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Nov 17, 2023

A woman entreats a student of medicine for help with an extraordinary and destructive condition, she can conduct massive amounts of electricity.

Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction

 

Excerpt:
I am only a student. That’s why she came to me, trusting that I would have a sufficient balance of knowledge and naiveté to serve her desperate need.

And I am woman. That’s why she came to me, trusting that I would not mark her concerns as mere hysterics.

What was this strange and destructive condition she bore? She spoke of hurting her husband and fleeing from her children so that she would never hurt them. She spoke of being pursued by authorities in dark garb.

 

What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Galvanic: pertaining to or produced by galvanism; producing or caused by an electric current.
Galvanism: Electricity, especially as produced by chemical action. In Medicine. The therapeutic application of electricity to the body.
Diaphoresis: perspiration, especially when artificially induced.
(source: dictionary.com)

 

FREE FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP
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 replay is available here: NILA'S WRITING WORKSHOP

(And there’s information for how you can learn even more from me.)

 

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T-shirts, mugs, stickers, notebooks, baby onesies, and more featuring artwork from stories and art challenges
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As mentioned in the episode: Angry Gingerbread Man Mug

 

CREDITS
Story: “The Galvanic Ghost” Copyright © 2019 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel


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

 

Music by NICHOLAS JEUDY (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Inspector”
“Unsolved”
“At night”
“Blood and bones”
“Witches”
“Whispers”
“Evidence”
“Eternal life”
“Creatures of the night”

 

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

 

Music by Nicholas Jeudy licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

 

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

 

Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. A woman in a Victorian era dress sits on a bench, facing and looking forward, her legs bent slightly to the right. Her arms are outstretched and her hands rest on the metallic ends of the bench. A bronze panel is bolted to the bottom front of the bench at left. The panel bears four visible dials: a row of three dials at bottom, and one at top right corner of the panel. To the left of the single dial is written, “Electrical,” and below that “40 Amperes” and below that “No. 87.” Electric bolts spray out from a central point, the woman’s head and neck.