Mercury's Wake

Welcome to Vegas and a very long weekend, that is to say, welcome to the fictional metaverse of Mercury’s Wake where the paranormal, alien encounters, parallel universes, quantum jumping, and karmic destiny can’t hold a candle to the gamble of real life – a podcast that has a stickiness of a comedic-sci-fi soap opera on steroids, telling the before-and-after of an unforeseen tragedy.


episode 7: You have one new message - The Book of Imani

Bonus Track

As I turned back to my mother, I noticed a book on her bed table. Funny, I hadn't seen it there before. It had a holographic image of the Earth for its cover with the title JOHN K.

Imani joins Geoff in London for a unique theater opportunity, only to be set back by the pandemic. But that’s not the only setback. When she emerges from the London Tube at Regent Street, Imani receives a phone message from America and learns that her mother is dying. Imani flies back to Connecticut to see her mother for the last time.


  • Imani: Gwyneth Mackenzie
  • Marco: Jonathan Medina
  • Geoff: Kenny Ricci
  • Nurse: S Vlahos
  • Augusta: S Vlahos
  • Onstage Actor: S Vlahos
  • Imani’s Mother: Anindo Marshall

Mercury's Wake ©SVlahos2020

"Je Suis Le Petit Homme" lyrics and music SVlahos ©SVlahos2020

"Melody" lyrics and music SVlahos ©SVlahos2020

FX Sounds courtesy of

  • Marco’s Theme: FoolBoyMedia “new York jazz loop” 347848
  • Geoff’s Ringtone: jgreer “calling you”555699
  • Geoff Theme: anechoix “Game Music, jazz loops, jazz loop 3”
  • Mother Theme: Kai Hansen “Kalimba-song” 24515
  • Father Theme: cunningar807 “Sad Violin” 377258
  • Plane: tim.kahn “plane flyover takeoff”199263
  • Connecticut exterior: Allirog “crickets and whiny insect” 456821
  • London Taxi: Kyles “Uganda, communal taxi” 407104
  • Sound in empty theater: _isragallo_ “Silence_movie_theater” 514305
  • Footsteps: wolfdoctor “Lots of Footsteps” 555116
  • Keys: sKydran “Key Noises” 131437
  • Soap theme song: DDmyzik “Fairy Logo” 476707
  • Theme song for Paper Zoo: pogmothoin “hesitant mysterious glockenspiel tune” 401674
  • London Underground: InspectorJ “London Underground, arriving” 401989
  • Mango store: azumarill “Websters department store” 330543
  • Kennedy Airport arrivals: jjamespacap “car horns Morocco” 268015
  • Thunder and Rain: FlatHill “Rain and Thunder” 237729
  • Car driving up Hill: deathicated “South Africa” 137978
  • Oxygen Machine: Nixeno “hospital room” 417957
  • Screen Door: snardin42 “Screen Door Opening and Closing” 45643
  • Lawnmower” alinistcog “lawnmower–drone” 125784
  • Butterfly at screen window: Yuval “butterfly wings” 198818
  • Party: thorvandahl “Small Party Walla” 77003
  • News Theme: chimerical “Countdown News Intro” 107330