”    CREDITS Story: “The Feather of Arke” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Insideoutworld” “Cigar”   Music by ROZKOL “Palaver” “To the Water’s Edge”   Music by Lee Rosevere “We’ll Figure it Out Together” “Thoughtful” “Snakes” “Featherlight” “Heat Haze” “Waves of Sleep” “Universe Calling” “The Nightmare”   Music by ROZKOL Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music TRG Banks, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Crimson and King

Published: Nov. 8, 2019, 6:53 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 10 seconds

It had been a nervous jest for them not to give each other their names when they first met.  The wolf had claimed that giving his name would give her power over him.  She was the granddaughter of an alchemist.  And was to be an alchemist herself.  She, for her part, refused to give her name because she had been afraid of him.  He could have and probably had learned it long ago, for even as he watched over her, his kin and kind watched over her family.  Out of that jest grew a superstition.  The girl and the wolf would not give each other their true names until they fulfilled their common quest.   A red-hooded alchemist and a king among wolves sit by a winter fire after one of their many adventures and speak of the curse, the death, and the enemy that brought them together. Can their friendship, forged in tragedy, survive the cold winter? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather.   Genres: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   Storyfeather Shared Universe: The characters and events in this story are introduced in the Season One story called “The Crimson Hood,” and there are references in common with the Season One story called “The Everwalker.”   CREDITS Story: “Crimson and King” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Under Suspicion” “Gone” “Not Alone” “Slow Lights” “Thoughtful” “Reflections” “I Believe in You”   Music by Lee Rosevere  is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Mission Beyond the Veil

Published: Nov. 1, 2019, 11:30 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 47 seconds

The diplomat beside Ursa was a last-minute addition to the crew.  He was king of Earth’s only moon, Luna.  He was assigned to be the mission’s ambassador, should they have need of one.  To his credit, he had made his intentions clear to the captain.  A successful mission would catapult him into a position of much greater power and prestige.  He would become a historical figure.  So would Ursa.  So would Captain Cooper, Mutt, Binker, Caspar, Mally, Walker Hati, and all the rest of the crew.   The crew of the Harbinger travel through a possibly artificial anomaly at the edge of the Helios solar system. What happens next?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Mission Beyond the Veil” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Above the Earth” “Insideoutworld” “Keith in 1987”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Cosmic Drifting” “Start the Day” “Tech Toys” “Decompress” “Universe Calling” “Heat Haze”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Chainmaker

Published: Oct. 26, 2019, 4:07 a.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 8 seconds

“Our agency specializes in unusual cases, but the initial reports coming out of your township has us wondering and worried.  We have a lot of work to do, Sheriff.” The sheriff nodded and held out his hand.  “Welcome to Chainmaker.”   A wolf-like creature is savaging the residents of a quiet township, and no one knows how to catch or kill it. Could the answer lie in the town’s past?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Horror This story is fiction, but it was inspired by historical accounts of a creature terrorizing a region of France in the 1700s, a creature known as the Beast of Gevaudan.   CREDITS Story: “Chainmaker” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” “The World Has Move On” “Palaver” “Cold Breath in the Alleyway”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” “Heat Haze” “It’s A Mystery” “Universe Calling” “The Nightmare” “Under Suspicion”    Music by ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Nctrnm at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Robot Sphere

Published: Oct. 18, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 35 seconds

As someone who believed in the unbelievable, Jeremy was constantly monitoring radio and television channels, particularly abandoned and unused frequencies, searching for alien transmissions and the like.  On average, about once a month, he would find something he thought worthy of reporting to the town’s ultimate authority, Sheriff Irene Starr.   A small town awakens to a big problem: they’ve all been exposed to a rare and exotic form of radiation. How do they get out of it? Do they get out of it? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Science Fiction   Storyfeather Shared Universe: This episode is intended to be self-contained, but it also serves as a sequel to the Season One episode titled “Ignotus.”    CREDITS Story: “The Robot Sphere” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Start the Day” “It’s A Mystery” “Under Suspicion” “Universe Calling” “Thoughtful” “I Bet You Wonder Why” “Betrayal” “Not My Problem” “Tech Toys” “Heat Haze” “What’s Behind the Door”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Hamelin Hunter's Pipe

Published: Oct. 11, 2019, 8:52 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 37 seconds

It wasn’t the rats that caught my imagination when I first heard the tale as a child.  It wasn’t all the lost children.  It wasn’t the man in the pied coat that haunted me. It was the pipe.   A group of explorers search for the Pied Piper of Hamelin’s pipe, for it may contain the secret to defeating a monstrous enemy. Find out if they are right in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Horror   CREDITS Story: “The Hamelin Hunter’s Pipe” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “The World Has Moved On” “The End Comes for Us All” “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” “Expectations” “The Nightmare” “Thoughtful”    Music by Jack Waldenmaier “Snake Charmer”    Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more music by Jack Waldenmaier at musicbakery.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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Princess Automaton

Published: Oct. 4, 2019, 10:34 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 54 seconds

“Destiny?  That is a fanciful thought, Godmother.  And a foolish one.  Much is expected of me.  I cannot stop to fix every small problem when I must tend to the large ones.” “Your people will not love you if you think of them as small.”   High Princess Leonora is certain of her path until her fairy godmother casts a spell on her that changes the course of her destiny. Find out what happens in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Princess Automaton” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Packed lunch” “Horse ride 4” “After midnight” “Goodbye Machineryhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” “Tech Toys” “Reflections” “Betrayal”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Prisoner Under the Sea

Published: Sept. 27, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes 20 seconds

He was tossed overboard the breaking ship.  It was night.  The torches from the ship were drowned.  The stars and the moon were blocked by storm clouds.  The only light to see by was lightning.  It was by chance that he surfaced that first time.  He struggled to tread and to see anything he might hang on to.  Lightning flashed and he saw nothing but waves.  They pushed him up and pulled him down.  And one of them loomed above him.  In vain, he pumped his arms and tried to swim away.  The wave descended and swallowed him. A sailor, tossed overboard during a storm and fated to drown, is rescued by a people who live on the seafloor and who make grand plans for him.   Find out what happens in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Mythology Storyfeather Shared Universe: This episode contains passing mention of a couple of place names that first show up in Season One stories.  Trilenkary from “The Bard of Trilenkary” and Callimoray from “The Dreaming Queen.”   CREDITS Story: “The Prisoner Under the Sea” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Komiku “Tension” “Dreaming of you”   Music by TRG Banks “Interchange” “Lake in the woods”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” “Night Caves” “Decompress” “Betrayal” “It’s A Mystery” “How I Used to See The Stars”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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The Crown of the Sky-God

Published: Sept. 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 5 seconds

The gods were fallen.  It took many generations for humankind to learn of this.  Many prophecies and visions.  Many failed quests by heroes and explorers who sought to find the truth of those prophecies and visions.  It was not known how or when it had happened, and perhaps a few gods still lived, but it was well-known by Damario’s time that the gods had fallen. And they left chaos in their wake, a chaos that followed from the unraveling of everything that the gods—for all their faults—had held together.   The gods are fallen, and without their influence, the mortal world is in chaos, until a hero fulfills a prophecy… Find out what happens in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Crown of the Sky-God” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Kai Engel “Endless Story About Sun and Moon” “Snowmen”   Music by Lee Rosevere “The Nightmare” “Universe Calling” “Reflections” “Snakes” “It’s A Mystery” “Thoughtful” “Baldachin” “Heat Haze”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere and “Snowmen” by Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY 4.0 “Endless Story About Sun and Moon” by Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Kai Engel at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Merchant and the Magician

Published: Sept. 13, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 28 seconds

In those days, there was a magician who could cast a spell on a candle and link that candle to the life of a single person.  So long as the candle burned, there was hope. Those families who had the means engaged the magician to cast this spell when husbands and sons went off to battle.  So long as the candle burned, their loved one was still alive.  The highest winds would not snuff out the flame.  But even on a quiet night, if the soldier died, so too would the flame on the candle die.  Those families would know of their loss long before word came to them from the battlefield.   So long as the enchanted candle burned, Vesta’s husband was still alive.  But the flame died and she mourned.  Then, one day, the flame reignited. Find out how and why in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Merchant and the Magician” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Go then, there are other worlds than these” “Ambient I-IV” “Fever Dream” “The World Has Moved On”   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods”   Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Baldachin”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku and TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, TRG Banks, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Vanessa

Published: Sept. 6, 2019, 6:06 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds

I knew all about how houses, even new ones, made creepy sounds in the middle of the night just because of wind and other reasons that had nothing to do with ghosts or monsters. But I could tell, I knew, that the sound I heard that night in my room was not normal. I knew it was something bad.  Real bad.   A little girl is terrorized by the monster in her closet, until she makes a special friend.  Who is this friend?  What is this friend? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “Vanessa” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Komiku “Tension” “Frozen Jungle” “Time”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “The End Comes for Us All” “Fever Dream”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Making A Change” “Slow Lights” “Tech Toys” “Curiousity” “Universe Calling” “I Believe in You”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Midnight and the Derelict

Published: Aug. 30, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes

Please don’t let us end up on some uncharted island.  The only thing I know how to make with a coconut is a bowl.  Please let there be coconuts if we do find an island.  Coconuts and mangoes and big fat chickens.    Jane chewed on her ration of bread and gave a pitying smile to the naïve girl who had written those words only a week before. They were her words, written in her notebook.  It was meant to have been her research notebook, but had become her journal after research gave way to a higher priority, survival.   Lost at sea, starving, and thirsty, the Midnight’s crew comes upon a derelict ship and the opportunity to scavenge.  What will they find if they dare to board the mysterious vessel? Find out with them in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Horror, Mystery Notable Detail: Sequel Alert?  A character in this story might be the same character introduced in a Season One episode called “The Dolls.” CREDITS Story: “The Midnight and Derelict” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”           Music by Komiku “Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)” “Tension”   Music by ROZKOL “Palaver” “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “The Nightmare”   Music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, Nctrnm and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Finden's Egg Pocket

