TWL 1020: "Close Your Mouths and Clench Eyes Tight", by Pippa Bailey

Published: Jan. 11, 2021, 10:29 p.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 21 seconds

Season Finale! Season 10 comes to an end with another dark tale written just for us by Pippa Bailey.It's the Midnight Mayhem Camp-out and everyone is sharing their scariest stories. A Haitian man shares a very personal and terrifying tale about when he was a boy and came face-to-face with majik, voodoo, and the Gunny Sack Man in a tale he calls "Haitian Graffiti and Tonton Macoute".Told by: Guy ForttCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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.Enjoy the amazing storytelling talents of Daniel Morden, Welsh Storyteller: danielmorden.org/podcast/Production Music"The Wicked Library Theme"Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)Audio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TPC 203: "Rook's Folly", by Aaron Vlek

Published: Dec. 27, 2020, 12:45 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 44 seconds

Rook's FollyFrank has been through many changes while serving the Librarian, now, his most recent transformation is complete, and he fully embraces his new form and leaves parts of himself behind as he moves toward his ultimate future.Join Frank as shares the details of his latest caper with the Librarian and his best girl Martine. A cosmic contest between two halves of the same whole is very evident in this latest journey to the other side of the street.CreditsAuthor: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel FoytikCast: Frank Enfield - Graham Rowat | The Librarian - Nelson W. Pyles | Martine - Erika SandersonMusic and Score: – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nico Vettese, Nelson W. Pyles9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com“The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.© 2018-2020, 9th Story Studios, All Rights ReservedProduction Music"The Private Collector Theme"Nico Vettese of We Talk of DreamsAudio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 1019: Christmassacre 2020 - Algee, Lane, McHugh, Pyles, Hale

Published: Dec. 24, 2020, 11 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes 25 seconds

It's time for our annual Christmassacre episode. This year we bring you 5 dark tales to bring some cold, dark fear to your Yuletide Celebration."Purple and Pall", by Scarlet R. Algee, told by Daniel Foytik and scored by Nico Vettese."The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", by Michelle Renee Lane, told by Dana M Lewis, and scored by Nico Vettese."Let Nothing You Dismay", by Jessica McHugh, told by Heather Thomas, and scored by Nico Vettese."Have Yourself", by Nelson Pyles, told by Cynthia Lowman, and scored by Nico Vettese."Frost Thy Blood", by Daniel Hale, told by Nelson Pyles, and scored by Nico Vettese.Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1018: "How I Became a Professional Liar", by Angela Yuriko Smith

Published: Dec. 14, 2020, 8:31 p.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 28 seconds

Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us by Angela Yuriko Smith.A woman born with a strange condition relates how she became one of the most popular women in her small town and developed her special skills.Told by: Sarah Ruth ThomasCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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.Enjoy the amazing storytelling talents of Daniel Morden, Welsh Storyteller: danielmorden.org/podcast/Production Music"The Wicked Library Theme"Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)Audio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1017: "Hotel Rosella", by Barbara Jean Savoie

Published: Nov. 30, 2020, 2:57 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 11 seconds

Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us.Jenny, a woman in her early 30s who suffers from a severe, untreated panic disorder is driving cross-country to enjoy a vacation with her friend. When a storm forces her to pull over and wait it out, she's thrown into a situation where a strange reality from another time overlaps our own.Told by: Mary MurphyCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TPC 202: "The Rite of Paris", by Aaron Vlek

Published: Nov. 8, 2020, 10:57 p.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 47 seconds

The Rite of ParisThe Private collector dives fully into Season 2 with this all new episode.Frank has been through many changes while serving the Librarian, but as Frank shares in this latest adventure, the full extent of that transformation has finally become evident.Join Frank as he peers behind the the literal curtain into the Librarian's private sanctum and finds new and terrifying secrets, then heads off to Paris, France in search the original score for a deadly ritual disguised as a performance.CreditsAuthor: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel FoytikCast: Frank Enfield - Daniel Foytik | The Librarian - Nelson W. Pyles | Martine - Erika SandersonMusic and Score: – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nico Vettese, Nelson W. Pyles9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com“The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)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 ReservedProduction Music"The Private Collector Theme"Nico Vettese of We Talk of DreamsAudio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 1016: Halloween 2020 - Braunbeck, Pyles, Peever

Published: Oct. 31, 2020, 5:28 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes 52 seconds

It's time for our annual Halloween episode. This year we bring you 3 dark tales to help make your Samhain extra spooky.1: "Light on Broken Glass", by Gary A. Braunbeck | Told by: Nelson W. Pyles | Custom Score: Nico Vettese2: "The Dinner Conversation", by Nelson W. Pyles | Told by: Erika Sanderson | Vocal Edit and Custom Score: Nico Vettese3: "Checking Out", by Lydia Peever | Told by: Cynthia Lowman | Vocal Edit: Cynthia Lowman | Custom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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WFT 20: The Masque of The Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe

Published: Oct. 31, 2020, 12:26 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 53 seconds

Today, The Librarian decided to bring you a dark tale by Edgar Allan Poe as a special pre-Halloween treat.Normally, Wicked Fairy Tales is only heard by our supporters at the $5 a month and above level, but since this is the Librarian's favorite time of the year, he couldn't help giving you a little extra treat in preparation for tomorrow's Halloween episode. If you'd like to hear the full version, which also includes a special telling of "The Raven", and get 19 other great dark tales as told by Your Librarian, you can sign up to support the show here on our website or on Patreon.Enjoy, "The Masque of The Red Death", as told by Your Librarian.Original Score by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.CreditsStoryteller:  The Librarian | Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik| Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseProduction Music"The Wicked Fairy Tales Theme"Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams (wetalkofdreams.com)Audio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.comVisit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 1015: Two Tales by Jessica McHugh

Published: Oct. 25, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 21 seconds

Season 10 brings you two new dark Tales by TWL Alum, Jessica McHugh.1: "Pick your Path and I'll Pray"Former forty-niner Elmer Wray thought he left his tragic past at the bottom of a bottle, but when he's called back to his old mining claim, he realizes not all that glitters is gold.Told by: Graham RowatCustom Score: Nico Vettese2: "Always a Bride"Whether you're buying the house of tomorrow or falling in love, always make sure to read the fine print.Told by: Sarah Ruth ThomasCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingVocal edit by Cynthia Lowman. Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1014: "Thank You for Your Life", by C. Bryan Brown

Published: Oct. 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 31 seconds

Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us.James Keller lives in a world where living requires a REC booster and, for those who can't afford it, death is a medical procedure planned and controlled by the government.Told by: Graham RowatCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingVocal edit by Cynthia Lowman. Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TPC 201: "Ancient Salts, PT 2",  by Aaron Vlek

Published: Oct. 11, 2020, 6:09 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes

Ancient Salts, Pt 2.Frank found himself in a difficult situation last time we checked in on him. The town, empty, the Librarian trapped and himself lost.In the epic conclusion, Frank finds out more than he ever expected about the Geezers, reality, and himself. We kick off Season two with part two of "Ancient Salts".CreditsAuthor: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel FoytikCast: Frank Enfield / Crows – Daniel Foytik | The Librarian - Nelson W. PylesMusic and Score: – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nico Vettese, Nelson W. Pyles9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com“The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)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 ReservedProduction Music"The Private Collector Theme"Nico Vettese of We Talk of DreamsAudio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1013: "And Cast it From You", by Scarlett R. Algee

Published: Sept. 20, 2020, 5:03 p.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 2 seconds

Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us.When Kris Winters moves into her grandmother’s house and becomes ill, she thinks it’s allergies. She couldn’t be more wrong.Told by: Jessica McEvoyCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1012: "The Lights Beneath the Sea", by Aaron Vlek

Published: Aug. 23, 2020, 8:48 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 11 seconds

Season 10 continues with another briny Batrachian tale as we take a dark dive into the deep.Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion returns in another dark and mysterious adventure. This time, he visits his friend Gerald Marshall at his summer, seaside cottage when Gerald's nephew falls ill under strange circumstances.This tale draws on the events told in "The Summer of the Amazing Mr. Fig", about a Deep One and his special friend, Clara Overton.Find past appearances of Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion in Episodes:804:"The Case of the Black Lodge"900: "The Case of the Yuletide Bride”905: "The Case of the Signet Ring"Told by: David AultCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1011: "A Fish Doesn't Know", by Myk Pilgrim

Published: Aug. 9, 2020, 3:31 p.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 41 seconds

Season 10 continues with a wet and Wicked wild wade into the waves.Nicola Hope is exhausted, tired, buggered even.She spends most of her time sweating like a pig in the Horny Haggis kitchen, but now that she's done for the day, all she wants is to sit at the bar and guzzle down all the beer in the world - and maybe just maybe, if she's lucky enough, she might even score a little action.It's always nice not to spend the night alone. But that all disintegrates like a politician’s promise when her mother texts. Mostly everything Nicola loves crumbles when Mammie touches them, and Mammie likes nothing more than touching the things that makes her daughter happy.Set in Dreich, the same damp Scottish town as "The Nun's Cat", Myk Pilgrim's contribution to The Wicked Library's 13 Wicked Tales Anthology – “A Fish Doesn't Know” is about the terrible joy at seeing yourself as you are.Told by: Erika SandersonCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1010: "The Man at Dealey Plaza", by Paul Michael Anderson

Published: July 26, 2020, 5:33 p.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 23 seconds

Season 10 continues with a disturbing found tape recording which relates the hidden truth behind a suspected bombing.When Eddie Wozniak manages to fight off an intruder, he knows it's more than a home invasion, so he records a message fro his friend Bobby in hopes that someone will find out the truth.Told by: Graham RowatVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1009: "Arbor Day", by Kelli Perkins

Published: July 5, 2020, 9:44 p.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 25 seconds

Season 10 continues as we dive deep into dark fantasy with today's tale by returning author, Kelli Perkins. This dark tale was written just for The Wicked Library, and is a prequel to Kelli's novel,  This Mortal Coil.In a time where Oru was still figuring out its delicate Balance, one little wood nymph is charged with a vital task. But is she up to the challenge?Told by: Mary MurphyCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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.

