A scientist finds a unique egg and eagerly awaits the day it cracks open and reveals the mysteries within.
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[Video description: 47 seconds. Digital drawing. Two halves of a cracked egg lie next to each other, the halves tilted up and facing each other. The egg lies on a bed of sand on a dish. The dish lies in a puddle. The sky is dark. Inside the left half of the egg are terraced farmlands. The inside of the shell shows a star-filled night sky. The inside of the right half is not visible. Scales emerge from the broken border of the shell. A tendril emerges from the top margin of the scales. The tendril arcs over into the left half of the shell, smaller tendrils break off from the main one and plunge into the farmlands. A couple of trees are growing from the farmlands. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card over the image displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction.” Story title displays at top of image. The title and title card fades away. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Yes, I’m a scientist. But that doesn’t meant I can’t appreciate the multivariate world. My world. This world. Every world. Contained within a package so small, it can fit inside a jacket pocket. A package so delicate, I could crush it in a single hand with a fraction of my strength. And yet so strong that it by itself can sustain perhaps the most precious thing in all the cosmos…life.” Website URL appears at bottom right throughout and fades as text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.” Title reappears at top.]
Beneath the vault of the sky lies our entire world. We know there is more world out there, beyond the sky, but most of us will never see or know that world, not for ourselves.
We are contained within a shell of protection from the myriad forces and matters in the cosmos beyond that would most certainly kill us. Instantly.
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Story: “This Egg Is Not An Egg” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, and Production: Nila L. Patel
“Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart (No percussion)”
“Fast Lanes Light Rain (No noise)”
“You Were Always In The Right Place (No percussion)”
“Forest Bathing (loop-intro)”
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart”
*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 is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Andrea Baroni at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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FROM SEASON 5 (AKA YEAR 5)
THIS SEASON’S THEME IS S.T.E.A.M.
(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery
Tags: CONSTRUCT, CRACK, EGG, FIELD, SCALE, SHELL, TENDRIL, TERRACE
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