Published: Aug. 23, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 59 seconds

Finden was a young man who wanted to go out into the world, to travel, find adventure, see spectacular sights, and meet all manner of people (especially lovely girls and heroic men).  He worked at his father’s shop until he had saved up enough money to take his first trip beyond his province.  Perhaps even beyond the borders of the kingdom.  He told his father of his plans one day, and he respectfully declined his inheritance.  His father accepted this, but he told Finden to wait a year before he set off.  For there was another inheritance due to the firstborn upon reaching the nineteenth year.  Finden was insistent on leaving that very month.  So his father took him aside and told him the secret of their family’s moderate yet certain success.  His father showed him a pair of trousers.   Before leaving home to explore the world, Finden receives an odd inheritance, a pocket that produces fresh eggs.  Now what could that be about? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Finden’s Egg Pocket” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Kevin come back” “Packed lunch” “Father Green” “Lake in the woods” “Goodbye Machineryhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” “Night Caves” “Under Suspicion”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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A Helm of the Elephant Guard

Published: Aug. 16, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 14 seconds

Everything went dark.  And for just a heartbeat, Frank was strangely soothed by the luxury of pretending he was just sitting in a closet above ground on a muggy day.  And then the emergency lights came on and all the instruments were beeping and blaring and the commanding officer was giving orders that Frank could not hear as he took his station and stared at the dials and readings that made no sense.   A submariner gets lost during a scouting mission and ends of up making a discovery that could change, or destroy, the world. Find out what he discovers in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “A Helm of the Elephant Guard” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions    Music by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” “Decompress” “It’s A Mystery” “Thoughtful” “Snakes” “Betrayal” “Under Suspicion” “Making a Change” “Tech Toys”   Music by ROZKOL “Cold Breath in the Alleyway”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Challenge of the Hand

Published: Aug. 9, 2019, 7:03 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

It had a name, but everyone simply called it the Company.  The Company was prosperous, prestigious, and pervasive.  Dominating all industries from sea to sea.  Exploring and founding even beyond the sea.  It was a coveted position to be a worker in the Company.  Those who attained the highest ranks were envied and revered all the more.  For in those ranks, one was not a mere “worker.”  One was a Hand.  The Company had many Hands.  And these Hands reached into every corner of the known world.  The Company did not tolerate weak Hands.  Only strong ones.   To attain a prestigious new rank, a worker in the great Company must pass a seemingly simple—one might say elemental—challenge. Will the worker succeed? Will the worker fail?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fable, Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Challenge of the Hand” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Reflections” “Thoughtful” “Small Steps” “It’s A Mystery” “The Secret to Growing Up” “Snakes” “Heat Haze” “Slow Lights” “I Believe in You”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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A Cage for a Curse

Published: Aug. 2, 2019, 7:04 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 14 seconds

“According to the lore we’ve been able to dig up, a person only has to wear the necklace once, and for only a few hours, before the effects take hold.  The science supports this.” The necklace at the center of Agent Mars Dietrich’s newest case carries an ancient curse.  What is the curse?  And can it be broken?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “A  Cage for a Curse” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Thoughtful”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “The World Has Moved On” “Palaver”   Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Komiku, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Three Invincibles

Published: July 26, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 19 seconds

There was a proclamation sent out on the day of the prince’s birth.  The king and queen wanted no harm to come to him and challenged their subjects, noble and commoner, merchant and beggar and royal alike, to find a way to make their son invincible to all harm.  No sword or arrow should pierce him.  No illness befall him.  For the king and queen had already lost twelve children before him. The king and queen of a northern kingdom search for some way to make their youngest child invincible to harm.  And they succeed.  But what does the royal child do with the gift of invincibility?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Three Invincibles” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Quizitive” “Waves of Sleep”   Music by TRG Banks “Father Green” “Packed lunch” “Lake in the woods”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream” “The World Has Moved On” “Ambient I-IV” “To the Water’s Edge”   Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music TRG Banks, Komiku, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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A Cup of Youth

Published: July 19, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 27 seconds

“We’re not looking for a fountain or waters, ladies and gentlemen,” Taryn said, clicking to the last slide in her presentation.  She felt the nervous excitement caught between her stomach and her chest.  She took a quick breath and took a dramatic half turn toward the image on the screen before she spoke again. “We’re looking for a cup.”   Professor Taryn Langley studies myths and legends about the magic that can restore one’s youth. What does she discover?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “A Cup of Youth” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Decompress” “I Bet You Wonder Why” “Start the Day” “It’s A Mystery” “Night Caves” “What’s Behind the Door” “Heat Haze”              “All the Answers” “Betrayal”   Music by Rafael Archangel “So Cold” “Thinking”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Rafael Archangel, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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A Ladder Into The Clouds

Published: July 12, 2019, 8:37 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 27 seconds

When the thunder and lightning started, he set his camera to continuous shooting mode, in the hopes of catching a breath-taking shot of a lightning bolt.  He did, but his camera caught a glimpse of something else as well.  There appeared to be, in one particular shot, a ladder.  A lean-to ladder that wasn’t leaning on anything.  It just stood on its own and it reached up into the rainclouds.    What happens when Charlie Sodona finds and climbs an invisible free-standing ladder that reaches up into the clouds? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “A Ladder Into The Clouds” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Start the Day” “Reflections” “I Bet You Wonder Why” “Decompress” “Night Caves”   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Lake in the woods”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Glyfarien's Tongue

Published: July 5, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 23 seconds

The spoon was created by a mage who took the quintessence of creativity from the legendary bard, raconteur, and wit known as Glyfarien, at the moment of his death, and transferred it into a silver spoon.  Glyfarien was said to have the proverbial silver tongue (some say the mage made the spoon from the bard’s tongue, which is a more likely story, though such a thought is unsavory to most).   What happens when a storytelling pilgrim is given a set of magic spoons with unpredictable powers? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genres: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Glyfarien’s Tongue” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions    Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Packed Lunch” “Father Green”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Snakes” “Heat Haze”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Modern Blood

Published: June 28, 2019, 7:07 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 26 seconds

I’m no scientist, but I ended up learning a lot about blood when I was young.  I have—or had—an inherited condition called thalassemia major.  My medical charts have all the details.  I don’t need to go over it.  Suffice it to say, I had a fairly serious version of the condition and had to get regular blood transfusions.  And because the transfusions raised my iron levels, I had to get something called chelation therapy.  And I had to worry about dying before my parents.  And leaving my little sister, Gina, all by herself to deal with everything. Along came Modern Blood.   How does a recipient of a remarkable new blood substitute both benefit and suffer from the wonders and horrors of the revolutionary treatment? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Modern Blood” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Nctrnm “Parade” “Escapade”   Music by Komiku “Time” “Tension” “Ambiant Point of No Return”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream” “Cold Breath in the Alley” “The World Has Moved On” “The Apotheosis of All Deserts”   Music by ROZKOL and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music Nctrnm, ROZKOL, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Carapace

Published: June 21, 2019, 8:28 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 3 seconds

The island was uninhabited.  It had been on the maps for decades, lying somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean below the Pitcairn Islands, but having no name, no accessible valuable resources, or signs of previous habitation, or even signs of pirate visitation.   On a remote island, a researcher finds a strange link between two animals and an even stranger link between myth and reality.  What is that link? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology, Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Carapace” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Curiousity” “Sad Marimba Planet” “Under Suspicion” “Chillin’ in the Forest” “Thoughtful” “The Long Journey” “Expectations” “Heat Haze” “Universe Calling” “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Traveling Gloves

Published: June 14, 2019, 8:04 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 56 seconds

“Will a ring do?  It’s small enough.  It won’t be a hindrance.” “No,” said the queen of the northern kingdom.  “It must be something that won’t fall off in battle.”  Her maidservant had brought a great many fine things into the chamber for consideration.  Rings, diadems, collars.  She did not know the queen’s purpose and therefore could not judge what article would be best suited for that purpose.   Two royal brothers are linked by enchantment in a way that no other twins are. How are they linked? And what will it mean for their kingdom? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather.   Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Traveling Gloves” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream” “The World Has Moved On”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Thoughtful” “Tech Toys” “It’s A Mystery” “Heat Haze” “The Long Journey” “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Witch Rampion

Published: June 7, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 54 seconds

One day as a heavy rain fell outside and as my candles flickered, I read the word that my family tried to hide from me.  The word that told me what I am. Witch.   What happens when a privileged girl locks herself away in a tower to escape the expectations of others and discovers her true power? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Fairy Tale   CREDITS Story: “The Witch Rampion” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Packed lunch” “Swanhead” “Interchange” “Keith in 1987”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Palaver” “The End Comes for Us All”   Music by Komiku “Time” “Ambiant Point Of No Return”   Music by Jack Waldenmaier “Snake Charmer”   Music by ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more music by Jack Waldenmaier at musicbakery.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Queens of Time

Published: May 31, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 28 seconds

“They were known as the Queens of Time,” Gramps said.  “There were three of them, one for each of the keys.” Ryne looked forward and up to where his grandfather pointed.  On the wall was a small glass case and mounted inside were three ornate keys.  They looked similar, though the designs were slightly different.  Each key was made of metal with a polished oval stone set in the middle.  One stone was red, like coral or jasper.  Another was green like jade.  And the third was black, like onyx or obsidian.   If time is eternal, then only those who are eternal can govern time. Hear the tale of the Queens of Time in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology   Notable Detail: The character Ryne, who is a young boy in this story, makes his first appearance as an adult in an earlier Season Two episode called “The Rainheralds.”   CREDITS Story: “The Queens of Time” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Father Green”   Music by ROZKOL “The End Comes for Us All”   Music by Komiku “Time”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” “Under Suspicion” “Making A Change”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, Komiku, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Felicia Incantata

Published: May 24, 2019, 7:05 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 30 seconds

