Every year’s short stories (mostly) follow a theme. The overarching theme I aimed for in Year Three was the elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and the physical senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell). Many of the stories were inspired by and often in the form of myth and legend. Stories of phantom limbs, afterlife accountants, songs, curses, and magic fleeces.
Welcome to the third year of Storyfeather.
Below are the titles, primary genres, and taglines for each story in the order it was originally posted.
READ button opens story post where you can read the story.
LISTEN button opens podcast episode page where you can hear the story, narrated by Nila over music (and the occasional sound effect).
GO TO THE END button jumps you to the bottom of the page. It’s a long way down, and depending on your device, important navigational links may be below the page or in the sidebar.
The zodiacal lights are an optical illusion, like the appearance of a watery oasis on a scorching desert horizon. That’s what one person thought, before following the lights, and stumbling upon a deeper cosmic mystery.
“Beware the magician. At dawn, he wakes. Beware, beware, for your heart he’ll take.” What does a nursery rhyme about a heartless magician have to do with a young technician who’s only trying to do his job?
Mira is a contract field investigator, and her job is to investigate the strange and the otherworldly. When planning her vacation, she stumbles upon something even stranger than a ghost, alien, or fairy.