The Nickronomicon

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

February 18, 2019

“Dwarf, who’s the sacrifice?” James says, turning to the gasping dwarf.

James gets his answer when the wooden floor beneath him drops out, revealing his position atop one of the carved horns to actually be over a chute. Almost by reaction, he lashed out and grabbed the...

May 21, 2018

The Poveglia School of Sorcery was itself a sovereign nation, as it was owned by the Italian government, who’d barred all from sailing to it’s bone laden shores years ago. The Witches however had set up magical causeways through the Ether, the mystical world of energy...

May 9, 2018

The home to the diseased, the destitute and the downtrodden throughout history. The Romans used the island as a dumping ground for their plague victims, the Greeks did the same. Over twenty years of history showed the darkness of humanity, painted clearly in deeply dug...

October 27, 2017

“On lonely street, on a dark lonely night…” She sang softly to herself as she walked, hands clasped behind her back clutching her purse. “A thousand glittering lights flicker bright…”

Sara was bored… this Halloween had been such a letdown. Her boyfriend hadn’t been avai...

October 13, 2017

This is a post that will show you to a new book I've been working on, the first chapter of which has been uploaded for you to whet your appetite on. It's of an alternate Earth where the supernatural is natural, and ghosts and demons are things that can be measured by s...

August 4, 2017

I gasp as soon as my lungs form, my eyes opening to a searing light. Pain is all I feel, wracking my body as I swiftly grow double, triple the size I’d been moments before. Bones slide along sinew, stretching it taut to the point of snapping as new bones emerge from th...

May 26, 2017

A flurry of snow whipped across the girls face as she ran, her hood pulled up over her platinum blonde plait, her azure eyes staring forward as she rode deeper into the forest on her horse, slowly putting distance between her and them. They’d surprised her, dispatching...