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May 13, 2022

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


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.


Story: “Hideous Horace and Beautiful Boris” Copyright © 2017 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 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


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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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