The Piecemeal Cake

A baker chosen for an honorable and prestigious assignment must contend with a rival who was not chosen.

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

Trailer for “The Piecemeal Cake.” 45 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Fantasy” is displayed at center. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A baker chosen for an honorable and prestigious assignment must contend with a rival who was not chosen.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. View down a table set with plates and platters of cakes with colorful patterns on the inside.  At the other end of the table sit five people. From left to right, a person with a simple head covering seen profile; a person with face in three-quarters profile, smiling and folding hands upon the table; a person with a cowl neck tunic and gloves looking down at a cake and smiling, also with hands folded on the table; a person wearing a cloak and two high braids, pointing with left hand to a cake; and a person wearing a hair combs, earrings, an armband on the left arm that appears to be a device, with hands folded on the lap. The rectangular image is bordered with repeating patterns of cake slices at top and bottom to make the whole image square. Watermark of the word “Storyfeather” along one chair arm and along bottom of one place. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Four nations warred. And they warred. And they warred. And some suppose that they might be warring still if not for the firm but humble interference of a fifth nation. Mensulamare was a lengthy name for such a small nation. ‘The Little Table in the Sea’ it was called, for the isle floated in one of the world’s vast oceans, surrounded by four nations much greater in size and power, and much fiercer in fury.” 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 storyfeather.com.”


The Piecemeal Cake Storyfeather

Episode Released: 5 January 2023

EXCERPT:
Four nations warred. And they warred. And they warred. And some suppose that they might be war-ring still if not for the firm but humble interference of a fifth nation. Mensulamare was a lengthy name for such a small nation. “The Little Table in the Sea” it was called, for the isle floated in one of the world’s vast oceans, surrounded by four nations much greater in size and power, and much fiercer in fury. The leaders of the four nations despised each other, but there was one for whom they had enough respect and admiration—even affection—to come together for talks of a truce. Perhaps it was time.

What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Piecemeal: piece by piece; one piece at a time; gradually
Peace: the nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
(source: dictionary.com)


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CREDITS:
Story: “The Piecemeal Cake” Copyright © 2019 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 ANDREW SITKOV (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Medieval Theme #4”
“Medieval Theme #5”
“Medieval Track #1”
“Adventure Track #1 (looped)”
“Medieval Theme #3”
“Journey into Fog”
“Lyric Voices #1”
“Lyric Voices #2”

Music by ALBERT FERNANDEZ ((Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Battle_2_Evil (loop)”
“Humorous_Exploration (loop)”
“Locations_House (loop)”


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

Music by Andrew Sitkov and Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Andrew Sitkov and Albert Fernandez at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com




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Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Tags: Brade, Cake, Feast, Jae, Lyn, Mensulamare, Mensulamari


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