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Feb 26, 2021

In the suddenly dimmed room full of seated strangers, I heard subdued coughs, the click of a heel, the crack of a knuckle, and the hushed hiss of fabric shifting against fabric or against the hard plastic chairs.

The room brightened from the front, where the image slowly appeared and came into focus, radiant white and familiar. Gasps and murmurs rippled through the room as eyes adjusted to the monotone image and grasped the subtle sight of the unexpected.


They meant to “build a better x-ray machine,” but their stromascope can see beyond flesh and bone.

Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction

Tags: backbone, Diane, medical imaging, narumplexus, spine, stromascope, Wu



Story: “Stromascope” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Stromascope” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel


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


Music by Lee Rosevere
“It’s A Mystery”
“Universe Calling”
“Not Alone”
“Night Caves”
“Under Suspicion”
“Cosmic Drifting”


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