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TWL 1008: "Code Word: HATEFULNESS", by Sara Tantlinger

Published: June 21, 2020, 4:32 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 27 seconds

Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by an author appearing on the show for the first time, Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Sara Tantlinger. This dark tale was written just for The Wicked Library.In 1971, a test of the Emergency Broadcast System was sent the wrong code word, sending 40 minutes of confused panic across the airwaves. In Sara's story “Code word: HATEFULNESS”, we take a look at how such a thing could go terribly wrong for one listener.Author: Sara TantlingerTold by: Nelson W. PylesCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlet R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1007: "The Heirloom", by Crystal Connor

Published: June 7, 2020, 4:02 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 48 seconds

Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by an author appearing on the show for the first time, Crystal Connor.This dark tale, written just for The Wicked Library, takes us deep into hidden realms and the reality that lies just unseen below the one we normally see. It's a tale of a woman searching to find out who she is, who her ancestors were, and what her place is in the world. Along her travels, she comes to a special island where the truths she's searching for may be more than she's prepared to see.Author: Crystal ConnorTold by: Denise Michelle JohnsonCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1006: "NightRunner", by Miracle Austin

Published: May 21, 2020, 3:35 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds

Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by returning author, Miracle Austin.A Texas town full of secrets will alter everything in the life of teen, Myles Bolanos. One secret places his life in jeopardy. Will Myles become prey or predator?Lock all your doors. Get comfortable and listen to Miracle Austin's "NightRunner".Author: Miracle AustinTold by: Jesse CornettCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryOn Instagram: @wickedlibrarypod

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TWL 1005: "Keeper of Souls", by Owl Goingback

Published: May 10, 2020, 6:14 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 39 seconds

Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by returning author, Owl Goingback.Digging Owl has been abducted from his home and taken to far off Spain to foretell the future for King Charles. Cultures collide when a great evil is revealed to be affecting the mind of the King.Author: Owl GoingbackTold by: Graham RowatCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 1004: "Jealousy", by Ronald J. Murray

Published: April 26, 2020, 1:42 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 31 seconds

Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by an author new to the show, Ronald J. MurrayRiley’s concern becomes severe anxiety when he can’t get a hold of his wife. He only wants to be sure that she is okay, and he wants answers as to why they’ve suddenly separated. What he finds instead is a nightmare.Author: Ronald J. MurrayTold by: Graham RowatCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 1003: "Bramblewood", by Meg Hafdahl

Published: April 12, 2020, 12:43 p.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 1 second

Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by returning author, Meg Hafdahl.After Darcy dumps her boyfriend, she is desperate to get away. So, when a helpful mom named Pam picks up hitchhiking Darcy, she is more than pleased to spend a night in the suburban paradise of Bramblewood. Soon, Darcy discovers that beneath the comfortable edifice of a life she always thought she wanted, is a dark, festering truth.Author: Meg HafdahlTold by: Jessica McEvoyCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 1002: "The Other Kind", by Lawrence C. Connolly

Published: March 30, 2020, 1:58 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 16 seconds

Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by an amazing author new to our show, Lawrence C. Connolly.Today's tale focuses on a man with a very special ability. He met her in a dream. Stalked her when he woke. And when he found her … the nightmare began.Author: Lawrence C. ConnollyTold by the author.Custom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 1001: "Shiny Entrails", by Christopher Long

Published: March 15, 2020, 7:20 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 15 seconds

We kick off Season 10 with a dark tale from returning author, Christopher Long.Sir Arthur Kane spent his life building an empire out of plastic. He never dreamt it would turn against him, not even when it started building islands out in the middle of the ocean.Author: Christopher LongTold by: Louie PollardCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL WIHM 2020-3: "The Baron of Bourbon Street", by Aaron Vlek

Published: Feb. 28, 2020, 8:19 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 6 seconds

Today we conclude our celebration of Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a terrifyingly wicked tale by Aaron Vlek.Alfonse de Cartier is the modern day descendant of one of the greatest mambo priestesses New Orleans has ever seen. Unfortunately for Al, as his colleagues at the New Orleans police department call him, all that made his forebear great has eluded him. That is, with the exception of the family patron, the Lwa of Death, the Lord of the Crossroads, the Baron Samedi himself. A series of unusual deaths become a test for de Cartier as his patron, the Baron, tries to enlighten him on the basics of the uncanny art of dying, while, The Baron Samedi himself must deal with a presumptuous adversary who would seduce him and rob him of what is rightfully his.Author: Aaron VlekTold by: Denise Michelle Johnson | Guy Fortt | Nelson W. Pyles | Daniel FoytikCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Voice of Victoria: Amber Collins | Artwork: Gregory Shaffer | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL WIHM 2020-2: "A Dark Adapted Eye" Six Tales by Scarlett R. Algee

Published: Feb. 21, 2020, 11:34 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 30 seconds

Today we celebrate Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a special collection of six deeply dark and disturbing short tales by Scarlett R. Algee.Be warned though, these tales may be far too much for sensitive listeners.1 - "Incision" A nightmare surgery with a terrifying outcome. Told by Cynthia Lowman2 - "Clary Recollected" An unfortunate woman receives a macabre memorial. Told by Daniel Foytik, Nelson W. Pyles, and Sarah Ruth Thomas3 - "A Spot of Blood" A professional relationship goes a twisted step too far. Told by Cynthia Lowman4 - "Bone Deep" A teenage growth spurt keeps on giving. Told by Cynthia Lowman5 - "Seeing Shadows" A tormenting glimpse at what’s beyond the veil. Told by Sarah Ruth Thomas and Daniel Foytik6 - "Radiance" A suicide set on repeat. Told by Cynthia LowmanAuthor: Scarlett R. AlgeeCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Voice of Victoria: Amber Collins | Artwork: Gregory Shaffer | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL WIHM 2020-1: "Train Man" (Full Cast), by Cynthia Lowman

Published: Feb. 14, 2020, 9:03 p.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 42 seconds

Today we celebrate Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a full cast production of "Train Man" by Cynthia Lowman.Ever since she was a child, Rissa has been terrified of the trains that rumbled past her house at night and the nightmares that came with them - especially those of the Train Man.While Rissa finds ways to cope with her fear as she grows older, she still remembers her dreams, the Train Man, and the wicked things he did.Author: Cynthia LowmanTold by: Graham Rowat, Sarah Ruth Thomas, Nelson W. Pyles, and Daniel FoytikCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Gregory Shaffer | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. AlgeeGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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Wondery Presents Dying For Sex

Published: Feb. 12, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 7 minutes 10 seconds

Check out Wondery's new series, Dying for Sex. When host Nikki Boyer’s best friend Molly is diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold. She leaves an unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to feel alive. Over this six-part miniseries, Molly shares the details of her hilarious escapades in a story about friendship, death, and what you do with the time you have left. From Wondery, the creators of Dirty John and The Moment comes Dying For Sex. Listen now at wondery.fm/wickedlibraryDFS. Subscribe to Dying for Sex and other great shows from Wondery on Apple Podcasts. Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.

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TWL 917: "Gee Gee", by John Wolf

Published: Feb. 7, 2020, 9:29 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 28 seconds

Today's story is from an author new to the Wicked Library.Booker is a man with no qualms when it comes to killing. Violence and death are a part of his all too human nature. But, when a young girl comes to this hired killer with a strange job and even stranger target, Booker finally has his work cut out for him.Author: John WolfTold by: Daniel Foytik and Denise Michelle JohnsonCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TPC 111: "Ancient Salts, PT 1",  by Aaron Vlek

Published: Jan. 5, 2020, 6:20 p.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 45 seconds

Welcome to The Private Collector. This show explores The Librarian’s mission and delves deep into the occult and mystical realms in a way sure to give you the whim-whams!Story: “Ancient Salts: Part 1”,  by Aaron VlekOur friend Frank Enfield has returned to from the lush green mountains of Iga Province in Japan, and is anxious to get back the Librarian and report, but the Librarian, and the entire population of Hudson seems to be missing!Along the waterfront, outside of town, Frank manages to find a few residents who are still around. Can they solve the mystery?CreditsAuthor: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel FoytikCast: Frank Enfield / Crows – Daniel Foytik | Maggot Queen – Addison Peacock | Martine - Erika SandersonMusic and Score, Audio Editing, Sound Design and Mixing: – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nico Vettese, Nelson W. Pyles9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com“The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.© 2018-2020, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

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TWL 916: "Carol's Christmas", by Nelson W. Pyles and Scarlett R. Algee

Published: Dec. 24, 2019, 11:29 p.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 4 seconds

Carol Dumas is a lot of things, and this Christmas she explains to her latest victim her past, future and present in this year's Christmassacre Episode.Authors: Nelson W. Pyles and Scarlett R. AlgeeTold by: Cynthia LowmanCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 915: An Extra Wicked Anthology

Published: Dec. 10, 2019, 5:01 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 14 seconds

It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you two 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. "Perverse", by Meg HafdahlA woman struggles with the loss of her wife, and a dark truth.Author: Meg HafdahlStoryteller: Jessica McEvoyScore: Nico Vettese2. "Next", by David GreskeAn institutionalized man finally understands the truth.Author: David GreskeStoryteller: Graham RowatCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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

Published: Nov. 25, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 27 seconds

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?CreditsAuthor: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel FoytikCast: Frank Enfield – Daniel Foytik | Old Man / Middle Aged Man – Eric WheeldonMusic and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producer: Aaron VlekFinal audio mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: 9thstory.comThe 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

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TWL 914: Cinnamon to Taste, by Christi Nogle

Published: Nov. 18, 2019, 2:22 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 44 seconds

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 NogleTold by: Sarah Ruth ThomasCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 913: A Wicked Halloween Anthology - LIVE

Published: Oct. 31, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes 36 seconds

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 LongCAST:Opening Narrator – Graham RowatChet - Nelson W. PylesSi - Daniel FoytikKylie - Denise Michele JohnsonThe Stranger - Cynthia Lowman"Unholy Wedlock"Author: K. B. GoddardCAST:Opening Narrator – Mary MurphyMrs. Winter & Mrs. Lucas - Denise Michele JohnsonAlgernon Hunter - Nelson W. PylesJohn Evans & William Thompson - Daniel FoytikLouisa Hunter & Mrs. Hill - Cynthia LowmanThe 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 SandersonSpecial Agent Jackie Ellis & Courtney - Denise Michele JohnsonDexter Walters - Nelson W. PylesVictoria Bigglesworth-Hayes – Amber CollinsJennifer - Cynthia LowmanJim - Daniel FoytikCustom Scoring  Nico Vettese of We Talk of DreamsSound 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 VetteseGet 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 DreamsAudio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TW 9: Talking Wicked with Jessica McHugh

Published: Oct. 29, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 49 seconds

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 FoytikGet 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 VersionNico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)"Talking Wicked" (Background Music)Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Audio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.comVisit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 912: Nice Guys Finish Last, by Anne Chichester

Published: Oct. 27, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 1 second

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 ChichesterTold by: Nelson W. Pyles and Cynthia LowmanCustom Score and vocal edit/mix: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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

Published: Oct. 20, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 39 seconds

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! CreditsAuthor: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel FoytikCast: Frank Enfield – Daniel Foytik | Librarian – Nelson W. Pyles | Alvin – Mike DelGaudio, Noel – Andy James | Erin – Mary MurphyMusic 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.comThe 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

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WFT S2E1: The Yellow Dwarf

Published: Oct. 6, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 16 seconds

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.

