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“The Exchange” – Lee Forman

Sonny pulls a bank heist, but takes off with the money, leaving his crew unpaid, and his brother set up to take the fall for the robbery. During his escape he’s chased by his associates and hides in The Building.

He’s led into The Lift by his curiosity to a strange dark hallway, a confrontation he wasn’t expecting, and chance to make a choice that will seal his fate. Will he do the right thing?


Lee Forman Aged 2

Lee Forman is an author residing in the Hudson Valley, NY with his daughter and four cats. He’s been a fan of horror literature and cinema since his fascination with the macabre began in childhood, watching old movies and reading every novel he could get his hands on.

He’s a third generation horror fan, starting with his grandfather who was a fan of the classic Hollywood monsters. He spends most of his time writing short fiction, reading, and hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains. In October 2014 he won 3rd place in the Writer’s Carnival Short Story Contest hosted by Sanitarium Magazine and in 2015 he was a competitor in David Wellington’s Fear Project. He’s currently writing a serialized novella titled Silence in the Willow Field.

For more information, a list of publications, and to read his web series go to

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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 has recently accepted a position as the Art Director for The Wicked Library and The Lift.

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

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


“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

“Myst on the Moor”, “Welcome to HorrorLand”, “Ice Demon”, “Darkest Child”
Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Darkmood Music (
Used with Permission

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

“Skye Cuillin” (Credits)
Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Sound FX:


Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story

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

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