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Before Victoria began to use her lift to take visitors to strange realities, she was a nine-year-old girl living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the end of the Victorian era.

Find out, in her own words, what befell her that fateful day in 1901 to forever change her and her destiny.

This tale marks the end of Season One.



The Lift is created and shared for free, but there are hard costs associated with its production.

Keeping our podcasts free is important to our goal of spreading story and helping the talented writers, artists and composers we work with find new audiences. Because we have always seen our projects as a form of community building and collaboration with our listeners, we wanted to create a way for our core fans to become a part of what we do. If you enjoy the content and would like to contribute, we’d really appreciate it!

About the Writer

Cynthia Lowman likes her name but goes by Cindy.

She is mostly a writer and sometimes a web designer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is editing her first novel and hopes to defy the odds by getting it published. In case that doesn’t work, she started her second novel in 2015.

She writes short stories, some of which have been featured on 9th Story Studios podcasts The Lift and The Wicked Library. Cindy is a member of Pennwriters as well as two writing groups that she expects to help make her famous.

Follow her journey to fame and fortune on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and all those other social media outlets she’s been told to use and intermittently does.

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About the Artist

Jeanette Andromeda is an artist, blogger, YouTuber, writer, podcaster, and filmmaker. When she’s not talking about horror or up to her elbows in paint, she’s often found wandering around in graveyards working on stories, scripts, and sketches.

Jeanette is the new co-host of the 9th Story Podcast where our Victoria first appeared.

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About the Composer

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
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Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.

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

Incidental Music:

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

“A Noisy Music Box” (Credits)
Composed and Recorded by Daniel Foytik

Sound Effects:

Free Sound

Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story


Dramatic reading performed by Amber Collins as Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes:
Twitter: @blamberino

The voices of Miss Cora, Mother, and Merritt Bigglesworth-Hayes were performed by Cynthia Lowman:
Twitter: @cynthialowman

The voices of Father and The Dark were performed by Daniel Foytik:
Twitter: @9thstory


Producer/ Creator: Daniel Foytik
Producer/ Co-Creator: Cynthia Lowman
Music Director: Nico Vettese
Art Director: Steven Matiko

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The Harry Strange Radio Drama is performing live at DragonCon (Atlanta) this year (Sept 2-5). The full-cast supernatural thriller was created and written by HWA member Tony Sarrecchia and will be part of the Atlanta Radio Theater Company’s regular DragonCon performances.  The show is a full-cast play performed as a radio drama.

The Harry Strange Radio Drama is the winner of multiple awards including the prestigious Best of Festival in Audio from the Broadcasters Education Association. Harry Strange in the Stones of Solomon, a collection of the show’s first season scripts, reached number 4 in the General Radio Entertainment category on Amazon.

For ticket or interview information, please contact Mr. Sarrecchia via email at

The Lift is member of the STRY Radio Network and The Society 13 Podcast Network

The Lift and all characters, places, and situations are property of Daniel Foytik, Cynthia Lowman, STRY Radio and may not be used in any form without their permission.

The Lift is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.