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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

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Amazing!

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I've been binging this podcast for a few weeks now... there is just not enough time in the day! There are days that my job requires me to stay plastered to my computer and this podcast has made that to be not so bad... thank you! Keep up the amazing work :)

The bees knees

By GGrannyOg - Oct 21 2019
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Their not so much into the really funny scary stuff more so the really scary funny stuff

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445 Ratings
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378
31
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17

Amazing!

By HutchIsMe - Nov 26 2019
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I've been binging this podcast for a few weeks now... there is just not enough time in the day! There are days that my job requires me to stay plastered to my computer and this podcast has made that to be not so bad... thank you! Keep up the amazing work :)

The bees knees

By GGrannyOg - Oct 21 2019
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Their not so much into the really funny scary stuff more so the really scary funny stuff

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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

TPC 109: "Crime Scenes Ain't What They Used to Be", by Aaron Vlek

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It seems Frank made it back all in one piece, in a manner of speaking, from his leisurely little vacation out west with Coyote. But now it’s time to get back to work and he’s on his own this time. It seems a stranger has turned up dead at the old Jessup place and Frank pulls out the toys of his trade to find out what’s happened. Besides that corpse done up in its fancy duds there’s a brand new well out back and well, let’s just say it’s not refreshing spring water that’s oozing up from its murky depths.

Tune in to see Frank at work and in his element on some fine old time occult sleuthing, with The Librarian peeking over his shoulder now and then to make sure he doesn’t make a right fine mess of things in HIS TOWN!

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Author: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel Foytik

Cast: Frank Enfield – Daniel Foytik | Librarian – Nelson W. Pyles | Alvin – Mike DelGaudio, Noel – Andy James | Erin – Mary Murphy

Music and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producer: Aaron Vlek

Final audio mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com

The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
© 2018, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

Oct 20 2019

41mins

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TWL 900: "The Case of the Yuletide Bride", by Aaron Vlek

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For our 2018 Christmas Special, we present the return of Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion, first appearing in the Parsec Award Finalist episode, "The Case of the Black Lodge" in season 8.

In today's dark tale, you'll met Audrey Hawkwoode, the young protegee of Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion. When Audrey returns home for the Christmas Holiday, she learns something is not quite right, and calls her upon her mentor for urgent help in solving the matter.

Credits

Author: Aaron Vlek | Cast: Mary Murphy, as Audrey Hawkwoode | David Ault, as Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion | Daniel Foytik, as James and Sydney Hawkwoode | Nelson W. Pyles, as Mr. Hawkwoode | Heather Thomas, as Mrs. Hawkwoode

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles

Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Dec 24 2018

1hr 27mins

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WFT S2E1: The Yellow Dwarf

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We kick of Season 2 of Wicked Fairy Tales with this King Sized tale of a spoiled princess, fairies, kings and a dwarf.  To Celebrate the kick off of Season 2, this first tale is shared with our full audience. To enjoy a new Wicked Fairy Tale each month, support the show at the $5 a month level.
Enjoy this trigger filled French literary fairy tale by Madame d'Aulnoy, later collected by Andrew Lang in The Blue Fairy Book.
By Madame d'Aulnoy.
As told by The Librarian.

Narration Edit and Original Score by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.

Oct 06 2019

53mins

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TWL 906: An Extra Wicked Anthology

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It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors.

1. "A Little Light Gets In", by Daniel Foytik

This first tale is a story by The Wicked Library's own Daniel Foytik. It originally appeared in the Shadows at The Door written anthology, and is also available on Audible as part of the audio edition of the anthology with 12 other full length stories narrated by Cynthia Lowman and Daniel Foytik.

Karen, has spent her life wondering what happened the night her mother was murdered. Years later, she returns to the small mountain town in Pennsylvania where she grew up armed with special equipment that will allow her to make contact with her mother's spirit. But, in this town, with dark secrets going back to it's earliest days, another entity awaits her arrival and the opportunity to cross into our world.

