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Oct 29, 2021

It starts off dark, and all I hear is a low, subtle pulsing. Not as rhythmic and steady as a heartbeat, but more like, the whooshing and sloshing of a washing machine. Then I can make out the clicking. Click, click, click. Multiplied. Click, click, clickclickclickclickclickclick. I see myself. And I am myself at the same time. My shoulders are drooped. I can hardly keep my eyes open. My skin feels warm, too warm.  I see myself noticing the sound and raising his—my—head. My eyes move to the left and my head turns slightly, but then stops. I need to see. But I don’t want to see.


A young man pursuing his dreams is himself pursued by something from his nightmares.

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Tags: devourer, dream, improv, mucus, nightmare


Story: “How I Defeated the Devourer” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “The Devourer Laughs” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel


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


Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Shadow tunnel”
“Do or die”
“Pitch black”

Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*

Music by Lee Rosevere
“It’s A Mystery”
“Start the Day”
“Awkward Silences (version b)”

Music by ROZKOL
“Fever Dream”
“To the Water’s Edge”


*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 Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket, including effects by Kara Square and Evil Mind Entertainment

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy and Albert Fernandez at
Find more music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL at and
Find more stories by Nila at


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