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Jul 1, 2022

A new technology may help a woman regain some mobility and independence by developing an ability she never had before.

Genre: Science Fiction


When Mrs. Santi first came to Jim’s Gym (as he had so creatively named it), she was just looking for someone to help her exercise the muscles she could still feel and engage with fully, the muscles of her upper body. She aimed to delay getting a powered chair for as long as she could.

She had heard of the Ocular Prism Interface, or OPI as the company called it, or Prism as most other people were calling it. She had read that it was being used to help stave off dementia in some elderly people. And she’d told Jim that if he ever got it, she’d be interested in taking a crack at it.


Story: “Mrs. Santi's Prism Mask” 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 Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart”
“Ground Control”
“Forest Bathing”
“March Of The Waking Lights (loop-intro)”
“March Of The Waking Lights No Glitches (loop) (120)”
“You Were Always In The Right Place No Percussion”


Music by Lee Rosevere
“Start the Day”
“Tech Toys”
“Musical Mathematics”
“Heat Haze”


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


Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by Andrea Baroni is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode Art Description
: Digital drawing. At center, an older woman sitting in a wheelchair, facing left three-quarters view. She’s wearing a scarf that flows backwards. A teacup and plate float in the air in front of her. She overlaps an outline of an afterimage of herself, sitting just behind her and to the right. The face of the afterimage wears a robotic-looking mask.


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