My mother named me Felicia, after her favorite flower, the blue daisy.   Felicia, named for her mother’s favorite flower, learns there is more to every flower than its pretty petals. Find out what she learns in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology, Fable   Notable Detail: This episode has a call-back to the subject of the Season One episode called “Imberflos.”   CREDITS Story: “Felicia Incantata” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Father Green” “Great Aunt Henrietta”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Dreaming of you”   Music by Kai Engel “Endless Story About Sun and Moon”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Small Steps” “Slow Lights” “We’ll Figure it Out Together” “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, Komiku, Kai Engel, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Olatrogon

Published: May 17, 2019, 7:08 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 55 seconds

Dietrich stepped toward the tank and peered at the creature, the being, inside.  Dietrich was told the being was most certainly male and he resembled a squid.  A torpedo-shaped body sat atop a mass of waving arms and tentacles.  He was twice the size of Dietrich.  His eyes were bigger than Dietrich’s hands.  He was a vivid shade of indigo blue with streaks of violet and lavender and some green freckling under his eyes. Agent Mars Dietrich has been asked to find proof in myth and legend of a planetary catastrophe, a catastrophe that humanity has been warned about by an extraordinary messenger.   Find out if he succeeds in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Science Fiction, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Olatrogon” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Cigar” “Lake in the woods”   Music by ROZKOL “The World Has Moved On” “Go then, there are other worlds than these”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere “I Bet You Wonder Why” “Cosmic Drifting” “Thoughtful” “Universe Calling”   Music by ROZKOL, Nctrnm, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, Nctrnm, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Telescope of True Sight

Published: May 10, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 18 seconds

Born in the midst of war and change, my grandmother was a dreamer.  She went to college to study astronomy.  Before she finished school, she’d visited five of the seven continents of the world.  (This is a feat I have yet to accomplish, even though as a young woman in the modern age, I have far more autonomy.)  And yet she dreamt of traveling farther.  Of going to the moon and beyond.  Of traveling through dreams.  She wondered about the worlds that must exist under the sea and below the surface of the earth.   A dreamer and adventurer, born in the midst of war and change, finds her greatest treasure. Her grandchild tells her tale in this episode of Storyfeather.   Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Telescope of True Sight” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions     Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Cigar” “Goodbye Machineryhead” “Keith in 1987”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream” “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “The Apotheosis of All Deserts”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” “The Nightmare” “Thoughtful” “Reflections” “Heat Haze”   Music by ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Glass Guitar Girl

Published: May 3, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 34 seconds

Zia had a singular passion, and she believed, a destiny, to play guitar.  She began playing when she was twelve years old.  She’d asked for a guitar for her birthday, hoping for an electric.  Her father bought her a steel-stringed acoustic instead.  Seven years later, she bought herself a blue electric guitar and named it Duke.  Zia was a talented guitarist, but her talent didn’t hold a candle to that of her friend Edie, whose instrument of choice was the fiddle.  Thick as thieves, peas in a pod, cosmic sisters were they, even after one of them sold her soul to the Devil. When a young woman sells her soul to the Devil to gain extraordinary musical talent, her best friend tries to save her by finding a rare instrument that was made in heaven.   Find out if she succeeds in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Glass Guitar Girl” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Jesse Spillane “Dreaming with Feedback”   Music by Punk Rock Opera “Guitar Lessons (Reprise)”   Music by ROZKOL “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “Ambient I-IV” “The End Comes for Us All” “To the Water’s Edge”   Music by Komiku “Down the river”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Glass Android” “Baldachin” “Under Suspicion”   Music by Rafael Archangel “Smoke”   Music by Jesse Spillane, Punk Rock Opera, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Jesse Spillane, Komiku, Lee Rosevere, Punk Rock Opera, Rafael Archangel, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Last Seven Wishes

Published: April 26, 2019, 7:39 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 18 seconds

When Azzam was a young man, so many moons ago, he was working as an acquirer of valuable goods when he stumbled upon a small, unremarkable bottle that changed the course of his life thereafter… Young Azzam is an acquirer of valuable goods, and he has just acquired something powerful and dangerous.   Find out what he found and what happens next in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Fairy Tale, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Last Seven Wishes” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen” “Endless Story About Sun and Moon”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” “Under Suspicion” “Cosmic Drifting” “Heat Haze”   Music by Rafael Archangel “Thinking”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere and “Snowmen” by Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY 4.0 “Endless Story About Sun and Moon” by Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Kai Engel, ROZKOL, Rafael Archangel, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Pestilence

Published: April 19, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

She wandered through the halls of the empty manor, the portraits of the past gazing down at her, following her.  They were beautiful and ghastly, the women in the portraits.  And she avoided looking at them.  At their paleness.  It was not the soft paleness of life.  It was the unsettling paleness of dying.   A young woman who was raised in isolation learns a terrible secret about her identity and her purpose. What is her secret? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather.   Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Pestilence” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions    Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Fever Dream”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” “Slow Lights” “Gone”   Music by Komiku “Tension” “Ambiant Point Of No Return”   Music by Rafael Archangel “Forgotten”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Rafael Archangel, Komiku, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Wayfarer's Buckle

Published: April 12, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 56 seconds

Since they were young, their father always set challenges before the three brothers, challenges for their minds and their bodies.  Challenges that tested their hearts and their spirits.  Challenges that tested their chosen discipline. While his brothers inherit their father’s wealth, Mesos inherits a belt buckle and a challenge.  How will he face this challenge?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Wayfarer’s Buckle” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Swanhead” “Lake in the woods” “Interchange”   Music by Lee Rosevere "Puzzle Pieces" “Night Caves” “And So Then” “Curiousity” “What’s Behind the Door”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Good Doctor's Tears

Published: April 5, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 27 seconds

"My husband was one of you,” the doctor said, smiling fondly.  But her smile faded.  “That’s why my mother killed him.” Is the doctor with the uncanny ability to heal a suspect, witness, or patsy in a crime against her husband?   Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Fairy Tale, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “The Good Doctor’s Tears” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Rafael Archangel “So Cold” “Deep Dive” “Thinking” “Smoke”   Music by ROZKOL “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Expectations”   Music by ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Raphael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Raphael Archangel, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Shallot Pot

Published: March 29, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 9 seconds

I found it at a garage sale.  Someone was getting rid of their family heirlooms.  Not jewels or ancient scrolls or photo albums from bygone eras.  Just cookware and cutlery, end tables, mismatched dining sets, and the like.  I was supposed to be looking for something specific and practical.  A desk.  But something else caught my eye.  It looked exactly as I would imagine a witch’s pot would look like.  Coal-black cast iron.  Bulging, maybe three or four quarts big, with three stubby feet and a handle.  I paid five dollars for it.   What happens after a young woman eats some shallots she cooked in a witch’s pot that she got at a garage sale? Find out on this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy    CREDITS Story: “The Shallot Pot” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions    Music by Lee Rosevere “Curiousity” “Puzzle Pieces” “Baldachin” “The Secret to Growing Up” “And So Then” “Reflections” “I Believe in You” “Betrayal”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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My Lucky Stick

Published: March 22, 2019, 7:05 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 17 seconds

The stick was about a half inch wide and seven inches long, a tan color with knots and streaks of a darker tan-brown.  It had three nodes where smaller branches had once grown in and then broken off.  One end was mostly flat.  The other had been broken off at a slant, so it looked like the top of new lipstick.   What happens when someone rediscovers a seemingly ordinary childhood souvenir? Find out on this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “My Lucky Stick” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Start the Day” “Puzzle Pieces” “Curiousity” “Musical Mathematics” “Night Caves” “Looking Back” “Reflections” “We’ll Figure it Out Together”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Copper Penny

Published: March 15, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 51 seconds

It had been lying on the concrete inside the white stripe of paint that delineated the parking spot he’d taken.  And when Rix opened the door to step out of his car, his left foot landed beside it.  It glinted in the noon sun as if newly minted.  It certainly looked newly minted, but it couldn’t be.  He marked the year on the coin.  It was the year he was born.  Rix smiled a little and put the coin in his pocket.   A young man picks up a penny one day and his luck begins to change…and change, and change. Find out how on this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Copper Penny” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Nctrnm “Parade” “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” “Under Suspicion” “It’s A Mystery” “Reflections”   Music by Nctrnm and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Blacksmith's Bucket

Published: March 8, 2019, 8:02 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 48 seconds

When the world was new, there was much chaos.  Wars between gods.  Wars between gods and those they were charged with guarding and guiding.  The birth of terrible monsters on sea and land and sky.  The birth of creatures who could cross between the realms of the living and the dead, who could haunt the dreams of all creatures who dreamed. In the midst of it all, there were those who, perhaps in vain, still endeavored to live and love and build in the new world.      Humanity relies on the gods to heal disease, but the gods are stretched thin.  What does one man do to help his people when the gods cannot answer every prayer? Find out on this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Blacksmith’s Bucket” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Go then, there are other worlds than these” “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” “The World Has Moved On” “Fever Dream” “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “The Long Journey” “Cosmic Drifting”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 except for “Cosmic Drifting,” which is licensed under CC BY NC 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Shallow Book

Published: March 2, 2019, 1:23 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 43 seconds

On the new grounds, the main museum occupied a gorgeous brick façade building with high windows that faced into welcoming hallways that then led into darkened interiors that housed all the light-sensitive treasures.  There were gems and jewelry and weapons and wardrobes and tablets and tomes and more, all of which was proudly displayed and painstakingly maintained. Then there was all the stuff in the back room.   What happens when a novice museum employee, assigned to catalogue a room full of documents, finds an intriguing book of spells and stories? Find out on this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Mystery   CREDITS Story: “The Shallow Book” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Sad Marimba Planet” “Try Anything Once” “Puzzle Pieces” “It’s A Mystery” “Evening Glow” “Night Caves”    Music by ROZKOL Ambient I-IV   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Time”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Komiku, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Archivist of Farthest Star

Published: Feb. 22, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 47 seconds

