A malfunctioning beauty product gives whole new meaning to the term “vanishing cream.”
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 “Prosopokaf’s Fusion Cream.” 41 seconds. Digital drawing. At center a head with short wavy hair seen from neck up facing forward. The facial features are absent. At left and right are square panels displaying heads with facial features representing people of different ages and complexions. All are facing and looking forward. Clockwise from top left, a little girl with a fair warm complexion and straight hair with straight fringe of bangs, a man with a light cool brown complexion and short cropped hair, a young woman with a darker warm brown complexion and short slightly wavy hair and bangs swept to the side, and an older man with a warm light brown complexion, cropped hair and a walrus moustache. The image is bordered with an alternating pattern of squares from center outward. A 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 bottom. Tagline reads, “A malfunctioning beauty product gives whole new meaning to the term “vanishing cream.” The title card and tagline fade. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Audrey went to her bedroom. She rummaged through a few of her bags to find a compact. She managed to find one, opened it, and looked at herself. The compact mirror showed her the same sight that her bathroom mirror had. Audrey’s thoughts began to race. What have I done? Why did I put that stuff on my face? Is it—is it my eyes? Or is it my face? What have I done? Will it go away? Will it go away by morning? Will I have my face back by morning?” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades at the end 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: 19 May 2022
She was usually too tired to do more than close her eyes and sit through the commercials, telling herself that at some point, she should set up one of those systems that would allow her to skip them. And that’s how she ended up hearing the commercial for Prosopokaf’s Fusion Cream again and again…And that’s how she ended up ordering a jar of the stuff, just to see.
Story: “Prosopokaf’s Fusion Cream” Copyright © 2018 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 Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“March of the Waking Lights”
“Fast Lanes Light Rain”
“Slightly Across (no percussion)”
Music by FicusProSound*
“The Jigsaw (Loop 6)”
“Investigations (Full Version)”
“Following Clues (Full Version)”
Music by Chris Logsdon*
“Level 6 (Loop)”
“Level 7 (Loop)”
*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, Chris Logsdon, and FicusProSound is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by FicusProSound, Chris Logsdon, and Andrea Baroni at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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FROM SEASON 5 (AKA YEAR 5)
THIS SEASON’S THEME IS S.T.E.A.M.
(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)
Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: AUDREY, CUSTOMER SERVICE, FACE, FACE CREAM, FUSION CREAM, INFOMERCIAL, MALFUNCTION, NANOPARTICLE, PERCEPTION, PROSOPOKAF, TECH SUPPORT
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