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

Published: Oct. 6, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 27 seconds

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!

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TWL 911: Amity in Bloom, by Jessica McHugh

Published: Sept. 22, 2019, 9:18 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 33 seconds

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 McHughTold by: Denise Michelle JohnsonCustom Score and vocal edit/mix:: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseThe 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TW 8: Talking Wicked with K. B. Goddard

Published: Sept. 16, 2019, 1:29 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 50 seconds

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 FoytikGet 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 VersionNico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)"Talking Wicked" (Background Music)Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Audio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.comVisit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 910: An Extra Wicked Anthology

Published: Sept. 9, 2019, 4:58 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 33 seconds

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 VlekYour 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 AultScore: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles2. "Hyena Woman"Author: Aaron VlekWhat dwells beyond the light of the fire? And, what hunts the hunters?Storyteller: Denise Michelle JohnsonScore: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesStoryteller: Graham Rowat | Score: Nico Vettese3. "A Madman’s Musing on Peace and Uxoricide"Author: J. J. MorganSequestered 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 RowatScore: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesGet 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.

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

Published: Aug. 25, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 23 seconds

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?

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

Published: Aug. 13, 2019, 3:46 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 5 seconds

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. GoddardTold by: Graham RowatCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseThe 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.

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TW 7: Talking Wicked with Christa Carmen

Published: Aug. 7, 2019, 2:55 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 14 seconds

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 FoytikGet 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.

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

Published: July 28, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 6 seconds

Story: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2”,  by Aaron VlekWe 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. PylesCreditsAuthor: Aaron VlekCast: 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 AdelakunMusic and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com) Nico Vettese, of We Talk of DreamsEditors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles.Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nelson W. PylesFinal mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.comamThe 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 ReservedGet 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.

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

Published: July 21, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 15 seconds

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 CarmenTold by: Heather Thomas and Erika SandersonCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico VetteseGet 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.

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TW 6: Talking Wicked with Nelson W. Pyles

Published: July 15, 2019, 5:53 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes 25 seconds

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 FoytikGet 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.

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

Published: July 8, 2019, 2:01 a.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 36 seconds

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. PylesTold by: Graham Rowat and Sarah Ruth ThomasCustom Score: Nico Vettese

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

Published: June 28, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 50 seconds

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. PylesCreditsAuthor: Aaron VlekCast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Martine / Veronique: Erika Sanderson | The Crows / Geezers: Daniel Foytik | Maurice: Nelson W. PylesMusic and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com) Nico Vettese, of We Talk of DreamsEditors: 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.comThe 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

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TWL 906: An Extra Wicked Anthology

Published: June 9, 2019, 7:49 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes 26 seconds

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 FoytikThis 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 Music2. "13", by K. B. GoddardTate 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 Vettese3. "At the Top of Her Lungs", by Cory MasonA 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 VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel FoytikVisit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TPC 104: The Private Collector “The Juju that Lives in my Pocket”, by Aaron Vlek

Published: June 2, 2019, 11:23 p.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 28 seconds

t’s been a while since Frank Enfield has seen The Librarian. So, Frank has been spending his time seeing Brenda Ward and holding on to the strange comic book from our last episode. The Librarian told him that a special place would find him – a place where that special tome will be safe. When he meets Victoria from The Lift, he’s in for more than he bargained for. This newest episode sets the stage for a very important journey and introduces us to Mama Cartright!CreditsAuthor: Aaron Vlek Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Mama Cartwright: Erika Sanderson | Victoria: Amber Collins | The Crows / Geezers: Daniel Foytik 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

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TWL 905: The Case of the Signet Ring, by Aaron Vlek

Published: May 27, 2019, 6:12 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 17 seconds

Fans of "The Case of the Black Lodge" (TWL 804), and "The Case of the Yuletide Bride" (TWL 900) are in for a Wicked treat as Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion returns for a new dark adventure set in London. Joining him are Allegra Barlowe and Audrey Hawkwoode, as a desperate woman seeks out their assistance with a mysterious ring and the dark forces that surround it. He also crosses paths with the "Wickedest Man in the World", Aleister Crowley. Will he be up to the task?In the dark and mysterious world of Vermillion, nothing is ever exactly what it appears to be.Author: Aaron VlekAdapted for Audio by Scarlett R. AlgeeCast:Narrator - Mary MurphyGeoffrey Sykes Vermillion - David AultAllegra Barlowe - Erika SandersonAudrey Hawkwoode - Mary MurphyCaroline Hillard - Amber CollinsAleister Crowley - Nelson W. PylesMaspeth - Andy James LoveringCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesGet 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.

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TW 5: Talking Wicked with Alex Murd

Published: May 27, 2019, 1:17 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes 28 seconds

This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with the person most responsible for the visual feel of the show and The Librarian, artist Alex Murd of Murd Comics.We talk about how Alex finds solace in art and our long collaboration on The Wicked Library, The Lift, and The Private Collector. We also do a deep dive into some of the artwork for both shows, the inspiration for the art, and talk about growing as an artist and the importance of having a creative outlet. We finish with a discussion about Alex's other work and her excellent original character, Jasper.Get a rare look behind the scenes to learn a bit about how the art helped define the show and our Librarian. And, check out the Murd Comics website to see some great art!Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel FoytikGet 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.

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TWL 904: A Wicked Fairy Tale

Published: May 19, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 54 seconds

The Librarian brings you a dark tale of a young man who manages to use his lack of fear to interesting results. Collected by the Brothers Grimm. As told by The Librarian Original Score by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.Credits Storyteller:  The Librarian | Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TPC 103: The Private Collector "See You in the Funny Papers", by Aaron Vlek

Published: April 29, 2019, 4 p.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 11 seconds

Frank continues a deep dive into the weird in this tale that sends him in search of a strange book that even the Librarian himself can't lock away in his collection. Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyle | Brenda Ward: Addison Peacock

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TW 4: Talking Wicked with Nico Vettese

Published: April 23, 2019, 4:50 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 1 second

This week on Talking Wicked, at long last, thanks to the new format, I bring on one of my favorite people on the planet and the person most responsible for the sound and texture of the show, composer Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams. Nico now works for multiple other shows, and shares his journey.We talk about how Nico comes up with the soundscapes he creates for The Wicked Library and The Lift, what it's like finding your voice, the terror and reward of following your true path, and much more. Get a rare look behind the scenes to learn a bit about how the episodes come together and what makes Nico such a popular composer for multiple podcasts.Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel FoytikGet your copy of Nico's EP, Building Blocks, as well as his other albums, and maybe even hire him to write music or edit your podcast.

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TWL 903: An Extra Wicked Anthology

Published: April 15, 2019, 4:50 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 53 seconds

It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales of things from the dark.1. "The Lake Manawaka Meat Lover", by Sheldon BirnieKyle, a line cook in a resort town, is preparing to close up the restaurant where he works for the season when something in the woods calls for his attention. Storyteller: Graham Rowat | Score: Nico Vettese2. "The Bad Things", by Selene GrasbyIn this tale of secrets, madness, and the supernatural, we meet a young girl who visits a park for a picnic and ends learning a truth that will haunt her forever. Storyteller: Addison Peacock | Score: Nico Vettese3. "Digging", by Eamonn O'NeillIt is 1916, men fight in the trenches of the First World War. They are in conflict with the elements, in conflict with their enemies and in conflict with themselves. They dig, fight, dig, unaware that beneath them something has also started to scrape at the soil. Storyteller: David Ault | Score: Nico VetteseVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TW 3: Talking Wicked with Aaron Vlek

Published: April 8, 2019, 12:23 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 23 seconds

This week on Talking Wicked, Aaron Vlek visits the Library to talk about The Private Collector episodes which aired last week (TPC 101 and TPC 102) as well as episode 900 of the Wicked Library. We also discuss the practice of magick, magic, the occult, mystical detectives, and more.Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

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

Published: April 1, 2019, 12:16 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

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.

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TPC 101: The Private Collector “The Library on The Other Side of Town”, by Aaron Vlek

Published: March 31, 2019, 8:47 p.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 46 seconds

Cartwright and Enfield Detective Agency had shuttered its doors under what they call "mysterious circumstances". After a catastrophic destruction of their offices in Manhattan, with the Cartwright half of the equation missing and presumed dead, Frank Enfield winds up in Bellevue. When he gets out, he’s looking for a little relaxing R&R; in upstate New York, but a certain mysterious Librarian has other plans. Enfield is flung out of the frying pan and into flames of "that weird shit, from the other side of town, run by the boys in the back room," and he finds he just might have a taste for that kind of work.

