A sheriff investigates the mysterious quakes that have beset her small town.
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: 37 seconds. Digital drawing. At center, a range of hills with an opening and a path leading away. Behind the hills is a night sky shimmering with colors like a nebula or an aurora borealis. Above, glowing objects fall at an angle from upper right to lower left, like a meteor shower. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Fantasy” and story title are displayed over the image. The title and title card fade. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Soon after, a hunter who’d taken it upon himself to patrol the woods near his house reported seeing something that he was certain was causing the rumblings. Something big. Big enough to make the ground shake when it moved through the forest. The hunter claimed he was knocked off his feet, so suddenly did the earth shift. By the time he recovered himself and called his dogs back to him, the thing was gone. His dogs couldn’t find its trail again.” Website URL appears at bottom right throughout and fades as 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.” Title reappears at top.]
Episode Released: 17 February 2022
The rumblings were so quiet at first that official records conflicted on the date they actually started. People thought they were imagining them. They only happened at night. And they were only felt in their town of Acton.
Influences: Elements of this story are homages to one of my favorite movies from my youth, “Tremors.” (Haven’t seen in it a while though. Wonder if it holds up.)
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Story: “The Brontide Beast” 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 Rafael Archangel
“Persistence (With Beat)”
Music by Benjamin Carr (Scythuz)*
Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Deep lands (Part 2)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by Benjamin Carr and Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
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THIS SEASON’S THEME IS S.T.E.A.M.
(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction
Tags: BRONTIDE, DEPUTY, GRUBBS, HAZARD, LOCKLEY, RUMBLING, SALWAY, SHERIFF, TRANSITION, UNOCHE
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