The Nickronomicon

Horror and Fantasy fiction posted by Nicholas Paschall every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

April 11, 2019

“There! Look, there he is!” Bill exclaimed excitedly in a hushed whisper. He and I had been sitting in a deer blind for the better part of a day, camped just above a creek that he claimed all the woodland critters used.

He’d made that claim at four in the morning when w...

March 29, 2019

“All right my young apprentice, let’s get a move on!” Professor Nickels shouted as he leaped from standing pillar to standing pillar, ignoring the darkened recesses far below them. The portly man, miniature in stature, never seemed to have any problem moving along in t...

March 16, 2019

Light! 

Searing, brutal light awakens you, pulling you from the dark oblivion you didn’t even know you were in. Screams echo around you, long and pained, and it’s only after a few moments you realize one is coming from your lips. You ache all over, your nerve endings al...

March 8, 2019

Staring at the old doll, Skye wondered where it all began. Obviously, it’d happened when she’d purchased the doll, an old rabbit with wobbly ears in a sundress with tiny black tap shoes, for her daughter, who’d been away at her grandmother’s house for the last week enj...

March 1, 2019

“Alright Coby, I’m down here,” Jackson said through his radio, the burly construction worker shining a flashlight in the narrow tunnel that was the sewer of 6th street. It ran some eight feet, with grates high above showing the shining neon lights of the many bars that...

August 16, 2018

“I see you’re awake Nancy… oh no, there’s no use trying to hide it, I can see how your body shifted, tensing against the ropes. Open your eyes dear, come now; let’s see those baby blues…”

Nancy slowly opened her eyes, bleary from having been unconscious for so long. Her...

May 25, 2018

Light! Searing, brutal light awakens you, pulling you from the dark oblivion you didn’t even know you were in. Screams echo around you, long and pained, and it’s only after a few moments that you realize one is coming from your lips as well. You ache all over, your ver...

April 27, 2018

While one hand is glued to my faceplate, my other is free with the particle beam wand, I wave it around the front of me where I feel the weight of the creature settled. I hear a screech and then my hand getting pulled. Surprised, I yank back and hear the tearing of the...