A lost legend is found, and with it, wonders and powers that lie between our imaginings.
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: Duration is 54 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting of multicolored face in profile facing right with colors streaking back with a strained expression. Energy waves flow forward. The still image vibrates back and forth, then stabilizes. Throughout the video there is text. “Podcast Episode” displays mid-screen, with the story’s genres, “Mythology & Science Fiction” below it. The words zoom away left, replaced by the story’s title, “The Fall of the Mirror-God.” The story’s title zooms away partway through. Subtitles appear in time with alternating narration at the bottom of the screen: “For his great failure, the god of mirrors was cast out of the heavens. (For his great failure, the chief portal guardian was banished to Earth.) As he fell, he was stripped of his immortality and his divinity. (As he fell, he was stripped of his rank and position, and forced to take on human form.) He tried to return. He prayed to the other gods for mercy. Day and night, night and day. And though he felt the ache of hunger and the pain of thirst, he continued, until the gods saw that he might die if they did not intervene. They granted him a boon, sending the god of sunrise to grant it. He went through official channels, bureaucracy and protocol, and was finally granted an audience with an officer. The website URL appears at the bottom and fades only at the very end. At the video’s end, a text box appears over the image with the words “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”]
If we break the mirror barrier, we would have even greater control over the transformations between matter and energy than ever before. For this knowledge, we humbly ask our new friends from beyond the known stars.
The only worthy god is a fallen god. Because a fallen god must walk the mortal path. Only a fallen god can be stung by nettles, or lashed by biting winds, or blistered by fire, or embraced by the love of a stranger.
Story: “The Fall of the Mirror-God” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Mirror Energy” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel
Music by Lee Rosevere
Music by Kai Engel
Music by Andy Ray
Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Space Discoveries (looped)”
“Among the Stars”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Kai Engel and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more music by Andy Ray at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
Tags: alien, ambassador, Atlantis, chief portal guardian, god of chaos, god of clouds, god of mirrors, god of sunrise, god of the cosmos, god over birds
Genre: Mythology, Science Fiction