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Dec 1, 2023

When the once-inseparable children of the Rain and the Sun quarrel and go their separate ways, they set in motion dire consequences for their parents and for the world.

Genre: Mythology


When they were young, the seven children of the Rain and the Sun were inseparable. They were magnificent, these children. When they were born, so too were colors born into the world. And the colors bore the names of the seven children. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

What each child touched became that color. The red petals of a rose, the orange cheeks of a young fairy, the green spires of a pine, the indigo eye of a peacock’s feather. They


What’s the Writing Prompt that inspired the story?
“Write down the colors of the rainbow, then list a character trait that suits each color.”
Source: A Writer’s Year: 365 Creative Writing Prompts. Text by Emma Bastow. Copyright © 2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Faster Fictioneer
I held my first free writing workshop over Zoom to teach my method of writing short stories (an abbreviated version) on 11/8/2023. The workshop is based on my course, called “Faster Fictioneer: A Doable Method to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish in Five Weeks.”

You can watch a replay of the workshop here: FASTER FICTIONEER

(You can also buy the course there.)


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Story: “The Children of the Rain and the Sun” Copyright © 2020 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 ALBERT FERNANDEZ (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Humorous Exploration (loop)”
“Exploration Mystery (loop)”
“Exploration Cave (loop)”
“Cue Nature 2”
“Cue Nature”
“Holy Hymn (loop)”


Music by ANDREW SITKOV (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Magic Within”
“Lyric Voices #2”
“Lyric Voices #5”
“Peace in My World (final theme)”


“How I Used to See the Stars”
“Night Caves”
“You’re Enough (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 Albert Fernandez and Andrew Sitkov licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. Central image with a top and bottom border to make the format square. Seven bands of vertical color form a rainbow with red at left and violet at right. The silhouettes of humanoid figures stand within each band of color and match that color. The figures are seen from the waist up and are joining hands. The borders contain all seven colors mixed together as if in a paint palette.