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The Wicked Library


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The Wicked Library is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to bringing you stories of horror by the newest and best independent authors. We showcase original short stories, from various horror sub-genres, dramatically read by talented voice actors. Stories feature musical scoring to create truly immersive experience. Enjoy a story? Most of our authors have more stories available on their websites, own podcasts, Amazon pages and elsewhere. Hosted and produced by Daniel Foytik.

On-Demand Episodes

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. Credits Author: Owl Goingback | Storytellers: Mike... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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,... more