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TW 2: Talking Wicked with Christopher Long

Published: March 25, 2019, 1:42 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 17 seconds

This week on Talking Wicked, Christopher Long visits the Library to talk about last week's story Episode 902:  "The Man in Number 23".We also discuss his novel Fluff, how ideas for horror stories come to us, the writing process, Quentin Tarantino cameos, and how inscribing a book with your actual signature might be a bad idea.Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

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

Published: March 18, 2019, 1:15 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 14 seconds

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

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TW 1: Talking Wicked with Meg Hafdahl

Published: March 11, 2019, 3:40 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 37 seconds

For the debut episode of Talking Wicked, Meg Hafdahl visits the Library to talk about last week's story Episode 901:  "The Barren" as adapted from the story as published in The Lift: Nine Stories of Transformation, Volume One. Available now on Amazon.com in print and Kindle.We also discuss Meg's upcoming work, Daughters of Darkness - the sequel to Her Dark Inheritance, as well as her first non-fiction book, The Science of Monsters, which she coauthored with her best friend. And, we spend time talking about her podcast Horror Rewind, her thoughts on writing horror as a modern woman, and how long she identified with Joe in "You".Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel FoytikGet 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.

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TWL 901: "The Barren", by Meg Hafdahl

Published: Feb. 28, 2019, 7:07 p.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 29 seconds

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

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

Published: Dec. 24, 2018, 8 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes 23 seconds

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.CreditsAuthor: 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. HawkwoodeVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCustom Score: Nico Vettese | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesGet 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.

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TWL 824: Stalking Stuffers, by Multiple Authors

Published: Dec. 23, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes 9 seconds

The final episode of Season 8 is a festively Wicked collection of seven dark tales by six Wicked Library Alum authors."Sugar Plums" by Scarlet R. Algee. Told by Mary Murphy, as Catherine."Naughty or Nice" by Miracle Austin. Told by Nichole Goodnight, as Drusella."Silent Night" by Lee A. Forman. Told by Nelson W. Pyles, as Fred."Oh, Come, All Ye Faithless" by Nelson W. Pyles. Told by Daniel Foytik, as Bernard."The Box" by Julia Benally. Told by Heather Thomas, as Jackie."Roasting on an Open Fire" by C. Bryan Brown. Told by Graham Rowat, as Mason."Their Eyes All Aglow" by Scarlet R. Algee.  Told by Mary Murphy, as Karen.CreditsVoice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCustom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesGet 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.

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TWL 823: Extra Wicked Fall Anthology 2018

Published: Dec. 21, 2018, 5 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 54 seconds

Today, we bring you 4 Wicked tales for our Extra Wicked Fall Anthology.The stories shared today are heard first by our supporters but, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of our writers, we later share these bonus tales with our entire audience in anthology episodes. 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."The Madman of Paris" by Aaron Palmer. Told by Mike DelGaudio, Graham Rowat, David Ault, and Daniel Foytik."Spineless" by Brooke Warra | Told by Jessica McEvoy"Cold Beer Cheep Cigarettes 24 Hours" by Brooke Warra | Told by Jessica McEvoy"What You Get for Caring (A Valediction from the Doghouse)" by Jessica McHugh | Told by Your LibrarianAll scored by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.Available now on Amazon, in Print and Kindle: The Lift: Nine Stories of Transformation

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

Published: Nov. 1, 2018, 1:30 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes 46 seconds

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.CreditsAuthor: Owl Goingback | Storytellers: Mike DelGaudio, Main Narration | Joshua Narcho as Matt Dawsen| Graham Rowat as Kevin Berry| Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCustom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesGet 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 RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik Visit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibraryThe Wicked Library is a proud member of the Dark Myths Collective

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TWL 821: Tricks and Treats: Volume I, by Multiple Authors

Published: Oct. 28, 2018, 8 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 46 seconds

As part of our Halloween celebration this year, we bring you a special episode of Wicked flash fiction written by 15 authors, and told by Your Librarian and a talented cast of voice actors!Stories"The Scratching" by Ricardo Victoria - Told by Daniel Foytik"The Twisted End of Vernon Boggs" by Brooke Warra - Told by The Librarian"Chameleon" by Kelli Perkins - Told by Nichole Goodnight and Daniel Foytik"Pulp" by Christopher Long - Told by The Librarian"Staked" by Lydia Peever - Told by David Cummings"Like Something out of a Fairy Tale" Rob E. Boley - Told by The Librarian"Falling Star" by C. Bryan Brown - Told by Jessica McHugh"You Can Be Always" by Lee Forman - Told by The Librarian"Behind You" by Pippa Bailey - Told by Louie Pollard and Erika Sanderson"The Ghosts of Halloween" by Jesse Saxon - Told by The Librarian"Eleven" by Meg Hafdahl - Told by Jessica McEvoy"Gingerbread Men" by Myk Pilgrim - Told by The Librarian"Intravenous Sin" by Pippa Bailey - Told by Erika Sanderson and Louie Pollard"Ghoul Quest" by Aaron Vlek - Told by The Librarian"Out of the Woods" by Myk Pilgrim - Told by Louie Pollard"Return to Evans City" by Rich Bottles Jr. - Told by Mike DelGaudio"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Tony Sarrecchia - Told by Nichole Goodnight and Daniel FoytikCredits:Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCustom Scoring: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 820: "Tricking the Haunt", by Sebastian Bendix

Published: Oct. 21, 2018, 8 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 37 seconds

Jacob is a homeless teen living alone on the streets of a dead-end desert town until he meets Burke, a fellow runaway with a fearsome ability. Like Jacob, Burke was born with an unwanted gift - he can see and talk to the dead - but unlike Jacob, Burke has developed a way to manipulate and even fool the vengeful spirits he encounters in his travels, weaponizing them against those he feels have wronged him.With Jacob under his wing, Burke sets out to show Jacob how he too can "trick the haunts" to his personal benefit and wreak unholy supernatural havoc on the downtrodden residents of the backwater desert community -- what could possibly go wrong?CreditsAuthor: Sebastian Bendix | Storyteller: Graham Rowat | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCustom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesHelp support the show and get your free audiobook when you sign up for Audible at audible.com/wicked. Or text "wicked"  to 500500.

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TWL 819: "Night Terrors", by Samantha Mayotte

Published: Oct. 14, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 6 seconds

A college girl with an uncommon gift. A townie who just wants to look out for his best friend. When dark creatures start haunting Aisling's dreams, it's up to her best friend to try and get to the bottom of things.Is she truly the only one who can stop a strange race from taking over human minds? Or is she just a sick girl who let the stress of college get under her skin?CreditsAuthor: Samantha Mayotte| Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration Addison Peacock as Aisling | Evan Schmitt as Jamison | David Ault as The Creature | Nichole Goodnight as Aisling's Mother| Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCustom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesProduction Music"The Wicked Library Theme"Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)"Background Ambience 1" (interview background)Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)“In the Wicked Library” (Introduction, Transitions)Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)Audio RecordingFinal mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com9th Story Studios:Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel FoytikVisit The Wicked Library:On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibraryOn Twitter: @wickedlibrary

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TWL 818: Wicked Verse: Five Dark Poems by Stephanie M. Wytovich

Published: Oct. 7, 2018, 6 p.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 4 seconds

Today we have five Dark Poems by Bram Stoker Award winning author, Stephanie M. Wytovich, and chapter one from her debut novel, The Eighth.Poems:"Your Ghost""When I Promised Him Murder""Of My Wounds, There Are Many""Seduced by Monsters""Versions of My Mutilated Self"The Eighth, Chapter OneCreditsAuthor: Stephanie M. Wytovich| Storytellers: Nelson W. Pyles | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCustom Scoring: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 817: Extra Wicked Summer Anthology 2018

Published: Sept. 22, 2018, 3 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes 29 seconds

Today, we bring you 3 fresh tales for our Extra Wicked Summer Anthology.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 wanted to share these bonus tales with our entire audience. 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."The Thing in the Cave" by Aaron Palmer. Told by Randy Berner."The Orphan Room" by Zachary T. Owen. Told by Jessica McEvoy."Bloodbath in the First Grade" by Matthew Weber. Told by Mary Murphy, Peter Lewis, Addison Peacock, Nichole Goodnight, and Daniel Foytik.Available on at murdcomics.com from James and Alex Murd: Umbrae Libro

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TWL 816: "The Hairy Man" by Julia Benally

Published: Aug. 25, 2018, 1 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes 27 seconds

Credits:"The Hairy Man"Author: Julia Benally | Storytellers: Mike DelGaudio, Main Narration| Mary Murphy as May | Evan Schmitt as Derry |  Daniel Foytik as Jay, Jimmy, and Grant | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles"The Goose Girl" Collected by Jacob and Wilhelm GrimmCustom Scores: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesTry on your new glasses at home for free and help support the show: warbyparker.com/wicked

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TWL 815: "Gardening" by Kathleen Queen

Published: Aug. 17, 2018, 3 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 13 seconds

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.Credits: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. PylesGet $20 off from Simple Contacts: https://www.simplecontacts.com/wicked20

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TWL 814: "Death by Design" by Kelli Perkins

Published: July 12, 2018, 12:30 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 3 seconds

In this Wicked tale, returning author Kelli Perkins shows us that finding what you're looking for might be more than you can handle.Paige's fascination with true crime and the macabre is shaken to its foundation after she convinces her parents to flip the house that has become her spooky obsession.Credits:Author: Kelli Perkins | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration, Dad | Heather Thomas as Paige | Evan Schmitt as James | Peter Lewis as "Billy" | Jeanette Andromeda as Mom | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesGet $20 off from Simple Contacts: https://www.simplecontacts.com/wicked

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

Published: June 28, 2018, 1 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 56 seconds

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

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TWL 812: "What Waits at the Bottom" by Erik Starn

Published: June 13, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 9 seconds

In today's dark tale, a man who has struggled for years with a trauma from his past reaches a breakthrough with the help of his therapist.But, what if his apparent delusion reveals itself to be much more than the ravings of a disturbed man?CreditsAuthor: Erik Starn| Storytellers: Evan Schmitt, Main Narration | Andy James as Jack | Erika Sanderson as Dr. Katherine Dross  | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesSpecial Offers:Simple Contacts: Visit simplecontacts.com/wicked, and enter promo code at checkout: wicked for $30 offProduction Music"The Wicked Library Theme"Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)"Background Ambience 1" (interview background)“In the Wicked Library” (Introduction, Transitions)Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

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TWL 811: Extra Wicked Spring Anthology 2018

Published: June 2, 2018, 2:30 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 37 seconds

Today, we bring you 3 fresh tales for our Extra Wicked Spring Anthology.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 wanted to share these bonus tales with our entire audience. 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."Asphalt Smile" by Zachary T. Owen. Told by Mike DelGaudio, Nichole Goodnight, and Daniel Foytik."Maxwell's Cellar" by Lee Forman. Told by Daniel Foytik."Cyst" by David Greske. Told by Darren Marlar and Mary Murphy.Available on Amazon from Christopher Long: FluffHear the newest episode of The Private Collector by Aaron Vlek. Bonus episode available now at The Lift!Check out the podcast collective The Wicked Library is a member of, Dark Myths.

