Reporter Lily Landry has an extraordinary encounter one night after she investigates a bright light in the sky above her apartment.
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.
Trailer for “The Visitor on the Valorous.” 47 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” is displayed at center. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “Reporter Lily Landry has an extraordinary encounter one night after she investigates a bright light in the sky above her apartment.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. A woman seen from behind, knees up, standing at a section of railing. Her left hand rests on the railing to the side. Her right arm is held up over her head. Her hair, the bottom of her long coat or robe, and her skirt are all flared back from the force of something above her that’s casting down a bright light. A flower pot with two long-stemmed flowers is set on the floor beside her to her left in the corner where a cross bar meets the railing. Watermark of the word “Storyfeather” at bottom right. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “…she felt her spine snap back into place. A burst of light passed by them on the port side. It must have been another cannon blast, only this time, the other ship missed. ‘Are they pursuing?’ Chartreuse pressed a button. ‘Yes, Commander, but slowly. I think they’re just trying to chase us away.’ ‘Or maybe they can’t move as fast as we can?’ Doris wondered aloud. ‘We’re outrunning them for now.’ ‘Where are we heading, Commander?’ Pop asked. ‘There is a nearby nebula that emits reverse radiation. We will be able to hide there for a little while.’ Doris nodded. ‘Understood. We’ll prep the shields and sensors.’” Story title appears at top. Website URL appears along the railing at right 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.”
Episode Released: 22 December 2022
She gulped and tried to tell herself what she always told herself in such situations.
There’s a story here.
A figure approached her and she gulped again.
Come on, Landry. Put on your reporter’s hat. No time to panic. No time to—
The figure reached out to her with one of its eight arms.
What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Valorous: having valor—boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery (source: dictionary.com)
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Story: “The Visitor on the Valorous” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by ANDREW SITKOV (MuzStation Game Music)*
“A&C Percussion Loop #3”
“Secrets of Kingdom”
“Percussion Loop #5”
“Percussion Loop #12”
“Journey into Fog”
“Lost In The Dark”
Music by ANDREA BARONI (Cyberleaf)*
“March Of The Waking Lights”
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart (No Percussion)”
*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 Andrea Baroni is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
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