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Mar 3, 2023

When rumors and gossip surround the newest resident of town, particularly about her mysterious habit of hiding her feet, one girl dares to seek the truth.

Genre: Mystery


“Ah yes, Madam Pantoflae. She of the delicate foot. Have you heard? A witch placed a curse upon her feet, and the curse can only be counteracted by the wearing of enchanted boots.”

Katherine Lovelace sighed a long and long-suffering sigh at the girl who’d spoken. They two, and the several other children gathered at the Baker house for the first party on the cusp of winter, were gathered around the small fireplace in the receiving room.

In the few months since the new resident had settled into town, the infamous Madam Pantoflae had been the subject of many rumors.


What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Pantofle: a slipper (source:


Storyfeather-themed merchandise
T-shirts, mugs, stickers, notebooks, baby onesies, and more featuring artwork from stories and art challenges


Story: “Madam Pantoflae” 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)


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“Visions of Freedom”
“A Bitter Hope”


Music by BENJAMIN CARR (Scythuz)*
“Underwater Template”
“Ancient Ruins”
“Ice Cavern”
“Ghost Town”
“Dwarven Settlement”


*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 Jonathan Shaw is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. Composite image. At bottom center, three children stand clustered together seen from waist up. From left to right: A boy with short hair holding a mug in his right hand at waist level, wearing a collared shirt. A girl in a dress with her hair pinned back holding a cup between her hands in front of her. Another girl in a dress with her hair in a high braid, with left arm held across herself and her chin propped under her right fist. Surrounding them at bottom of frame are flames. Behind them and above their heads is the oversized figure of a woman, seen from shoulders up, facing forward in three-quarters profile. She has short wavy hair and a cap-style hat with a sword-shaped pin. Four sets of four vertical lines pass diagonally behind the whole image.