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Apr 1, 2022

A brilliant architect impresses an ambitious aristocrat with more and more wondrous constructions.

Genre: Fairy Tale


So charmed was the aristocrat that by the end of their discourse, he began to speak familiarly with the architect, as he would only typically do with a young man of his own station.

He challenged the architect—dared him even—to build a magnificent monument to him from the twigs and branches on the floor.


Story: “The Architect and the Aristocrat” 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 TRG Banks
“The silver bus”
“Lake in the woods”
“Father Green”
“Packed lunch”


Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode art description: Digital drawing.  A tree with a tall trunk and a bushy top, sprouting branches, and scattered six-petal flowers.  One flower at top right glows. A wooden spiral staircase curls around the trunk, which appears to be patched with plates attached with rivets. Wiry tangles hang the whole length of the trunk. The hazy shapes of plateaus and a tower on the right appears in the background. The silhouette of a small figure stands at the foot of the staircase.  Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over the image.


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