Tempered Fables

29 EpisodesProduced by N.T. Cloever

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://temperedfa… read more

29 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

EP 25: The Goodwill Writer

March 25th, 2019


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 …

EP 24: A Southern Escape

March 19th, 2019


A Southern man looks back on his life, living for revenge.


March 13th, 2019


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 …

EP 23: Log and Crea

March 12th, 2019


The two main characters in our minds meet for a weekly checkup.

EP 22: Red Strings

March 8th, 2019


They prayed in front of the shrine. A red string of fate connects them.

EP 21: Arc The King

March 5th, 2019


Two Gods were dancing in our night sky. The Father teaches the Child about responsibility and roles.

EP 20: The Crossroads Bunny

February 28th, 2019


A man has a strange conversation with a bunny in a suit, in the middle of nowhere.

EP 19: A Romantic Burden

February 26th, 2019


A man faces his regrets beside his wife's final moments.

EP 18: Beyond The Edge

February 21st, 2019


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!

EP 17: Ramen in the Rain

February 17th, 2019


Me, her, two bowls of ramen and gratitude.

EP 16: Us, Constellations

February 15th, 2019


A quick tale on the Sun and the Moon, and their constellations.

EP 15: Wali and the Deep

February 10th, 2019


The echo of the largest whale is overshadowed by the howl of something even more sinister...

EP 14: Celebrate The End

February 8th, 2019


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, …

EP 13: Burning Paintings

February 4th, 2019


A boxer turned counselor. A man turned arsonist. An interrogation room for art. 

EP 12: Wagging Tails

February 1st, 2019


Kieran the stray dog buys some bread and listens to the gossip of others.

EP 11: Melody's Way

January 27th, 2019


A woman and her only treasure. A man and his longing for her. A lovely, lovely violin.

Season 2: Introduction

January 25th, 2019


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 …

Reviewing Season 1: Creating a Narrative Podcast, Voices and Bloopers!

December 16th, 2018


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 …

EP 10: Steps of Giants

November 23rd, 2018


Dr. Newt Leapfrogger the frog scientist dreamt of reaching what's out there beyond the sky. After a faint vision, he begins his adventure.

EP 9: Your Life is a Pinwheel

October 20th, 2018


When the old meet the young, and the young meet the old.

PS. I should start seriously marketing this, huh?
- N.T. Cloever

EP 8: Lotus of the Cloth

October 3rd, 2018


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. …

EP 7: Living Wildfire

September 20th, 2018


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 …

EP 6: The Deadline

July 11th, 2018


A man supposedly boards the wrong train, when all hell breaks loose. 

For more info, check out temperedfables.com!

EP 5: Patchwork Child

July 4th, 2018


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! …

EP 4: Mon Amour

June 13th, 2018


A recalling of romance, blurred between reality and dream.

EP 3: The End Continues

May 23rd, 2018


Death comes to take him, but he has a choice of who to die instead.

EP 2: Heaven is Alive

April 5th, 2018


A man has to answer three questions given by an All-Seeing Being, before passing through the gates of heaven.

EP 1: Luck, The Sage of Dreams

February 18th, 2018


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!

February 16th, 2018


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 …

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