Lost and Found at the Hotel Gloaming

A guest at an extravagant hotel gets lost and stumbles upon a strange secret.

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And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

Video description

Video description: Trailer for “Lost and Found at the Hotel Gloaming.” 41 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mystery” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A guest at an extravagant hotel gets lost and stumbles upon a strange secret.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. Partial slightly angled view of a wall of compartments, like ornate safe deposit boxes, bearing an art deco pattern of layered scales. One box is fully visible. It bears a plate at its bottom right corner that reads “1443.”  At bottom center is the handle to the box, an art deco pattern of fanned out diamonds. Above the handle is the lock. A key sits in the lock and that key is being held by a hand whose bottom half is covered by a sleeve which extends out of frame to the right. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears along the left edge of the main box. The original image is a horizontal rectangle. Borders at top and bottom with a messy stamp of the layered scales pattern make the final image shape square. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “’We need to return in the gloaming.’ ‘The what?’ ‘Twilight. Dusk. It’s when the deliveries are made.’ I frowned. ‘What deliveries?’ Benny answered only with a smile and a tilt of his head that made his left eye twinkle like the crystals in the chandeliers above us. ‘Come on,’ he said, gesturing to the exit with a tip of his head. ‘We’ll return. In the meantime, let’s have some lunch, and I’ll tell you where we are, or where I think we are.’” Story title appears at top. Website URL appears 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.”

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Episode Released: 30 March 2023

I noticed the magician when he slipped in behind the last person to enter the golden-walled elevator, and I sucked in a breath. I held it, half-subconsciously, as if it would make me invisible to him. It did not. I started feeling thudding of my heart as soon as he started turning to people, one at a time, handing them scraps of paper, touching their hands. I exhaled when he turned to me and handed me a scrap of paper too. He grinned and told me what I was supposed to do the next time he called upon me.

What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Gloaming: twilight; dusk (source: dictionary.com)

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Story: “Lost and Found at the Hotel Gloaming” Copyright © 2019 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 ANDREW SITKOV (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Casual Theme #3”
“Casual Theme #1”
“Story at Night”
“Hidden Fear”
“Peace in My World (final theme)”
“Magic Within”
“Scary Theme #2 (Version 2)”
“A&C Percussion Loop #3”

Music by ALBERT FERNANDEZ (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Humorous Exploration (loop)”
“Exploration Cave (loop)”
“Holy Cathedral”
“Cue Nostalgic Story”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Andrew Sitkov and Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Andrew Sitkov and Albert Fernandez at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

(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: Mystery, Fantasy
Tags: Benny, Curse, Lockbox, Lost and Found, Marian

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