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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

    • Fiction
    • 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.

    Humans: A Blorgnathian Delicacy?

    Humans: A Blorgnathian Delicacy?

    A man struggles with his decision to become a “Cultural Ambassador” to a newly befriended alien species.

    Genre: Science Fiction
     
    Excerpt:
    Yeah, I’ve come to terms with it. I’m not going offworld to do anything noble, like teach aliens how to speak human languages, or to plant trees, build houses, or pass out blankets and water during emergencies. I’m going offworld to go live in the house of some rich Blorgnathian who’ll spend the next five years licking my face.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “Humans: A Blorgnathian Delicacy?” 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*
    “Haunted Town”
    “Mystical Town”
    “Whimsical Town”
    “Mining Town”
    “Shady Town”
     
    Music by Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)*
    “Stars Talk”
    “Another World”
    “Fight Till Dying”
     
    *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
     
    Music by Andrew Sitkov and Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market
     
    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by Andrew Sitkov and Chris Logsdon at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  At center, a human man, whose face and hands are dark (in silhouette). He stands, three-quarters profile facing right, in the middle of a giant plate that sits on a flat surface. His arms are raised to his sides and his face looks up. Just behind him, sitting at the table is a giant humanoid being seen from waist up to nostrils. The being has large scales over their chest and arms. Their hands rest on either side of the plate, one at right curled around a fork, the one at left curled around a knife. The being’s mouth is open, a long knobby tapered tongue descending and curling behind the man on the plate. The being is wearing a hood. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears over the image.
     
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    • 33 min
    The Porphyrion Machine

    The Porphyrion Machine

    When people in a newly prosperous town fall ill from a mysterious blood disease that doctors cannot cure or treat, one patient invents his own treatment.
    Genre: Science Fiction
     
    Excerpt:
    They went to visit him at night. They had to. They could not walk about by day, for the light of the sun was abhorrent to them.

    Those words were taken from the writings of a nurse who resided in the town at the foot of the hills, a charming and lively town in modern times. But steeped in accounts of strange—some say otherworldly—events from only a few generations past.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “The Porphyrion Machine” 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 Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
    “The ceremonial”
    “Lullaby”
    “Dark echoes”
    “Past memories”
    “Obscura”
    “Out of body”
    “Brume”
    “Reflexion”
    “Haunted”
    “A death embrace”
    “Broken keys”
     
    *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 is licensed from GameDev Market

    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  At center, a person seen from the back, sitting in a chair, arms laying on the armrests. A tube leads from each arm to a machine that the person is facing. The tubes are filled with a red liquid, presumably blood. Simple dials, wheels, buttons, and indicator lights, all unmarked, are seen on face of the machine, arranged mostly symmetrically on the left and right of the figure.

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    • 47 min
    Princess Number Four

    Princess Number Four

    In a kingdom ruled by threes, Princess Number Four was never meant to be...
    Genre: Fairy Tale

    Excerpt:
    Though he loved them all, he could not help but to feel distant from the fourth child, whose coming into the world had twisted all his joy into sorrow.
     
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “Princess Number Four” 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)*
    “My Kingdom (main theme)”
    “Adventure Track #1 (looped)”
    “Medieval Track #1 (looped)”
    “Medieval Theme #4”
    “Knight Rising”
    “Secrets of Kingdom (looped)”
    “Lyric Voices #2”
    “Medieval Theme #5”
     
    Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Audio)*
    “Locations Village (loop)”
    “Exploration Mystery (loop)”
    “Battle 1 normal (loop)”
     
    Music by Benjamin Carr (Scythuz)*
    “Mystical Forest”
     
    *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
     
    Music by Andrew Sitkov, Benjamin Carr, 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 Andrew Sitkov, Benjamin Carr, and Albert Fernandez at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. At left foreground in full color, a young girl wearing a crown. She’s facing forward and her eyes are closed. Her right hand is crossed over her waist and props the elbow of her left arm, which is bent up, her hand holding up a key. At right and behind, the figures of three more girls, each appearing only in a different mono-color and each being faceless. The rightmost girl, in left profile, raises her bent left arm, holding up a container. In front of her, a girl raises a bow and arrow to the sky.  In front of the archer, a girl with her face looking down, holds a ribbon in her left hand.  In the background behind all the figures is a grassy field.
     