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TWL 810: "Kill Them with Kindness" by Kylee Wardle

Published: May 9, 2018, 3:30 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 58 seconds

Today we present a cautionary tale that reminds us to control our darker impulses lest they lead us down paths darker than we might expect.A man who has no use for others makes it a point to insult anyone who crosses his path, but his rage comes back to him when he least expects it.Special Offers:HelloFresh special offer. Use our promo code to get delicious, filling meals delivered right to your door and get $30 off your first box! Just visit: hellofresh.com/wickedlibrary30 and enter the promo code, wickedlibrary30.?CreditsAuthor: Kylee Wardle | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, narration and male vocals | Nichole Goodnight as Chelsea Voss| Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 809: "Suckle His Poison" by Madeleine Swann

Published: April 25, 2018, 12:30 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes 52 seconds

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.Special Offers:Winc Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try Winc and get $20 off using this link: trywinc.com/wickedlibraryCreditsAuthor: 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

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TWL 808: "Out with the Old" by Lindsey Goddard

Published: April 17, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 40 seconds

Today we present a tale of secrets and darkest desire.When Maxine Fischer shoots her ex-husband on the day of their divorce, she knows it looks bad. Everyone must think the same thing: that Maxine found a younger man and ditched the emotional baggage of caring for 70-year-old Martin. But appearances can be deceiving. Martin Fischer had secrets. Dark secrets. And a knowledge of the occult.Special Offers:Winc Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try Winc and get $20 off using this link: trywinc.com/wickedlibrarySimple Contacts: Visit simplecontacts.com/wicked, and enter promo code at checkout: wicked for $30 offCreditsAuthor: Lindsey Goddard | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Mary Murphy, David Cummings | 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?

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TWL 807: "A Certain Kind of Spark" by Gwendolyn Kiste

Published: April 10, 2018, 8 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes 9 seconds

Today we present a delightfully dark tale that builds to a very wicked end.Anastasia knows she will never measure up to her older sister Calista, who was born with a kind of spark that makes her glow from the inside. But, when Anastasia discovers a way to steal this supernatural spark from her sister, she learns that her own darkness might have been the better gift.Special Offers:Winc Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try Winc and get $20 off using this link: trywinc.com/wickedlibraryHelloFresh special offer: Visit https://www.hellofresh.com, and enter promo code at checkout: WickedLibrary30 for $30 offCredits:Author: Gwendolyn Kiste | Storyteller: Jessica McEvoy | Custom Score (both stories): Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 806: "Tunda" & "The Wicker House", by Michael Landry

Published: March 27, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes 4 seconds

Today we present two tales from The Wicker Saga, a series of standalone yet interconnected stories that, together, serve to tell a larger narrative. Both stories are told by Mike DelGaudio of boothjunkie.com!"Tunda" - Tomas Wicker once vowed to live a life of ease and luxury, but strange disappearances and whispers of a legendary monster demand he return to his family's Colombian plantation."The Wicker House" - In the dreary town of Arthur's Wake, a man investigates the decades old mystery and superstitions surrounding a supposedly haunted house.Special Offers:Winc Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try Winc and get $20 off using this link: trywinc.com/wickedlibraryCasper Special Offer: Visit https://casper.com/wickedlibrary, and enter promo code at checkout: WICKEDLIBRARYCreditsAuthor: Michael Landry | Storyteller: Mike DelGaudio | Custom Score (both stories): Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 805: "Bleedthrough," by Scarlett R. Algee

Published: March 20, 2018, midnight
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 12 seconds

Today we present a very dark tale by Scarlett R. Algee.In "Bleedthrough," we meet Shelly, a woman frustrated at work, and in need of a little cathartic release for her darker emotions. When she decides to let go and walk with the darkness within, it might just lead to a little more bleedthrough than she was expecting.Credits:Author: Scarlett R. Algee | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik and Cynthia Lowman | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 804: Two Wicked Tales by Aaron Vlek

Published: March 6, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes 29 seconds

Today we present a two tales of terror and transformation written by returning author Aaron Vlek!"The Case of the Black Lodge" told by David Ault and Erika Sanderson.A group of seven gentlemen gather regularly to hear the exploits of their good friend, renowned traveler, scholar, and detective of all things arcane and terrifying to the faint of heart, Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion. On one particular blustery October evening they are joined by another who happens to be the subject of this night’s disquieting tale. "The Summer of the Amazing Mr. Fig" told by Nichole Goodnight and scored by Nico Vettese.Eleven year old Clara is obsessed with the mysterious Mr. Fig and his tall stern companion dressed in black who occupy the crumbling stone mansion on the hill in their cheery seaside summer resort. What wondrous secrets does Mr. Fig conceal beneath his dark glasses and floppy hat and gloves and what tragedy has confined him to a wheelchair for so long?HelloFresh special offer. Visit https://www.hellofresh.com, and enter promo code at checkout: WickedLibrary30 for $30 offCreditsShow Notes: http://thewickedlibrary.com/804

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TWL 803: Extra Wicked Winter Anthology 2018

Published: Feb. 27, 2018, 3 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes 28 seconds

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.HelloFresh special offer. Visit https://www.hellofresh.com, Promo Code: WickedLibrary30 Casper Special Offer.  Visit https://casper.com/wickedlibrary, Promo Code at checkout: WICKEDLIBRARY

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TWL 802: "Willoughby", by Meg Hafdahl

Published: Feb. 20, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 31 seconds

Today we present a tale written by Meg Hafdahl, in her first full-length episode! This story appears in her collection, Twisted Reveries.Small towns are safe, and quiet and perhaps even idyllic... Or, do they sometimes have shared, dark secrets that run just below the surface? Find out the truth when we take a walk through Willoughby with young Amanda.CreditsAuthor: Meg Hafdahl | Storyteller: Jessica McEvoy | Voice of Riley Fisher: Daniel Foytik | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian:Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer / Showrunner:Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 801: "The Rags on His Back", by Christopher Long

Published: Feb. 13, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 25 seconds

The Wicked Library returns for its first regular episode of Season 8! For The Wicked Library's launch we're celebrating with something special, an audio play. Today we present a tale written and adapted by Christopher Long, based on his short story of the same name.In this tale, a homeless man relates his tale of the time he found kindness from a family of strangers, kindness that terrified him.Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try Winc and get $20 off using this link: trywinc.com/wickedlibraryShow Notes: http://thewickedlibrary.com/801

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TWL 800: Christmassacre 2017

Published: Dec. 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 43 seconds

The Librarian wakes from his post-Halloween slumber long enough to bring you Christmassacre 2017! Back in the hosting chair for this special episode is original Host and Creator of The Wicked Library, Nelson W. Pyles.Deck the Halls - Daniel FoytikI want to Eat Your Eyes - Jesse J. SaxonOh Christmas Tree - Pippa BaileyThe Jólakötturinn - Kelli PerkinsThe Year Christmas Came to Madison Bear - Aaron VlekCreditsAuthors: Daniel Foytik, Jesse J. Saxon, Pippa Bailey, Kelli Perkins, Aaron Vlek | Storyteller: Nelson W. Pyles | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Voice of Victoria: Amber Collins | Producer: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 733: "Sleepyhead" and "Irreconcilable Differences" by Brooke Warra

Published: Nov. 12, 2017, 11 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 5 seconds

In her first full length episode, Brooke Warra helps us close out season 7 with two Wicked tales. In "Sleepyhead" a girl struggles to be accepted until fate ties her to boy and everything changes, then in "Irreconcilable Differences" a man deals with a terrible loss the best way he knows how for many years, until he's presented with a choice.Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths. Author:Brooke Warra | Storytellers:Cynthia Lowman ("Sleepyhead"), Mike DelGaudio & Nichole Goodnight  | Art: Alex J. Murd | Interview: Jeanette Andromeda | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian:Nelson W. Pyles | Voice of Victoria:Amber Collins | Host / Producer:Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 732: Extra Wicked Halloween 2017

Published: Oct. 31, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes 20 seconds

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

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TWL 731: "Pop-Pop's Gift", by Tony Sarrecchia

Published: Oct. 24, 2017, 3 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds

On his 89th birthday, Nicky's Pop-Pop shares an amazing and crazy, unbelievable tale with his grandson as his final gift.Enjoy this tale of man-eating plants, evil squid-like creatures from other realms, things that dwell in a dark crypt, and ice cream cake!Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths.The Wicked Library is a proud member of the Society 13 Podcast Network.CreditsAuthor:Tony Sarrecchia | Storytellers:Daniel Foytik and Kellen Stennett  | Art: Daniel Foytik | Interview: Jeanette Andromeda | Custom Score: Ryan Lessard | Voice of the Librarian:Nelson W. Pyles | Voice of Victoria:Amber Collins | Host / Producer:Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. PylesShow Notes: http://thewickedlibrary.com/731/

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TWL 730: "Highway 16", by Caitlin Marceau

Published: Oct. 15, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 50 seconds

When a young woman stops to help an old man on an empty highway, not all is as it seems. The man is looking for more than assistance and what he needs is more than she's willing to give.The story is based upon the Highway of Tears, a Canadian highway from British Columbia to Alberta. The bodies of 19 First Nation's women have been discovered along the stretch of road, but more than 40 women are said to have been taken from Highway 16 over the years.Show Notes: http://thewickedlibrary.com/730/CreditsAuthor: Caitlin Marceau | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, David Ault, Nichole Goodnight | Art: Daniel Foytik | Interview: Jeanette Andromeda | Voice of the Librarian:Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

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TWL 729: Extra Wicked Fall Anthology 2017

Published: Oct. 9, 2017, noon
Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes 45 seconds

This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters and some very Wicked Authors, we have been able to produce two Extra Wicked tales for you all as well as three delightfully twisted tunes by Pandemonium's Calliopi, courtesy of Zach Hill."What's in The Box", A Song by Pandemonium's Calliopi"Devil's Hour" by Julia Benally, told by Nichole Goodnight and Daniel Foytik"The Proposal", A Song by Pandemonium's Calliopi"The Case of the Black Lodge" by Aaron Vlek, told by David Ault and Erika Sanderson:"El Diablo" A Song by Pandemonium's CalliopiCredits and Show Notes

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TWL 728: "Louise, Your Shed's on Fire", by Matthew Weber

Published: Oct. 2, 2017, 3 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes

Matthew Weber makes his Wicked Library debut with this darkly comic homage to alien invasion stories, Meg Thatcher witnesses a mysterious object fall from the sky and crash into her neighbor’s shed.Then things get weird.Author: Matthew Weber | Storyteller: Cynthia Lowman | Art / Interview: Jeanette Andromeda | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. PylesCredits and Show Notes

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TWL 727: "Rare Air", by Mark Slade

Published: Sept. 24, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 3 seconds

Mark Slade makes his Wicked Library debut with this tale told by John Grilz with Nicole Goodnight as Meg.Rude and crude Howard King is everything most women do not want, so why is rich and glamorous Meg so attracted to him?Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths.