Storyteller: Cynthia Lowman | Score: Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger of Henninger Parke Music

2. "13", by K. B. Goddard

Tate is a rational Victorian man who does not believe in the supernatural, curses, or other such nonsense - almost arrogantly so.  However, the supernatural does believe in him.

Storyteller: Graham Rowat | Score: Nico Vettese

3. "At the Top of Her Lungs", by Cory Mason

A woman struggles to return to her daily routine after complications from surgery leave her vocal cords permanently damaged. Will help ever come, if no one can hear you scream?

Storytellers: Heather Thomas, Narrator | Nelson W. Pyles, Attacker | Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Jun 09 2019

1hr 20mins

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TWL 815: "Gardening" by Kathleen Queen

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In this Wicked tale, we meet Paige, who is going to have an...interesting day. Her faithful orange tabby, Fred, tries to help her with one of her problems, but her big troubles are far beyond Fred's ability to be helpful. In fact, if Fred was a smart cat, he would look for a new home immediately.
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Author: Kathleen Queen | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration| Cynthia Lowman as Paige | Andy James as John | Nichole Goodnight as Doctor | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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Aug 17 2018

1hr 1min

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TWL 809: "Suckle His Poison" by Madeleine Swann

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Today we present a wickedly strange and horrifying tale of secret desires.

A Victorian solicitor returns from a business trip to find his wife missing. The story she tells in a letter is more weird and terrible than a penny dreadful.

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Credits

Author: Madeleine Swann| Storytellers: Mary Murphy as Clara, Andy James as Bertie and The Police Officer, Amber Collins as Hettie, and Daniel Foytik as Matson and other male vocals | Special Guest: Nichole Goodnight | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Apr 25 2018

1hr 14mins

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TWL 813: "Another Pleasant Valley Sunday" by Jessica McHugh

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Our resident author, Jessica McHugh, is back with another dark story.

In today's wicked tale, we take a dark ride into a town where we meet Richie, a child happy to see new visitors. But, like most places we visit here in the Wicked Library, things that seem idyllic on the surface, are most assuredly not.

Credits:

Author: Jessica McHugh | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration | Mary Murphy as Richie, GPS, and Mrs. Green | Nichole Goodnight as Mrs. Gray | Nelson W. Pyles as Mr. Green | Jessica McHugh as Zaftig Woman | Addison Peacock as Sandra | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles

Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Jun 28 2018

1hr 9mins

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TWL 716: "Quem Infra Nos", by Mark Nixon

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Selected from the upcoming audio book edition of the Shadows at the Door Anthology, we bring you a haunting tale set in Durham, England.

An author on route to a speaking event finally finds the time to visit the historic city of Durham, once on the cobbled streets he is drawn to the Cathedral. Deep in the tombs, something lies in wait. 'Forget not, who is below us'.

May 04 2017

1hr 22mins

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TWL 715: "The Journey", by Eamon O'Neill

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Sim has struggled all his life to fit in -- a struggle to find peace and feel normal. When he finds himself on an unplanned, surreal journey he may finally find what he's been seeking.

Apr 20 2017

1hr 1min

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Terror Returns: Two Tales

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For the Season 6 Finale, we present a double feature, with two terrifying tales from Jessica McHugh!

"Take All Your Belongings"

Riding the train is lonely when you don't march to the same drummer as everyone else. In this tale a young woman is shunned by all the other riders on the Red Line - for all the wrong reasons.

"Tyler Returned"

Deep loss, depression, and insanity can go hand in hand. But, what if the insane was actually possible? What if the ones we lost came back to us?

May 20 2016

1hr 25mins

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TWL 732: Extra Wicked Halloween 2017

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This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters we've pulled the desiccated corpses of three lost tales from the ether of Season One, and completely resurrected them, with new voices, new music and propped them up for you to enjoy. As an added bit of fun, Nelson W. Pyles, the creator and and original host / storyteller of the show, is in the studio to help introduce the stories. This episode really is made possible thanks to our Patreon supporters, as the custom scores and voice actors do not come for free. If you enjoy this episode and these stories, please support the authors by finding their other work and adding it to your collection, and help keep the extra stories coming by supporting the show you love on Patreon.