Till the day of the accident, the worst part of this job was that I couldn’t tell my friends and family what I really did at the Institute.  They think I’m an intern or secretary.  I’ve been given a script of what I’m allowed to say and it purposely makes my job sound so mind-numbingly, eyelid-droopingly, attention-driftingly boring that no one will ask any follow up questions.  And that’s the point. And till the day of the accident, the best part of my job was …everything else.   A major accident at a premier research institute causes a junior archivist, who loves her job, to question her role as the gatekeeper to knowledge. Hear the story on this episode of Storyfeather.   Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction   Of Potential Amusement: This story makes brief reference to incidents from a couple of Season One episodes, “The Belly of Boston” and “Nocturnal.”   CREDITS Story: “The Archivist of Farthest Star” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “We’ll Figure it Out Together” “Start the Day” “Tech Toys” “Puzzle Pieces” “Curiousity” “Making A Change” “Heat Haze” “Not Alone”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Siren's Song

Published: Feb. 15, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 40 seconds

“A sapphire.  Not the largest, not the loveliest.  But unique.  For it is enchanted.  And it sings for in its heart is captured a most singular treasure, the voice, the song…of a siren.”   What happens when a well-to-do adventurer sets out with his friends to find and acquire an ancient and mythical treasure? Find out in this episode of Storyfeather. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Siren’s Song” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Nctrnm “Parade” “Escapade”   Music by Komiku “Sexy Time”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” “Curiousity” “Waves of Sleep” “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen”   Music by Nctrnm, Kai Engel, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm, Komiku, Kai Engel, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Abacus of Dreams

Published: Feb. 8, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 50 seconds

No, not his dream.  His dreams hold no answers that make sense.  It’s possible his dreams don’t hold any answers at all.  Not the ones we need to find her. It’s her dreams we need.   Dreams are not precise or discrete.  They cannot be measured or calculated…can they? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Abacus of Dreams” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Fever Dream” “Cold Breath in the Alleyway”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Snakes”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Komiku, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Rainheralds

Published: Feb. 1, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 56 seconds

He’d been seeking the artifact for almost five years.  The Shield of the Rainheralds. As he waited nervously, Ryne recalled the three-thousand-year-old legend that set him on the quest for the shield.   A magician once discovered a spell to capture a raincloud, and he became the salvation of his land…and its doom. Hearken, if you will, the tale in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Rainheralds” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Komiku “Tension” “Frozen Jungle”   Music by TRG Banks “Interchange”   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Thoughtful” “Under Suspicion” “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku and TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Komiku, TRG Banks, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Wolf Chair

Published: Jan. 25, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 17 seconds

The first one was discovered when it bit a child.  Such a thing was not unheard of.  Children often tugged and poked and got themselves bitten or kicked or nipped at.  But when this little boy’s mother came to pick him up and check his wound, she found something far more insidious than broken bleeding skin and a crying child.  The gash was deep, the flesh shredded, and it bubbled and festered with a foul odor, as if the flesh had been rotting for days, though it was only freshly wounded.   A plague of demonic creatures descends upon an isolated town, forcing the townsfolk to protect themselves by unleashing an ancient power. But can they trust this power?  Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Wolf Chair” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Heat Haze” “It’s A Mystery”     Music by ROZKOL, Nctrnm, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Nctrnm, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Ogre Queen

Published: Jan. 18, 2019, 8:05 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 49 seconds

“Can you turn into anything?” the little girl asked. “Not anything.  A mouse.  A fly.  Nothing bigger than myself.  There are constraints to my powers. “   If a fairy with magical powers asked you what service he could render you, what would you ask for?  One little girl faces this very question when she accidentally saves a fairy’s life, and he tells her that he owes her a great debt. Find out how she answers and what happens next in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.   Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Ogre Queen” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “The silver bus” “Interchange”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” “Heat Haze”    Music by ROZKOL “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” “To the Water’s Edge”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The True Tale of Jack Sprat

Published: Jan. 11, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 38 seconds

Had they listened to their father, the children would have been safe in their beds on that blustery night.  But as it was, they were shivering before a pitiful fire no bigger than a candle flame and just as delicate, while a pack of goblins stood by the cave mouth arguing over what to do with their prize of three healthy children. When three children are captured by a pack of greedy goblins, they decide to summon a rescuer who may be even more dangerous than their captors.   Find out what happens next in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Fairy Tale   CREDITS Story: “The True Tale of Jack Sprat” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”    Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus”   Music by Lee Rosevere "Not Alone" “Thoughtful” “Slow Lights”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Tooth Fair

Published: Jan. 4, 2019, 8:05 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 35 seconds

An animal’s would do in a pinch, but for real power, it would need to be human.  I still can’t help but to find it curious.  What they give away, what is no longer of any use to them is a treasure to us.  Because we, of course, know how to use it. The roots.  The bone.  The blood that once pulsed within.  The essence of strength and health and prosperity. A tooth.   What happens when a people who once had and lost the mightiest teeth in the world make oaths and bargains to restore their former might? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Tooth Fair” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Nctrnm “Parade”   Music by Lee Rosevere “We’ll Figure it Out Together”   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Interchange”   Music by Nctrnm and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm, Lee Rosevere, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The House of Frogs

Published: Dec. 28, 2018, 8:23 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 47 seconds

There were five great mages from the House of Frogs who mastered magic that they used to serve their fellow humans.  Their House was named for the animal their founders chose as their totem. How does an unlikely ally help five mages from the House of Frogs battle an ancient evil? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Mythology, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The House of Frogs” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Philipp Weigl “Like Starlight through a Veil”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Curiosity” “Heat Haze”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream”   Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Swanhead”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Down the river”   Music by Philipp Weigl, Lee Rosevere, and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Philipp Weigl, Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, TRG Banks, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Stone of Plenty

Published: Dec. 21, 2018, 8:05 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 57 seconds

The Cornucopia. The Horn of Plenty it is also called, for in ancient times, when gods walked the earth and magic was as common as pebbles are now, it provided a never-ending supply of fruit and grain.   It is a time of feast and a time of famine.  What happens when the Cornucopia finds its way to the earth? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.   Genre: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Stone of Plenty” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” “Small Steps” “Puzzle Pieces” “Gone” "It's a Mystery" “How I Used To See The Stars”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Substance F-8

Published: Dec. 14, 2018, 8:05 a.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 23 seconds

I worry about making something that’ll be toxic.  Or explosive.  I mean, the safety standards are there, and we tinker in increments, but still, I worry about making something dangerous.  Some substance that seems harmless but seeps into our daily lives and destroys humanity, maybe even decades after I’m dead.  So I’m vigilant. On the flip side, I dream about making something revolutionary.   What happens when a group of materials science technicians stumble upon a new substance with impressive and bizarre properties?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Science Fiction, Horror     CREDITS Story: “Substance F-8” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” “I Believe in You” “Tech Toys” “It’s A Mystery” “Heat Haze” “Universe Calling” “What’s Behind the Door”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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A Sword Named Blasphemy

Published: Dec. 7, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 12 seconds

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2! “It is not your place to understand the will of the gods.  Only to accept it.”  The gray god’s voice was soft.  His tone gentle.  But the sword-smith would later remember that it was the first time he heard something else in a god’s voice.  A tremor.  Of doubt. What happens when a grieving man seeks vengeance on the gods and forges a weapon that they cannot withstand?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Mythology, Fantasy CREDITS Story: “A Sword Named Blasphemy” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions    Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Quizitive” “Reflections” “Not Alone” “Gone” “Thoughtful”   Music by Komiku “Ambiant Point Of No Return”    Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com   Callbacks! This episode references details from the following Season One episodes: "Godsfear" and "Radwin and the Dragon" 

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Storyfeather Season Two Coming Soon!

Published: Nov. 16, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds

Hello there.  I’m Nila, an Ordinary Citizen of Earth.  And I’m here to tell you that Season Two of the Storyfeather podcast is coming soon.  What is the Storyfeather podcast?  It’s a narrative fiction podcast.  That means I read stories—stories that I’ve written in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology.   And I read these stories against a backdrop of amazing music and the occasional sound effect.  The stories in this upcoming season have a theme, and that theme is Objects of Power.  What should you expect in these stories?  Evil bunnies.  A cursed necklace.  A sapphire that contains the song of a siren.  A pocket that produces fresh eggs.  An invincible prince.  And a derelict ship floating in the middle of the ocean that may not be as abandoned as it appears.  Those are just a few of the stories you can expect in Season Two.  The first episode is called “A Sword Named Blasphemy” about a powerful sword forged by a sword-maker who is driven to vengeance against the gods in his realm.  Look for that episode on December 7th, when the Storyfeather podcast returns.  In the meantime, Season One contains 52 episodes, so if you’re interested in what I’ve just described, please check out the Storyfeather podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you can find podcasts.  You can also find episodes on my website at storyfeather.com.  Just click on the Podcast button.  I hope you’ll join me come December 7 2018, because I’ve told a lot of stories already, but I still have stories to tell you.    Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Fairy Tale, Mystery, and Mythology Credits: Music: "Lake in the woods" by TRG Banks Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find original stories by Nila L. Patel at storyfeather.com

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The Dolls

Published: Sept. 15, 2018, 1:47 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 32 seconds

I had an ulterior motive when I entered the Winsome household as an instructor for the five children.  They were wealthy, these Winsomes.  And I was in need of patronage.   Why do the five children of a recently arrived family in town believe that their new stepmother is up to no good? Their even newer tutor tries to find out, in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Dolls” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “Go then, there are other worlds than these”   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “The Secret to Growing Up” “What’s Behind the Door” “Thoughtful” “Heat Haze” “The Nightmare”   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus”   Music by Kai Engel “Snowmen”   Music by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, TRG Banks and Kai Engel at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Mind-Mover

Published: Sept. 8, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 41 seconds

