A professor and his apprentice direct their telescope to the one place they are forbidden to watch…the skies.
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 43 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. On the left is a part profile view of a large telescope angled upward. A man in a cap and robe with a long white beard that brushes the ground is bent over the scope and looking through it. Behind him, another man sits at a drafting table, making a mark. Sketches depicting what appear to be planetary orbits are posted on the wall between them. The image remains still. Text appears throughout the video. “Podcast Episode” displays mid-screen, with the story’s genre, “Fantasy” below it. The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title, “The Watchers of the Western Observatory.” The title spins and retreats away. Subtitles appear in time with alternating narration at the bottom of the screen: “‘It is a cold and vast realm to which I cast my distant eye,’ the professor said, as he entered the western observatory, still dressed in his night-clothes. ‘And it was a warm and welcoming realm from which you pulled that eye.’ He turned to face his apprentice. ‘This had better be good, Geoffrey. I was enjoying a scrumptious dream.’” The website URL appears at the bottom and fades only at the very end. At the video’s end, a text box spins out over the image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”]
“It is a cold and vast realm to which I cast my distant eye,” the professor said, as he entered the western observatory, still dressed in his night-clothes. “And it was a warm and welcoming realm from which you pulled that eye.” He turned to face his apprentice.
“This had better be good, Geoffrey. I was enjoying a scrumptious dream.”
Story: “The Watchers of the Western Observatory” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Watchers of the Western Observatory” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel
“Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
Music by TRG Banks
“Lake in the woods”
“Horse ride 4”
“The silver bus”
Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Magic Within (looped)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market
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