In Her Burning: A Surreal Diary
By Sin Ribbon
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In an isolated society, teenage Erith has been chosen for Polishing, a ritualistic surgery that erases one's irises so the individual may see the Volucris—strange and enigmatic creatures that live in an alternate realm only visible to the Polished. She discovers a new, haunting reality after her procedure that warps light into darkness and reveals hidden secrets about the world. As she progresses, she and her companion, Calyx, discover frightening truths about the Polished and realize they are in danger of losing themselves to the changes Polishing inflicts on the mind.
||CleanEpisode 8: The Mountain||In this strange and surreal landscape, everything is lost and everything is gained. Series credits: Written & Directed by Sin Ribbon. Erith: Sin Ribbon, Calyx: Abe Ross, Sem: Darius Johnson, the Instructor: Michael Collins, Erith's Mother: Kat...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Into the Light||Erith and Calyx discover the pathway to a strange and haunting land, but the situation is desperate as Calyx's condition worsens. As the two embark into this sparkling, foreign place, they have a chance to discuss their respective lives and pasts....||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Ordinary Future||At last, Erith and Calyx come face to face with a Polished Elder who provides long awaited answers about the Volucris. However, their meeting is soon interrupted, and Erith and Calyx must flee for their lives. On the run, they discover a mysterious...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisdoe 5: Full of Fire||Erith is shocked to find the mysterious voice reaching out to her during her waking hours. Before she can make headway with it, she reunites with Calyx who shares some disturbing news. In class, Erith and Calyx confront their Instructor, demanding...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Mother||More cryptic messages transmit through Erith's recorder, leaving her concerned about the changes Polishing is having on her psyche. Troubled by her progression, Erith confronts her Mother about what she's learned from the Instructor and discovers the...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Small Soul||A haunting voice appears on Erith’s tape recorder, but does it convey a cautionary message or a threat? In the classroom, the Instructor informs Erith and Calyx why certain individuals are chosen to become Polished. Calyx confides in Erith that that..||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Cup that Shields the Flower||Days have passed since Erith’s surgery, though she doesn’t know how many. She has been diagnosed with Light Sickness and will be paired with another Polished, Calyx, to help her adjust to this unfamiliar state. The process isn’t easy however, as..||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Polishing||Teenage Erith has been selected for Polishing, a bizarre and ritualistic surgery that will forever alter her vision by erasing the irises of her eyes. Because she fears the psychological changes rumored to affect the Polished, she has begun an audio...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The sound quality of this podcast radio drama is great! It has a similar feel to Lavarr Burton Reads. Very rich story with a lot of thought clearly put into it. Can't wait to hear future episodes!
Really enjoying this podcast so far. The sound quality, effects, and storytelling are excellent and I love the surreality of this world. Looking forward to more.
An immersive, gripping soundscape of a story
The sound design alone for this podcast is top notch--all you have to do is close your eyes to get totally immersed in the story's world. And that's saying nothing of the plot of the story itself; I'm only two episodes in and I'm already invested in these characters! Needless to say, I'm excited for all of the remaining episodes.