The first time I really dared myself to say it—at least in my head—I was ten.  I had finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together.  The little things I’d noticed all my life, stuff that someone could say was in my imagination.  A plate of bacon sliding across the table by itself.  A jam jar floating in mid-air for a few seconds.  A feeling like pressure or pulling whenever something like that happened. What does one boy do when he suspects that someone in his family has an illegal psychic ability?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “The Mind-Mover” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Fever Dream”   Music by Lee Rosevere “New Day” “Tech Toys” “Night Caves” “Thoughtful” “Reflections” “Heat Haze”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Dreaming of you”   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Red Magic Dread

Published: Sept. 1, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 5 seconds

The little blue bird named Turtle flew over the same valley she had searched dozens of times over the past few moons.  Something caught her eye and she alighted on a low branch of a beech.  She had seen red.  It was curious.  She cocked her head to the left and the right.  There was red dripping from the bushes below, smeared into the dirt.  She might have thought it was blood if there hadn’t been so much of it that no creature could have shed that much.  Save perhaps a giant.   What compels a little girl, a giant, and a harper to try and save a town from a monster that is stalking the nearby woods? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.    Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Red Magic Dread” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “The World Has Moved On” “The End Comes for Us All”   Music by TRG Banks “Interchange” “Lake in the woods” “Swanhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” “Reflections” “The Nightmare” “Snakes” “We’ll Figure it Out Together”   Music by Komiku “Tension” “Time”   Music by Scott Buckley “Dragon’s Lullabye”     Music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Scott Buckley is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more music by Scott Buckley at scottbuckley.com.au Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Blue Magic Stew

Published: Aug. 25, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 42 seconds

She wanted to be a warrior someday.  But this day, she was just a little girl… When a little girl is captured by a greedy warlock, who hopes she will lead him to a secret treasure and who hides away from her loved ones, will she be able to protect the treasure...and to rescue herself? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Blue Magic Stew” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Scott Buckley “Dragon’s Lullabye”   Music by TRG Banks “Interchange”    Music by Lee Rosevere “We’ll Figure it Out Together” “It’s A Mystery” “Night Caves” “Puzzle Pieces” “Gone” “Quizitive” “I Believe in You” “Thoughtful” “Heat Haze”   Music by Komiku “Tension” “Time”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” "The Apotheosis of All Deserts" “To the Water’s Edge”   Music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Scott Buckley is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Komiku, TRG Banks, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more music by Scott Buckley at scottbuckley.com.au Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Green Magic Bean

Published: Aug. 17, 2018, 7:18 p.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 5 seconds

He never made it to market.  For on the road, he was waylaid by a stranger who offered him a better price for his wares than he thought he could ever get at market.  The boy accepted the offer.  He thought himself clever, and he dreamed of how delighted his mother would be when he returned home with five magic beans.   What happens when a poor young farm boy trades the vegetables he was supposed to sell at market for a handful of magic beans? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy Notable Detail: This story was inspired by the fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk.”   CREDITS Story: “The Green Magic Bean” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus” “Lake in the woods” “Swanhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” “Curiousity” “And So Then” “Puzzle Pieces” “Heat Haze” “Snakes” “The Long Journey” “Night Caves”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Down the river”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Crimson Hood

Published: Aug. 11, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes 30 seconds

For the second time, she held the still-warm hand in her own hands.  And it felt wrong.  She slipped to her knees beside the bed.  She felt tears spill from her eyes and as they tracked down her face and dripped from her chin to the ground, she saw that the liquid was a watery red.  Her tears had mingled with blood. How did blood get on my face? She turned her head and looked at what remained of the body that once was her grandmother.    A young woman discovers that her beloved grandmother has been killed in her own bed.  Was her grandmother killed by a wild animal, or by something sinister? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy Notable Detail: This story was inspired by the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood.”   CREDITS Story: “The Crimson Hood” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “The Nightmare” “Under Suspicion” “Slow Lights” “Reflections”     Music by Komiku “Tension”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by ROZKOL “Ambient I-IV” “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “Fever Dream”   Music by Philipp Weigl “Like Starlight through a Veil”   Music by ROZKOL, Philipp Weigl, Nctrnm, and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Komiku, Nctrnm, Philipp Weigl, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Daydreamer

Published: Aug. 4, 2018, 2:33 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 17 seconds

If only things had gone as he had envisioned in his visualization exercise.  He sighed.  Not an exercise, his visualization had gone out of hand and become a full-blow daydream.  He had marched into that room, the meeting room, no, the throne room.  He had marched into the throne room an embattled king, weary but tested and confident, followed by a dozen loyal knights, courteous in his challenge to his nobles to support his latest royal endeavor.   A man experiences daydreams so vivid, he momentarily forgets what he's been doing while he dreamed.  Are they just daydreams?  Or is something wrong with him?  Or could there be a more...fantastic explanation? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Daydreamer” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Jesse Spillane “Dreaming with Feedback”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” “The Long Journey” “Try Anything Once” “Curiousity” “Max Flashback” “Southside” “It’s A Mystery” “I Believe in You”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle”   Music by Lee Rosevere  and Jesse Spillane is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and Jesse Spillane at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Storyfeather Season 1 Returns Next Week

Published: July 27, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 28 seconds

Hello, Citizens of Earth.  This is just a brief message to say there will be no episode of the Storyfeather podcast this week.  This is a good thing, because what I did instead this week is attend a conference called Podcast Movement where I learned how to improve my podcasting skills—at least I hope so.  (I'm pre-recording this, but I've been to this conference before and it is excellent.  So my assertion is based on past experience, logic, and—the magic ingredient—love.)  I am now back to work on a new episode but... In the meantime, there are forty-plus episodes of the Storyfeather podcast already released, so if you've been meaning to catch up, I hope this helps.  I say that as if I'm afraid you're waiting for these episodes with bated breath.  That's not even true.  Who do I think I am?  Great segue.  I'm Nila.  Just an ordinary citizen of Earth.  I'll be back next week with a new episode, because I have tons more stories to tell you.   Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Mythology, Horror, Fairy Tale, and Fantasy   Credits: Music: “The silver bus” by TRG Banks Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find original stories by Nila L. Patel at storyfeather.com Find more info about Podcast Movement at podcastmovement.com

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Star Cloud Descendant

Published: July 20, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 43 seconds

That day, I was outside with my mom admiring the flowers in her garden when I spotted it, or them actually.  Two ships in the sky just under the cottony clouds.   Unidentified ships have been appearing in the sky.  What do they want?  You may find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.   Genre: Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Star Cloud Descendant” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions     Music by Lee Rosevere “Universe Calling” “Baldachin” “Reflections” “Small Steps” “Gone” “Looking Back” “Tech Toys” “How I Used To See The Stars”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Last of the Nine Lives Cats

Published: July 14, 2018, 12:24 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 42 seconds

“It’s everywhere,” the grizzled old cat said.  “It surrounds us.”  And he heard the expected fear-filled gasps and murmuring among his audience. “This everywhere demon, what is it called grandsire?” one gray-striped kitten asked, his eyes round as saucers, his expression bold and bright as the moonlight above. “We don’t have a name for it, kit,” the old cat replied, “but the Hind-leggers call it Traffic.”   Twenty-nine cats set out on a mission to find a rare resource that will save their people and their way of life.  How many will make it back home? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fable, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Last of the Nine Lives Cats” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions    Music by Kai Engel “Endless Story About Sun and Moon”   Music by Lee Rosevere “We’ll Figure it Out Together” “Thoughtful” “Small Steps” “The Long Journey” “Under Suspicion” “Quizitive” “Max Flashback” “Curiousity” “I Believe in You” “Snakes” “Heat Haze” “Betrayal”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and Kai Engel at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Queen Remembered

Published: July 7, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 21 seconds

Her memory of the past was not yet restored.  Remembering took effort and concentration.  And it would take time. A queen meets a mysterious little boy who tells her a fantastic tale, one that seems vividly familiar, almost as if she’s lived it.  But why then can’t she remember?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Queen Remembered” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions    Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Slow Lights” “Gone” “Snakes” “We’ll Figure it Out Together” “Not Alone” “Reflections” “What’s Behind the Door”   Music by ROZKOL “To the Water’s Edge” “Fever Dream”           “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” “The End Comes for Us All”     Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Who Is Sylvia?

Published: June 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 27 seconds

The large man was lying on his stomach with his face turned to the side.  The left side of his face was visible.  That’s why I knew who it was.  Aside from his distinctive sharp features, Sylvio Milan was known to have a scar on his left cheek, from his ear to the corner of his lip.  Supposedly, someone had tried to cut his throat and missed. Femme fatale…damsel in distress...crime boss?  Who…is Sylvia? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction Notable detail: The character names and relationships in this story—not to mention the title—were inspired by the Shakespeare play “Two Gentlemen of Verona.”   CREDITS Story: “Who Is Sylvia?” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Rafael Archangel “Persistence” “Smoke” “So Cold” “Persistence [With Beat]”    Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Not Alone” “Thoughtful” “Heat Haze”    Music by Komiku “Sexy Time” “Tension”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Rafael Archangel and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Rafael Archangel, Komiku, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Roland

Published: June 23, 2018, 3:01 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 10 seconds

…when the doctor placed her swaddled son in her arms, she looked down at his brilliant blue eyes and she grinned. You and me, kid, she thought. “Welcome to the world, Roland,” she said.  “I’m your mom.  And you’re my son.”   A happy new mother thinks her son is extraordinary.  Is she just being a typical proud mom, or is her son truly beyond the ordinary? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Roland” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” “Puzzle Pieces” “It’s A Mystery” “Reflections” “Tech Toys” “Night Caves” “The Secret to Growing Up”   Music by Komiku “Frozen Jungle” “Ambiant Point Of No Return”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm, Komiku, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Nocturnal

Published: June 15, 2018, 11:53 p.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 33 seconds

I can hear it moving, I think.  It’s hard to tell with the other noises.  A car whooshing by sometimes.  Some cat moving through the bushes outside.  A neighbor went to the bathroom a few minutes ago.  I jerked when I heard the sound of the water moving through the pipes.  If I squeeze my eyes shut and focus, I think I can hear it breathing. Is something supernatural haunting a young man at night when he’s sleeping?  Or is it all in his imagination? Join three agents as they investigate and find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mystery, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “Nocturnal” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere  “Thoughtful” “Start the Day” “Making A Change” “What’s Behind the Door” “Snakes” “The Nightmare”   Music by ROZKOL “The World Has Moved On” “Fever Dream” “To the Water’s Edge”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade” “Cherry”   Music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Ignotus