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TWL 726: "Blood Pressure", by T.D. Trask

Published: Sept. 17, 2017, 6 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 15 seconds

T.D. Trask returns to the Wicked Library with this dark and humorous tale.When a small Pennsylvania town is faced with a unique problem, they elect a local salesman to propose a very unique solution to the town's new mayor, himself a very...unique individual.Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths.Show Notes: http://thewickedlibrary.com/726/

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TWL 725: "A Priest in Love" by Stephanie Ogrodnik

Published: Sept. 3, 2017, 4 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 35 seconds

Stephanie Ogrodnik makes her Wicked Library debut with this dark and atmospheric tale.Father William Blackwell has fallen in love. Aside from the obvious problems with this obsession, is that the girl he loves is dead. In a tale that proves love can make us do things we'd never expect and cross forbidden boundaries, a priest with a keen sense of smell lusts for a malicious dead girl, who carries the scent of ash.Special Link to Gwendolyn Kiste's Halloween Blog (mentioned in intro): Goodbye Summer, and Hello Autumn!Show Notes: http://thewickedlibrary.com/725/

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TWL 724: Classically Wicked

Published: Aug. 20, 2017, 10 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes 55 seconds

This week, we dig into the archives and share 3 classic wicked tales by Daniel Foytik, Rebecca Snow, and Kerry Lipp - all narrated by Nelson W. Pyles."Grey and Red" by Daniel Foytik "Comp Time" by Rebecca Snow"What if Jesus was a Werewolf" by Kerry Lipp

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TWL 723: "Amelia's Labyrinth", by John Clewarth

Published: Aug. 6, 2017, 9 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 8 seconds

John Clewarth makes his Wicked Library debut with this darkly mysterious tale.George Paddison is sent to boarding school, deep in the North Yorkshire countryside. His wealthy father, the owner of a national newspaper, says it will be ‘the making of him’. At first, George is lonely and bewildered in the vastness of the Manor School, but is befriended by a captivating young boy, named Joseph Longmire. George is fascinated by Joseph’s prized possession, a toy Victorian theatre, through which he makes up his own stories. By means of distraction, Joseph takes George exploring in the huge grounds, to a mysterious woodland that is home to a strange natural phenomenon.

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TWL 722: "Ten Little Indians", by Patrick Moody

Published: July 21, 2017, 9 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 1 second

Patrick Moody makes his Wicked Library debut with this story told by Addison Peacock.In this dark tale, Celia’s family moves to the country after buying an old plantation to fix up and flip. She doesn't really like the old house, but everything changes when she meets a group of other children who want to sing and play with her.

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TWL 721: Extra Wicked Summer Anthology

Published: July 8, 2017, 2 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 3 seconds

This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters and some very Wicked Authors, we have been able to produce three Extra Wicked tales for you all.These stories are heard first by our Patreon supporters with a new tale being released each month. But, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of the writers, artists, and composers, we wanted to share these bonus tales with our entire audience. 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."Amputation Capital" by Tyler Woodsmall, narrated by Addison Peacock.Allie is in the business of purchasing celebrity skin, and selling it for a profit - a very large profit. She sees her "suppliers" solely as commodities, but that might be about to change."The Pit" by Meg Hafdahl, narrated by Jessica McEvoyNo longer in use, a mine pit on the outskirts of a rural Minnesota town was stripped and flooded, causing it to become the perfect swimming hole. Since she was in diapers, Melissa has been coming to play in the dark water alone."Mrs. Morrison's Pie" by Nelson W. Pyles, Narrated by Nichole GoodnightMrs. Morrison has a favor to ask of an old..."friend" -- one who's been visiting her for many years as part of an ongoing arrangement. The ladies normally pass the time during their visits with conversation, games, coffee, and pie. But, this year, Mrs. Morrison sweetens the deal with a very special buttermilk pie to ensure she gets what she needs.www.thewickedlibrary.com/721

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TWL 720: "Bone Peyote", by Ricardo Victoria

Published: July 1, 2017, 4 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes 44 seconds

A journal is found that tells an incredible story about a young man and his friend's experiments with a powerful form of traditional medicine called "Bone Peyote". Like all medicine, Peyote, and especially Bone Peyote must be respected, because it opens up doorways to places that are closed for a reason. When man thinks he knows better than the gods, there may be no turning back.

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TWL 719: "Dead Man's Caul", by Jessica McHugh

Published: June 23, 2017, 11 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes 56 seconds

Jessica McHugh returns with a new wicked story narrated by Nelson W. Pyles. In this dark tale, a sailor looking for the way out of his predicament makes a deal with an old woman. Who comes out the better in the end?

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TWL 718: "Idle Hands", by Kelly Perkins

Published: June 5, 2017, 2 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 8 seconds

The Devil is back this week, with a darkly humorous tale that's sure to give you a little more sympathy for him. In this tale, The Devil -- a lover of theater -- sits at man's stage where he and God haggle over the price of the ticket.http://thewickedlibrary.com/718/Story by Kelli Perkins | Narrated by David Ault

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TWL 717: Two Tales of Terror by Scarlett R. Algee

Published: May 25, 2017, 12:30 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 11 seconds

Your Librarian brings you two tales of death, devouring, and reanimation. "And Drown Melancholy" puts you in the mind of an unfortunate young woman suffering from a splitting headache who mixes alcohol and drugs to stop the pain, but you're not alone in there."The Tomb Wife" explores the unique the classic story of boy meets ghoul and the deep, devouring  desires they have  for each other.Narrated by Eden Royce

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

Published: May 4, 2017, 11:46 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes 59 seconds

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'.

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

Published: April 20, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 27 seconds

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.

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Best S3: "Always Something There to Remind Me", by Gary Braunbeck

Published: April 14, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 10 seconds

When Cindy and her husband Randy start watching old home movies from his childhood, Randy begins to notice subtle differences between his memory and reality -- changes that become more apparent as they watch. Cindy tries to reassure Randy, but it soon becomes evident that reality and memory are not what they seem.Enjoy this creepy and twisted tale from Season Three as read by Nelson W. Pyles.

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TWL 714: "There Will Be Refreshments", by James Johnson

Published: April 6, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 2 seconds

This dark, twisted, and entertaining tale is a wild ride into darkness.When Mark suffers a car accident, he is propelled into Hell and embarks on a journey that challenges and punishes him in ways he could never have expected. When offered a way out, he is determined to pursue it - even if it takes an eternity.

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TWL 713: "The Tyranny of Heaven", by Vincent Asaro

Published: March 23, 2017, 4:15 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 21 minutes 18 seconds

In this dark tale, a resident of Hell relates the true story of Eden, The Fall, Satan, Lucifer, and God - and how Hell was once a paradise. A surprisingly Wicked tale for many reasons, this story is sure to give you a new perspective on the place Heaven has named Hell.

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TWL 712: "Your Lease has Expired", by C. Bryan Brown

Published: March 9, 2017, 12:13 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 48 seconds

When the vampire Jefferson Webster is asked by his former lover, Katherine, to provide a dead body for an important ritual, he decides to help - if for no other reason than to see her again.Much time has passed though, and things between the two are cold, and may not go as well as Jefferson hopes.

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TWL 711: Five Deathly Tales by Multiple Authors

Published: Feb. 22, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 27 seconds

This week we have five short deathly tales. Two of the five have previously been featured only in our newsletter, and one only our Patreon page. But, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of the writers, artists, and composers, we wanted to share these handpicked tales with our entire audience."One Hour" by Dene Bebbington"A Lament from the Dying" by Keith McDuffee"The Heart of a Madman" by Gwendolyn Kiste"Playground Zero" by Jessica McHugh"Last Steps" by Kelli PerkinsMore shorter tales like these will be featured in the future for Patreon supporters at patreon.com/wickedlibrary on a one per month basis, but once we have enough collected for a full episode, we'll share them with everyone.Welcome to our new sponsor: Zombie Lips

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TWL 710: Southern Fried Horror, Two Tales by Eden Royce

Published: Feb. 8, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 56 seconds

In honor of Women in Horror Month, the Wicked Library delivers a show by the ladies!Thanks to Amber Collins, Cynthia Lowman, Lydia Peever, Eden Royce, Samantha Pleasant LeBas, and Jeanette Andromeda.Aside from this week's "The Wicked Colonel" artwork by Steven Matiko and a special appearance by the Librarian, the ladies have the run of the Library this week. Of course, every month features women in horror at the Wicked Library."Hand of Glory"A woman has a unique way of getting information from a suspected killer despite his reluctance to cooperate."Homegoing"A woman struggles to come to terms with her son's crimes.

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TWL 709: "Gator Bait", by Owl Goingback

Published: Jan. 25, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds

"Indian Joe" bills himself as the World's Greatest Alligator Wrestler, but he has many secrets - including the fact that his name is actually Harry Gallager.When he meets up with a true Florida native named Wowakan, Harry is challenged in new ways, and may finally come to respect the animals he wrestles...if he lives.

