An ambitious freshman believes her research project will uncover a hidden historical mystery.
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 “Sam and the Sequence.” 32 seconds. Digital drawing. A young woman seen in left profile sitting on the ground in the aisle of a bookstore or library. She’s looking down at an open book or magazine in her lap. Her left leg is stretched out. Her right leg is bent. On the bookcase opposite her, a tentacle descends from upper left. Silhouette of a shadowy little figure stands on the bottom shelf at bottom right. From the shelf just behind her, a book is pulled out with an image of a vampire lady’s head on the cover. The suggestion of a shadowy figure peeks from the edge of the case in the background behind the young woman. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mystery” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “An ambitious freshman believes her research project will uncover a hidden historical mystery.” The title card fades and tagline recedes. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “The explorer was horrified when he witnessed the effects of the sequence. His cousin believed that it unlocked perceptions, maybe in different ways for each person. His cousin was trying to do that, so he could perceive beyond the five known senses. Psychic-like powers basically. But as a side effect, or maybe even as a purposeful part of the process, his cousin was turning into a monster.” 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: 21 April 2022
Sometimes a thing isn’t good or evil in itself. The sequence is a thing like this. It becomes good or evil when you touch it. If you are good, it becomes good. If you are evil, it becomes evil. But we humans…we are both. What happens when we touch it?
Sam lay her fingers on the page where those words were written. The man who’d written them had been dead for almost a century.
Story: “Sam and the Sequence” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by Chris Logsdon*
Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Exploration_Technologic Place (loop)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Chris Logsdon and Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
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