A woman caught in the middle of an ecological attack becomes a subject of interest for the group who is responsible.
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 “Neotrillium.” 35 seconds. Digital drawing. Foreground, bottom left corner, a woman seen from the back, shoulders up, wearing a tank top. Her face is turned down and to the right, and her hair is swept over her left shoulder, so she could look at a tattoo on the back of her right arm. In front of her is a caryatid statue of a woman draped in voluminous robes tied at the waist, facing downward. Her raised left arm is bent back, her hand propped under a column behind her. Her right arm is raised straight up. Her right hand holds a scroll, and her index finger is pointing up. A large sphere is set on top of the column. Right above the statue’s head, vines sprout from a central spot. The vines entwine the sphere, drape down, and reach out in all directions, some moving off frame. 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 center. Tagline reads, “A woman caught in the middle of an ecological attack becomes a subject of interest for the group who is responsible.” The title card fades and tagline collapses away. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “The sculptor had captured the moment just before the herald unrolled the scroll and read the spell. The moment when she stretched after a long journey from the center of creation to its outer edge, where the gods had deigned the mortal world should be placed. The moment before she spoke the spell and the world bloomed into existence.” Website URL appears at top center throughout and fades as the image blurs and story title appears at top. 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.”]
Episode Released: 7 April 2022
Chloe glanced again at the handsome man who was lingering at a sculpture. The sculpture was a caryatid, a column shaped like a woman, in this case, a celestial being. He gazed up at the stone carving of the heavily robed Herald of the Gods. The Herald too seemed to gaze down at him. She pointed up to the heavens with a hand that held a scroll, the scroll upon which was written the spell that brought the world into being.
Story: “Neotrillium” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“NightTime (No Percussion)”
“March of the Waking Lights”
Music by Lee Rosevere
“Awkward Silences (version a)”
“I Bet You Wonder Why”
“I Believe in You”
*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 is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Andrea Baroni at gamedevmarket.net
Find more music by Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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