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Bonus: A Writer’s Journal, Volume I – by Daniel Foytik

Today’s episode was written by Daniel Foytik.

This week, we share entries from the journal of a mysterious writer trapped in the building. He tries to understand his purpose, why he remains in the very odd twisted reality of the building, and his coming choice. Previously only available on Patreon, Volume 1 is now ready for all to consider. Stay tuned for the next part of Season 2, only weeks away.

About the Writer, Author and Composer

Daniel Foytik is the host and producer three podcasts including The Wicked Library and The Lift, which he created and produces with Cynthia Lowman, and can occasionally be heard appearing on a few others. Daniel is storyteller who explores his love of story in all its forms through writing, narration, audio production, and podcasting. His original podcast 9th Story Podcast  was recently passed on to new hosts, Jeanette Andromeda and Immortal Alexander of the popular blog Horror Made, and features interviews and discussions on storytelling in all its forms.

Daniel’s first published short story “A Little Light Gets In” appears in and anthology from Shadows at the Door, edited by Mark Nixon. The book is available from Amazon in Kindle and Audible formats, with the audiobook version narrated by Daniel and Cynthia Lowman.

Shadows at the Door: An Anthology by [Nixon, Mark, Grant, Helen, Cassell, Mark, Long, Christopher, Holt, Kris, Marceau, Caitlin]

Daniel’s production entity— 9th Story Studios — creates:

  • The Wicked Library (with Executive Producer Cynthia Lowman)
  • 9th Story Podcast, a discussion show devoted to exploring story and storytelling in all forms (hosted by Jeanette Andromeda and Immortal Alexander starting with Season 5)
  • The Lift (with Co-Producer Cynthia Lowman)
  • Listen, a show featuring recordings of live storytellers telling traditional stories

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About the Artist and Composer (for Part 1 of 7)

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 frequently creates art for The Wicked Library and The Lift.

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Dramatic reading performed by Daniel Foytik:
Twitter: @dfoytik

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


The Lift Opening Theme Music (Not used in this episode)
Composed and Recorded by Kimberly Henninger and Shawn Parke of Cathedral Sounds

“The Writer’s Journal”, The Writer’s Journal, Entry 1
Composed and Recorded by Steven Matiko of XSpector

“A Lost Place” The Writer’s Journal, Entries 2-7
Composed and Recorded by Daniel Foytik

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


Sound FX:,


Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story

Producer/ Creator: Daniel Foytik
Producer/ Co-Creator, Story Editor: Cynthia Lowman
Executive Producers: Amber Collins, John Niespodzianski

Music Director: John Niespodzianski

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The Lift and all characters, places, and situations are property of Daniel Foytik, Cynthia Lowman, 9th Story Studios, LLC and may not be used in any form without their permission.

The Lift is member of the STRY Radio Network / Gaslight Collective, The Society 13 Podcast Network, and Dark Myths