"Fishing Hole" by Nelson W. Pyles, told by the author, "In the Silt" by Jessica McHugh, told by Addison Peacock, "Love Song for the Rejected" by Paul Michael Anderson, told by Mike DelGaudio and Addison Peacock, "Cruel and Unusual" by C. Bryan Brown, told by Daniel Foytik

Oct 31 2017

2hr 18mins

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TWL 803: Extra Wicked Winter Anthology 2018

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Today, along with the other Wicked tales, we present the premier episode of our new Patreon Exclusive Show, The Private Collector, included here, for free, in its entirety. Future episodes of The Private Collector can be heard by those supporting the show on Patreon at the $10 a month level. 

The stories shared today are heard first by our Patreon supporters, but, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of our writers, we share these bonus tales with our entire audience. Please support the authors by finding their other work and adding it to your collection, and support the show you love on Patreon.
S1E1: "The Library on the Other Side of Town", by Aaron Vlek. Told by Daniel Foytik, Nelson W. Pyles, and Addison Peacock. Score by Nico Vettese."A Slithering Offer" by Lee Forman. Told by Daniel Foytik."The Letter in The Lighthouse" by Nelson W. Pyles, adapted for audio. Told by Daniel Foytik. "C0nquer0r" by Caitlin Marceau, told by Immortal Alexander and Jeanette Andromeda.
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Feb 27 2018

1hr 53mins

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TWL 902: "The Man in Number 23", by Christopher Long

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Who knows what your neighbors are really up to behind closed doors? One man learns the horrible truth that his neighbor has seen . . . and comes to learn that terror is not limited to under the sea. It is far, far closer than you could ever imagine.

Author: Christopher Long | Storyteller: Louie Pollard | Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Mar 18 2019

35mins

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TPC 108: “The Book of Skins and Bone”, by Aaron Vlek

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Do you believe in Coyote? I mean really believe? Because if you do, then you know if he wants you he just trots right up and hoists his leg and marks you as his own. He doesn’t ask if you’re interested or not or what gods you pray to or don’t or even the color of your hide. Then again, maybe he just needed to relieve himself and you got in the way!

Frank has grown a bit weary of the adventures The Librarian has sent him on. All for his own good, according to The Librarian who seems to haver Frank’s best interests at heart! But Mr. Enfield remains unconvinced at times and can’t help but doubt The Librarian’s good advice! Who better to help Frank work through his misgivings than Coyote himself?

Frank might not return from this caper, but if he does, he’ll have to buckle down and get to work and stop playacting at the detective business. After all, the stakes are too high to rely on someone who still takes themselves as seriously as Frank does and Coyote is just the one to rearrange that high opinion he has of himself!

Oct 06 2019

44mins

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TWL 706: "The Road Man", by Aaron Vlek

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A man relates a story from his youth and how his encounters with a fearful mysterious stranger throughout his life has changed him.

Dec 01 2016

50mins

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TWL 822: "Last Man in Line", by Owl Goingback

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When Matt Dawsen visits the very haunted Andersonville, the site of a horrific Civil War prison camp as part of his fraternity pledge, he ends up in a situation he could never have expected.

Credits

Author: Owl Goingback | Storytellers: Mike DelGaudio, Main Narration | Joshua Narcho as Matt Dawsen| Graham Rowat as Kevin Berry| Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles

Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One this Friday on Kindle, or in print in mid-November.  Visit victoriaslift.com/book for updates and more information.
Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"

Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik
Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary

On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

The Wicked Library is a proud member of the Dark Myths Collective

Nov 01 2018

1hr 33mins

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Dominance

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Returning favorite author C. Bryan Brown brings a dark tale to The Wicked Library with a new take on the classic "werewolf". A story with more than one wicked element, and an epic battle with fear, loss, and triumph. Feel the terror of a small band fighting to survive and the challenges they face. Get ready for a new kind of dominance. Show Notes at www.thewickedlibrary.com/604

Jul 01 2015

54mins

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TPC 102: The Private Collector "The Night the Bible Let Me Down", by Aaron Vlek

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Frank Enfield has a new assignment from the Librarian. This time, it's a trip, under the cover of darkness, to retrieve the Packard clan's Family Bible which is much more than it seems.

