An abandoned factory that was once filled with a life-saving technology is haunted by the ghosts of its past.
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And of course, a link to the source, the short story.
[Video description: Trailer for “The Strange Chamber.” 55 seconds. Digital drawing. Two figures. At right, a person seen from behind and the left side, wearing a hoodie, holding up a small black disc in the left hand, stands in front of a chamber seen at an angle. The chamber has clear walls, a woman lies on a pillow within, covered by a blanket from waist down. An opaque connecting section of the chamber obscures the woman’s face. Below the clear walls, panels, buttons, and controls are visible. The acronym spelling the word “kiss” is seen along the top edge of the control panel. The inside of the chamber is bright, but the room is dark. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lies over the image. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mystery” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “An abandoned factory that was once filled with a life-saving technology is haunted by the ghosts of its past.” The title card and tagline fade. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “I started my investigation by asking about the rumors. I started by interviewing the people who lived in the community where the fallow factory still stood. It’s a broke down factory. It used to be some kind of storage facility…for body parts, one person said. They say some of the storage units are still functional, and the organs inside are still alive, and because they were never transplanted and connected to another human life, the ghosts of the original organ-owners wander the grounds, searching for their lost organs, trying to become whole again, some not even knowing what it was that still bound them to the mortal world, and kept them from passing on into the afterlife.” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades at the end as the image blurs and story title appears at top. 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: 2 June 2022
Back in the day, people called it the “organ factory.” The irony is that we have actual organ factories now. Fabrication technology has spread farther than preservation technology ever did. But there was a time when all we had was organ preservation. A time when anyone who could extend the life of a donated organ by even just a bit could save lives that would otherwise have been lost.
And it was during that time that Alectrona Fabron invented the technology that made it possible to store almost any organ indefinitely.
Story: “The Strange Chamber” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart”
“March of the Waking Lights”
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart (No Percussion loop)”
Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Song Visiting Her Forest”
“Exploration Technologic Place (loop)”
“Atmosphere Persecution Danger (Loop)”
“Atmosphere Deep Dark (Loop)”
“Exploration Dark (loop)”
“Holy Hymn (loop)”
Music by Ficus ProSound*
“Investigations (Full Version)”
“Escape Room (Full Version)”
“The Jigsaw (Full Version)”
*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, Albert Fernandez, and Ficus ProSound is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
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