Author has written 20 stories for Horror, Essay, General, Western, Sci-Fi, Historical, and Supernatural.
How do I begin this? Being that I grew up in North Eastern Illinois, born within the mid 1970s and graduated high school in 1994. I had some college but forced to drop out because of health reasons. I am born on Aug 3, 1976, so do the math -- some of these writers on here, I am old enough to be your father, and wrote in the time frame of the early to mid 1990s. I have stories on here that I wrote within the 00 decade. The year I was born was 1976, and the influences I have as a writer are H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Frank Belknap Long, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Peter Benchley, Ray Bradbury, William Hope Hodgson, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Cormier, and Clark Ashton Smith.
I've been compared to one or more of these writers. I had grown up reading a lot of Stephen King's work, the one that I read of his is "Christine" and many of his short stories. I took an old school approach to supernatural horror. Musically I listen to Slayer, Iced Earth, Saviour Machine, and Pantera, tends to translate well into writing dark literature.
Horror is a genre that is always a challenge to write, and there is a lot of subgenres to fall into it. But the one that is the one that creates a genre in itself is Cthulhu Mythos. There is just something about writers who write in the Cthulhu Mythos -- it is a genre that is the most original because there are many stories in it, and one can really play around with it as long there is a body of water near the area. I also write a lot from my nightmares as well so go take a look at some of what I penned on the speculative journal. Any comments one would have -- please by all means sign the guestbook.
The writing will speak for itself here. I write a lot of non-fiction as well and one of them will show up here, the murder in Nordic Hills. I am not a fan fiction writer so don't ask. I write Cthulhu Mythos but I put my own take on it. Then what one would see as an influence is either Milton, Dante, or Sigmond Freud. What makes what I do so disarming is that I am a Christian who does it; and just because I believe in God, it doesn't mean I am not allowed to write dark. I am the main person behind the websiteand I am no longer welcome on deviantart.com so if you want to follow me go to http://unclefossil.wordpress.com and http://nickpacione.tumblr.com where I post submission calls and talk about works in progress.
Much of that is because of what I read in college or currently reading. And what one wants to see when I am up to on a day to day basis, check the journal at. The main genre is horror, though I do write nonfiction as well. Equally as dark if not darker.
I don't write that much fanfic, toyed around with a little bit of it as in a Sherlock Holmes story but the concept is an original horror plot since the character is in the public domain. I did it just so I can get the fanfic readers traffic to my original work on diary-x (now defunct website, but the works from there are in Collectives In A Forsaken Landscape short story collection) and here. Some of the work from here is also found on diary-x and the main site. I am a history buff but that did not really show into my writing until the recent short story inspired by James O'Barr titled "Ghosts of War."
I renewed my account here so I can use my email from Outlook Express, then I would need to do so again soon. I do plan to write an exclusive for here in due time. More of my work can be found on Writings From the Grave and diary-x (since that is where some of these short stories on here came from. Among Shadows is in Collectives with a photograph that goes with the story.)
Though LG will be my last story on here for the time being until FictionPress allows indentations on paragraphs for those who like to make stories appear if they would as they would be published in books.
A Thank you is in order to these writers. In no real order.
I will have FictionPress exclusive material here from one time or another. My Science Fiction story, Lake Fossil,was released exclusively to this website. Those of you who took the time to read this story and left some strong reviews on it; it is the kind of story that I was knocked back a few feet because of the way its done. I never wrote a Sci-Fi story before I wrote this one, but I did read a lot of Science Fiction growing up. I am working on a print exclusive short story which will be debuting in the anthology Tabloid Purposes as a bonus story. Also be looking for a new short story titled, Bite of the Spider on an upcoming anthology called Reality Check.
There will be a story that is going to be a bonus on Tabloid Purposes (well was, due to time contraints I had to release it without Leviathan's Ghost -- I am keeping it quiet except for those who've got the chance to read this as I was writing it. The story is influenced by Peter Benchley and H.P. Lovecraft. And for those interested in my book, Collectives In A Foresaken Landscape this is the link where they can obtain it. Those of you involved with making Tabloid Purposes happen, thank you. If you want to get a copy of Reality Check, send me an email or email the rest of the members of the anthology as well as the editor Thomas Long, Jr. There had been a lot of questions of where this anthology can be purchased at -- send me an email and I will get the link for you. -- Collectives In A Forsaken Landscape -- Tabloid Purposes -- Reality Check
Now The Walls That Bleed got accepted into an anthology called. It is a literary journal in print much like the Ethereal Gazette will be except that I will be featuring mainly speculative writing (fiction and true stories that are equally as speculative in nature.)