Apr 01 2019

42mins

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TWL 703: "Shadows", by K.B. Goddard

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In this Victorian tale, the lovely Isabella has two suitors interested in winning her hand.

When she picks a favorite, to what lengths will the other go in order to win her over?

Oct 26 2016

1hr 27mins

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TWL 901: "The Barren", by Meg Hafdahl

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Savannah is desperate to have a baby. When a haughty woman from her past flaunts her own fertility, Savannah starts down a dark path. Can an encounter with a young girl who is much more than she seems keep Savannah from making a choice she'll regret?

This story features Victoria from our sister show, The Lift.

Today's story was adapted from "The Barren" as published in The Lift: Nine Stories of Transformation, Volume One. Available now on Amazon.com in print and Kindle.

Storytellers: Jessica McEvoy and Amber Collins

Feb 28 2019

53mins

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TPC 110: "The Swallows of Iga”,  by Aaron Vlek

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Our friend Frank Enfield finds himself once again far, far away in exotic lands well beyond his imagining. Beautiful misty valleys and trails winding through the glorious lush green mountains of Iga Province in Japan. The perfect place for a little well deserved R&R.

Frank is free to wander those peaceful vales to his little old heart’s content; its trails lined with charming little lanterns and shrines and the inviting roadside hut now and then where our weary traveler might stop and take refreshment and spend a peaceful night, if he dares! Just don’t wander off the trail for any reason at night because these misty vales and valleys are filled with ghosts, and some of them don’t like strangers and your dreams are your only protection!

Oh, did I remember to remind Frank that Iga Province is the home of the Ninja and their notorious proclivity for all things mysterious very, very deadly. Well, nothing to worry about THERE, eh kiddies?

Credits

Author: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel Foytik

Cast: Frank Enfield – Daniel Foytik | Old Man / Middle Aged Man – Eric Wheeldon

Music and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producer: Aaron Vlek

Final audio mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com

The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
© 2019, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

Nov 25 2019

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TWL 914: Cinnamon to Taste, by Christi Nogle

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Today's story is from an author new to the Wicked Library.

Marnie and her aunt Cindy are happy running a bakery until Marnie gets lost in a dark nowhere. When she returns, nothing about her life feels the same. What is reality, anyway?

Author: Christi Nogle

Told by: Sarah Ruth Thomas

Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print.  Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Nov 18 2019

36mins

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TWL 913: A Wicked Halloween Anthology - LIVE

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Today's show includes 3 Terrifying Tales and was recorded LIVE at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA as part of Explore Gwinnette's #Artober Festival! To watch the paintings being made head to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0bitdFlhTEZeGf7Fv8a5PQ/videos.

"Freebies"
Author: Christopher Long
CAST:
Opening Narrator – Graham Rowat
Chet - Nelson W. Pyles
Si - Daniel Foytik
Kylie - Denise Michele Johnson
The Stranger - Cynthia Lowman

"Unholy Wedlock"
Author: K. B. Goddard
CAST:
Opening Narrator – Mary Murphy
Mrs. Winter & Mrs. Lucas - Denise Michele Johnson
Algernon Hunter - Nelson W. Pyles
John Evans & William Thompson - Daniel Foytik
Louisa Hunter & Mrs. Hill - Cynthia Lowman

The Lift: "The Lost and The Damned"
Authors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles
(This story is simulcast as S4E4 of The Lift)
CAST:
Opening Narrator (Alice Bigglesworth-Hayes) -Erika Sanderson
Special Agent Jackie Ellis & Courtney - Denise Michele Johnson
Dexter Walters - Nelson W. Pyles
Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes – Amber Collins
Jennifer - Cynthia Lowman
Jim - Daniel Foytik

Custom Scoring  Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams

Sound design assistance, recording, and additional SFX: David Benedict and Atlanta Radio Theater Company.

