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May 19, 2023

A private investigator who thinks she’s chasing a thief realizes that her case may be linked to her own uncanny past, and a truth she may not be ready to face.

Genre: Mystery


She didn’t let me into her house, but she did give me the trash bag with the broken shards of the mirror. And she did agree to take a picture of the mirror’s remnants with my camera. (She frowned when Iteased her not to steal it.) My phone had a better lens than that old camera, but this wasn’t the first time someone didn’t let me in somewhere, but did agree to take pictures for me.

I nodded to myself as I reviewed the pictures. I would be able to put the shards back together again. And compare them to the other mirrors I’d reassembled.  I could already guess what I would find.


What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
1) Associated with something by chance rather than as an integral part
2) Botany, Zoology. Appearing in an abnormal or unusual position or place, as a root.


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Story: “All the Mirrors Are Broken” 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)


Music by NICHOLAS JEUDY (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Cold case”
“Genetic marker”
“Connecting dots”
“In search for”
“Under the mask”
“Neon city”

“80s Synth Ambient 01 C”

“So Cold”

*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 Tao and Sound is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. A woman seen from the left, crouching and picking up a shard of glass. She wears a knee-length coat which flares down from the waist. More shards of glass lie on the floor. She holds a small notebook in her left hand, and wears a ring with a stone on her right hand. At top left, glass shatters outward from left to right above her head. On the wall or surface behind are faint elemental symbols.