The Singing Safecracker

With his uniquely gifted voice, Nate tries to right a wrong by doing wrong.

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

Video description: Trailer for “The Singing Safecracker.” 59 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mystery” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “With his uniquely gifted voice, Nate tries to right a wrong by doing wrong.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing.  At center, a man standing on a stage, seen from waist up, facing front and turned to the left (his right), dressed in a tuxedo, with a pompadour. He holds a microphone up to his face in his right hand.  His mouth is open. To the right, along the frame, are two palm trees. Behind the man is a backdrop with a peacock tail design, arrayed around the man.  Folds of curtains are seen along the top of frame. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears over the image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “But on the inside, those same bricks glittered as if they’d been dipped in stardust. So did most of the revelers and employees alike. Even when it was winter outside, it was paradise inside the club. A peacock’s paradise. Splashes of blue, purple, green, and gold painted the tables, the bar, the bottles of liquor, and the stage. Nate loved that unnecessarily extravagant stage. Decked out with tropical flowers (most made with ribbons and plastic, but some real), palm fronds, and paintings of warm sunsets and brightly colored birds, whose king, the peacock, watched over all with the hundred shimmering eyes on his gorgeous feathers.” Story title appears at top as the image blurs and darkens. 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”

The Singing Safecracker Storyfeather

Episode Released: 9 September 2022

As it turned out, Nate was the real deal. When he sang, his voice was like honey and sunshine. The piano player joked that Nate’s last name was a fitting one for a man who could make people cry waterfalls worth of tears, whether he was singing a happy and hopeful song or a sad and mournful one. It was Nate himself who cried the first time he read a glowing review in the papers. He’d regretted that his mother wasn’t there to read it, to see that her pride and faith in him had paid off at last. The reviewer said that Nate’s voice had the power to “unlock hearts.” That word. “Unlock.” It stuck with Nate.

Story: “The Singing Safecracker” Copyright © 2017 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 Jonathan Shaw*
“Welcome to the Club”
“Sinning Tavern”
“Afternoon Chat”
“Encounter of Misdeeds”
“Lingering Evil”
“Treading the Unknown”

Music by Rafael Archangel
“Deep Dive”
“So Cold”
“Persistence (With Beat)”

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

Music by Jonathan Shaw is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Rafael Archangel is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
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Find more stories by Nila at


Portal Button. Elongated rectangle with rings of colored light emanating from the center. Text appears over the rings, reading "Storyfeather Year 5" and below it in larger font, "S.T.E.A.M."

Genre: Mystery

Podcast hosting by Libsyn
For more podcast episodes, visit the Storyfeather Podcast page.

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