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“Today is the Day” – Austin Muratori

Edited by Cynthia Lowman

A man known for being a chronic liar is called to The Lift thinking it’s a business meeting, where Victoria awaits his arrival. Has his fate been sealed already?

About the Writer:

Austin Muratori is a Writer, Filmmaker, Photographer, Musician and cancer survivor from a small town in Michigan. He is an avid reader who also happens to have an addiction to movies and junk food, especially Coca-Cola. He writes poetry, novels, short stories and screenplays of various genres his favorite being Horror/Suspense. Austin is constantly exploring new formats and genres in an effort to grow as a writer. He has had works featured in Sanitarium Magazine, Blood Moon Rising Magazine and various other publications. Currently, he is writing and producing the second season of a very popular show called, Surviving The Undead.

Website | Surviving The Undead Facebook | Austin’s Facebook | Twitter

About the Artist

Steven Matiko is a talented artist who enjoys horror and dark fiction. Many pieces of his work can be found on the 9th Story Website. Steve is also a musician and his original music is often featured on the 9th Story.Steve is the Art Director for The Wicked Library and The Lift. Website Twitter 


Dramatic reading performed by Daniel Foytik:
Twitter: @9thstory

The voice of Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes was performed by Amber Collins:
Twitter: @blamberino

The voice of Leigha was performed by Sammi Pyles

The voice of Leigha’s puppy was performed by Bobby Foytik, a very happy Boingle Dog

The voice of “Radio Interference” was performed by David Fairhead:
Twitter: @fairlydark


Score and FX by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.

Nico Vettese is a talented composer who was born in Yorkshire, Northern England, and currently resides in Lancaster. Self taught, and preferring to be called a composer rather than a musician, he enjoys the ability to work on a piece until it feels perfect. Trained in guitar and piano, Nico now immerses himself in music theory.

Influences for his work come from everywhere, but his biggest influence is Nobuo Uematsu who was the composer for the ‘Final Fantasy’ video games.

His music production entity, We Talk of Dreams, takes it’s name from a line spoken by Mercutio in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Some of his credits, in addition to his work on The Wicked Library and The Lift, include a series on Soundcloud called “Reimagined”. He is also hard at work on the Score for Carrot Field, an epic fantasy by Vincent Asaro, as well as two video games, ‘Distant Suns’ – A co-op space adventure and ‘Nekodama Catastrophe’ – a hack ’n’ slash arcade game.

“I focus on writing soundscapes that will make the media immersive rather than having music that is distinctive. I intend to make all sounds illustrate the worlds that the media is set within.” ~ Nico Vettese

Website SoundCloud | Facebook

“Come Play With Me” (Author Greeting)
Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

The Lift Opening Theme Music
Composed and Recorded by Kimberly Henninger and Shawn Parke of Cathedral Sounds

The Lift Closing Theme Music
Composed and Recorded by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams

“A Noisy Music Box” (Credits)
Daniel Foytik

Sound FX:


Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story

Producer/ Creator: Daniel Foytik
Executive Producer/ Co-Creator: Cynthia Lowman

Music Director: Nico Vettese
Art Director: Steven Matiko

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