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Jun 17, 2022

An aphid named Quintillion seeks to investigate the rumors that the insects are not the only sentient species in the world.

Genre: Fable, Science Fiction


“How can we know for certain what the truth is, unless we seek to find it?” an aphid named Quintillion argued.

She kept her wings respectfully folded as she stood before the Council of Grand Numerators. But she dared to sweep aside the train of glittering white filaments that plumed from her back, a particular characteristic of her tribe.


Story: “An Aphid Named Quintillion” Copyright © 2018 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 Chris Logsdon*
“Shady Town”
“Shady Town (Loop)”
“Level 5”
“Leve 1”
“Level 4”


Music by Benjamin Carr (Scythuz)*
“Dwarven Settlement”
“Ice Cavern”
“Abandoned Spacestation”


*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Benjamin Carr and Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market

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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. At center, facing forward, is a tardigrade, whose body is perched on a rock so that the left side and bottom are visible. Perched on the tardigrade’s back is an aphid, sitting upright, with wings outstretched and the front forelimbs raised. Feathery protrusions emerge from the aphid’s back and lay on either side of the tardigrade. Blades of grass rise from behind the two figures. Rain falls at an angle from the top right to bottom left.

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