Doctor Miratio’s Cabinet of Imminent Invention

When Doctor Miratio checks her cabinet of past and future invention one day, she finds something amiss.

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: 35 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. A wooden cabinet mounted to the wall seen at an angle fifteen degrees from horizontal. The cabinet is open, only part of the door is visible swung open to the left on two hinges. A short top shelf is arrayed from left to right with what appears to be a book sprouting thin, cobweb-like horns, a lantern, a camera with a gem attached to the lens, a box with gemlike buttons on the front, and a small safe. At bottom the main compartment contains from left to right, a ribbed hose rolled up and mounted above a radio with two dials and a vacuum tube, a tape deck with two antennae and square buttons, a device with a small screen and main lever, and a smaller shelf with three levels on which are placed canisters, flasks, and test tubes partially full of liquids. The shadow of a humanoid figure falls over the center of the cabinet. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card over the image displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title at center. The title fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the top: She thought she felt pulses of crackling force pass through her again and again. She couldn’t hear or see. Her vision had faded from the sides to the center. She blinked, but her vision would not return. She felt discomfort, not pain, but the feeling of wanting to escape her own skin, of being rattled to the core of her bones. She wondered if her molecules were being disrupted, shaken apart, bonds broken until she shattered into atoms. She smelled an ionic burning.” Text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as the text box appears.]

Doctor Miratio's Cabinet of Imminent Invention Storyfeather

Note of caution: This episode contains sound effects of real-world firearms (from minute 49 to end).

“I’ll need the ether regulator. Hand it to me, won’t you?” 


“It’s the device with the controls for wireless manipulation of extraplasmic conductance.”

The young journalist’s eyes widened and though he was afraid to admit to the inventor that he did not know which one of the devices laid out on the laboratory bench was the ether regulator, he was more afraid of handing her the wrong device.


Story: “Doctor Miratio’s Cabinet of Imminent Invention” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Doctor Miratio’s Cabinet” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel

Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by TRG Banks
“Through the gravitational field”
“Non-stop to Insideoutworld”

Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“The myst”
“Trust me”
“13 sins”
“Investigation day”

Music by Chris Logsdon*
“Level 2 (Loop)”
“Level 4 (Loop)”
“Level 6 (Loop)”
“Level 4”

*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 Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

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Genre: Science Fiction

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