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Oct 7, 2022

A man overwhelmed by the good but stressful changes in his life wishes he could switch places with his reflection.

Genre: Horror, Mystery


“If only I could take your place,” he said to her. And I felt my gut drop. I banged against the mirror’s inside surface and I kept my gaze from straying to the darkness that surrounded me.

I would have given anything to keep my wife from feeling any pain when she gave birth to our children. But I could not have allowed Reflection to take her place.

I should not have allowed him to take mine.


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Story: “The Unstrange Face in the Mirror” 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 (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“What’s going on”
“The mirror”
“Let me out”
“An optimist turn of life”
“Secret water”
“Dark wonders”
“For the rest of time”
“For your smile”
“The truth”
“That’s my wish for tomorrow”


*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
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

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Episode Art Description: Scan of ink drawing.  A man’s fractured face from neck up seen in a cracked mirror. The shard at upper right shows half of his face in shadow, wide-eyed and mouth drawn. The shard at upper left shows half his face smiling. A shard at middle shows half his mouth frowning.


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