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print.  Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

"The Lift Opening Theme"
Henninger-Parke Music

"The Lift Closing Theme"
Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Visit The Wicked Library:

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On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Oct 31 2019

1hr 40mins

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TW 9: Talking Wicked with Jessica McHugh

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This time on Talking Wicked, I chat with Jessica McHugh.

Jessica is our first Resident Author and a very prolific writer in multiple genres including speculative fiction, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and even young adult.

We discuss her long writing career, the changes time brings to a writer's focus, philosophy, and how we handle challenges and life balance as creatives.

Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme" Coffee Shop Version
Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

"Talking Wicked" (Background Music)
Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

Visit The Wicked Library:

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On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Oct 29 2019

55mins

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TWL 912: Nice Guys Finish Last, by Anne Chichester

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Today's story is from an author new to the Wicked Library. In today's Halloween Tale, we explore love and longing, dark desires, and the danger of thinking you truly know another.

Author: Anne Chichester

Told by: Nelson W. Pyles and Cynthia Lowman

Custom Score and vocal edit/mix: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print.  Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Oct 27 2019

47mins

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TPC 109: "Crime Scenes Ain't What They Used to Be", by Aaron Vlek

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It seems Frank made it back all in one piece, in a manner of speaking, from his leisurely little vacation out west with Coyote. But now it’s time to get back to work and he’s on his own this time. It seems a stranger has turned up dead at the old Jessup place and Frank pulls out the toys of his trade to find out what’s happened. Besides that corpse done up in its fancy duds there’s a brand new well out back and well, let’s just say it’s not refreshing spring water that’s oozing up from its murky depths.

Tune in to see Frank at work and in his element on some fine old time occult sleuthing, with The Librarian peeking over his shoulder now and then to make sure he doesn’t make a right fine mess of things in HIS TOWN!

Credits
Author: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel Foytik

Cast: Frank Enfield – Daniel Foytik | Librarian – Nelson W. Pyles | Alvin – Mike DelGaudio, Noel – Andy James | Erin – Mary Murphy

Music and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producer: Aaron Vlek

Final audio mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com

The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
© 2018, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

Oct 20 2019

41mins

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WFT S2E1: The Yellow Dwarf

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We kick of Season 2 of Wicked Fairy Tales with this King Sized tale of a spoiled princess, fairies, kings and a dwarf.  To Celebrate the kick off of Season 2, this first tale is shared with our full audience. To enjoy a new Wicked Fairy Tale each month, support the show at the $5 a month level.
Enjoy this trigger filled French literary fairy tale by Madame d'Aulnoy, later collected by Andrew Lang in The Blue Fairy Book.
By Madame d'Aulnoy.
As told by The Librarian.

Narration Edit and Original Score by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.

Oct 06 2019

53mins

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TPC 108: “The Book of Skins and Bone”, by Aaron Vlek

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Do you believe in Coyote? I mean really believe? Because if you do, then you know if he wants you he just trots right up and hoists his leg and marks you as his own. He doesn’t ask if you’re interested or not or what gods you pray to or don’t or even the color of your hide. Then again, maybe he just needed to relieve himself and you got in the way!

Frank has grown a bit weary of the adventures The Librarian has sent him on. All for his own good, according to The Librarian who seems to haver Frank’s best interests at heart! But Mr. Enfield remains unconvinced at times and can’t help but doubt The Librarian’s good advice! Who better to help Frank work through his misgivings than Coyote himself?

Frank might not return from this caper, but if he does, he’ll have to buckle down and get to work and stop playacting at the detective business. After all, the stakes are too high to rely on someone who still takes themselves as seriously as Frank does and Coyote is just the one to rearrange that high opinion he has of himself!

Oct 06 2019

44mins

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TWL 911: Amity in Bloom, by Jessica McHugh

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Today's story is by the amazing Jessica McHugh, and is part of Nightscape Press's 2018 Ashes & Entropy anthology. This tale also made Ellen Datlow's recommended list of Best Horror of 2019.

