Flickering Frieda

For as long as she could remember, Frieda had been haunted by a general trend of weirdness.

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: Trailer for “Flickering Frieda.” 45 seconds. Digital drawing. Two women at center, seen from waist-up. The woman at left faces forward and looks slightly to the right. The woman at right stands with her body facing back, but slightly turned to her left. Her face, seen in three-quarter profile, looks forward.  Her eyes appear to be glowing.  Behind both and above both are the silhouettes of hanging lights.  The colors of the image extend into the top and bottom quarters of the image, which are borders added to make the whole image square. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over the image. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “For as long as she could remember, Frieda had been haunted by a general trend of weirdness.”  The title card and tagline fade.  Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: For as long as I could remember, I’d been haunted by a general trend of weirdness. I was one of those kids who would talk to imaginary friends, who turned out not to be imaginary, but ghostly. No less than three apparitions haunted my early childhood. All of them were themselves children. When I got older, my mom would tell me that I got to know the ghosts well and helped them all pass over. But I don’t remember that at all. Maybe I just stopped seeing them, or they stopped coming around.” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as 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 storyfeather.com.” Title appears at top as image flickers and blurs.]

Flickering Frieda Storyfeather

Episode Released: 17 March 2022

I’d lock myself up if I thought I was really a danger. I’d have myself committed to a psychiatric hospital. I would. To keep from hurting someone. I don’t want it to come to that. But I’d do it.

Story: “Flickering Frieda” 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 Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“You Were Always in the Right Place”
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart (no percussion)”
“Forest Bathing”

Music by Chris Logsdon*
“Level 3 (Loop)”
“Level 7”
“Level 6”
“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 Andrea Baroni and Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Andrea Baroni and Chris Logsdon at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com


Portal Button. Elongated rectangle with rings of colored light emanating from the center. Text appears over the rings, reading "Storyfeather Year 5" and below it in larger font, "S.T.E.A.M."

Genre: Science Fiction

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

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