Unstable Stones

A photographer of the unusual is shaken by something in his latest photos that he has never seen before.

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 37 seconds. A scan of a watercolor painting of a man sitting at his desk in an office. His hands are clasped before his face and his elbows rest on the chair arms. He is looking down at the surface of his desk, on which lies a camera, a magnifying glass, an open envelope, and a few scattered pictures under the light of a lamp. In the far corner is a filing cabinet and a coat rack with a coat and hat hung on it. Behind him is a window with the blinds drawn and a waste basket.The image is still. Throughout the video there is text. “Podcast Episode” displays mid-screen, with the story’s genre, “Mystery” below it. The words vanish, replaced by the story’s title, “Unstable Stones.” The story’s title vanishes partway through. Subtitles appear in time with the narration at the bottom of the screen. The subtitles read, “They found the children almost a mile away in a small vale. They boys were trying to revive their sister who had fallen into a deep sleep. All around them was dead quiet. Nothing cheeped. Nothing chirped. Dead birds and insects littered the forest floor.” The website URL appears at the bottom and fades only at the very end. At the video’s end, a text box appears over the image with the words “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on.  Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”]

Unstable Stones Storyfeather

Cell phone cameras don’t work for many miles outside of the perimeter that the common lore has designated the “certain death zone” (or CDZ).


Story: “Unstable Stones” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “SF_WK5” Copyright © 2016 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel


Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by Nctrnm

Music by Rafael Archangel
“Deep Dive”
“Persistence [With Beat]”

Music by Nctrnm is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by Rafael Archangel licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Nctrnm and Rafael Archangel at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

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For more podcast episodes, visit the Storyfeather Podcast page.

Tags: CDZ, certain death zone, ghost, photograph, unstable
Genre: Mystery

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