Miss Jennie Creagh's brothel on Amity Street comes highly recommended by The Gentleman's Directory, and her freak show in the little house across the road ain't bad either. But after sixteen years, Polly's ready to graduate to the big house, where Miss Jennie's girls want for nothing, and she'll never again have to hear the haunting song of the devil-girl living in the cellar.

But the Madam of Amity is abloom with secrets, and Polly soon discovers just how deep those roots go.

Author: Jessica McHugh

Told by: Denise Michelle Johnson

Custom Score and vocal edit/mix:: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

The Wicked  Library will be appearing Live at the Artober Gwinnett Event, "Spirits and Spirits, Featuring the Wicked Library" at the Amazing Aurora Theatre near Atlanta, GA on the 14th of October. See more info and get your tickets from thewickedlibrary.com/live

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Visit The Wicked Library:

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On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Sep 22 2019

46mins

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TW 8: Talking Wicked with K. B. Goddard

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This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with K. B. Goddard.
Miss Goddard is a frequent contributor to The Lift and The Wicked Library, and a favorite author among listeners. We talk about how she came to write ghost stories, the attraction to Victorian fiction, her strong female characters, and of course her recent episodes on The Wicked Library, and The Lift: "Reflections on a Malady" and "The Spirit of the House".

Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme" Coffee Shop Version
Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

"Talking Wicked" (Background Music)
Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Sep 16 2019

46mins

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TWL 910: An Extra Wicked Anthology

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It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors.

1. “The Split Rail Fence and The Ferocious Old Man”

Author: Aaron Vlek

Your dark dream leaves a lasting impression that causes you unease that slowly builds into  dread. Can you escape the twisted dreamscape within which you find yourself?

Storyteller: David Ault

Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

2. "Hyena Woman"

Author: Aaron Vlek

What dwells beyond the light of the fire? And, what hunts the hunters?

Storyteller: Denise Michelle Johnson

Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Storyteller: Graham Rowat | Score: Nico Vettese

3. "A Madman’s Musing on Peace and Uxoricide"

Author: J. J. Morgan

Sequestered in the rural Oregon forest, an aging drama professor toes the line between reason and madness due to his wife's singular vocal tic. As the professor descends deeper away from sanity's light, he develops a plan to murder his wife.

Storyteller: Graham Rowat

Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Sep 09 2019

52mins

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TPC 107: "The Son of Smokeless Fire", by Aaron Vlek

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This time The Librarian sends Frank on a caper to foreign shores where he gets a taste of magical beasties he’s never even heard of before - Cairo!  In that city teeming with ancient magics Frank comes face to face with a jinn, scads of them, including an old friend of The Librarian’s. Frank finds himself blindfolded and marched at sword point out into the desert where he meets a thoroughly revolting congregation of miscreants and the pernicious tome they worship. He was told by the jinn that its nefarious author was long dead these many centuries, but can one ever be certain of anything where the jinn are concerned. Ever heard of the Necronomicon?

Aug 25 2019

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TWL 909: Reflections on a Malady, by K.B. Goddard

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A visit to an old friend exposes Algernon Hunter to a series of strange occurrences. Is his friend's house really haunted? What is the nature of his wife's strange ailment? and what secret knowledge does the captivating Miss Jennings hold?

Author: K.B. Goddard

Told by: Graham Rowat

Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

The Wicked  Library will be appearing Live at the Artober Gwinnett Event, "Spirits and Spirits, Featuring the Wicked Library" at the Amazing Aurora Theatre near Atlanta, GA on the 14th of October. See more info and get your tickets from thewickedlibrary.com/live

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Aug 13 2019

34mins

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TW 7: Talking Wicked with Christa Carmen

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This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with Christa Carmen. 
We talk about how Christa came to writing short stories, why horror doesn't scare her, writing what you know, and of course her recent episode on The Wicked Library, in which we brought her story "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" to life. 

Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Aug 07 2019

50mins

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TPC 106: "The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2", by Aaron Vlek

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Story: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2”,  by Aaron Vlek

We wrap up the second part of Frank’s mission to New Orleans – the mission everything has been leading to. Join Frank as he confronts his most dangerous enemies yet and takes the final step out of his past, and into a dark and mysterious future.

