Tempered Fables

Tempered Fables

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The Tempered Fables is a collection of fictional short stories. Their purpose is to leave you with a lesson to remember. The genres range from fantasy to comedy, horror, and romance. This podcast was created by Norman Chella, under the pen name N.T. Cl…


EP 36: Dancing in the Dark
Mar 15 • 11 min
In this episode… A soldier and his wife are on a video call before the inevitable.The genres are… Family. Loss.Warnings…there are no warnings this time, but a tip: Watch out for the time.Music CreditsLong Stroll by Kevin MacLeodLink:…
EP 35: My Favourite Song
Mar 1 • 16 min
In this episode…She was modelling for her friend’s next art piece. He gets distracted…Genres include: Romance.No warnings this time! Maaaaybe it’ll get slightly…heated, shall we say.Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io “Pepper’s Theme - Full Mix”…
EP 34: Painters Of Our Lives
Feb 16 • 28 min
In this episode…A bartender observes his painter friend, as he finds his muse and tries to paint her. Genres include…Life, Romance, Art. Rate us on Podchaser!Discuss this episode on Kyrie!Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io”Simple Duet” by Kevin…
EP 33: The Architect Of Life
Feb 1 • 19 min
In this story…The Architect of Life takes you on a tour throughout the Afterlife. Genres: Life, Fiction There are no warnings this time. Rate us on Podchaser!Discuss this episode on Kyrie!Support this podcastMusic from https://filmmusic.io”Path of the…
Reviewing 2019: Favourite Stories, Lore, And The Break (Cloever’s Journal)
Dec 26, 2019 • 12 min
In this Cloever’s Journal, I review 2019, taking a look at Season 2 and 3, my favourite stories, and the big break in between. Plus, updates for next season!PSA: Tempered Fables will be taking a month break to write the next batch of stories. The next…
EP 32: The Gift For Tommy Turner
Dec 21, 2019 • 11 min
Summary: On Christmas Eve, Little Tommy Toner ventures into the chimneys for a surprise. Genres: Fantasy, a little imagination. Magical. Holidays. Family. Warnings: Nothing much…I think…maybe just some feelings. Music CreditsMusic from…
EP 31: Journey To Gojarna Of The Northern Islands
Dec 17, 2019 • 27 min
Take a journey through Gojarna, otherwise known in the world of Tempered Fables as Eternal Winter.Genres: Fantasy!Songs CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io “Drums of the Deep” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY…
EP 30: Son Of The Smoking Father
Nov 22, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode… The son of a nomadic tribe tracks down the last of his family.The genres are… family, life, spirituality.Warnings… some level of Spanish involved.Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io”At Rest” by Kevin MacLeod…
EP 29: The Chance Is Us
Nov 10, 2019 • 43 min
Summary: A boy finds a gold coin that teaches him about chance and opportunityGenres include…fiction, and lifeWarnings include…monologues, and that’s pretty much it!Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io”Frozen Star” by Kevin MacLeod…
EP 28: Saheo, Sage Of Instrument
Oct 26, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode…A dwarf gains the power to learn the makings of any device.The genres include: Fantasy, Magic, DwarvesWarnings: Really bad/funny dwarven accents I guess? Ah well, had fun doing them haha. Also, Sages! Look out for them haha. If you had…
EP 27: Her Hand
Oct 13, 2019 • 13 min
A scientist tries to bring her wife’s hand back to life.The genres are…strange, fiction, loss?Warnings: Weird. Crazy talk. Monologues.Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io”Heartbreaking” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY…
EP 26: Akumu, The Nightmare
Sep 29, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode…A man and a child talk about nightmares.Genres include: Horror? Speculative horror?Try not to listen to this at night. :’)Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io”Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY…
Cloever’s Journal: Apology And Loss
Sep 24, 2019 • 7 min
I’m sorry. Let’s get right back into the show.Next episode will be released on the 30th September!temperedfables.com Support this podcast
EP 25: The Goodwill Writer
Mar 24, 2019 • 69 min
A writer encounters a strange book that takes him on a journey throughout his life.ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be taking a break until the 22nd April! In the meantime check out the other episodes if you haven’t already. I’ve got a few plans coming :)Subscribe…
EP 24: A Southern Escape
Mar 18, 2019 • 14 min
A Southern man looks back on his life, living for revenge.Subscribe here!Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io “Plaint” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Music from…
SPECIAL EPISODE: In Memoriam
Mar 13, 2019 • 30 min
A scientist tries to save a homeless man who traded his memories away for cash.This story was submitted to and published in: Money Stories From Malaysians Volume 1, curated by Suraya Zainudin of RinggitOhRinggit.com!You can purchase the ebook as well as…
EP 23: Log And Crea
Mar 11, 2019 • 10 min
The two main characters in our minds meet for a weekly checkup.Subscribe here!Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io “Mesmerize” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
