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Aug 26, 2022

The smallest bird in the world embarks on a quest to recover a lost gift left to him by his mother…his true name.

Genre: Fable, Mystery, Mythology, Science Fiction



The thunderbird. The trickster raven. The creator heron known as Benu.

He was in awe of them all. And he wanted to learn to acquire their qualities. Cleverness, strength, knowledge. And wings so magnificent that all creatures great and small were gripped with awe at their sight.

But whenever he would voice such longings, he was always ridiculed, for he was so small that all who knew him called him the flea bird, and soon that became his name, “Flea.”


Story: “The Flight of Flea” 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 Jonathan Shaw*
“A Dream of First Flight”
“Afternoon Chat”
“Midnight Creeping”
“Checking Inventory”
“A Fight in the Fields”


Music by TRG Banks
“The silver bus”
“Above the Earth”
“A Tale of Wind”
“Horse ride 4”
“Smooth jacket”


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


Music by Jonathan Shaw is licensed from GameDev Market
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.  Composite image of various mythological figures associated with birds. Foreground center is a spark of light emitting a glow and a crown of tiny rays. Behind is a curled serpent with a frilled neck and tail facing right, representing Quetzlcoatl.   Behind Quetzlcoatl, facing left, is a glowing silhouette of a bird with an ornate tail just visible and a flowing crest, representing the Phoenix. Behind the Phoenix, top half of image, center, is a humanoid figure wearing gold jewelry, with a bird’s beak for a nose, outstretched wings, and eyes closed, making the praying hands gesture, representing Garuda. Behind all the figures is the hazy outline of mountains in the distance. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over the image.


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