Published: June 9, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 3 seconds

“...So at about one-thirty we got a call from the local PD.  They themselves responded to an emergency call from the residence.  We have a recording, but I just got here about ten minutes ago myself.  It was Shelly who called.  She was sleeping.  Heard some scary noises.  She called for her parents.  When they didn’t come, she stepped out of her room.  She said an explosion happened in the attic then and she thought her mom and brother were hurt.  And she didn’t know where her dad was.  She made the call from the kitchen.  The operator asked her if she was in a safe place, then heard her scream.  Then nothing.” Two agents investigate an apparent explosion in a suburban home that leaves the family living inside with unusual injuries. Was the accident caused by a previously unidentified natural phenomenon? Or was it caused by human hands?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction    CREDITS Story: “Ignotus” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Slow Lights” “Thoughtful” “Making A Change” “Universe Calling” “I Believe in You” “Heat Haze” “Try Anything Once”   Music by ROZKOL “Cold Breath in the Alleyway” “The World Has Moved On” “The End Comes for Us All”   Music by Nctrnm “Escapade”   Music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nctrnm, ROZKOL, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Iris

Published: June 2, 2018, 5:28 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes 2 seconds

The procedure was not something that scared him. It should have. He understood enough to know what delicate and tricky work it would be for the surgeons, scientists, nurses, technicians, and whoever else was involved. If it worked, he would see light, and form, and color. If it worked, he would see his mom, his sister, his friends. And if it worked, he would see Cari.   After an experimental surgery restores a man's physical sight, what is revealed to be his true blindness? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction     CREDITS Story: “The Iris” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” “And So Then" “Slow Lights”  “Making A Change” “Tech Toys” “The Secret to Growing Up” “Universe Calling” “Reflections” “It’s A Mystery” “Gone” “Not Alone”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Isle of Mist and Gloom

Published: May 26, 2018, 1:07 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 6 seconds

“I’m going to bring her back.” “It is folly to defy death,” his father said. “It is folly to accept death, when it comes for the wrong person.”   A young man travels to the afterworld to bring his mother back from an untimely death.  Will he succeed?  Or will he become stuck in the place that bridges the worlds of the living and the dead? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Isle of Mist and Gloom” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Jack Waldenmaier “Snake Charmer”   Music by TRG Banks “The silver bus”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream" "The End Comes for Us All"   Music by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” “How I Used To See The Stars” “Puzzle Pieces" “Snakes” “Heat Haze” "The Nightmare" "The Long Journey"   Music by Komiku “Ambiant Point of No Return” "Frozen Jungle"   Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more music by Jack Waldenmaier at musicbakery.com Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Dragonfly

Published: May 19, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 59 seconds

The gate swung open with a high wail.  Razim swapped curious looks with Sidregar.  They paced into the city, scanning the streets for an open inn.  The streets were empty.  The city seemed abandoned, like much of the country surrounding it, yet they had heard no news of any trouble as they approached this kingdom.   What surprises await two newly arrived travelers to a royal capital that seems to be abandoned? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “Dragonfly” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “The World Has Moved On” “Go then, there are other worlds than these”   Music by Lee Rosevere “What’s Behind the Door” “Heat Haze” “Not Alone” “It’s a Mystery" “Small Steps” “Snakes”   Music by Komiku “Tension”    Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Mirror of Liriope

Published: May 12, 2018, 12:16 a.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 23 seconds

Mirrors are not to be trifled with.   What dangers could there possibly be from gazing into a mirror? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy    CREDITS Story: “The Mirror of Liriope” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions    Music by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” “What’s Behind the Door” “Reflections”    Music by TRG Banks “Lake in the woods” “Interchange”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Mages, Thieves, and Destroyers

Published: May 12, 2018, 12:14 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 29 seconds

The mages could not have been foolish enough to leave their greatest treasure unguarded.   What does a mage, a thief, and a destroyer have in common? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy    CREDITS Story: “Mages, Thieves, and Destroyers” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “Snakes” “Heat Haze” “Making A Change” “What’s Behind the Door” “Under Suspicion” “Expectations” “Not Alone”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com  

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The Ghostly Knight of Thessa

Published: May 5, 2018, 5:33 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 31 seconds

For the past fortnight, we two had been tracking the whereabouts of the mysterious rider who was said to guard the roads in and out of Thessa, a major town in the southern region.      Who—or what—is the mysterious black-armored knight who roams the roads around the southern town of Thessa? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy    CREDITS Story: “The Ghostly Knight of Thessa” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by ROZKOL “Go then, there are other worlds than these” “The World Has Moved On” “To the Water’s Edge” “Fever Dream” “The Apotheosis of All Deserts”   Music by TRG Banks “Swanhead”   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s a Mystery” “Thoughtful” “Puzzle Pieces” “The Nightmare”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by ROZKOL, TRG Banks, and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Phantom Heart

Published: April 28, 2018, 1:57 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 37 seconds

He glanced at the organ behind layers of glass and smiled even wider.  A beating heart.  An artificial heart.  And he had helped to create it, design it, mold it, and nurture it.    Why is the first artificial heart ever created suddenly behaving as if, well, as if it has a mind of its own? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction   CREDITS Story: “Phantom Heart” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “As I Was Saying” “Tech Toys” “Try Anything Once” “Reflections” “Max Flashback” “Under Suspicion” “Puzzle Pieces”  “Evening Glow” “Universe Calling” “I Believe in You”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Bard of Trilenkary

Published: April 20, 2018, 11:31 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 1 second

In the land of his own making, the one that abided in his heart and his head, he was a bard.  In truth, he was a rice man, one of the best in Trilenkary, the kingdom of his birth.  A rice merchant who dreams of being a bard is given a whimsical gift as payment for a recent discovery.  What does he discover about his gift?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fable, Fairy Tale   CREDITS Story: “The Bard of Trilenkary” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by TRG Banks “Interchange” “The silver bus” “Lake in the woods”   Music by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” “And So Then” “Curiousity” “Night Caves” “What’s Behind the Door” “Quizitive”   Music by Komiku “Down the river”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, Lee Rosevere, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Thirteen

Published: April 14, 2018, 12:31 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 46 seconds

I am the last.  The only one left. We are defeated. If I can’t do what I need to do now, what they need me to do now, we are defeated.   The pressure is on and it lies on the shoulders of one man.  Will he lead his team to certain victory, or to utter defeat?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mystery   CREDITS Story: “Thirteen” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” “Thoughtful” “Tech Toys” “Places Unseen”   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com  

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The Promethians

Published: April 14, 2018, 12:30 a.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 33 seconds

They’re a lot like us.  The Promethians.  That’s not what they call themselves, but I could never really pronounce (or spell) the proper word, so I call them the Promethians.  And others started calling them that too.  Because after all, they gave us fire. They woke us up.   When members of an alien race defy their own people to help humans advance, and are then punished for their defiance, how will humanity respond?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Promethians” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions   Music by Lee Rosevere “The Secret to Growing Up” “Making a Change” “Reflections” “Universe Calling” “Gone”   Music by ROZKOL “Fever Dream”   Music by Komiku “Ambiant Point Of No Return”   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com  

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Salamander

Published: April 7, 2018, 6:59 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 10 seconds

Jane knew about the salamander.  The salamander was capable of regenerating its limbs, to a certain degree.  As such, it had been studied by scientists who sought to unlock the secrets of tissue regeneration. Jane knew about the salamander.  The animal’s mythical association with the element of fire.  Fire cleansed and fire sealed.   What does one scientist do when the subject of her research begins exhibiting qualities far beyond the parameters of the research?    Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction    CREDITS Story: “Salamander” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: Intro/Outro Music by Digital_Emotions “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat”   Narration Music by TRG Banks “Interchange”   Narration Music by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” “Heat Haze” “Small Steps” “What’s Behind the Door” “Making a Change” “Evening Glow” “Not Alone” “How I Used To See The Stars” “Max Flashback” “Sad Marimba Planet” “I Believe in You”    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Scorpion Mouse

Published: March 31, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 11 seconds

Perrimin and his closest friend Kicker, whose given name was Siminor, were both behind the rock that was too small to hide either of them, both watching the scorpion. An ambitious young mouse discovers a shortcut to the glory he has sought all his life,  but has he considered all the costs to himself and to his people?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fable, Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Scorpion Mouse” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “What’s Behind the Door” by Lee Rosevere “The Long Journey” by Lee Rosevere “And So Then” by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” by Lee Rosevere “Curiousity” by Lee Rosevere “The Secret to Growing Up” by Lee Rosevere “It’s a Mystery” by Lee Rosevere “The World Has Moved On” by ROZKOL “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” by ROZKOL “Snakes” by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” by Lee Rosevere “Places Unseen” by Lee Rosevere   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Dreaming Queen

Published: March 24, 2018, 2:09 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 35 seconds

When the queen of Callimoray was still a princess, she was schooled in all the ways a princess should be schooled.  The skill of sums and the skill of reading.  Knowledge of nature and knowledge of faiths.  The arts, some sport, commerce and trade, law and rule.  Royal tutors performed that task.  Her godmother, who was rumored to have some fairy blood in her line, taught the princess about the many mystic practices in the world.  The princess latched on to the practice of meditations at a young age.  As the kingdom’s only heir, there was much for her to learn, many future burdens on her still-young shoulders. She found peace in her meditations…   When a reclusive princess is held hostage by an invader and usurper, how can she possibly escape and save herself and her people?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy Notable details: This story was inspired by the fairy tale, "The Sleeping Beauty."  If you like this episode, you might like the episode titled, "Diamond White" (which shares a character).   CREDITS Story: “The Dreaming Queen” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “The silver bus” by TRG Banks “Tension” by Komiku “The World Has Moved On” by ROZKOL “Frozen Jungle” by Komiku “Fever Dream” by ROZKOL “Go then, there are other worlds than these” by ROZKOL “Heat Haze” by Lee Rosevere “Waves of Sleep” by Lee Rosevere “The Nightmare” by Lee Rosevere “The Long Journey” by Lee Rosevere Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License   Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by TRG Banks, Lee Rosevere, Komiku, and ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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Diamond White

