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Sep 2, 2022

An unassuming artifact in a small museum might be a powerful mythical object from whence all sound arises.

Genre: Mythology


There was a sound; it was called the “keynote.” And just as a keystone holds all other stones in place in an arch, the keynote held all other sounds in place in the world. The keynote was also the sound from which all other sounds emerged.


Story: “The Thief of All Sounds” Copyright © 2018 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 Nicholas Jeudy*
“Stars above”
“The bard”
“A story untold”
“Jesters dance”
“The ritual”

Music by ROZKOL
“Ambient I-IV”

Music by Lee Rosevere
“Musical Mathematics”
“Awkward Silences (version b)”
“Featherlight (remix – vocals by Heather Feather)”
“Awkward Silences (version a)”


*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 is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing.  At center, a disc with a solid border, inside of which is a script that circumscribes the disc, and a figure in left profile from shoulders up, with pointed ears, mouth open, and eyes closed.  A small sliver of the disc has broken off and is missing near top right. Small cracks are visible over the disc’s surface. At the disc’s base sit three snail shells. Flanking the shells are two birds. A duck in right profile sits in a puddle at left. A songbird in left profile is perched on a branch at right. The bird’s head is turned away with beak open. Behind the duck is the funnel of a tornado. The original image is a rectangle. To make it square a border is added at top and bottom, rays of energy emanate from the background of the image and extend into these borders. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” lies over the center of the image.


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