Anomaly Valley

An explorer gets lost in a spatiotemporal anomaly that was once the treasure vault of an alien pirate.

On this page, you’ll find the podcast episode trailer and the full episode.
And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

Video description

Video description: Trailer for “Anomaly Valley.” 53 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Mystery” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “An explorer gets lost in a spatiotemporal anomaly that was once the treasure vault of an alien pirate.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. Two figures. At left, a young man lies on the grassy ground on his stomach, his arms folded, his head resting on his left arm, seen from knees up, face turned forward, eyes closed. At right, another young man kneels before the other, looking down at him, his right leg folded up, hands resting lightly on the ground. He’s wearing a backpack. The grass is purple and the sky is green. At top left, hanging in the air, are bright orbs with hazy glows. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “He fell through the sky. He fell to Earth. Into the South Pacific. He managed to swim to a shore, or perhaps was washed ashore. And there he was found by a people who gave him a treasure that he had not known in a long, long while and did not deserve. They gave him mercy. And that was why he gave them his story, even the ugliest parts of it. It was the only treasure he had left.” Story title appears at top as the image blurs. Text box appears at center displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at”

Anomaly Valley Storyfeather

Episode Released: 23 September 2022

It didn’t seem like a fool’s mission three months ago, this wandering into the deep unknown. Despite all our misgivings about plunging into a newly discovered spatiotemporal anomaly, the expedition seemed like it would be worth it. It seemed like an adventure I could handle when I was firmly wrapped in Landy’s arms under a blue sky, standing on green grass.


Story: “Anomaly Valley” 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)*
“Silent Walk”
“The ocean takes it all”
“To hell”
“Cold case”
“Connecting dots”
“Between two worlds”

Music by ROZKOL
“The World Has Moved On”
“Fever Dream”
“Ambient I-IV”
“Go then, there are other worlds than these”
“The Apotheosis of All Deserts”

*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

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy at
Find more music by ROZKOL at and
Find more stories by Nila at


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Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
Tags: Alien, Anomaly, Cloud, Fog, George, Island, Landy, Sylas, Waetiowe, Wyatt

Podcast hosting by Libsyn
For more podcast episodes, visit the Storyfeather Podcast page.

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