Editors:  Daniel Foytik and  Nelson W. Pyles

Credits

Author: Aaron Vlek

Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Gordie Guidry / Father LaCroix: Graham Rowat | Creepy Girls: Addison Peacock | Mama Cartwright: Erika Sanderson Doug Cartwright: Rotimi Adelakun

Music and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com) Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams
Editors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles.
Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nelson W. Pyles
Final mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.comam

The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
© 2018, 2019 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Jul 28 2019

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TWL 908: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, by Christa Carmen

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Kerri Kusa anticipated receiving daily emails from her best friend while Kimberly was in the UK on a business trip, but she never expected those emails to shed light on the suicide of a young girl, the murder of one of Kerri’s former coworkers, and the eventual disappearance of Kimberly herself. Besides the ever more foreboding chain of emails, there is one additional clue Kimberly left behind: an otherworldly broach, described as having been used in a séance meant to conjure the spirit of a woman, Helena, whose past is mired in murder and revenge.

Author: Christa Carmen

Told by: Heather Thomas and Erika Sanderson

Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Jul 21 2019

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TW 6: Talking Wicked with Nelson W. Pyles

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This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with the creator and original host of the show, Nelson W. Pyles.

We talk about how the show has changed over the years, the evolution of the Librarian, Nelson's advice for writers and podcasters, and, of course, the most recent episode of The Wicked Library, "Just Enough Rope". Tune in to get some inside secrets about the show, our upcoming written anthology for The Wicked Library and more.

Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Jul 15 2019

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TWL 907: Just Enough Rope, by Nelson W. Pyles

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It was a simple enough task for former Texas Ranger Tom Wall; bring back the target dead or alive. As it happens, dead was the easy option, but the decision to relax for a change and enjoy the company of a beautiful woman turns out to have terrifying results. It's part Western, part romance and straight up horror in the short story that spawned the novel SPIDERS IN THE DAFFODILS.

Author: Nelson W. Pyles

Told by: Graham Rowat and Sarah Ruth Thomas

Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Jul 08 2019

53mins

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TPC 105: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 1”, by Aaron Vlek

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Fresh off his adventure with Victoria and his meet-up with the shade of Mama Cartwright, Frank is sent on a new Caper – the mission everything has been leading to. Join Frank as he’s sent back to his old stomping grounds in New Orleans and into the Lion’s Den.

Editors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles

Credits
Author: Aaron Vlek

Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Martine / Veronique: Erika Sanderson | The Crows / Geezers: Daniel Foytik | Maurice: Nelson W. Pyles

Music and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com) Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams
Editors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles.
Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nelson W. Pyles

Final mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com
The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
© 2018, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

Jun 28 2019

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TWL 906: An Extra Wicked Anthology

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It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors.

1. "A Little Light Gets In", by Daniel Foytik

This first tale is a story by The Wicked Library's own Daniel Foytik. It originally appeared in the Shadows at The Door written anthology, and is also available on Audible as part of the audio edition of the anthology with 12 other full length stories narrated by Cynthia Lowman and Daniel Foytik.

Karen, has spent her life wondering what happened the night her mother was murdered. Years later, she returns to the small mountain town in Pennsylvania where she grew up armed with special equipment that will allow her to make contact with her mother's spirit. But, in this town, with dark secrets going back to it's earliest days, another entity awaits her arrival and the opportunity to cross into our world.

Storyteller: Cynthia Lowman | Score: Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger of Henninger Parke Music

2. "13", by K. B. Goddard

Tate is a rational Victorian man who does not believe in the supernatural, curses, or other such nonsense - almost arrogantly so.  However, the supernatural does believe in him.

Storyteller: Graham Rowat | Score: Nico Vettese

3. "At the Top of Her Lungs", by Cory Mason

A woman struggles to return to her daily routine after complications from surgery leave her vocal cords permanently damaged. Will help ever come, if no one can hear you scream?

Storytellers: Heather Thomas, Narrator | Nelson W. Pyles, Attacker | Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Jun 09 2019

1hr 20mins

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