In the heart of our galaxy, there are mysteries no human has ever encountered before, except maybe we have in the oldest of our stories…our myths.

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: 32 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. A nude female figure sits at center, three-quarters view. Her left leg is folded horizontally, and her right leg bent upward, held by hands, so that her chest and private parts are concealed. From her head, translucent strands of hair stream down like water and flow out and all around her like a cloud. Her head is bent down, her eyes closed. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card over the image displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mythology” The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title. The title fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “She could be an idea awaiting some glorious birth in the mind of a poet or a painter. She could be a vision softly spilling into the dreams of a child. She could be the voice of my mother anchoring me as I hurtle through the cosmos seeking. We are her ultimate triumph. I am.” 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” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as the text box appears.]

Nerochroma Storyfeather

In the heart of our galaxy, there abides a supermassive black hole. One of the grand mysteries of our age, and of the last age, and the one before.

We call it the ultimate ocean, but with its relentlessly swirling energies, it is more like a monstrous whirlpool. We seek to know what lies in its mysterious exotic depths. Depths that are protected by an unforgiving mouth, slurping matter as a person would slurp a noodle soaked in broth. A mouth lined with spinning molecular razor-teeth that can shear those noodles of matter into subatomic soup.

Story: “Nerochroma” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Nerochroma” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel

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

Music by Chris L. Sound*
“Level 1”

Music by TRG Banks
“Lake in the woods”

Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart (no percussion)”
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart”

Music by Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Medieval Track #2 (looped)”

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

Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by Chris L. Sound, Andrea Baroni, and Andrew Sitkov is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
Find more music by TRG Banks at and
Find more music by Chris L. Sound, Andrea Baroni, and Andrew Sitkov at
Find more stories by Nila at


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Genre: Mythology

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For more podcast episodes, visit the Storyfeather Podcast page.

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