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Jan 20, 2023

The mayor of a modest harbor town struggles to deal with the appearance of a whale in the sky above the ocean.

Genre: Fantasy


“There’s a whale, just…floating in the middle of the sky. That doesn’t impress you?”

“I never said I wasn’t impressed.”

“I mean that doesn’t move you to—I don’t know—ponder about the big stuff in life?”

The mayor crossed his arms. “Big stuff?”

She shook her head, then turned back to look at him. Her brows were slightly creased now, and her gaze fixed on him. “If the official explanation isn’t real, do you think there’s a logical explanation for this?”

“I think there’s an explanation,” Mayor Joyance said. “Whether or not it’s logical remains to be seen.”


What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Joyance: (Archaic) joyous feeling; gladness. (source:


Story: “The Watchers of the Whale” 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 ANDREA BARONI (Cyberleaf)*
“Ground Control”
“Night Time”
“Evolving Cities”
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart”
“Slightly Across”
“Cozy Afternoons”
“Fast Lanes Light Rain”
“March of the Waking Lights”
“You Were Always In The Right Place”


“I Never Gave Up - INTRO”
“I Never Gave Up - (B) MELODY LOOP”
“I Never Gave Up - (A) MELODY LOOP”
“U Never Had To Exist - INTRO”
“Cry No More - (B) MELODY LOOP”


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


Music by Andrea Baroni and Tao and Sound is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. A right whale seen in left profile, floating in midair in a cloudy sky with sunset colors.