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"KING KONG AIN'T GOT NOTHING ON ME MOTHER FUCKER" --- Training Day
The Writings Collected: Volume Two -- my second collection of works ranging from short literary fiction with Gothic undercurrents to full on science fiction. The longer works which were previously chapbooks are availalbe in this volume along with short fiction I wrote from late 2004 into 2006. Halloween On Camera and Lake Fossil III with the first cyberpunk yarn that lays waste to San Franciso which those who celebrate the sin flag, it was a coded "FUCK YOU" -- that story I actually got yelled at by my mother for even thinking of this one because she told me at the time it was too soon, features a controversial author photo where it has a picture of Nancy Pelosi being called s rude word -- the room mates at the time actually thought this was offensise. I actually found it hilarious because it had my sense of humor.
DARKENED HORIZONS: ISSUE 3 -- featuring DAMNATION OBSERVES! I close the anthology out and it has a one page ad for Tabloid Purposes IV. The new story is a story akin to the more bizarro authors in there, but doesn't forget about the traditional horror crowd. It breathes a pure insane old school Pacione horror story, the faith vs. madness theme you'd see in FALSE HEALER and 144,000.
Tabloid Purposes IV -- you've seen this coming all summer of 2007, it was whispered rumors of it when I finished Tabloid Purposes 3 and it was unleashed at Gothicfest 2007. Featuring stories by Casey Gordon, S.G. Cardin, Terry Lloyd Vinson, Ken Goldman, Brian W. Keen, and others. This is as close as some get to seeing an AuthorsDen horror anthology but there will be an AuthorsDen anthology planned (the guidelines will be just as strict as Tabloid Purposes.) The 2008 reboot contains my photography and a very dark introduction from Joseph R. Armstead that set the tone for the anthology. The lead story from my protege actually really took this Tabloid Purposes to become one of the darkest within the series.
I am influenced by H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, friend and author J.M. Barlog, friend and author Terry Lloyd Vinson (between him and Joni, I became a print published author for the very first time) and Algernon Blackood just as a horror writer. I've been toying around with the idea of writing Science Fiction in recent years and you can read some of my Science Fiction entires on either FictionPress.com. I am equally influenced by H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Jules Verne, and Isaac Asimov. But predonimately I write Gothic Horror and a little bit of a bad boy, as Fred Wiehe coined me -- a renegade.
I was born in 1976 and raised around the late Richard Matheson's work being aired on the small screen. Twilight Zone: The Movie I use to watch with my mother on cable when we first got cable in the house. My first exposures to horror were H.P. Lovecraft and Richard Matheson. I didn't start reading Matheson's work until after I was published after an interviewer compared my catalog on the now defunct diary-x presence to Matheson and friend, author John Paul Allen.
My family thought Richard Matheson was just safe enough for me but when I read Stir of Echoes, that changed the way I wrote horror forever. I still write Lovecraftian horror but now I mix a lot of Matheson elements into it. I am drawn to what is called the Blue Collar Gothic.
I write horror with a tenacity that is seen in some of the more extreme forms of heavy metal -- picture of someone who plays death metal couldn't find the personnel to form a band,. They have so many elaborate concepts and ideas in them so they crossover into writing Gothic Horror, but they take that death metal intensity with them.
I also will write science fiction from tie time time. It all started with Lake Fossil and it snowballed from there -- House of Spiders and Bite of the Spider got my foot in the door. I've been published since 1997 online but in print since 2004 -- my first story got picked up by EbooksOnDisk.com in an anthology called Reality Check: An Anthology Of Horror on my birthday. (Terry Vinson gave me the lead on this one.) My styles as a science fiction are a little more akin to Jules Verne but when I do the cyberpunk style it is similar to if Jules Verne was writing Blade Runner.
I've been writing horror, horror movie reviews, and creative non-fiction since 1990, but I've been doing science fictoin for less than a few years. As recently as 2007 I became a heavy metal reviewer, the core reviews are in the home grown as my personal friend, Scott Davidson coins it. I love the term so how I describe my brand of horror. I'm rookie in the Science Fiction genre. I've been writing science fiction since 2004, half-joking with Nicholas S. Stember about which was easier to write. Out of that Lake Fossil is born -- that story actually sequels going for it. I allow fan fiction from Lake Fossil, but one condition, it's only alllowed in my magazine and my magazine only.
