Tempered Fables

Tempered Fables

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Fictional short stories, told by the fire.


30: Son of the Smoking Father
Nov 23 • 20 min
Title: Son of the Smoking Father 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 Credits Music from https://filmmusic.io…
29: The Chance is Us
Nov 10 • 43 min
Summary: A boy finds a gold coin that teaches him about chance and opportunity. Genres include…fiction, and life Warnings include…monologues, and that’s pretty much it! Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) “Frozen Star” by…
28: Saheo, Sage of Instrument
Oct 26 • 31 min
In this episode…A dwarf gains the power to learn the makings of any device. The genres include: Fantasy, Magic, Dwarves Warnings: Really bad/funny dwarven accents I guess? Ah well, had fun doing them haha. Also, Sages! Look out for them haha. If you had…
27: Her Hand
Oct 13 • 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 (https://filmmusic.io) “Heartbreaking” by Kevin MacLeod (…
26: Akumu, The Nightmare
Sep 29 • 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. :’) Credits: Music from https://filmmusic.io “Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY…
Cloever’s Journal: Apology and Loss
Sep 24 • 7 min
I’m sorry. Let’s get right back into the show. Next episode will be released on the 30th September! temperedfables.com
25: The Goodwill Writer
Mar 24 • 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 :)
24: A Southern Escape
Mar 18 • 14 min
A Southern man looks back on his life, living for revenge.
SPECIAL EPISODE: In Memoriam
Mar 13 • 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…
23: Log and Crea
Mar 11 • 10 min
The two main characters in our minds meet for a weekly checkup.
22: Red Strings
Mar 7 • 22 min
They prayed in front of the shrine. A red string of fate connects them.
21: Arc The King
Mar 4 • 15 min
Two Gods were dancing in our night sky. The Father teaches the Child about responsibility and roles.
20: The Crossroads Bunny
Feb 28 • 20 min
A man has a strange conversation with a bunny in a suit, in the middle of nowhere.
19: A Romantic Burden
Feb 25 • 15 min
A man faces his regrets beside his wife’s final moments.
18: Beyond The Edge
Feb 21 • 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!
17: Ramen in the Rain
Feb 17 • 15 min
Me, her, two bowls of ramen and gratitude.
16: Us, Constellations
Feb 13 • 7 min
A quick tale on the Sun and the Moon, and their constellations.
15: Wali and the Deep
Feb 10 • 14 min
The echo of the largest whale is overshadowed by the howl of something even more sinister…
14: Celebrate The End
Feb 6 • 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…
13: Burning Paintings
Feb 2 • 22 min
A boxer turned counselor. A man turned arsonist. An interrogation room for art.
12: Wagging Tails
Jan 31 • 17 min
Kieran the stray dog buys some bread and listens to the gossip of others.
11: Melody’s Way
Jan 27 • 18 min
A woman and her only treasure. A man and his longing for her. A lovely, lovely violin.
Season 2: Introduction
Jan 24 • 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.
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…
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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…
4: Mon Amour
Jun 12, 2018 • 12 min
A recalling of romance, blurred between reality and dream.
3: The End Continues
May 22, 2018 • 11 min
Death comes to take him, but he has a choice of who to die instead.
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.
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!
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…