The Mythical Slug

A floundering molecular biology researcher is captivated by a seemingly common creature in a marine biology article…a sea slug.

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.


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The Mythical Slug Storyfeather

Episode Released: 24 February 2022

EXCERPT:
“They live in the mysterious depths,” I said. “The deep depths.”

“That’s pretty deep.”


CREDITS
Story: “The Mythical Slug” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel


Music
:
Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)


Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Ground Control”
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart”
“Forest Bathing”
“Fast Lanes Light Rain”
“March of the Waking Lights”
“NightTime”
“The Longest Year”

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

Music by Andrea Baroni is licensed from GameDev Market

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Find more music by Andrea Baroni at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com


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Genre: Mythology, Science Fiction
Tags: DYNAELEMENTALMYTHOLOGYRESEARCHRODGERSCIENCESLUG


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