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Sep 13, 2019

In those days, there was a magician who could cast a spell on a candle and link that candle to the life of a single person.  So long as the candle burned, there was hope.

Those families who had the means engaged the magician to cast this spell when husbands and sons went off to battle.  So long as the candle burned, their loved one was still alive.  The highest winds would not snuff out the flame.  But even on a quiet night, if the soldier died, so too would the flame on the candle die.  Those families would know of their loss long before word came to them from the battlefield.


So long as the enchanted candle burned, Vesta’s husband was still alive.  But the flame died and she mourned.  Then, one day, the flame reignited.

Find out how and why in this episode of Storyfeather.

Genres: Fantasy



Story: “The Merchant and the Magician” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel


“Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions


Music by ROZKOL

“Go then, there are other worlds than these

Ambient I-IV

Fever Dream

The World Has Moved On


Music by TRG Banks

Lake in the woods


Music by Komiku

Where you hear the prayer (McGuffin theme)


Music by Lee Rosevere



Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Music by Komiku and TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License


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