The Nickronomicon

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

August 2, 2019

“… and so we hereby find you, Michael Scott, guilty of illegal pacts with the Devil and for the practice of sorcery.”

Michael stood there, stoically staring off into space with his hands held taut in ropes, his giant shoulders straight and his muscled arms defined. His...

May 22, 2019

Blinking, Brandon slowly woke with the realization that something was wrong. His arms spread wide, painfully so. He was in his evening wear and tied to a rough tree, one he’d seen a dozen times, if not more. Flexing against the restraints, he pulled and twisted until h...

December 6, 2018

Ashley closed the door behind her, shucking off her coat onto the couch. "Brandon, you home?" She called out.

No response.

"Good," she mumbled, hefting up the bag she'd been lugging. The box was heavier than she thought it'd be, and she was tired of carrying it from wher...

December 5, 2018

"Would you like to see something strange?"

Ashley looked up from the glass case, the rings she'd been eyeing now ignored in favor of looking at the pawn shop owner.

Ashley had been spending the last three weeks looking for a good Christmas gift for her brother. While not...

October 22, 2018

Sharon stood, drenched in blood, mere inches from her mother. Face slack and eyes gaunt, she was shivering despite the warmth of the house. In her hand was a steak knife, stained with crimson fluid.

Lindsay dropped to her knees and wrapped the little girl in a hug, pull...

October 12, 2018

Walking through the fields at dusk, Melody mused, is always a little creepy.

The corn stalks stood tall, taller than Melody by a foot at least. The short woman was dressed in coveralls and a thick work shirt, gloves up to her forearms dirty from the time spent in the fi...

September 28, 2018

Lindsay heaved a sigh.

Her daughter, Sharon, had just come to her with a limp hamster, the second one she’d killed this week. Lindsay had been forced to explain to Sharon the facts of life and death, much to her daughter’s consternation.

With her husband having left a li...

August 31, 2018

Drunkenly wandering through the streets of Austin, Chris and Sakura leaned on each other, laughing at the private jokes they shared from their days at the academy. It’d been five years since they’d seen each other, and after visiting for nearly three hours on 6th stree...