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 T. Chella, under the pen name N.T. Cloever. For more info, visit: https://temperedfables.com/
25: The Goodwill Writer
Mar 25 • 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 19 • 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 8 • 22 min
They prayed in front of the shrine. A red string of fate connects them.
21: Arc The King
Mar 5 • 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 26 • 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 14 • 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 7 • 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 3 • 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 16, 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 23, 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 20, 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 3, 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 20, 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 4, 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 13, 2018 • 12 min
A recalling of romance, blurred between reality and dream.
3: The End Continues
May 23, 2018 • 11 min
Death comes to take him, but he has a choice of who to die instead.
2: Heaven is Alive
Apr 5, 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 18, 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 16, 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…