Published: March 17, 2018, 4:03 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 11 seconds

We were inseparable once, my sister and I.  We shared everything.  My mother said we were so close, that we even shared a heart.   Two sisters living in the forest cross paths with a bear, a gnome, and a curse.  What happens next?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast.  Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy Notable detail: This story was inspired by the fairy tale, "Snow-White and Rose-Red."   CREDITS Story: “Diamond White” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Like Starlight through a Veil” by Philipp Weigl “What’s Behind the Door” by Lee Rosevere “Curiousity” by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “The silver bus” by TRG Banks “Snakes” by Lee Rosevere “Gone” by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” by Lee Rosevere “Frozen Jungle” by Komiku “Packed lunch” by TRG Banks “Expectations” by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” by Lee Rosevere     Music by Philipp Weigl and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Hmmm, I've just realized the above links may not be sufficient... Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Philipp Weigl, Lee Rosevere, TRG Banks, and Komiku at freemusicarchive.org Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Water Bell

Published: March 10, 2018, 2:04 a.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 54 seconds

The royal city was known throughout the kingdom because it was home to a most famous—and most infamous object—a cursed bell.  The Water Bell, some called it, for legends say its sound was like the trickling of a fountain.  Chime, some called it, for an object so lovely and intriguing must have a name.  The Bell had been cursed for generations, but when it first was forged, it was made as a blessing.   What happens when the object that grants the power to tell lies from truth and is the basis for one kingdom’s entire system of justice is stolen?    Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy     CREDITS Story: “The Water Bell” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Musical Mathematics” by Lee Rosevere “Making A Change” by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” by Lee Rosevere “Sad Marimba Planet” by Lee Rosevere “Expectations” by Lee Rosevere “Universe Calling” by Lee Rosevere “Interchange” by TRG Banks “Max Flashback” by Lee Rosevere “The End Comes for Us All” by ROZKOL “Places Unseen” by Lee Rosevere   Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License

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Argilla

Published: March 3, 2018, 4:07 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 22 seconds

She came awake then and someone clicked on her bedside light.  “I’ve got amazing news for you.  We found a donor match for your liver.  It’s being transported here as I speak.  And we are getting ready for transplant surgery.  I know it’s a lot to take in, but we warned you things would move fast if we found one.” Serena frowned.  False hope again.  Why wouldn’t they just let her be?  She had fought hard enough.  Was it too much to ask for a night of sweet sleep?  For the refuge of good dreams?  She nodded her head.  She didn’t need to do anything anyway.  She would just be lying there.   What unexpected extra does one organ recipient discover about the liver she received?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction    CREDITS Story: “Argilla” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” by ROZKOL “Not Alone” by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” by Lee Rosevere “Making A Change” by Lee Rosevere “Curiousity” by Lee Rosevere “The Secret to Growing Up” by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” by Lee Rosevere  “I Believe in You” by Lee Rosevere     Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Vela Natura

Published: Feb. 24, 2018, 3:06 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 42 seconds

Vela Valora was the sailor’s name.  She was proud of her heritage and longed for the day her name would earn its place among the records of heroes and adventurers and champions in House Valora.   What adventures await a sailor who longs to add her name to the book of her family’s heroic history? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   Notable detail: This story was inspired by an organism known as Velella velella.   CREDITS Story: “Vela Natura” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Lake in the woods” by TRG Banks “How I Used To See The Stars” by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” by Lee Rosevere  “To the Water’s Edge” by ROZKOL “Night Caves” by Lee Rosevere “The Long Journey” by Lee Rosevere “What’s Behind the Door” by Lee Rosevere “Great Aunt Henrietta” by TRG Banks      Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Sorceress Moray

Published: Feb. 17, 2018, 5:13 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 4 seconds

Her memory of being a Fury was gone, but Furies are strong and full of cosmic force.   A Fury is a woman and a dragon is a man?  Is anything as it seems? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Sorceress Moray” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Go then, there are other worlds than these” by ROZKOL “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” by ROZKOL “Making a Change” by Lee Rosevere “To the Water’s Edge” by ROZKOL “Universe Calling” by Lee Rosevere “It’s a Mystery” by Lee Rosevere “Snakes” by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” by Lee Rosevere “The Nightmare” by Lee Rosevere    Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Everwalker

Published: Feb. 10, 2018, 2:27 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 19 seconds

Once there was a girl named Florisse whose greatest dream was to find and marry her true love.  One morning when she woke, she found upon the floor of her chamber, a pair of fine slippers.  They were the kind of slippers that young women wore upon their wedding days.  She found a note with the slippers.  The note proclaimed that the slippers would lead the wearer to wherever or whomever the wearer wished.  She slipped on the slippers.  She made her wish.   “Take me to my true love.  Take me to my future husband.”   How far must one young woman walk to find her true love? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fairy Tale     CREDITS Story: “The Everwalker” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Quizitive” by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” by Lee Rosevere “The Long Journey” by Lee Rosevere “Reflections” by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere “Frozen Jungle” by Komiku   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License

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Pertempus

Published: Feb. 3, 2018, 12:40 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 44 seconds

I knew it was going to happen.  I remember that I came awake and heard him tossing and turning.  We still shared a room then, even though I was too old for that and wanted my own.  We still slept in bunk beds.  He was right below me.  And I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and pulled myself over the edge of my bed and leaned down just in time to see him slowly vanish.   What would you do if your little brother became lost in time? Find out what one person does about it in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction    CREDITS Story: “Pertempus” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “To the Water’s Edge” by ROZKOL "Universe Calling" by Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” by Lee Rosevere “Gone” by Lee Rosevere “Curiousity” by Lee Rosevere “How I Used To See The Stars” by Lee Rosevere “I Believe in You” by Lee Rosevere “The Secret to Growing Up” by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” by Lee Rosevere    Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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I'm Vanishing

Published: Jan. 27, 2018, 2:53 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 37 seconds

I'm vanishing. Maybe I'm not vanishing.  Maybe I just think I am.   How would you respond if parts of you began to vanish?   Find out how one person does in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy, Horror   CREDITS Story: “I'm Vanishing” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "The Apotheosis of All Deserts" by ROZKOL "The World Has Moved On" by ROZKOL "What's Behind the Door" by Lee Rosevere "Universe Calling" by Lee Rosevere "Snakes" by Lee Rosevere "Puzzle Pieces" by Lee Rosevere "Not Alone" by Lee Rosevere "The Secret to Growing Up" by Lee Rosevere "Making A Change" by Lee Rosevere "Ambiant Point of No Return" by Komiku     Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Music by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License

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The Saltwater Realm

Published: Jan. 20, 2018, 1:04 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 28 seconds

In those days, there were four realms.  The realm of airs or spirits, inhabited by the Holy.  The realm of fires, inhabited by immortal creatures created by the Holy.  The realm of waters, where lived all mortal creatures made by the Holy.  And the realm of earths, which was barren and uninhabited, in those days. So...why is the ocean salty?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology     CREDITS Story: “The Saltwater Realm” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "And So Then" by Lee Rosevere "Making A Change" by Lee Rosevere "Slow Lights" by Lee Rosevere "Heat Haze" by Lee Rosevere "Not Alone" by Lee Rosevere "Looking Back" by Lee Rosevere "Musical Mathematics" by Lee Rosevere "How I Used To See The Stars" by Lee Rosevere     Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Potion of Allegory

Published: Jan. 13, 2018, 1:51 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 10 seconds

My name is Perry Verdilay.  In a single act of reckless desperation, I changed my perception of the world.  And maybe gave myself a condition, a curse, a burden that I may not be strong enough to bear.  I can see things that others can only feel or imagine. To what extremes will one young woman go to help a loved one who is suffering from an invisible and relentless illness?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy     CREDITS Story: “The Potion of Allegory” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “The Secret to Growing Up” by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” by Lee Rosevere “Looking Back” by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” by Lee Rosevere “Reflections” by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” by Lee Rosevere     Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Radwin and the Dragon

Published: Jan. 6, 2018, 4:11 a.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 41 seconds

For centuries, he stalked among the villagers at their smithies and spinning wheels.  He haunted their dreams with the fear of his ever-growing appetites for treasure and for flesh.  They crafted swords with jewel-encrusted hilts, stitched crimson robes with gold brocade, raised ever plumper cattle, all for one wicked dragon. When a young villager faces the dragon that has terrorized his people for generations, who will be first to beg for his life?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy    CREDITS Story: “Radwin and the Dragon” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Not Alone” by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere “Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” by Lee Rosevere  “Making A Change” by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” by Lee Rosevere    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Amber God

Published: Jan. 6, 2018, 3:47 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds

In the middle of the forest sat a stone hut, and always from this hut came the scent of amber. Within the hut there lived what the nearby villagers believed was an old god. A god so ancient that none remembered his name, what he was the god of, or even if he was a “he.” The Amber God, some called him.   Who really lives in the middle of the forest in the stone hut that always smells of amber?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology   CREDITS Story: “The Amber God” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “It’s A Mystery” by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere “Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere “Making A Change” by Lee Rosevere   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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A Gildenfaere's Gift

Published: Dec. 29, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 28 seconds

We called them the Gildenfaere.  The golden horse-birds.  Once there were thousands upon the earth and in the skies.  On the earth they galloped and in the skies they soared.  And always they were wild.  And we who have only two legs and two arms could never tame them. What becomes of a seemingly simple gift from a legendary creature?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology   CREDITS Story: “A Gildenfaere’s Gift” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Featherlight” by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “What’s Behind the Door” by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” by Lee Rosevere “Looking Back” by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” by Lee Rosevere “And So Then” by Lee Rosevere “How I Used To See The Stars” by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” by Lee Rosevere “Sad Marimba Planet” by Lee Rosevere   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Three Circles

