Storyfeather podcast

A Tale of Nine Lemons

Spol 15 sekunder tilbage
Spol 15 sekunder frem

To help a young man seek his fortune and his purpose upon leaving home, his parents endow him with a parting gift, a basket of lemons.

Genre: Fairy Tale


The couple had thirteen children by the time they were finished siring. One by one, as each child came of age, they were sent out into the world to seek their fortunes and their purposes for themselves. To each child their parents gave one gift to help them on their way. And upon receiving their gifts, each child proclaimed their grand aims.


What’s the Writing Prompt that inspired the story?
Finish this sentence in three alternate and original ways: “When life gives you lemons…”
Source: 500 Creative Prompts. Copyright © 2019 Piccadilly (USA) Inc. 
(I actually ended up using the other results for another story in a future year)


Faster Fictioneer
Ever wonder how I’ve gotten all these hundreds of stories written?  I have a method.  If you’ve got 40 minutes, I can teach you an abbreviated version of that method, right here: FASTER FICTIONEER
(If you want to learn even more, I’ve got info about my online course on that page too.)


I’ve Got Issues For You
The Storyfeather Gazette is a monthly round-up of my recent podcast episodes, short stories, trailers, news, recommendations, and more that I send by email. Follow the link to look through old issues and to Sign Up: STORYFEATHER GAZETTE


Storyfeather-themed merchandise
T-shirts, mugs, stickers, notebooks, baby onesies, and more featuring artwork from stories and art challenges


Story: “A Tale of Nine Lemons” Copyright © 2020 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel


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


Music by ANDREW SITKOV (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Adventure Track #1 (looped)”
“Medieval Track #1”
“Lyric Voices #5”
“Casual Theme #1”
“Magic Within”
“Ice and Fire (peaceful part)”
“Medieval Track #2”
“Lyric Voices #2”
“Peace in My World (final theme)”


*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 licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Changes made to the musical tracks?  Just cropping to align with my narration.


Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
Find more music by Andrew Sitkov at
Find more stories by Nila at


Episode Art Description: Digital drawing. A lemon tree full of lemons. At bottom right corner, a person holds a baby over their shoulder. The baby’s head is facing forward and obscuring the other person’s head. The baby’s own head rests on the shoulder, arms loosely curled around the shoulder. The baby’s eyes, partly open, look down and to the side, and each contains a burst of soft light. Watermark of “Storyfeather” at bottom right.

Flere episoder fra "Storyfeather"