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Sep 9, 2022

With his uniquely gifted voice, Nate tries to right a wrong by doing wrong.

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery


As it turned out, Nate was the real deal. When he sang, his voice was like honey and sunshine. The piano player joked that Nate’s last name was a fitting one for a man who could make people cry waterfalls worth of tears, whether he was singing a happy and hopeful song or a sad and mournful one. It was Nate himself who cried the first time he read a glowing review in the papers. He’d regretted that his mother wasn’t there to read it, to see that her pride and faith in him had paid off at last. The reviewer said that Nate’s voice had the power to “unlock hearts.” That word. “Unlock.” It stuck with Nate.


Story: “The Singing Safecracker” Copyright © 2017 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*
“Welcome to the Club”
“Sinning Tavern”
“Afternoon Chat”
“Encounter of Misdeeds”
“Lingering Evil”
“Treading the Unknown”

Music by Rafael Archangel
“Deep Dive”
“So Cold”
“Persistence (With Beat)”


*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 Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License


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Episode art description: Digital drawing.  At center, a man standing on a stage, seen from waist up, facing front and turned to the left (his right), dressed in a tuxedo, with a pompadour. He holds a microphone up to his face in his right hand.  His mouth is open. To the right, along the frame, are two palm trees. Behind the man is a backdrop with a peacock tail design, arrayed around the man.  Folds of curtains are seen along the top of frame. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over the image.

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