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I'm Nila, and I have stories to tell you. Stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology. Mortals wield godly powers, eggs appear out of enchanted pockets, sentient substances are invented, and stars are incubated in the hearts of humans. Welcome to Storyfeather.

Storyfeather Nila Patel: Fictioneer

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

I'm Nila, and I have stories to tell you. Stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology. Mortals wield godly powers, eggs appear out of enchanted pockets, sentient substances are invented, and stars are incubated in the hearts of humans. Welcome to Storyfeather.

    Prosopokaf's Fusion Cream

    Prosopokaf's Fusion Cream

    A malfunctioning beauty product gives whole new meaning to the term "vanishing cream."
    Genre: Science Fiction
     
    Excerpt:
    She was usually too tired to do more than close her eyes and sit through the commercials, telling herself that at some point, she should set up one of those systems that would allow her to skip them. And that’s how she ended up hearing the commercial for Prosopokaf’s Fusion Cream again and again…And that’s how she ended up ordering a jar of the stuff, just to see.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “Prosopokaf's Fusion Cream” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
    Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel
     
    Music:
    “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
     
    Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
    “Ground Control”
    “March of the Waking Lights”
    “Fast Lanes Light Rain”
    “Slightly Across (no percussion)”
     
    Music by FicusProSound*
    “The Jigsaw (Loop 6)”
    “Investigations (Full Version)”
    “Following Clues (Full Version)”
     
    Music by Chris Logsdon*
    “Level 6 (Loop)”
    “Level 7 (Loop)”

    *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
     
    Music by Andrea Baroni, Chris Logsdon, and FicusProSound is licensed from GameDev Market
    Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
     
    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by FicusProSound, Chris Logsdon, and Andrea Baroni at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  At center a head with short wavy hair seen from neck up facing forward. The facial features are absent. At left and right are square panels displaying heads with facial features representing people of different ages and complexions. All are facing and looking forward. Clockwise from top left, a little girl with a fair warm complexion and straight hair with straight fringe of bangs, a man with a light cool brown complexion and short cropped hair, a young woman with a darker warm brown complexion and short slightly wavy hair and bangs swept to the side, and an older man with a warm light brown complexion, cropped hair and a walrus moustache. The image is bordered with an alternating pattern of squares from center outward.


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    • 45 min
    Hideous Horace and Beautiful Boris

    Hideous Horace and Beautiful Boris

    When a terrible creature stalks a little boy’s nightmares all the way into adulthood, he uses his imagination to summon an unlikely ally.
    Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Horror
     
    Excerpt:
    I woke up one day soaked in sweat, gasping for air, sobbing, and not knowing why my chest felt so tight and so cold. I watched my bedroom door, expecting my parents to rush in. They must have heard me screaming, I thought.
    But I hadn’t screamed or cried out in any way.
    Something was stalking the hallways of the house in my dreams. The house that was my house but not quite.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “Hideous Horace and Beautiful Boris” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
    Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel
     
    Music:
    “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
     
    Music by Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)*
    “Mystical House (Short Loop)”
    “Mystical House (Looped)”
    “Story at Night (Looped)”
    “Evil is Near”
    “Ice and Fire (peaceful part)”
    “Hidden Fear”
    “Magic Within (looped)”
    “Secrets of Kingdom (looped)”

    Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
    “Deep lands (Part 2)”
    “Demon at the door”
    “Pitch black”
    “13 sins”
     
    *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

    Music by Nicholas Jeudy and Andrew Sitkov is licensed from GameDev Market
    Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
     
    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by Andrew Sitkov and Nicholas Jeudy at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  At center, two boys, who appear to be twins, seen from chest up, facing forward. The boy at left holds up his right hand, pointing forward. He appears worried. The boy at right holds up his left hand, palm down. A glow appears beneath his palm. His expression is inquisitive. Creatures surround the boys. From right to left, a creature that looks like a pig with long ears, head facing forward at bottom right corner. A creature that looks like three tubes with fluke-like mouths open. A creature that looks like a raccoon with five eyes curving around its snout, its head visible between the boys. A creature that looks like a gumdrop with a face, mouth turned down, eyes wide. A creature with a bird head and two spiraling horns at bottom left corner. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” lies over the image.
     
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    • 41 min
    Cloaked in Clay

    Cloaked in Clay

    A sculptor working through a creative block notices something strange about the sculptures molded from a particular brand of clay.
     
    Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
     
    Excerpt:
    They say that a sculptor doesn’t create what she sculpts. She only reveals what is already there in the medium. I was not finding that to be true. Either there was nothing to be revealed in the lump of clay that sat on the workbench before me, or I didn’t have the skill that a real sculptor is supposed to have. The skill of sight. The skill to see what it is that is seeking to be revealed in the medium.
    Come on, I thought. Reveal yourself.
     