I've also been publishing my own magazine too via an imprint I started on Lulu.com since doing Tabloid Purposes. I've been published internationally on Insomnia Magazine *July/August 2006* and that story is going to be reprinted twice in two more magazines stateside (now published nationally in New Mexico, and yet to be published locally.)
Lately I've learned a new trick in combining Horror and Science Fiction in one story, then I've been doing creative nonfiction stories that are scarier than my fictional counterparts in horror. I showcased some of the most talented writers in the small press so far -- and featured a lot of new writers in the years that I've been online.
I was published the first issue of WitherSin Magazine with a true ghost story -- this one had been reissued in Issue 10 along with the photograph I wanted Misty to include with itand in the pages of Dirty Black Winter. Issue 10 -- it is complimented with a closing entry by Daniel Willow (this bad boy stirred up a hornets nest of controversy.) I did live with two room mates who are both history buffs so living around a lot of antiques I am bound to get some inspiration from it. I sold work to Tales of the Talisman, HorrorMasters.com (if you're looking for LAKE FOSSIL 2, it's reprinted in my second issue of The Ethereal Gazette.. Dave called this one tempting) Withersin Magazine and the famed Naked Snake Press.
I was slated in Haunted Times Magazine too, the May 2007 issue with Observations Of An Abandoned Seminary. I write horror predomiantely and true life dark stuff too. I don't fuck around with erotic scenes in horror, I like my horror to kick the reader in the head as they're reading it with the dark ideological subject matter or subject matter dealing with mental illlness.
I credit a lot of my writing style in the horror genre to heavy metal music, and Anthony Nichols of Meliah Rage actually wished me the best of luck with the Horror when they sent me the video for Undefeated and Barely Human (thanx man, good luck with Meliah Rage.) Some of my stories share titles with Tournquet's songs (Ghost at the Wheel, Gruesome Cargo, and The 'Hand Trembler, and a character named for one of their songs in GAME OVER,) I've been on AuthorsDen since 2002, and happy to call the Den my home -- and it became a welcomed extension to WRITINGS FROM THE GRAVE in many ways.
I had my main website is teenager so to spea that lauched on May 16, 1997 on tripod. I actually have that site still over there, but it actually got too big for what tripod. Don't get me wrong, tripod been good to me over the years. Horror with the same kind of intensity you'd see with the death metal movement -- what I want to do with my work is inspire the next wave of thrash or death metal bands.
What author do I compare House of Spiders 3 to -- oh shit, Barbara Marjanovic cites Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, I cite H.P. Lovecraft and Richard Matheson -- picture the four of them coming together and collaborating, you got House of Spiders 3. CTHULHU MYTHOS meets DRACULA! I am part of that club known as the "signed in blood" club because I did sign a few copies of the first collection using my blood.
Barbara Marjanovic and Terry Vinson can be both seen with their stories in the third sequel and the Tabloid Purposes anthologies. I honored to have Joseph Armstead for taking the time to do the introduction of the book because we've been following each other's respective careers ince In a nutshell is the literary equal to a semi-truck slamming into an SUV at 200 mph. I was trying to do an interview with both of them because emerged around the same time. When read the story Good Riddence by Barb, I knew that I wanted to collaborate with her -- gave her the first sale of a novella. She tested out my docuhorror approach along with my respective fictional ghost stories (this is one of my staples as well as writing Lovecraftial Horror.. And a novella that's even more notorious than The Fandom Writer had been unleashed during the Christmas Season to buy the readers some time before the namesake sequel was published -- I got to reunite with another Tabloid Purposes One author, a Tabloid Purposes II who appeared in 3, then the closing author from IV. I got to work with cult author HORNS who became an advocate when it came to a Gothic Creative Nonfiction story titeld The Ward -- which is going to take the lead spot for a project that is being outlined in more detail as that is one of the sister anthologies to the upcoming book Confessional -- a Stygian version of my Christian testimony which I wrote in a way which echoed my Atheist years, the first Christian era, the first GothicPreacher era which was the beginnings of Writings From The Grave, the loss of faith and into my publised career and publisher careers -- this book is Dirty Black Winter's sister book as it ties all my catalog together. In other words it is a solo book that is a Tabloid Purposes IV story as a full length book as it's a work of nonfiction..)
