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Apr 30, 2021

“Is it me, or does it look like it’s breathing?”

Raj placed a hand on his pointed cap to keep it from falling off as he looked up the trunk of the most immense tree he had ever seen in his life. It would probably take fifty kids to stand around it and hold hands to surround the trunk. He gulped. Meg was right. It did look like it was breathing. Maybe it was just because of how big it was. Looking up at it was dizzying. That might have been what was making the tree look like it was breathing. At least, Raj hoped so.


Three children embark on a desperate quest to win a wish, but there is a terrible price for making that wish come true.

Genre: Fantasy, Mythology

Tags: Al, Alpha, ants, Frankie, Meg, Omega, Raj, thaumadendro, tree, wish


Story: “The Quest of Nine Days” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Thaumadendro” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel

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

Music by Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy)*
“Shadow forest (seamless)”

Music by Andy Ray*
“Casual Theme #3 (Looped)”
“Casual Theme #2 (Looped)”
“Medieval Theme 1 (Looped)”
“Hidden Fear”

Music by Komiku

Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Humorous_Exploration (loop)”
“Medieval Track #1 (looped)”
“Medieval Track #2 (looped)”
“Scary Theme #4”
“Epic Battle #1 (No Drums)”
“Epic Battle #1”
“Melodic Outro”
“Locations_Village (loop)”

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


Music by Komiku licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by Andy Ray, Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy) and the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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