EP 22: Red Strings
Mar 7, 2019 • 22 min
They prayed in front of the shrine. A red string of fate connects them.Subscribe here!Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io “Ripples” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Music from…
EP 21: Arc The King
Mar 4, 2019 • 15 min
Two Gods were dancing in our night sky. The Father teaches the Child about responsibility and roles.Subscribe here!Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io “Mesmerize” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY…
EP 20: The Crossroads Bunny
Feb 28, 2019 • 20 min
A man has a strange conversation with a bunny in a suit, in the middle of nowhere.Subscribe here!Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io”March of the Spoons” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY…
EP 19: A Romantic Burden
Feb 25, 2019 • 15 min
A man faces his regrets beside his wife’s final moments. Support this podcast
EP 18: Beyond The Edge
Feb 21, 2019 • 36 min
A painter gets thrown to the edge of nothingness to reach the peak of his imagination.WARNING: This story is…very surreal. You may not understand it, and that’s okay. I hope you enjoy the ride! Support this podcast
EP 17: Ramen In The Rain
Feb 17, 2019 • 15 min
Me, her, two bowls of ramen and gratitude. Support this podcast
EP 16: Us, Constellations
Feb 13, 2019 • 7 min
A quick tale on the Sun and the Moon, and their constellations. Support this podcast
EP 15: Wali And The Deep
Feb 10, 2019 • 14 min
The echo of the largest whale is overshadowed by the howl of something even more sinister… Support this podcast
EP 14: Celebrate The End
Feb 6, 2019 • 15 min
Two fireworks talk to each other about the end of their lives.UPDATE: Audio is now fixed! Previously, something bad happened to the audio, so I recorded the entire thing again. Hope you enjoy the episode!Side note, I left the notes at the end in their…
EP 13: Burning Paintings
Feb 2, 2019 • 22 min
A boxer turned counselor. A man turned arsonist. An interrogation room for art. Support this podcast
EP 12: Wagging Tails
Jan 31, 2019 • 17 min
Kieran the stray dog buys some bread and listens to the gossip of others. Support this podcast
EP 11: Melody’s Way
Jan 27, 2019 • 18 min
A woman and her only treasure. A man and his longing for her. A lovely, lovely violin. Support this podcast
Season 2: Introduction
Jan 24, 2019 • 3 min
Welcome back, My Dear Friend.I hope you’ve rested well over the holidays. Now, let’s enjoy some stories, shall we?Welcome back to the Tempered Fables, my name is N.T. Cloever.Come, sit by the fire; let me tell you a story. Support this podcast
Reviewing Season 1: Creating A Narrative Podcast, Voices And Bloopers!
Dec 14, 2018 • 32 min
To end 2018 on a good note, I’ve decided to share what I learned from making this podcast. It’s a good first season I have to say.SIDE NOTE: When I said ‘targets’, it sounded demeaning for some reason. I used that term in a marketing sense, ie. the target…
EP 10: Steps Of Giants
Nov 22, 2018 • 34 min
Dr. Newt Leapfrogger the frog scientist dreamt of reaching what’s out there beyond the sky. After a faint vision, he begins his adventure. Support this podcast
EP 9: Your Life Is A Pinwheel
Oct 19, 2018 • 17 min
When the old meet the young, and the young meet the old.PS. I should start seriously marketing this, huh?- N.T. Cloever Support this podcast
EP 8: Lotus Of The Cloth
Oct 2, 2018 • 10 min
This is a tale told by the Bard: Lotus of the Cloth, Lady of the Lake. A retelling of a poem I performed live in Kuala Lumpur a few weeks ago.P.S. Now getting into voice talent work! Woo! Support this podcast
EP 7: Living Wildfire
Sep 19, 2018 • 17 min
A girl who can’t speak talks to the world with dance.Finally a new episode! I went into a trance writing this one: I hope it brings you in as well. We all need a little bit of immersion, a little bit of dance!For more info, check out: temperedfables.com…
EP 6: The Deadline
Jul 11, 2018 • 17 min
A man supposedly boards the wrong train, when all hell breaks loose. For more info, check out temperedfables.com! Support this podcast
EP 5: Patchwork Child
Jul 3, 2018 • 13 min
A boy with scars learns how to live despite of it, helping others with their own.Initially performed live at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, in front of a small audience. I’m happy to say that they enjoyed it! Inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese…
EP 4: Mon Amour
Jun 12, 2018 • 12 min
A recalling of romance, blurred between reality and dream. Support this podcast
EP 3: The End Continues
May 22, 2018 • 11 min
Death comes to take him, but he has a choice of who to die instead. Support this podcast
EP 2: Heaven Is Alive
Apr 4, 2018 • 9 min
A man has to answer three questions given by an All-Seeing Being, before passing through the gates of heaven. Support this podcast
EP 1: Luck, The Sage Of Dreams
Feb 17, 2018 • 58 min
Luck, The Sage of Dreams, visits a remote tribe to experience tradition, new stories and an interesting group of characters.Thanks for listening! Support this podcast
Introducing The Tempered Fables!
Feb 15, 2018 • 2 min
An introduction to the Tempered Fables: monthly short stories. This is a podcast to house the short stories, or fables I have made in my spare time. Under the pen name N.T. Cloever, coupled with some simple sound design, some self-recorded guitar…