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Apr 29, 2022

A mural painted by an anonymous artist inspires both dread and wonder.

Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction


On the wall of a poorly kept apartment building was painted a vast mural of a forest in the midst of winter, the trees laden with snow, the ground, likewise. The sky a crisp and sharp blue. The mural had appeared overnight at the start of winter. And it had greeted me every morning since then. The first time I’d walked past it, I had stopped to gaze at it, and appreciate it. It was one of the few lovely sights I saw on my far-too-early mornings before I arrived at work.

But on that day, something new happened.

As we all stood and gazed at the mural, it…changed.


Story: “The Eleventh Arm” 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 Chris Logsdon*
“Mystical Town (Loop)”
“Level 6 (Loop)”
“Level 7 (Loop)”


Music by Lee Rosevere
“Awkward Silences (version b)”
“Featherlight (remix – vocals by Heather Feather)”


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


Music by Chris Logsdon 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.  At center, a woman seen from mid-calf up, standing and facing forward. She has eleven arms, all bare, ten emerging from her sides symmetrically, the eleventh bent across her waist from her right side.  A different object or energy is held by or hovers over each hand. From top right clockwise, a five-petaled flower, a glowing orb, a drop of blood, a stylus or gouge, a lightning bolt, a wheel, a pen, a scroll, a rainbow flame, a pendant of a colorful eye. Above the hand of the eleventh arm floats a feather. The woman has long hair and wears a dress with an ornate collar and short sleeves.  A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears over the image.


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