I might be the most bleeped author on here because I use vulgarity in my work especially when I write horror -- vulgarity and horror go hand in hand, and yes I will say FUCK every now and then. I like to keep it motherfucking BRUTAL, and find it fun to piss the reader off every now and then. When they get angry at a story -- I point them over to my facebook and tell them to look at the photograph for a long time see what the picture is telling them.
That picture I can't throw up on here because this is a family site -- horror is about how many people you can scare and how many you can give the finger in the process of writing the damn story. So fuck you Element of Style, fuck you to hell. The Element of Style doesn't teach people how to write a good horror story -- so I give Shrunk and White's the midddle finger. Some of what I write some people respond like I just gave them the bird. You want to learn how to write horror, read DANSE MACABRE by Stephen King and read Lovecraft's work. That's something you pick up on your own -- and have a lot of heavy metal blasting for the death scenes, especially Doom Metal.
I am coined the HEAVY METAL AUTHOR by Mykil of Withering Soul. I am also a freelance heavy metal vocalst, and what makes what I do unique in the horror genre is that I am a Christian and a notorious Conservative (I try to keep my politics out of horror but there is one story I have a pro-life delivery in a Gothic Horror yarn.)
I am recognized among the Cthulhu Mythos circles and recently the 2012 circles because of my notorious novella, The Storms Of Armageddon. The controversial scene in that one is that I detroy San Fransisco in a Tsunami. That doesn't fly too well among certain circles, well fuck them if they get offended. Yeah I am not shy when it comes to writing controversial stuff, I am faith based but I like to give Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Pahaniuk a run for their money. I know who they are but I am not influenced by them. I am capable of doing transgressive horror when needed.
I give certain trends the finger when I write horror, my facebook picture is from a night I hosted in 2008. That same night is where I got my coin -- I am influenced by the masters in the early 20th Century. I am going to hit hard and hit fast when needed -- I take pride in being a bit of a caveman but if I was a pussy, it wouldn't work for me when it comes to writing the extremely dark shit. I don't write with sexual content so I go double duty with other sensitive matter in my brand of Extreme Gothic Horror.
Some of you might remember the time frame of 2002-2003, I embeded an Mp3 of Empyrean Sky's Vulture eys. In other words -- I made AuthorsDen.com a little bit louder, in other words pretty much had free reign of the place and sometines been the anthology advisor for the Den -- as I tried attempt to produce a few anthologies consisting of my friends from the den. I will sometimes do this from time to time, because I want AuthorsDen.com to rock the place. I've been here from quite some time -- I am usually haunting the horror genre on here (that's where all the fun is. Matt may I goth up the horror section.)
Birth Place: Elk Grove Village, IL The Stars And Stripes
I've really enjoyed seeing my work get published in various magazines both fiction and non-fiction alike (first published in print overseas then stateside a few times. Tales of the Talisman 2.1 and 2.4 carries my works -- Observations of An Abandoned Seminary and a fictional horror story based off my old apartment in Justice titled The Typewriter. It was inspired by the current owner of the North American Phonograph Company.) I managed to piss off some "professionals" along the way, and now I am working on a new short story that is true then going back and reworking short stories that almost got lost to the system crash I had. My biggest achievement is getting published with a novella I co-wrote with Barbara Shenouda -- I would love to cowrite something with her again because she's got some skills and can pack a punch of her own. I am starting to become an interviewer in my magazine. Issue Six has a killer interview with a New England based horror hostess. I had the honor to publish a few very famous short stories from the 1950's and 1960's. I am not only a horror writer, I just became a horror historian and been a heavy metal historian since 2002. I've been running a small press now since 2004 and damn it's a hell of a ride. Fun too. Specficworld.com: Was a Featured Science Fiction author. I've been deemed the most offensive horror author by a lot of watchdog groups, but I will take a cue from heavy metal band Blue Felix "Middle Finger Up." That story that was so offensive, it was the only story that was taken down from the den. I will have a movie credit to my name, and one of my magazine contributors is doing the film. My book cover designer (front cover) John Welborn of Empyrean Sky is going to do the score for the film. I had a hand in picking the soundtrack. So I am introducing one of the most talented heavy metal band out of Des Moines, Iowa. Getting accepted with PublishAmerica with GAME OVER! Running a publishing company since my 28th birthday -- having four books in a museum, you have to admit that's pretty damn cool.
