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May 10, 2024

The youngest of three siblings makes a wish at a mall fountain, where unseen fish supposedly live, helping people’s wishes come true.

Genre: Fairy Tale


I twisted my mouth to one side, and stared at the coin that I held in the middle of my palm.

“There’s a scientific explanation for it,” my sister said. 

"For what?” I said, glancing up at the fountain. We were standing three feet away from it.

"For the wishes coming true.”


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Rory’s Story Cubes. I rolled three cubes. They landed on “fish, magnifying glass, and fountain”


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Story: “A Wish Upon the Fountain Fish” Copyright © 2019 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel

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

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“Market on the Sea”
“A Tale of Water”

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Music by Jonathan Shaw licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Changes made to the musical tracks?  Just cropping to align with my narration.


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. At left, a child seen from waist up and from the back, wearing a bright hoodie and a flower pin in short bobbed hair, with right arm bent at the side, and right hand holding a coin. The child stands in front of a fountain with a central goblet-shaped piece spouting water over the edge. A smaller goblet-shaped piece sits above the first, spouting water, and another piece that extends beyond frame spouts water down.  Small translucent fish swim in schools and clusters in the air around the fountain. Watermark of “Storyfeather” around bottom curve of fountain.