Most people think the “double” in Mokkie’s Double Diner means that the diner has two levels. That’s…not what it means.
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 “Mokkie’s Double Diner.” 55 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Mystery” is displayed at center. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “Most people think the “double” in Mokkie’s Double Diner means that the diner has two levels. That’s…not what it means.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. View of four customers seen from the back sitting on stools at the counter of a diner. From left to right, the customers appear to be a human holding a frothy drink in the bent right arm. A humanoid person with downturned horns at the sides of their head, wearing a blazer with a patch at the back bearing geometric shapes, with arms around the next customer, who is a slime-covered serpentine figure, whose body extends out of frame and back into frame, ending in a face with a huge eyeball at right. The fourth customer is a gray alien wearing a plaid shirt, left elbow propped on the countertop, hand holding open a book. On the counter at right is a milkshake and at left is a plate with burger and fries. A couple of shelves behind the counter hold salt and pepper shakers, ketchup bottles, glasses, and a stack of plates. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over the image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “‘Your mucus is flowing again. That’s a good sign.’ That was Stubert’s deep growly voice. ‘But the color, Stu. The color isn’t quite right.’ And that was Roy. He rarely spoke in public. It seemed to startle most people. Roy only appeared to be simple at first glance, a long pink slimy eel with a giant golden eye where a head might be expected. Roy’s mouth was a well-hidden slit just under that prominent eye. Supposedly he had ears too, but I’ve never been able to spot them. ‘How can you tell in this light?’ Stubert said. ‘Just wait until we get home.’ Suddenly, a thin slit of yellow-white light appeared just before the door to the storage room.” Story title appears at top as the image blurs from right to left. Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as 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.”
Episode Released: 24 November 2022
Did you know that Mokkie’s Double Diner is the only place in this sector that serves everything from Trilenkarian froth to Earthlingian burgers and fries?
A sound machine sits beside a self-serve frozen cream fountain, and both are loaded with enough variety that even a sample of each choice would occupy most beings for multiple lifetimes.
And that’s just the first level. Such luxury. Who would want anything more?
Story: “Mokkie’s Double Diner” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by TRG BANKS
“Through the gravitational field”
“Non-stop to Insideoutworld”
Music by NICHOLAS JEUDY (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Learning punch (seamless)”
“The one and the eclipse”
*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 TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
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Find more music by TRG Banks at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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