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TWL 708: Christmassacre V, by Multiple Authors

Published: Dec. 25, 2016, 1:15 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 52 seconds

For the fifth year in a row, The Wicked Library brings you a frightful collection of tales to make you shiver from more than the cold! Enjoy 6 tales to wrap up your year in the most Wicked way possible. Stories: "Yuletide Ride" by Daniel Foytik, "Hark, The Herald" by Aaron Vlek, "The Clause" by Lane Lloyd, "Unc The Snowman" by S. L. Dixon, "Together this Time" by Samantha Pleasant LeBas, "The Dangers of December" by Immortal AlexanderMerry Christmassacre!

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TWL 707: "Raison D'etre", by Nelson W. Pyles

Published: Dec. 15, 2016, 3:08 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 5 seconds

The Lift's Guide, Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes begins to question not only her existence but her purpose. Fortunately for her, there is someone else who can not only sympathize, but can help guide her through this particularly rough time in her unlife.In this first ever crossover, the worlds of The Lift and The Wicked Library collide in a surprisingly uplifting episode about choices. This episode is simulcast as episode S2E3 of The Lift. The version found here also includes an interview with the author.

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

Published: Dec. 1, 2016, 5:52 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 55 seconds

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

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TWL 705: Wickedly Bizarro: 3 Tales by Madeleine Swann

Published: Nov. 16, 2016, 5:59 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 15 seconds

This episode features 3 Tales from Madeleine Swann with one read by Guest Narrator, Jessica McHugh.How to Host a Dinner Party Without Awakening the Dark Ones: A practical guide on hosting a proper dinner party.An Unexpected Reunion: The best reunions are unexpected and come at the most unexpected times.Invite Ghosts and Earn Pounds: A woman and her boyfriend find a way to make some extra money by "hiring" ghosts to haunt their home.

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TWL 704: 2016 LIVE Halloween Special

Published: Nov. 1, 2016, 2 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 52 seconds

For the second year in a row, The Wicked Library comes a-Live at Rickert & Beagle Books! Enjoy 6 tales read by 3 narrators, music by Darkmood, art by Jon Towers, and a special appearance by Your Librarian.Stories / Authors: "13" by Aaron Vlek, "The Ringer" by Lydia Peever, "One Wish for the Wishing Well" by Gwendolyn Kiste, "Grammy Digmarrow" by Brooke Warra, "Pennance" by Jon Grilz, "Sleep" by Immortal Alexander

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

Published: Oct. 26, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes 23 seconds

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?

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TWL 702: "The Man in the Ambry", by Gwendolyn Kiste

Published: Oct. 12, 2016, 2:31 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes 12 seconds

A lonely girl writes letters to the creature residing in her family's ambry. Her parents don't believe the creature is real... until they start finding otherworldly objects in the girl's room.

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TWL 701: "Barry the Basement Bear", by Stuart Conover

Published: Sept. 28, 2016, 3:57 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 21 seconds

A teen boy has a special bear from his childhood. A bear that will go out of it's way to keep the monsters at bay, but in doing so who is the real monster?

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Wicked Library: S7 Teaser

Published: Sept. 12, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 2 seconds

The Librarian has some news for you. The Wicked Library returns September 28, 2016. Go ahead...leave the lights on. www. thewickedlibrary.comSpecial thanks to our sponsor R0DE Microphones! The Wicked Library is recorded on R0DE Microphones. www.rode.com/

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Terror Returns: Two Tales

Published: May 20, 2016, 8:06 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 54 seconds

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?

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Tattershed Home

Published: May 5, 2016, 1:17 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 4 seconds

When a man inherits a home willed to him by his mysterious uncle it appears to be a great stroke of luck, and he's excited to move in his family and give them a chance at an ideal life - there's even a tire swing.Many years later, the cycle repeats with a new family once again ready to move in for a better life.Listen along as we unravel the terrifying mystery that lurks within the walls of Tattershed Home.

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Last Pass & Lights Out

Published: April 22, 2016, 3:16 a.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 36 seconds

This week is a double feature, with two terrifying tales from Miracle Austin!Last Pass:When a man with an addiction learns a family secret, he might be in for more than he bargained for despite whether he believes or not.Lights Out:What if a fear of the dark is justified and the light that keeps it at bay is taken away?

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Sweet & Sticky Sarah

Published: March 24, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 53 seconds

Money and privilege often allow one to operate with impunity, but for one well off Boston elite, things are about to get interesting.Reginald Early, Jr. is the heir apparent to taking over his father's company - a company that was also responsible for the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. But Reginald's arrogance and cruelty might interfere with those plans if he's not careful.

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Dear Cousin Gavin

Published: March 10, 2016, 5:24 a.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 59 seconds

Most families have secrets. But secrets always yearn to be known. Join us as we explore the dark secret of one family. A secret with roots that run deep-- a secret that refuses to stay buried.

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The Taking of Leon Winchell

Published: Feb. 24, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 41 seconds

When Leon spends a day at the Renaissance Faire drinking more than he should, strange things begin to happen. On a downward spiral for a while, has he hit bottom, or is there further to fall? Strange things are afoot in that little tent that seems bigger on the inside.

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All of the Above

Published: Feb. 10, 2016, 12:55 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 29 seconds

Waking up after a long night of drinking, a man finds he has somehow acquired a very unique talent - he immediately knows anything he needs to know exactly when he needs to know it. The question is, why? And, more importantly, what is the price of this strange gift?

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A Job's a Job

Published: Jan. 26, 2016, 5:55 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 3 seconds

Vince, the owner of a convenience store in a small New York town finds himself suddenly in need of a new night manager.The perfect applicant shows up, but what will happen if he hires him? And, what makes him such a good fit for the position?

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The Screen Play

Published: Jan. 10, 2016, 3:20 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes 34 seconds

A collaborative story written by Chuck Rakiecz with contributions from Cynthia Lowman, Mark Seeley, and Uhurina Swann.A fun and unnerving little story that takes place during a Twilight Zone Marathon leads to a strange encounter for Daniel Edward Dunnmire, III when he's joined by fictional versions of a few very well known writers interested in changing his destiny.

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Christmassacre IV

Published: Dec. 24, 2015, 9:10 p.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 19 seconds

Gather round Kiddies, Christmassacre Storytime is about to begin! Today's Wicked Holiday episode features 6 Wicked tales!For this episode, we gathered together a collection of Vicious Victorian Tales, and even a Special Victorian Narrator.We hope you enjoy the Horrorday Fun! Please share the link and rate the show, and Merry Christmas From Dan, Nelson, Victoria, and Your Librarian!

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Chistmassacre 3 - Encore

Published: Dec. 18, 2015, 11:53 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 45 seconds

Getting into the Horrorday Spirit yet? Let's do that with a look back at last Christmas with this delightfully dark encore of Christmassacre 2014 (X3). next week we'll have an all new episode for Christmas Eve that you will NOT want to miss!Until then, drink your Egg-nonica and settle in for a night by the fire.

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Bad Shepherd

Published: Nov. 27, 2015, 9:05 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 50 seconds

Let's REWIND! From Season Two comes a remastered version of Lydia Peever's chilling tale "Bad Shepherd. In this week’s story, we meet Laurel; a sweet girl who grows up to be a “Demon Whisperer." This story is in the collection available on Amazon, Pray Lied Eve: Short Tales of the Untoward! SHOW NOTES: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/rw-4

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Three Tales of Terror

Published: Nov. 21, 2015, 4:57 a.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 26 seconds

Let's REWIND! From Season One comes a story from Nancy Rosenberg England! We also drop two fresh scary short tales from Josef Matulich.Just for extra fun, our rewinds feature an opening that pays homage to classic shows from The Golden Age of Radio that inspired The Wicked Library.

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Extraction

Published: Nov. 14, 2015, 7:36 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 18 seconds

Let's REWIND! You can never have too much Jessica McHugh!Dig this one we dug up from Season 2. This is the story that made your current host, Daniel Foytik a devoted listener and fan of the show. This Wicked, saucy, funny, naughty, gross, and scary as hell episode hits on so many points we can't help but love it. Enjoy a truly Wicked tale that goes in a direction you're not expecting. Pulled from a hidden shelf where the Librarian keeps his favorite episodes, and ready to spin, it's "Extraction."Just for extra fun, our rewinds feature an opening that pays homage to classic shows from The Golden Age of Radio that inspired The Wicked Library. Show Notes: www.thewickedlibrary.com/rw-2

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The Diplomat

Published: Nov. 7, 2015, 3:12 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 27 seconds

Let's REWIND! By popular demand, here is something you're sure to enjoy - a resurrected episode from Season One.As a treat for you all (including Nelson W. Pyles), we managed to find and remaster an old episode from Season One by Barbie Stoeckle. Enjoy a truly Wicked zombie tale that we thought we'd lost forever. Pulled from a deep crevice behind the Librarian's desk and ready to spin, it's "The Diplomat."Just for extra fun, this show features an opening and closing that pay homage to classic shows from The Golden Age of Radio that inspired The Wicked Library. SHOW NOTES: www.thewickedlibrary.com/rw-1

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Live Halloween Special 2015

Published: Oct. 31, 2015, 2:44 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes 44 seconds

Today's episode features 7 wicked tales from the living and the dead. Recorded LIVE in front of a captive audience at Rickert and Beagle Books.Nelson W. Pyles returns to read 6 of the 7 tales. Happy Halloween! Full show notes at www.thewickedlibrary.com/H4

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Donna or Tara

Published: Oct. 24, 2015, 3:48 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 56 seconds

A story that takes place on an ill fated family road trip, this week's tale will make you realize even your worst road trips were never this bad. Deep int he desert, dark things await the Carter Family, from both without and within.A modern tale with traditional Native American elements interwoven, you'll find much to fear on this dark trip.

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Glen Swift

Published: Oct. 16, 2015, 11:16 p.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 10 seconds

A trip through a remote part of Scotland proves to be a challenge for Don and Claire, a couple on an important trip.A truly terrifying tale, it asks if we really ever truly know another person - or ourselves - as well as we think we do.

