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Tempered Fables

42 EpisodesProduced by Norman ChellaWebsite

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. Cloever. For more info, visit: https://temperedfab… read more

42 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

EP 36: Dancing in the Dark

March 15th, 2020


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 …

EP 34: Painters Of Our Lives

February 16th, 2020


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!
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EP 33: The Architect Of Life

February 1st, 2020


In this story...The Architect of Life takes you on a tour throughout the Afterlife. Genres: Life, Fiction There are no warnings this time.
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Reviewing 2019: Favourite Stories, Lore, And The Break (Cloever's Journal)

December 26th, 2019


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 …

EP 32: The Gift For Tommy Turner

December 21st, 2019


Summary: On Christmas Eve, Little Tommy Toner ventures into the chimneys for a surprise. Genres: Fantasy, a little imagination. Magical. Holidays. …

EP 31: Journey To Gojarna Of The Northern Islands

December 17th, 2019


Take a journey through Gojarna, otherwise known in the world of Tempered Fables as Eternal Winter.Genres: Fantasy!
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Music from "Drums of the Deep" by Kevin MacLeod (

EP 30: Son Of The Smoking Father

November 22nd, 2019


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 …

EP 29: The Chance Is Us

November 10th, 2019


Summary: A boy finds a gold coin that teaches him about chance and opportunityGenres include...fiction, and lifeWarnings include...monologues, and …

EP 28: Saheo, Sage Of Instrument

October 26th, 2019


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! …

EP 27: Her Hand

October 14th, 2019


A scientist tries to bring her wife's hand back to life.The genres are...strange, fiction, loss?Warnings: Weird. Crazy talk. Monologues.
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EP 26: Akumu, The Nightmare

September 29th, 2019


In this episode...A man and a child talk about nightmares.Genres include: Horror? Speculative horror?Try not to listen to this at night. :')
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Cloever's Journal: Apology And Loss

September 24th, 2019


I'm sorry. Let's get right back into the show.Next episode will be released on the 30th September! Support this podcast

EP 25: The Goodwill Writer

March 24th, 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 18th, 2019


A Southern man looks back on his life, living for revenge.
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Music from "Plaint" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (


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 11th, 2019


The two main characters in our minds meet for a weekly checkup.
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Music from "Mesmerize" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (

EP 22: Red Strings

March 8th, 2019


They prayed in front of the shrine. A red string of fate connects them.
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Music from "Ripples" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (

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.
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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.Subscribe here!
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Music from"March of the Spoons" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC …

EP 19: A Romantic Burden

February 26th, 2019


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

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! Support this podcast

EP 16: Us, Constellations

February 13th, 2019


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

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... Support this podcast

EP 14: Celebrate The End

February 6th, 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, I …

EP 13: Burning Paintings

February 2nd, 2019


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

EP 12: Wagging Tails

January 31st, 2019


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

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. Support this podcast

Season 2: Introduction

January 24th, 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 14th, 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. Support this podcast

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 Support this podcast

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! Support this podcast

EP 5: Patchwork Child

July 3rd, 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. Support this podcast

EP 3: The End Continues

May 22nd, 2018


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

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. Support this podcast

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! Support this podcast

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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