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Feb 17, 2023

As penance for a recent crime, a thief is tasked with carrying a most precious and coveted treasure to a place where no mortal may tread.

Genre: Fairy Tale, Mythology, Fantasy

The thief fell from the tower’s upper window. She had lost her precarious grip on the pitted brick. She remembered that she should roll herself up into a loose ball to protect her head and neck. But by the time she remembered, she had already struck the first branch of the tree in the orchard below. Then she struck another and another. Scratched and thrashed and bounced about, she finally reached the ground, thankful that the soil was soft. She lay there for far too long a moment. The breath had been knocked out of her. And she feared moving for fear she might discover that she could not.

But she heard voices, shouting, lights coming on, the barking of dogs from the other side of the courtyard.

What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Evenfall: the beginning of evening; twilight; dusk. (source:


Storyfeather-themed merchandise
T-shirts, mugs, stickers, notebooks, baby onesies, and more featuring artwork from stories and art challenges


Story: “The Thief, The Fairy, and the Raven” Copyright © 2019 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 (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Elders wisdom”
“Jesters dance”
“Back in the village”
“Infinite land”
“Written in stones”
“Into wild lands”

Music by ALBERT FERNANDEZ (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Exploration_Cave (loop)”
“Exploration_Forest Of Magic”
“Humorous_Stealth (loop)”
“Locations_Medieval Tavern Song”
“Battle_1_normal (loop)”
“Holy_Hymn (loop)”


*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 and Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. Two figures facing forward seen from waist up. The figure at left, face in three-quarters profile facing left, has her arms raised, but bent, the left one in front of her and the right one with hand near her face, fingers loosely flourished. One of her brows is raised. She wears shoulder guards and elbow length gloves. The figure at right, standing slightly behind, bears a quiver of arrows on his back, has pointed ears, and has an arrow knocked and ready to fire. Behind them is the silhouette of a bird with wings outstretched seen from above. This lies over an opening shaped like a three-pointed arch. A haze of fog surrounds the figures up to their shoulders.