December 31, 2004: I got an email from Ronald Hanna of Wild Cat Books, my short story Life Inheritance will be featured in an anthology called New Writers Of The Purple Page. If you want more details on where you can snag a copy of this book, send me an email and I will provide link.
January 11, 2005: The magazine is called The Writers Post Journal. I just signed the contract and my appearance in the magazine is official. Jackie releases the magazine a month a head of time. I just signed the contract as of over the weekend so that means my new short story well written November 7, 2004, can be found over there.
February 10, 2005: Getting ready to go out for the weekend but I have a new story up on my journal. If you want to give this one a read you can also find it on my site atas well. You can find the story on diary-x -- it is titled Observations of an Abandoned Seminary. It is a true story about the Maryknoll College. I at least write one or two true stories a year but I think I might be writing more of them often.
I am now working on a new short story which is going to be sent around to a few magazines either as a small press or a semi-pro magazine. The story itself is going to be similar to Bite of the Spider and House of Spiders in theme. Other than that it is going to be quite different because there will be no bugs in there. There's going to be a character who is physically ill, and quite a few characters -- this time I am giving the stories a good female cast as well as males. The similarity I will have with this story to the other two are that it will have a Reality TV theme, but the similarities stop there. Update: I released that story exclusively to a chapbook called Stories of the Apparitions
Gothic Beauty Magazine. look for a short story titled OUR WORLD IS FUCKED.-- (True Ghost Story) Rated: PG-13 for thematic moments. This is about a college that I used to live near in Glendale Heights. This one can be found on either my site at diary-x or at AuthorsDen.I wrote this one entirely from a public computer. Want to see how I do as a true story writer -- this is one of those examples. Before you blast me as a fiction writer, read the nonfiction first. This story is slated to appear in a small press Gothic magazine -- the editor of the magazine was originally with a magazine called
In Progress: I am working on a Science Fiction story titled The Storms of Armegeddon, which is inspired by Trent Roman's short story, The Drowning Of New Orleans, then a sequel to House of Spiders and Bite of the Spider, titled The Account of Todd Hollins: House of Spiders III. This is written by Barbara Anna Marjanovic and myself. This one by far is longer than the ghost story I wrote on my website titledand it is looking to be longer than Leviathan's Ghost. Then an urban legend inspired horror story which I am planning to send to a few contests.
Norwood's Discovery. (Specualtive Literary) PG: for thematic content. I am working on this one at the moment. Terry Vinson saw this one as a work in progess and the vibehe said it has is a Jules Verne one. It does have that influence. It is a Science Fiction story in design, but nothing eggheaded. . Also I will allow authors on FictionPress to write fanfiction stories off LAKE FOSSIL and House of Spiders if they wish, but no SLASH OR YAOI crap off of it. LAKE FOSSIL based stories will be published in an anthology I am compiling to see who can do that style of Sci-Fi the best. I am also working on a new periodical magazine seefor the guidelines. NO SLASH OR YAOI CRAP. I will run the best story off those stories on the magazine.
Available for purchase is the anthology,, proceeds to this project goes right to the American Red Cross. The story itself is a work of fiction inspired by a tornado that hit that area in 2004. So the anthology is conceived by me and co-edited by Macey Baggett Wuesthoff. So if you want some exclusive stories in that one go for it -- you can't go wrong with the stories in there and if you get the anthology its for a good cause. It is a horror story but not by some of the ways I wrote horror before this one. So sit back and enjoy this one. This story clocks in at the same length as some of the stories I've published on here but this by far is an atmospheric son of a gun. Think what I did with The Ferryman's Wheelchair but with the forces of nature. Features Erin Mackay from the Corpse Blossoms anthology and John Floyd who was featured on Alfered Hitchcock Magazine.
UTICA, Illinois, is in its original form on there but I am shopping the expanded version of the short story around to various magazines. If you want to see the interview done by Staci Layne Wilson about this anthology look for it on. This was my first interview in years since the one on The Horror Post. This interview was done upon finishing up Tabloid Purposed 3 and More Frightening Than Fiction.
Okay if you want information on certain titles go to my site onand catch up with me on Google. If you guys enjoyed The Cabbie Homcide on here, and want more about this story -- check out my memoir, , on Amazon.com then if you want insights on the stories in the pages of Issue Five and Ten from me as Nickolaus A. Pacione and N. A. Pacione, I speak about both at length on my where I pulled out the play I mentioned from The Pattern of Diagnosis.
