A researcher studies a common-looking flower with an uncommon origin.
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[Video description: 47 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Fairy Tale” is displayed at top over blurred image. Below title card is the story tagline: “A researcher studies a common-looking flower with an uncommon origin.” The title card and tagline fade as the image comes into focus. Scan of colored pencil drawing. Composite image. Right corner, flower with five petals, small figure sitting in center, and long leaves emerging all around. Left corner, a cluster of the same flowers, smaller, sitting at the base of a tree that lies along the left margin, its large wide leaves bending down. Left foreground, behind the flowers, a desk with a bottle of spilled liquid. A tiny figure sits at the front edge of the desk, facing forward. A woman in a laboratory coat stands behind the desk with her hands gripping either side, facing forward. She looks to the left (her right) at a tiny figure hanging from a tree leaf with her left hand. The tiny figure’s right arm is bent, and her hand covers her face. Behind and to the right of the woman in the lab coat is a depiction of herself without the coat, her head tilted back, drinking liquid from the bottle that looks like the one on the desk. Behind and to the right of this is a depiction of the same woman with lab coat on again, facing away, looking at a projected image of a cluster of spheres, her left hand on her hip, her right hand pointing up at the cluster. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over the image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Does the flower remember who built it? Is it trying to tell me? Is that why I’ve kept having these dreams whenever I consumed the formula? The dreams of the man who made the flower? I never thought I would be one of those scientists who experiments on herself, but after all, it’s just a bottle of flower juice. A carefully titrated, formulated, engineered bottle of flower juice.” 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 storyfeather.com.” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as the text box appears.]
Episode Released: 10 March 2022
Does the flower remember who built it? Is it trying to tell me? Is that why I’ve kept having these dreams whenever I consumed the formula?
The dreams of the man who made the flower?
I never thought I would be one of those scientists who experiments on herself, but after all, it’s just a bottle of flower juice.
Story: “Panfloria Magnifica” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“You Were Always in the Right Place (no percussion)”
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart (no percussion)”
Music by TRG Banks
“The silver bus”
*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 TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
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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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