Letter From Self

A young woman receives a letter written by her future self about all the significant events to come in the next year of her life.

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 “Letter From Self.” 58 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mysterious Fantasy” is displayed at center. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A young woman receives a letter written by her future self about all the significant events to come in the next year of her life.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. A woman with short hair and wearing colorful business attire, seen from mid-thigh up, facing forward, turned to the left, holding a baby cradled in her right arm. Her left arm is in a sling. The baby is facing the woman and reaches up with the right hand to her nose. The two are translucent so that most of the words from a magnified view of a handwritten letter behind the woman and baby are visible. The visible writing on the letter reads as follows (the ellipsis representing obscured words): “Dear me of the future, I am hoping that…you read this, you’ve enjoyed a calm…year—with no broken bones to speak of, the opposite of the year I’ve had. You remember, don’t you? I hustled my butt off during pilot season. No luck there and nothing really happened until April when I [crossed out letters] Marvin. Then everything started happening at once. I want to start at the end…The Glorious.”  There is a hand holding a fountain pen whose edge is still forming the letter “s” on the word “glorious.” The letter is written in all capitals. Watermark of the word “Storyfeather” at top of letter. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Three major things will happen to me over the course of the coming year. I’ll meet someone. I’ll think he’s wonderful. He won’t be. That’s the first thing. Second, I’ll break my arm in a cowardly attempt to flee from my own responsibilities. And third, I’ll serve on the crew of the most extravagant ship to ever sail the nine seas, the Glorious. How do I know these things will happen? Because I told myself they would in a letter…a letter that was meant for a future me two years from now, and somehow ended up being delivered to the current me.” Story title appears at top. Website URL at bottom center throughout and fades as 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 storyfeather.com.”


Letter From Self Storyfeather

Episode Released: 29 December 2022

EXCERPT:
Three major things will happen to me over the course of the coming year. I’ll meet someone. I’ll think he’s wonderful. He won’t be. That’s the first thing. Second, I’ll break my arm in a cowardly attempt to flee from my own responsibilities. And third, I’ll serve on the crew of the most extravagant ship to ever sail the nine seas, the Glorious.

How do I know these things will happen?

Because I told myself they would in a letter…


What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
There was none!  I seem to have defied my own theme guidelines for this story.

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CREDITS:
Story: “Letter From Self” Copyright © 2019 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel


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

Music by NICHOLAS JEUDY (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Crazy race”
“Here we go”
“Joy”
“Playing in water”

Music by LEE ROSEVERE
“Quizitive”
“Southside”
“Keep Trying”
“Awkward Silences (version b)”
“Start the Day”
“All the Answers”
“Tech Toys”
“Awkward Silences (version a)”

*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 Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy at gamedevmarket.net
Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com



JUMP INTO THE PORTAL BELOW TO EXPLORE MORE STORIES
FROM SEASON 6 (AKA YEAR 6)
THIS SEASON’S THEME IS DEFINITIONS
(Stories centered on an intriguing word and its meaning)

Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, an embossed circle with the Storyfeather feather logo, a feather quill shaped like the letter "f" with a drop of ink hovering below its tip. The circle is bordered with dots and dashes and casts a shadow. To the right of the image, the word "Definitions." At top right, the word "Year." Below "Year," the numeral "6."

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Tags: Future, Glorious, Letter to Self, Past, Present


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