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Mar 12, 2021

Once upon a time, a town that sat nestled near the foot of a mountain, surrounded by forest evergreen, ran out of food and fuel in the midst of a deadly winter. They were not poor, the people of this town. They were not foolish with their provisions. The winter had just lasted far longer than any in the realm had expected. Every season of that year was winter. Many perished.


Shadowy spirits called the umbra hold back winter and famine from the town, but they did so at the cost of the town’s soul. Now, one little girl must face the umbra.

Genre: Fairy Tale, Horror

Tags: Anise, Cane, ghost, grandmother, spirit, umbra



Story: “The Fortunate Little Leaf” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Umbra” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel


Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)


Music by TRG Banks
“Packed lunch”


Music by Lee Rosevere
“Night Caves”
“Under Suspicion”
“Chillin’ in the Forest”


Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Exploration_Forest of Magic”
“Locations_Village (loop)”
“Cue_Nature 2”
“Journey into Fog (looped)”


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


Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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