My magazine,, can be picked up on lulu.com so go ahead and grab yourself a copy from there. I am taking submissions for the third issue. If you're an author and graduated high school in the Class of 1994 -- and want to be published, shoot me an email and I will send you my submission guidelines for this one. Four authors from each of the genres listed on ralan.com will be picked. And that will be the next anthology I am working on along with the Best of the House of Pain anthology, and right now I am going to be working on it the moment I have a chance to get into Morris. I relocated to Justice, Illinois.
Lake Fossil officially has two sequels. The first sequel is found on HorrorMasters.com and issue two of The Ethereal Gazette. Lake Fossil III is exclusive to the science fiction novella collection, titled Stories of Science and Curiousity.
The story that was published to Insomnia Magazine is titled Ghosts In The Tornado. (This story is published stateside in an anthology called Nickolaus Albert Pacione Delivers...A Library Of Unknown Horrors. The cover was done by Alex Rivera as a Christmas present in 2007. I have a revamped version that's now in The Edgar Allan Poe Museum library in Ricmond, Virginia.)
Whoever said my career is going to tank -- they can go to hell with the sodomites.
House of Spiders 3 on Naked Snake Press.
Flying Cigars appeared on Lake Fossil III is available exclusively on my lulu.com site in two things -- The Writings Collected: Vol 2 and as a book by itself. Flying Cigars is what Lake Fossil did for lake creatures what this will do for UFOs.(the story is still in print now -- and it will stay a print story. The time that the story was on the website now expired, but I got published there on the first try. Tales of the Talisman said this story was too G-Rated when there was minor swearing. They published The Typewriter instead which turned out pretty damn cool in pring paired up with Tom Kelly.)
I am taking submissions for a nonfiction anthology, I will be posting details for the second installment of More Frightening Than Fiction. I am trying to get some dark stories dealing with the side of medicine that overlaps the prison system in another state.
The nonfiction story titled APT #2W on Withersin Magazine. Details of that one can be found on.
I will have a few more stories coming to print, one of them is a reprint from Tales of the Talisman -- Observations of An Abandoned Seminary will be published in Haunted Times Magazine. Those of you parodying FUCKBEATER -- can go to hell because you're fucks. But with that being said -- I am going to have more non-fiction available in print.
My vampire short story Blood Contender is in the hands of a skilled editor so it can work the kinks out of it so I can send it to a few more magazines down the line. this story is now in the collection Dirty Black Winter -- some asshole decided it was funny and leak the fucking thing. Whoever is pirating the story needs to have their face soaked with gasoline and introduced to a cigarette lighter.
UPDATE: SPECTRAL EXILE is being saved for another anthology in an edited form and BLOOD CONTENDER will be in an anthology, Diabolic Tales II. My non-fiction book is done and you can grab Tabloid Purposes IV on Lake Fossil Press. PASSENGER is reprinted to this project. The non-fiction book is called An Eye In Shadows. But if you want to read up something for free in the mean time check out thisthat was conducted of myself and Mike Philbin -- how do you like your horror?
there is a lot of new stuff being worked on and rewriting the submissions guidelines for Tabloid Purposes 6. I got accepted a few times on Associated Content for original non-fiction works. I have a new short story that takes on the entire world of real person fiction and doing what I did when I wrote The Fandom Writer but on a bigger scale. That story is published in The Ethereal Gazette: Issue Seven -- House of Cards.
I am working on a second local author edition of the Ethereal Gazette.
I am working on a novella (some joker tried to pirate this fucker on my blog) equally as offensive as The Fandom Writer -- I am very proud of that story, so you little ANALLY INFLICTED DEATH SENTENCE carriers like to pick on that story because what it stands for; kiss my ass because it was written at a time when I was very angry with the slash/yaoi writers because I took a stand against it. I revised The Fandom Writer twice and one of the revisions will be making their way online. You thought it was offensive before -- it's even more offensive now, and the print version is a loud "FUCK YOU."
I write horror with a Conservative angle and been published for my horror, science fiction, dark creative non-fiction and true paranormal yarns respectively. Issue 11 of the magazine is published but looking for submissions for future issues. E-mail me at email@example.com for the Submission guidelines, if you hate slash fiction then you're a friend of mine. If you do controversial and can you do something more controversial as well as equally offensive than The Fandom Writer (I do a really UN-PC take on the Gothic.
