The precious stone a captain is tasked with retrieving may be just a jewel, or may be the seed of a new world.
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: Duration is 32 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. A pair of hands seen with fingers entwined, lying on a table surface. The fingers are adorned with rings set with colored orbs. The image is still, but in the middle of the video, animated sparkles appear on the orbs. Throughout the video there is text. “Podcast Episode” displays at the top, with the story’s genre, “Fantasy” below it. The words vanish, replaced by the story’s title, “The Seeds of Many Worlds.” The story’s title vanishes partway through. Subtitles appear in time with the narration at the bottom of the screen. The subtitles read, “I thought it was the merchant’s eyes that were hypnotic Some trick he’d learned to encourage purchase of his ware. But the more I gazed upon them, the more I realized that it was the stones that were mesmerizing. They drew my gaze with a loose but urgent lure that I, I couldn’t put into words. Like–like a silent siren song. Or the sure but gentle hold of gravity.” The website URL appears at the bottom and fades only at the very end. At the video’s end, a text box appears over the image with the words “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”]
His person was bare of any adornment save the many rings that he wore on his fingers, and when he folded those fingers together and laid them on the table, the stones upon the rings aligned as if they were the very planets in my home system.
“They were worlds once,” the man, the merchant, said, locking me in a gaze that seemed to vibrate from his carnelian-colored eyes, “before they fell into decay, and then just…fell.”
PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:
Story: “The Seeds of Many Worlds” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Seeds of Many Worlds” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel
“Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
Music by ROZKOL
“Go then, there are other worlds than these”
Music by Lee Rosevere
“Waves of Sleep”
Music by Andy Ray
Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Scary Theme #2”
“Scary Theme #2 (Version 2)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by Andy Ray is licensed from GameDev Market
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Find more music by Andy Ray at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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Tags: captain, dead world, false gods, merchant, seed, stone