Published: Dec. 22, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 22 seconds

Not long ago, there was a rich land ruled by an assembly of three known as a Triarch.  Always there were three.  One had a claim of blood.  One was chosen by the people of the land.  And one was selected by the other two.  But all had to prove themselves worthy.  All had to prove victorious, both standing alone and standing together, in a contest devised by a king who feared that his realm would pass to an unworthy heir.   How and why did a dying king ensure that his realm would be ruled by three, always three?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy   CREDITS Story: “The Three Circles” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "Sad Marimba Planet" by Lee Rosevere “Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere “Under Suspicion” by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere “It’s A Mystery” by Lee Rosevere “In A Moment” by Lee Rosevere  Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Trifle House

Published: Dec. 16, 2017, 2:48 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 45 seconds

Ignoring the sounds of sizzling and the smell of cooking flesh and the searing heat, she closed her eyes and cast her memory back to the day they came.  Children.  Did Hansel and Gretel defeat a wicked witch?  Or was it all just a terrible misunderstanding?    Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fairy Tale    CREDITS Story: “Trifle House” Copyright © 2013 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "Sad Marimba Planet" by Lee Rosevere "And So Then" by Lee Rosevere "Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere “What’s Behind the Door” by Lee Rosevere “Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere “Musical Mathematics” by Lee Rosevere “Night Caves” by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” by Lee Rosevere “Gone” by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Spidercake

Published: Dec. 9, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 21 seconds

On the evening after the night of the full moon, the messenger who had been sent to find help approached the Third Village with a small force from one of the monarchs of a nearby land.  They encountered the eerie sight of dead bodies on the road before they reached the village.  The skin of each body was drained of all color and pocked with lesions, the limbs bent unnaturally, and each face was frozen in anguish.   How can the gentle people of the Third Village stand up against the ruthless and powerful enemies that have taken over their home?   Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy     CREDITS Story: “Spidercake” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "The Nightmare" by Lee Rosevere "Under Suspicion" by Lee Rosevere "It’s A Mystery" by Lee Rosevere "Reflections" by Lee Rosevere “Not Alone” by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “Small Steps” by Lee Rosevere “Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere “Making A Change” by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” by Lee Rosevere “How I Used To See The Stars” by Lee Rosevere   Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Heliotrope

Published: Dec. 2, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 26 seconds

We designed it so that it would follow the sun, follow the light. And I thought we too were designed that way. I don't know now. I don't know what to think. *** Will a device built by human hands from all around the world help us to do what one of its humble makers hopes it would? Will it help us to follow the light? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction CREDITS Story: “Heliotrope” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "Featherlight" by Lee Rosevere "Tech Toys" by Lee Rosevere "Puzzle Pieces" by Lee Rosevere "Universe Calling" by Lee Rosevere "Small Steps" by Lee Rosevere "Looking Back" by Lee Rosevere "How I Used To See The Stars" by Lee Rosevere "It's A Mystery" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Great Machines

Published: Nov. 24, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 24 seconds

The last Great Machine is dying. We don’t know how to fix it. We don’t even know what it does. We only know that when it dies, we too will die. What will a fractured people do when the mysterious machines that keep their world alive stop operating? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology CREDITS Story: “The Great Machines” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "Not Alone" by Lee Rosevere "Tech Toys" by Lee Rosevere "Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere "Under Suspicion" by Lee Rosevere "Slow Lights" by Lee Rosevere "Making A Change" by Lee Rosevere "I Believe In You" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Iolyran Serpent

Published: Nov. 17, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 44 seconds

The colossal serpent hatched from an egg in my brother’s keeping. It almost killed him as it burst out, unfolding coil after coil, slithering through the air. It traveled through a rift in our world to a dimension where no one speaks, none have ears to hear. It is our responsibility to stop the serpent, for we are as gods on every world except our own. What is the first thing that a cosmic serpent does after it hatches? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology, Fantasy CREDITS Story: “The Iolyran Serpent” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "Universe Calling" by Lee Rosevere "Reflections" by Lee Rosevere "Musical Mathematics" by Lee Rosevere "Night Caves" by Lee Rosevere "Small Steps" by Lee Rosevere "How I Used To See The Stars" by Lee Rosevere "Heat Haze" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Godsfear

Published: Nov. 10, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 2 seconds

In those days, there were many gods ruling over many realms. Some realms were ruled by just and jolly gods. Some by stern and distant gods. The southern realm was ruled by callous and petty gods. The people of the southern realm were gods-fearing people, who prayed and tithed and always and ever gave the gods what the gods were due. Among these was a husband and wife who were both weavers. One day, the weaver-woman died, leaving a grieving husband behind. What happens when a faithful weaver decides to take vengeance on the gods who have betrayed him? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology CREDITS Story: “Godsfear” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "Not Alone" by Lee Rosevere "Small Steps" by Lee Rosevere "Under Suspicsion" by Lee Rosevere "Gone" by Lee Rosevere "It's a Mystery" by Lee Rosevere "Slow Lights" by Lee Rosevere "Expectations" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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The Wandering Star

Published: Nov. 4, 2017, 1:25 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 2 seconds

It watches me with those strange eyes. Even you, love, cannot imagine such eyes. This is the third night I have been assigned to watch it—him, I’ll call it “him.” The creature deserves that much dignity. The first night, I did not look toward him. I thought I felt him watching me, but I admit to you and only you, that I was afraid. I am a rational and curious person. That’s why I asked to be given watch over him. But my imagination can run as wild as that of the most superstitious sailor, especially out here in the vastness. We are farther now from home than any ship has sailed since before the war. After so many days, my excitement has waned, and my restlessness has waxed. How does the crew of an exploration vessel respond, when they encounter a strange creature of legend, floating helpless, in the middle of nowhere? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mystery, Adventure CREDITS Story: “The Wandering Star” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "Not Alone" by Lee Rosevere "The Long Journey" by Lee Rosevere "How I Used To See The Stars" by Lee Rosevere "It's A Mystery" by Lee Rosevere "Reflections" by Lee Rosevere "Puzzle Pieces" by Lee Rosevere "Small Steps" by Lee Rosevere "Heat Haze" by Lee Rosevere "The Nightmare" by Lee Rosevere "Making A Change" by Lee Rosevere "Expectations" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Nine Hundred Nine Furies

Published: Oct. 28, 2017, 12:42 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 12 seconds

There are only three now. Once, there were nine hundred and nine. They were the army of the gods. They were vengeance on black wings. They were scourge and nightmare. They were fury. Can those who are born of war and strife find a place in a world of peace and harmony? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology CREDITS Story: “Nine Hundred Nine Furies” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "The Nightmare" by Lee Rosevere "It's a Mystery" by Lee Rosevere "Heat Haze" by Lee Rosevere "Gone" by Lee Rosevere "Reflections" by Lee Rosevere "Universe Calling" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Death and the Healer

Published: Oct. 20, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 27 seconds

Once, long ago in an almost forgotten age, there lived a healer of great skill and great compassion. Her name was Gwenmir, but she was known as the healer Wen. The healer Wen became well-loved in her village for her skill at easing pain and healing wounds so severe that it seemed she would snatch people from the clutches of death at the last moment. But what happens when a healer can see Death coming, but can do nothing to stave it off? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Fantasy CREDITS Story: “Death and the Healer” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions "In A Moment" by Lee Rosevere "Reflections" by Lee Rosevere "Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere "Musical Mathematics" by Lee Rosevere "Under Suspicion" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Find stories galore by Nila at storyfeather.com

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The Belly of Boston

Published: Oct. 13, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 26 seconds

When the baby boy was born, he was fine and healthy, but though he ate ravenously of his mother’s milk, he began to lose weight. His swarthy complexion grew pale. He cried all the time with the pain of hunger. His parents brought him into the hospital and the doctors performed test after test, whatever tests they dared on a newborn infant. Finally, they found some kind of an anomaly in his blood work… Who is Boston? And what the heck is that thing in his belly? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Science Fiction CREDITS Story: “The Belly of Boston” Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “Small Steps” by Lee Rosevere “Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere “Evening Glow” by Lee Rosevere “Sad Marimba Planet” by Lee Rosevere “Try Anything Once” by Lee Rosevere “Heat Haze” by Lee Rosevere “Gone” by Lee Rosevere “Universe Calling” by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Imberflos

Published: Oct. 13, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 53 seconds

The Northern Star that guides those who are lost from sky to earth to ocean was born of a flower. So was the giant Scorpion, the Herald of Death, who carries the departed past the veil into the afterworld. And so was the Blue Butterfly, the Emblem of Life, who guides newly arrived souls to their earthly anchors. The star, the scorpion, and the butterfly. The three are bound by an ancestor at once humble and extraordinary. It had no name in its short life. Now it is called Imberflos, the Stormflower. In a gray world without Wonder or Mystery, can the blooming of a single flower make any difference? Find out in this episode of the Storyfeather podcast. Genre: Mythology CREDITS Story: "Imberflos" Copyright © 2014 by Nila L. Patel Music: “Mysterious Trip-hop Lounge Beat” by Digital_Emotions “It’s a Mystery” by Lee Rosevere “Featherlight” by Lee Rosevere “Reflections” by Lee Rosevere “Baldachin" by Lee Rosevere Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0  

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Storyfeather Podcast Coming Soon!

Published: Oct. 7, 2017, 3:13 a.m.
Duration: 2 minutes 19 seconds

Nila will be narrating her original short fiction in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology in the upcoming Storyfeather podcast. She has been writing and posting an original short story every week since November 2013.  The podcast episodes won't follow the exact order that the stories were posted, but will start with stories from Year One.  You can read the stories at storyfeather.com.   And you can subscribe to the Storyfeather podcast now. Music Credit: "Featherlight" by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0  

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