This particularly nasty horror yarn is a favorite of Bob Morgan, Jr. the author of BLOOD RAIN and his JOHN DARK SERIES. I am actually revising The Fandom Writer as it first appeared onReading Room. The newer version is a little more offensive and swears a little more. I am going to reissue this story in print in the expanded form) Let me fucking see it. I want to see you guys do really offensive horror stories for Issue 11. Grab Issue 10 from Lulu.com, and read FAT-BUSTERS by Carol Sullivan -- if you write dystopic fiction send it to her online magazine. She runs Distypia Magazine. I have Tabloid Purposes: Book Five on Amazon.com now and that has a Cyberpunk epic I wrote called Cyber:Terror:Machine.
I am planning a few anthologies for 2010. I have new stories I am shopping around and they're all epic sixed works -- one of them will mirror James O'Barr in concept and this is my first Urban Fantasy yarn, titled "When Angels Wept Blood." One of my stories on FictionPress.com actually got FictionPress blocked from a college library computer -- which is something I can take responsibility for and I am one of the more controversial authors on FictionPress and controversial on AuthorsDen.com -- you want to see new free works go to http://nickolaus.deviantart.com. You can also get information about buying my dark memoir.
I wrote the book in a time frame of 2005-2007 -- I had two false starts, but the spring into summer 2007 I wrote the book in one shoot. The way it was arranged is similar to Armstead's Darkness Fears. If you can do a story that is truly frightening between the rating of G to R and want to get published for it, shoot me an e-mail and if I like the story; you'll be a published author. I re-edited The Fandom Writer and redesigned my official website,. I am republishing The Cabbie Homicide in a new book I am writing of all my articles. The Statue is now in the reading room with the photograph that inspired it, now it will have the layout similar to my blog on blurty.com and my message board on network54.com. The reading room has another repackaged story with the html going with it too called Inquisition Revisited which is one of my 2010 stories. The layout is modeled after The House of Pain e-zine.
Well with that being said, if you come to my website -- don't forget to sign the guestbook. I am still active on here doing reviews of short stories and I revised the ending of The Fandom Writer to make it flow a little better. The ending is a little better than the last time when I first wrote the story in 2004. the version of the story that's in Dirty Black Winter is totally reworked and expanded, information about the book is found on. The book can be purchased on Lulu.com for $16.90. I have a new journal set up for freebie reads and if you like the reads on here, I deliver the goods on there. I am doing this as I am submitting out to publications too. I have one in consideration for a professional magazine, hopefully that would break me out as a professional writer.
The Fandom Writer has an unrelated sequel in progress at the time of updating my profile here, I will not give away any more details for the time being. I am planning an anthology of horror stories featuring writers from FictionPress.com exclusively. If you don't write slash, yaoi, femslash, yuri, or Mpreg stories I will personally extend the invitation for all of you. GAME OVER is on it's way to become a novel that I might enter in competition but I am not sure if they take semi-pro authors like myself. The Fandom Writer in the book is a little more notorious than both versions.
Send all submissions for this on. This is a 4theluv anthology, and ralan.com doesn't run the guidelines for these so I am on my own. Send the formats .abi, .odt, .docx .doc, .wps, or .rtf. I am not planning to compete with Library Of Horror Press here, but I want to give them a run for their money from someone whose been at the publishing game since my birthday in 2004.
I am taking the publishing details with stride. I am looking to publish the completed book on Lulu.com so all contributors came to print. Issue 13 is now available on Lulu.com and features Pamela K. Kinney. More works that can be read for free are on-- there are some new material written there and presented the way I wanted to present the stories here but with the changes I stopped with the uploading to here. If you're looking to submit for Issue 14 the issues are available for submission right now, I am taking novella submissions with short stories as interludes between each novella. House of Spiders 3 will be reissued with this.
I resurrected my old venue on a new site, the venue I became the second generation host for the first time had been reborn called. I formed this again after some cyberbullies manipulated the owner into letting them become admins, they got angry because I demoted them and decided to challenge one of the bullies to a fist fight so I am focusing more on Shadow of Darkness. this place will contain explicit and politically incorrect content.
GAME OVER is with PublishAmerica -- I wish they listened to me about the dead woman in the bathtub. This book is the one that will take on The Picture Of Dorian Gray. It's more brutish in the feel, beatdowns, suicides, and freak accidents. The infamous novel gets urinated on in my novel. The second namesake is available on Amazon.com -- Nickolaus Albert Pacione Delivers: More From A Library Of Unknown Horrors featuring the fictionpress story Hellplex and a few others from here the next anthology is announced on. If you want to fan me on -- I do have an author page on there now so if you want to keep in touch, I am there too.
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