Tabloid Purposes by Nickolaus A. Pacione Edited by Nickolaus A. Pacione. Featuring a strong cast of horror writers and writers of Science Fiction. Featuring writers who appeared on The House of Pain, past and present as well as other sites that have been publishing horror writers. Welcome to the tabloid imagination. This is now known as TABLOID PURPOSES ONE, the renegade anthology that the HWA doesn't want you to have. Prepare to ha... Download Free Preview!
Quakes and Storms: A Natural Disaster Anthology by Nickolaus A. Pacione Anthology edited by Nickolaus A. Pacione and Macey Baggett Wuesthoff. Concept anthology inspired by the recent events that happened of how unforgiving mother nature is. Not for sensitive readers, graphic deplications of storms and aftermath. In the memory of Gerald Grimmett. Featuring new and never before published stories from the editors. One of horror's rising stars joined forces with the M... Download Free Preview!
Halloween On Camera by Nickolaus A. Pacione A group of strangers gathered together to do a ghost hunt in Barrington, Illinois. A short shorty inspired by the anthology, Reality Check.... Lulu
Short Stories A Personal Stalker by Nickolaus A. Pacione This is a true story. this is what happens when someone from Finland gets my personal information and does something malicious with it. This one stalks me on Oct 13, 1993 by Nickolaus A. Pacione Back on June 1, 2002, I introduced this story to Thought Cafe and I came to AuthorsDen at the same time -- a story likened to The Tell-Tale Heart; a true crime work with the Gothic ... I Want To See You In Black by Nickolaus A. Pacione This is a passage from the full length book I self-released titled Il nostro mondo è violentata by Nickolaus A. Pacione racconto breve di epoca 2007 trovato negli ultimi anni, che avrà la versione americana sul mio posto collegato in inglese dove il titolo è esplicito. Ho eseguito questa storia attrave... The Statue by Nickolaus A. Pacione Written as a tribute to a man who knew how to capture the imagination, I learned a lot of what I knew about writing weird fiction from this guy. I would like to dedicate this story ... Carnival of Carpathia by Nickolaus A. Pacione an entry from a journal I started while I was going to Canada. This was written December 26, 2000. It came from the dream that I had when I was camping on one of the ... Ghosts In The Tornado: The Notes by Nickolaus A. Pacione A Gothic horror story by Nickolaus A. Pacione featured in the July / August 2006 Issue of Insomnia Magazine. Authors speaks about the story here, and gives a little basis for the plot. The author's... Fandom Weirdness by Nickolaus A. Pacione This story got me thrown off deviantart.com. So I am going to introduce it here. This one is one me. ... House of Spiders by Nickolaus A. Pacione A young married couple were invited to take part in a reality television show within a hospital that had a dark history behind it, ... A Rural Weird Tale by Nickolaus A. Pacione Originally an exclusive on a site called Vampirefreaks.com. Since I was overthrown from the cult, and have the master copies of the story I will post it here... Witch's Party by Nickolaus A. Pacione This was wrongfully billed as a fictious story written as a non-fiction story, well this is a non-fiction story. It's been a ... Spectral Exile by Nickolaus A. Pacione From Nickolaus A. Pacione, read at your own risk. Story is linked on Writings From The Grave. Warning -- this story has several nasty little surprises. Now a part of Dirty Black Winter .... Inquistion Revisted by Nickolaus A. Pacione This is about a period in my life where it was pure hell, leading into my first nervous breakdown. It previously appears on Deviantart.com listed under transgressive.... The Monster Amongst Man by Nickolaus A. Pacione A retrospect on the events of Tuscon, Az. Warning: Dark subject matter and sensitive subject matter. I wrote this about a few days after the e... Darkness From The Skies by Nickolaus A. Pacione In the gathering clay where one would see