NL2: “Hadleigh’s Monster” by Jesse J. Saxon



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About the Author:

Jesse J. Saxon was born in the shadow of Pittsburgh. Jesse has been a fan of horror and fiction since early childhood. He initially got started writing in junior high and kept it as a hobby until the mid 2000s when he began to pursue it as an active interest and profession. In addition to writing fiction, Jesse also covers the nonfiction world by way of op-ed pieced and journalism for the world of Mixed Martial Arts. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, good coffee, reading all sorts of things, and cigars with his cat.

Twitter: @WBSurvival
Other Projects


About the Artist:

Steven Matiko is a talented artist who enjoys horror and dark fiction. Many pieces of his work can be found on the 9th Story Website. Steve is also a musician and his original music is often featured on the 9th Story.

Twitter: @S_Matiko


Dramatic reading performed by Daniel Foytik:
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The voice of the Librarian was performed by Nelson W. Pyles (
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The voice of Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes was performed by Amber Collins
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Production Music

The Wicked Library Theme
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (

Children’s Theme, Smoking Gun, Spider Eyes, Long Note Two, Time Passes, Bent and Broken, Moonlight Hall, Rites, Professor and the Plant
Kevin MacLeod (
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The Scarab
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Audio Recording

Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios:

Producer: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producer: Nelson W. Pyles

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