The Frog Who Foiled the Fantasticator

Rare are the fantasticators, who can by their very presence bring about the emergence of the fantastic from the most common of things and the most mundane of people.

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And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

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Trailer for “The Frog Who Foiled the Fantasticator.” 58 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Fable” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “Rare are the fantasticators, who can by their very presence bring about the emergence of the fantastic from the most common of things and the most mundane of people.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. Bottom left corner, a frog seen from behind, sitting on a rock, surrounded by blades of grass.  In front of the frog is a human looking down at the frog with her right hand on her chin, left hand propped on her hip. She wears boots, bloomers, a long coat, and a cap with a feather in it.  At right is a tree whose branches and leafy canopy extend over the head of the human and droop down to the ground line. Through the branches, in the distance, is a flying pig facing forward. At bottom right are bushes of unusual and bright colors. They curve around the base of the tree. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “One day, Feodora walked along a stream when a sudden splash caught her attention, and she watched as two fish leapt out of the water and onto shore. They wiggled and worked their mouths and flailed their legs as if they did not know how to use them. They gasped as if taking breath. They righted themselves and walked with a wobble. Their eyes turned shape and color as they walked about as if searching. ‘Pardon me,’ Feodora said. ‘But what are you doing?’ One of the fish stopped and dipped his front limbs in greeting. ‘The riverbed has grown rather dull of late. We thought we might take a jaunt to find some worthy decoration.’ ‘Ah, I have found something,’ the other fish said. ‘Help me carry it, and let’s be off.’” Story title appears at top. Website URL at bottom center throughout and fades as 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”

The Frog Who Foiled the Fantasticator Storyfeather

Episode Released: 2 February 2023

Rare are they who can by their very presence bring about the emergence of the fantastic from the most common of things and the most mundane of people.

So rare indeed, that most towns only had one such person, only one whose speech inspired the emergence of energy from lethargy, whose gaze trans-formed ugliness to beauty, and whose touch could change a blunder into a wonder.

What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Fantasticate: to make or render fantastic
Fantastic: extraordinarily good; excellent:
Also fan·tas·ti·cal
—conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque:
—fanciful or capricious, as persons or their ideas or actions:
—imaginary or groundless in not being based on reality; foolish or irrational:
—extravagantly fanciful; marvelous:
—incredibly great or extreme; exorbitant:
—highly unrealistic or impractical:

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Story: “The Frog Who Foiled the Fantasticator” 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 ALBERT FERNANDEZ (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Locations_Happy Villlage (loop)”
“Exploration_Forest Of Magic”
“Humorous_Exploration (loop)”
“Exploration_Mystery (loop)”
“Cue_Nature 2”
“Locations_House (loop)”

Music by ANDREW SITKOV (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Lyric Voices #5”
“Lyric Voices #1”
“Adventure Track #1”

Music by TRG BANKS
“Horse ride 4”
“The silver bus”
“Lake in the woods”

“Featherlight (remix – vocals by Heather Feather)”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Albert Fernandez and Andrew Sitkov is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
Find more music by Albert Fernandez and Andrew Sitkov at
Find more music by Lee Rosevere and TRG Banks at
Find more stories by Nila at

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Genre: Fable, Fairy Tale, Fantasy
Tags: Fair-starling, Fantastic, Fantastication, Fantasticator, Feodora, Frog

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