The Haunted Harpsichord

A young investigator must spend a set number of nights in a haunted house to earn a hefty inheritance.

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Video description: Trailer for “The Haunted Harpsichord.” 43 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Horror Mystery” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A young investigator must spend a set number of nights in a haunted house to earn a hefty inheritance.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing.  Statue of a crouching gargoyle facing forward, wings partly unfolded, sneering with mouth open, showing the outlines of sharp teeth. The eyes are hollow. The right spiraling horn is broken. Both arms are held before the bent legs, the right arm with fist pressed to the ground. The left arm is slightly bent, the hand holding what appears to be the hilt of a sword with a jewel dangling from the knuckle guard. The blade is missing. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “‘The one who did the heinous act—whether it was the domineering patriarch, the almost-perfect firstborn son, the too charming matriarch, the mischievous twin daughters, or the long-suffering butler—whoever it was told the secret, the entire story of why and how to one and only one confidante.’ She slid the photograph of the house back toward him, and pointed at the highest eave of the house. ‘The gargoyle.’” Story title appears at top as the image blurs. Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as 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 Haunted Harpsichord Storyfeather

Episode Released: 21 October 2022

“You said it yourself. I’ll keep it simple.” Kay rose from her chair. “I will investigate thoroughly, find nothing paranormal, report my findings, and then…” She clapped her hands. “…I will collect that hefty inheritance, and perhaps even share a bit of it with my husband-to-be.” She tapped a finger on the tip of his nose.

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Story: “The Haunted Harpsichord” 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 Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Where Am I”
“At night”
“Creepy doll”
“Blood and bones”
“Dark wonders”
“Eternal life”
“A dead heart”
“The death of love”

Music by Benjamin Carr (Scythuz)*
“Ghost Town”
“Deceitful Castle”
“Forbidden Tower”

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

Music by Benjamin Carr and Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

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Genre: Horror, Mystery
Tags: Allbottom, Clavieri, Great Aunt, Harpsichord, Kay, Kayla, Paul, Tuggins

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