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    • 44 min
    Transpogum

    Transpogum

    A pair of inventors aim to ‘think outside the box’ and imagine a new purpose for an everyday item…chewing gum.
    Genre: Science Fiction
     
    Excerpt:
    At some point, Sunny got tired of pacing and settled in Jerry’s chair. He watched the mind map forming with the suggestions and discussion they’d already covered. He leaned over it. “Wait, what if there’s a way for the energy of chewing to be put to work? Like nanobots in the gum are powered by the act of chewing. But powered to do what?” He sat back.
    “And where would we get these…nanobots?”
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “Transpogum” 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 Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)*
    “Start Successfully”
    “Stars Talk”
    “Scary Theme #1 (Version 3)”
    “Scary Theme #5”
    “Brave Heart”
    “Unbreakable”
    “The Last Stand”
    “Reinforcement”
     
    Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
    “Ground Control”
    “March of the Waking Lights”
    “Fast Lanes Light Rain”
    “Fugue For One Synthetic Heart (No Percussion)”
    “You Were Always In The Right Place”
     
    *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 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 Andrea Baroni and Andrew Sitkov at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
     
    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  A young man, seen from waist up, facing forward, is blowing a bubble with bubble gum. Both arms are raised and bent before him.  His brows are raised as he looks at his right hand, the ringers of which appear to be fading. To make the image square, a border has been placed behind the image of a translucent square tilted right over a solid square, which sits over another solid square. The edge of a pink sphere appears behind the image, representing bubble gum.
     
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    • 42 min
    A Sewing Machine From 1919

    A Sewing Machine From 1919

    A man inherits his grandmother’s antique sewing machine, and the mystery of a secret treasure hidden within it.
    Genre: Mystery
     
    Excerpt:
    “’Because, you see, contained within this sewing machine is my treasure,’” Selma read. “’Perhaps the most valuable treasure that I may share. And I leave it to you, for there is a mystery here to be solved. A mystery worthy of your curiosity. The treasure is locked away. If you wish to claim it, you must unlock it.’”
    Selma stopped reading and looked at me, her eyes wide. “What is it? What’s the treasure?”
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “A Sewing Machine from 1919” 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*
    “Whimsical Town”
    “Shady Town”
    “Level 7 (Loop)”
    “Level 1”
    “Mystical Town”
     
    Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
    “Night Time (No Percussion)”
    “Cozy Afternoons”
    “Fugue For One Synthetic Heart (No Percussion)”
    “Forest Bathing”
     
    *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 and Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market
    Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
     
    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by Andrea Baroni and Chris Logsdon at gamedevmarket.net
    Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com


    Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. View over an aged tabletop on which sits an old Singer Manufacturing Company brand sewing machine. A spool of thread is loaded, but not threaded through the machine. A motto custom-inscribed in a calligraphic font at the bottom edge of the machine reads: “Whosoever sews a single stitch ties together a world too easily torn apart.”

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    • 44 min
    Mrs. Santi's Prism Mask

    Mrs. Santi's Prism Mask

    A new technology may help a woman regain some mobility and independence by developing an ability she never had before.
    Genre: Science Fiction
     
    Excerpt:
    When Mrs. Santi first came to Jim’s Gym (as he had so creatively named it), she was just looking for someone to help her exercise the muscles she could still feel and engage with fully, the muscles of her upper body. She aimed to delay getting a powered chair for as long as she could.
    She had heard of the Ocular Prism Interface, or OPI as the company called it, or Prism as most other people were calling it. She had read that it was being used to help stave off dementia in some elderly people. And she’d told Jim that if he ever got it, she’d be interested in taking a crack at it.
     
    CREDITS
    Story: “Mrs. Santi's Prism Mask” 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)*
    “Fugue For One Synthetic Heart”
    “Ground Control”
    “Forest Bathing”
    “March Of The Waking Lights (loop-intro)”
    “March Of The Waking Lights No Glitches (loop) (120)”
    “You Were Always In The Right Place No Percussion”
     
    Music by Lee Rosevere
    “Start the Day”
    “Tech Toys”
    “Musical Mathematics”
    “Expectations”
    “Heat Haze”
    “Everywhere”
     
    *These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
     
    Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
    Music by Andrea Baroni is licensed from GameDev Market
    Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
     
    Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
    Find more music by Andrea Baroni 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, an older woman sitting in a wheelchair, facing left three-quarters view. She’s wearing a scarf that flows backwards. A teacup and plate float in the air in front of her. She overlaps an outline of an afterimage of herself, sitting just behind her and to the right. The face of the afterimage wears a robotic-looking mask.
     
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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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