      
    CREDITS
    Story: “Cloaked in Clay” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
    Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel
     
    Music:
    “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
     
    Music by ROZKOL
    “Ambient I-IV”
    “To the Water’s Edge”
     
    Music by Lee Rosevere
    “Start the Day”
    “Night Caves”
    “Under Suspicion”
    “Thoughtful”
     
    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
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  A clay sculpture of a griffin looming over a man lying on the ground. The griffin, a mythological creature with the body of a lion and head and wings of an eagle, is seen from left flank, facing to the left, looking down at the man. The tail is curled into an “s” shape. The left wing extends at top of image, behind the tail. The right wing is curved down toward the man. The left paw, whose bottom part looks like an eagle’s leg and claw, pins down the man at his waist and chest. The man raises an arm against the griffin. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears over the image.
     
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    • 35 min
    The Eleventh Arm

    The Eleventh Arm

    A mural painted by an anonymous artist inspires both dread and wonder.
    Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
     
    Excerpt:
    On the wall of a poorly kept apartment building was painted a vast mural of a forest in the midst of winter, the trees laden with snow, the ground, likewise. The sky a crisp and sharp blue. The mural had appeared overnight at the start of winter. And it had greeted me every morning since then. The first time I’d walked past it, I had stopped to gaze at it, and appreciate it. It was one of the few lovely sights I saw on my far-too-early mornings before I arrived at work.
    But on that day, something new happened.
    As we all stood and gazed at the mural, it…changed.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “The Eleventh Arm” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
    Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel
     
    Music:
    “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
     
    Music by Chris Logsdon*
    “Mystical Town (Loop)”
    “Level 6 (Loop)”
    “Level 7 (Loop)”
     
    Music by Lee Rosevere
    “Awkward Silences (version b)”
    “Featherlight”
    “Betrayal”
    “Featherlight (remix – vocals by Heather Feather)”
     
    *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
     
    Music by Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market
    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
     
    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by Chris Logsdon at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  At center, a woman seen from mid-calf up, standing and facing forward. She has eleven arms, all bare, ten emerging from her sides symmetrically, the eleventh bent across her waist from her right side.  A different object or energy is held by or hovers over each hand. From top right clockwise, a five-petaled flower, a glowing orb, a drop of blood, a stylus or gouge, a lightning bolt, a wheel, a pen, a scroll, a rainbow flame, a pendant of a colorful eye. Above the hand of the eleventh arm floats a feather. The woman has long hair and wears a dress with an ornate collar and short sleeves.  A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears over the image.
     
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    • 36 min
    Sam and the Sequence

    Sam and the Sequence

    An ambitious freshman believes her research project will uncover a hidden historical mystery.
    Genre: Mystery
     
    Excerpt:
    Sometimes a thing isn’t good or evil in itself. The sequence is a thing like this. It becomes good or evil when you touch it. If you are good, it becomes good. If you are evil, it becomes evil. But we humans…we are both. What happens when we touch it?
    Sam lay her fingers on the page where those words were written. The man who’d written them had been dead for almost a century.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “Sam and the Sequence” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
    Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel
     
    Music:
    “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
     
    Music by Chris Logsdon*
    “Level 1”
    “Level 6”
    “Level 2”
    “Level 7”
     
    Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
    “Exploration_Dark (loop)”
    “Exploration_Technologic Place (loop)”
     
    *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
     
    Music by Chris Logsdon and Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market
    Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
     
    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by Albert Fernandez and Chris Logsdon at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  A young woman seen in left profile sitting on the ground in the aisle of a bookstore or library. She’s looking down at an open book or magazine in her lap. Her left leg is stretched out. Her right leg is bent. On the bookcase opposite her, a tentacle descends from upper left. Silhouette of a shadowy little figure stands on the bottom shelf at bottom right. From the shelf just behind her, a book is pulled out with an image of a vampire lady’s head on the cover. The suggestion of a shadowy figure peeks from the edge of the case in the background behind the young woman.
     
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    • 34 min
    The Serpent Who Sang Like a Bird

    The Serpent Who Sang Like a Bird

    One monkey’s mischief alters the course of four other animals’ lives.
    Genre: Fable
     
    Excerpt:
    Long ago, when the world was young, and in some ways smaller than it is today, and in other ways, greater than it is today, there happened a moment of mischief.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “The Serpent Who Sang Like a Bird” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
    Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel
     
    Music:
    “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
     
    Music by Lee Rosevere
    “Early Morning Song (Finch Duet)”
    “Under Suspicion”
    “Puzzle Pieces”
    “Heat Haze”
    “Curiousity”
    “Snakes”
    “The Secret to Growing Up”
     
    Music by TRG Banks
    “The silver bus”
     
    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
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. Three animals sitting on branches amid vines. At left a colorful snake is coiled over a thick branch. To the right, a monkey.  And between and just above the two, a bird is perched on a thinner branch. The monkey, the bird, and the branches are all colored gray. The vines are green.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Julianne S. R. ,

A new world every episode!

I get pulled into the worlds Nila creates every episode. Amazing how unique each story is. Keep the stories coming!

Tirminyl ,

Love the stories

I love listening to stories that people craft together and this is one of them. As the author, Nila does a great job narrating the stories and keep you entertaining. After every episode ends, I am left wondering if I have another in my queue. Please keep it up!

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