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Mar 17, 2023

A woman seeking medical treatment for what seems to be a travel-related infection in her foot becomes involved in a grander mystery.

Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction


“Is there such a thing as hallucinogenic moss?”

Seyyal raised her brows as she asked the question, and watched her cousin’s fork freeze in mid-air. They were having their usual monthly brunch and catching up with each other. And Seyyal had already somewhat updated Yalanda about the subject that had been occupying her mind since she’d gotten back from vacation, her left foot.

Yalanda set her fork down and leaned forward. “Okay, am I about to get the real story about your vacation?”


What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow (source:


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


Story: “The Cavern Traveler” Copyright © 2019 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 (No Percussion)”
“Slightly Across (No Percussion)”
“Forest Bathing”


“All the Answers”
“Night Caves”
“Featherlight (remix – vocals by Heather Feather)”
“Waves of Sleep”
“Awkward Silences (version a)”


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


Music by Andrea Baroni is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. Black silhouette of a figure seen from the back standing at the mouth of a cavern. The mouth has a rough trapezoidal shape. Light shines into the cavern from outside. The cavern has smooth walls. Some trees and shrubbery are visible outside. To the left of the silhouette is a translucent mirror image copy of the silhouette. The two figures are connected and overlap at one foot, below which is aglow. The original image is horizontal and rectangular. A border was added at top and bottom to make the shape square. A version of the original image was magnified and color-shifted.