When people in a newly prosperous town fall ill from mysterious blood disease that doctors cannot cure or treat, one patient invents his own treatment.
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.
(You can also listen to the full episode at the bottom of this page.)
THE PORPHYRION MACHINE
[Video description: Trailer for “The Porphyion Machine.” 42 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at center over a blurred image. Tagline reads, “When people in a newly prosperous town fall ill from mysterious blood disease that doctors cannot cure or treat, one patient invents his own treatment.” The title card and tagline fade. A watery swipe effect from right to left clears up the image. Digital drawing. At center, a person seen from the back, sitting in a chair, arms laying on the armrests. A tube leads from each arm to a machine that the person is facing. The tubes are filled with a red liquid, presumably blood. Simple dials, wheels, buttons, and indicator lights, all unmarked, are seen on face of the machine, arranged mostly symmetrically on the left and right of the figure. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” lies over the image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “…a charming and lively town in modern times. But steeped in accounts of strange—some say otherworldly—events from only a few generations past. One particular account was of a mysterious plague that afflicted the town. A plague that might not have been a plague at all, but the nefarious deed of a single sinister soul.” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades at the end as the story title appears at top, descending from top of frame. 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.”]
Episode Released: 28 July 2022
They went to visit him at night. They had to. They could not walk about by day, for the light of the sun was abhorrent to them.
Those words were taken from the writings of a nurse who resided in the town at the foot of the hills, a charming and lively town in modern times. But steeped in accounts of strange—some say otherworldly—events from only a few generations past.
Story: “The Porphyrion Machine” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Out of body”
“A death embrace”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market
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