The Nickronomicon

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

October 5, 2018

Albert stared out the window at the collection of orange Christmas lights he’d strung up over his front porch to celebrate Halloween. A plastic skeleton hung from the dead tree that loomed over his front yard, and a graveyard of fake tombstones had been erected to give...

October 3, 2018

Cleaning up the mess left behind by her drunken friends, Sara swayed in her own inebriated state. The party had lasted eight hours, with everyone in costume and good cheer. She’d dressed as an angel and was now regretting it due to how cold the apartment was. She’d bee...

September 24, 2018

“I can’t believe we’re doing this,” Laura said as she boosted her sister over the wall. The black-haired youth was sixteen-years-old this coming weekend and was mad for everything Halloween.

When her sister’s boyfriend said he knew an actual witch, she practically screa...

September 19, 2018

Fred turned the wheel of his Volkswagen around slowly; making a small circular run around the entrance to the Chinese Graveyard, a small plot of land that man of the locals had claimed to be a source of hauntings for more than sixty years. Liz smiled from the passenger...

September 12, 2018

Derek grimaced as he swiped across the page on his smart phone, flipping through the various internet pages on this supposed cemetery out in the middle of nowhere.

“For being as haunted as Stephanie says, this place doesn’t really rate an internet score…” He mumbled as...

August 22, 2018

Looking up, the three friends did indeed note the half full moon dangling high in the sky, surrounded by twinkling bits of starlight. Looking back at Stephanie, who stood by the rusted away bar on the locked gate, an easy enough entrance if you bent down, who was waiti...

August 4, 2018

Derek smiled, hefting his bag of candy over his back. Teetering for a moment from the sheer weight of his haul, he grinned to himself. So far the trick-or-treating in Lincoln’s Grove had been a great idea! He and his friends had come here, dropped off by Cloud’s parent...

November 10, 2017

Sneaking into the abandoned house had been a simple affair, just prying a few loose boards from a window and slipping in through over the broken glass. No big deal.

But now it seemed impossible to get out. The window had vanished, leaving instead a wall covered in peeli...