A finalist in a cookie contest recalls a classic locked-in-a-bakery-overnight dream for inspiration.
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[Video description: 55 seconds. Scanned ink drawing, digitally revised and colored. Lines suggest a glass dome under which lies from left to right: a plate with a slice of cheesecake, a strawberry sitting beside, and a fork lying before it, bearing a sliver of cake; a fluted soda glass filled with vanilla ice cream, encircled with ribbons of fudge and topped with fudge, whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry; and a plate piled with chocolate chip cookies. The cheesecake appears in grayscale, but the other desserts are in color. Hands are seen reaching out to the domed container from the bottom of the image. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card with the words“ Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” and story title are displayed over the image. The title and title card fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “On the counter is a stand supporting a pie with a few slices cut out, so I can see the dark red cherry filling just spilling out of its flaky, tender crust, tantalizing me. Then my gaze descends to the main display where the cakes are decadently lounging, some dressed in a simple glaze of ganache. Some adorned with crowns of fresh fruit, golden rings of baked pineapple and slices of strawberries coyly fanned out as if to hide something luscious… and forbidden.” Website URL appears at bottom right 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 reappears at top.]
Finally, I am there. In front of the platter. I can smell the soft scent of vanilla and brown sugar circling around and through the overpowering scent of the chocolate. Butter, cocoa, milk. I reach for one of the cookies, and find that they haven’t quite cooled all the way. There is just a touch of warmth left in them. And I know what that means.
So I begin to slowly split the cookie in half to watch the extravagant amount of chocolate chips and chunks pull apart in a satisfying melted ooze.
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Story: “I Dreamed A Cookie” 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 Chris Logsdon*
“Whimsical Town (Loop)”
Music by Jonathan Shaw*
Music by Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Casual Theme #2”
Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Humorous Exploration (loop)”
“Locations House (loop)”
“Locations Happy Village (loop)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Chris Logsdon, Jonathan Shaw, Andrew Sitkov, and Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Chris Logsdon, Albert Fernandez, and Andrew Sitkov at gamedevmarket.net
Find more music by Jonathan Shaw at jshaw.co.uk and gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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FROM SEASON 5 (AKA YEAR 5)
THIS SEASON’S THEME IS S.T.E.A.M.
(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Tags: CHOCOLATE CANDY CAKE, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE, CONTEST, COOKIE, DREAM, FINALIST, RAINBOW SHORTBREAD
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