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Sealed With a Kiss

Published: Oct. 9, 2015, 10:26 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes

Stranded in the Georgia countryside after his car breaks down, Air Force mechanic Kent Philips gets caught up in a storm of epic proportions. As he seeks and finds shelter from the storm, he meets a woman on the run from someone named Luke and what just might be the end of the world. Full Show Notes: www.thewickedlibrary.com/615

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Hadleigh's Monster

Published: Oct. 8, 2015, 4:03 a.m.
Duration: 20 minutes 27 seconds

BONUS STORY: Do you remember the monster under your bed? Did you have a name for it? What would have happened if you whispered to it into the night? Meet Hadleigh's Monster. Be careful. It's hungry.Newsletter readers get our bonus stories a month before everyone else. Signup at www.thewickedlibrary.com.

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Push Button, Get Bacon

Published: Sept. 30, 2015, 11:44 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds

This touching story about a sister's quest to find her brother incorporates zombies in a whole new way, enjoy a taste of Season 3 with "Push Button, Get Bacon." FULL SHOW NOTES http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/bs3-1

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Meat Lover's Special

Published: Sept. 24, 2015, 9:54 p.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 15 seconds

Dash has a problem and a steak dinner and something...special is about to provide a solution. A short tale that takes on a takes on a difficult topic,"Meat Lover's Special" still manages to be fun, dark, and quite Wicked. Enjoy this rare tale that's well done and still bloody good. FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/bs4-1

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Djinn Jihad

Published: Sept. 18, 2015, 7:11 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 26 seconds

An action packed chapter converted from Jon Towers Graphic Novel becomes a great short story for us to enjoy. Funny, dark, and scary as hell shit's about to get real in the 'Burgh when a Djinn is used as a weapon.FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/bs5-1/

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The Darkness Within

Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 6:52 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 59 seconds

Written in the style of the great old Victorian Ghost Stories, comes a story by K. B. Goddard. A mysterious box is found hidden in an unlikely place. What evil will be found within?Show Notes: www.thewickedlibrary.com/614

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Paradise Island Waves

Published: Sept. 4, 2015, 7:10 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 42 seconds

Warning:This episode contains graphic scenes of an adult nature. Derek and Naomi visit Paradise Island - a trip that Trumps all others. When you're on vacation on a Caribbean island with drinks served in coconuts, sand, sun and surf, what could go wrong? This is the Wicked Library, so you know something will. Show Notes: www.thewickedlibrary.com/613

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Train Man

Published: Aug. 28, 2015, 12:31 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 5 seconds

Ever since she was a child, Rissa has been terrified of the trains that rumbled past her house at night and the nightmares that came with them - especially those of the Train Man.While Rissa finds ways to cope with her fear as she grows older, she still remembers her dreams, the Train Man, and the wicked things he did. It's time, Killer. Full Show Notes: www.thewickedLibrary.com/612

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Wicked Things with "The Price" by Neil Gaiman

Published: Aug. 20, 2015, 4:21 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 38 seconds

"The Price" - Neil Gaiman, "Stop 666" - Daniel Foytik, "The Date" - Nelson W. PylesToday's episode features three wicked little tales that are sure to leave you thinking. We hope you enjoy it! Please share the link and rate if you do. Full Show Notes: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/611NOTE: The work included in this episode of The Wicked Library - "The Price", is copyright of Neil Gaiman. No recordings of this episode, in whole or in part, may be made, sold or distributed by anyone other than the author.

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Demon in the Wire

Published: Aug. 13, 2015, 4:43 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 19 seconds

August 6th, 1890, Auburn, NY, Auburn Prison, 6:38 AM: The fist use of the electric chair. Meet the dark figures surrounding this event, and learn their equally dark agendas. As with many infamous events, dark forces gather to take part. But, the most terrifying participants may be those who are largely indifferent.

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Rag Doll

Published: Aug. 5, 2015, 4:02 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 5 seconds

It’s our mid summer special. While the Librarian has everyone busy doing inventory at the Library, we dig deep into the Library’s secret archives and pull out a tale told by one of America’s best known professional storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake. It’s a tale that starts right here in Pittsburgh, PA and heads down into Rich Bottles Jr. Territory – West Virginia.A teacher moves south to take a job and gets more than she bargained for. Sit back and relax and listen to “Rag Doll”.

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Stitches

Published: Aug. 5, 2015, 3:35 a.m.
Duration: 16 minutes 12 seconds

This tale has creepy, wicked terror all sewed up. Enjoy this story that delves into a dark place that’s sure to disturb and delight. Full Show Notes: www.thewickedlibrary.com/NL1

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Audrey at Night

Published: July 29, 2015, 1:02 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 5 seconds

What goes bump in the night? For one woman, an unwanted visitor does - every night. What does she want? Find out in this very creepy tale that redefines the meaning of Night Terrors.Full show notes: www.thewickedlibrary.com/608

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A Scalene Love Triangle

Published: July 22, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 27 seconds

Breaking the rules and the results are at the core of this cautionary tale. Dark, twisted, and sexier than it has a right to be, enjoy an adult tale with more than a few triangles. Full show notes and art at www.thewickedlibrary.com/607

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TWL 606: The Blackest Curse, by Jesse J. Saxon

Published: July 15, 2015, 7:06 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 22 seconds

The Wicked Library brings you a modern version of a traditional folk tale. A play on the bear skin tale, this creative story blends elements from different traditions and the artist's imagination seamlessly. This story reminds us to be careful what we agree too. Things that seem too good to be true often are. Full show notes: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/606/

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The Blackest Curse

Published: July 15, 2015, 7:06 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 22 seconds

The Wicked Library brings you a modern version of a traditional folk tale. A play on the bear skin tale, this creative story blends elements from different traditions and the artist's imagination seamlessly. This story reminds us to be careful what we agree too. Things that seem too good to be true often are. Full show notes: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/606/

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TWL 605: Fish, by Max Booth III

Published: July 8, 2015, 8:02 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 47 seconds

The Wicked Library brings you a dark coming of age tale with "Fish" by Max Booth III. Desperate to become a man, Paul seeks out a mysterious and sexy woman and gets more than he bargained for. Come along for a dark trip that takes you from the everyday into a dark realm where much more more is lost than innocence. Originally published at: http://bit.ly/boothiiifish Art by Barney Bodoano. Full Show notes at: http//www.thewickedlibrary.com/605

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"Fish"

Published: July 8, 2015, 8:02 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 47 seconds

The Wicked Library brings you a dark coming of age tale with "Fish" by Max Booth III. Desperate to become a man, Paul seeks out a mysterious and sexy woman and gets more than he bargained for. Come along for a dark trip that takes you from the everyday into a dark realm where much more more is lost than innocence. Originally published at: http://bit.ly/boothiiifish Art by Barney Bodoano. Full Show notes at: http//www.thewickedlibrary.com/605

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TWL 604: Dominance, by C. Bryan Brown

Published: July 1, 2015, 1:42 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 12 seconds

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

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Dominance

Published: July 1, 2015, 1:42 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 12 seconds

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

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TWL 603: Stuck, by Caitlin Marceau

Published: June 24, 2015, 12:12 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 51 seconds

"Stuck"Author: Caitlin MarceauThe Wicked Library shares a tale that floors you and keeps you there. Get ready for Caitlin Marceau's Wicked debut with a truly horrifying and emotionally terrifying story. We hope you'll agree that there are few things worse than being stuck in the situation like this one. Read on to find out more about the talented Caitlin Marceau.Full Show Notes and Links are at: www.thewickedlibrary.com/603

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Stuck

Published: June 24, 2015, 12:12 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 51 seconds

"Stuck"Author: Caitlin MarceauThe Wicked Library shares a tale that floors you and keeps you there. Get ready for Caitlin Marceau's Wicked debut with a truly horrifying and emotionally terrifying story. We hope you'll agree that there are few things worse than being stuck in the situation like this one. Read on to find out more about the talented Caitlin Marceau.Full Show Notes and Links are at: www.thewickedlibrary.com/603

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TWL 602: Double Dread, by Mark Nixon

Published: June 16, 2015, 3:48 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 20 seconds

The Wicked Library brings you another double shot of terror with a two ghastly new tales from across the pond by Mark Nixon. Enjoy a terrifying trip down a dark alley with "Once There was a Photographer" and a bloody awful trip to claim a special pocket watch with "Best Intentions". Both stories, and many others, can be found on Shadows at the Door. Get more details here: shadowsatthedoor.comThe Wicked Library brings you another double shot of terror with a two ghastly new tales from across the pond by Mark Nixon. Enjoy a terrifying trip down a dark alley with "Once There was a Photographer" and a bloody awful trip to claim a special pocket watch with "Best Intentions". Both stories, and many others, can be found on Shadows at the Door. Get more details here: shadowsatthedoor.comFull Show Notes and Links are at: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/602/

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Double Dread

Published: June 16, 2015, 3:48 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 20 seconds

The Wicked Library brings you another double shot of terror with a two ghastly new tales from across the pond by Mark Nixon. Enjoy a terrifying trip down a dark alley with "Once There was a Photographer" and a bloody awful trip to claim a special pocket watch with "Best Intentions". Both stories, and many others, can be found on Shadows at the Door. Get more details here: shadowsatthedoor.comThe Wicked Library brings you another double shot of terror with a two ghastly new tales from across the pond by Mark Nixon. Enjoy a terrifying trip down a dark alley with "Once There was a Photographer" and a bloody awful trip to claim a special pocket watch with "Best Intentions". Both stories, and many others, can be found on Shadows at the Door. Get more details here: shadowsatthedoor.comFull Show Notes and Links are at: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/602/

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TWL 601: Two Tales To Terrify, by Jessica McHugh

Published: June 8, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 14 seconds

The Wicked Library returns for Season 6 with two new stories by Jessica McHugh. Enjoy a terrifying Lovecraftian tale with "Of Human Symphonies", and a trip to a dark, abandoned island with "Tarnished Treasures". The latter will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dreadful Geographic, an ezine published by our very own Maddie Holiday VonStark. Full Show Notes and Links are at: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/601/

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Two Tales To Terrify

Published: June 8, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 14 seconds

The Wicked Library returns for Season 6 with two new stories by Jessica McHugh. Enjoy a terrifying Lovecraftian tale with "Of Human Symphonies", and a trip to a dark, abandoned island with "Tarnished Treasures". The latter will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dreadful Geographic, an ezine published by our very own Maddie Holiday VonStark. Full Show Notes and Links are at: http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/601/

Listed in: Fiction