its tracks, as the prayers of the children are spoken into the empty skies. The presence of the crawling chaos... The Ferryman's Wheelchair by Nickolaus A. Pacione An Illinois woman loses her ability to walk but that was only the beginning of the horrors that were to become of her. She was haunted by a wheelchair being pushed around by supernatural forces. This... La Maladie Induit (Sickness Induced) by Nickolaus A. Pacione French translation of Sickness Induced . I posted it for members of Howling Syn since they are from Quebec. The english version of this Gothic tale is posted as a pdf download. ... Accidental Ghosts by Nickolaus A. Pacione a ghost story set during the Christmas holiday. From horror author, Nickolaus A. Pacione comes an entirely different type of short story.... Bloodletting by Nickolaus A. Pacione writing as Theo Wolfe: October 21, 1994: It h... The Hitchhiker's Wanderings by Nickolaus A. Pacione a short story that was inspired by an urban legend.... Life Inheritance by Nickolaus A. Pacione A hybrid between a Gothic horror and a literary fiction short story, written in the memory of Darrell Abbott from Pantera and Damageplan. The darkness between the gothic horror is one that stands in... In The Reflection Of a Lens by Nickolaus A. Pacione a work of fiction by Nickolaus A. Pacione inspired by a few ghost stories and by Reality Check. Easy one of the eeriest stories by Pacione.... Insect by Nickolaus A. Pacione Wheaton revisited but by the plagues, in the visitation becomes the stranger aeons. A tale of the Cthulhu Mythos. The short story opening the dark collection of short stories titled Collectives... Leviathan's Ghost by Nickolaus A. Pacione Afraid of the water before? A horror story written in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and Peter Benchley. One would never see a shark the same way again, let alone go swimming on the beaches because ... Misguidance by Nickolaus A. Pacione finally a new story available, read on for details where it can be found. On AuthorsDen: The notes for the story so readers don't get too confused on why the story was written....
untitled by Nickolaus A. Pacione ....... eternal judgement by Nickolaus A. Pacione keeper of sins and the end...... Birthed In Ashes.... by Nickolaus A. Pacione ...left from no tomorrow...... Passing Judgement by Nickolaus A. Pacione I got blamed for this incident on April 20, 1999, along with a colleague of mine. This was the poem I wrote more as a middle finger to the ones who insist on calling them gods. ... In Memoriam... by Nickolaus A. Pacione this is a poem I wrote about a reader who died a week ago. So this is would be a nihilistic diatribe decending into theology.... Chant of Dagon by Nickolaus A. Pacione blasphemous laughter heard once again
as he is pulling on the evangelist's strings
falling from the ashes in the sky
as ashes were born from Icarus' wings,
where the puppets prea... a prayer to nothing by Nickolaus A. Pacione to no one I pray
that comes in never
when I watch them
watching them pray
whisphers of blasphemy
as it waits beneath
waiting for no one to be
as from no one I pray,,
... Spoken Silence by Nickolaus A. Pacione haunted by my consequences
as the lies I was told to believe
which follows in the darkness
as brought on in a spoken silence
haunted by the endless years
brought by on by the time... Congregational Plague by Nickolaus A. Pacione we seek faith in sanity
as it falls from infamy
the dying among days
salvation from empty skies
fuck all the goddamn dogma
dogs worshipped a... killing the rapture by Nickolaus A. Pacione
one take from my sanity
that all become unborn
as they say born again
only to become aborted
once again, in death
take my hand of life,
among the wheel of pain,
that ... youth pastor's hypocrisy by Nickolaus A. Pacione faith that I run from for many years
induced by a man who claimed to be of god,,
for reasons of death bringing upon to everything,,,,
horror that comes when I tried to awaken from
nigh... Pacione's Inferno by Nickolaus A. Pacione fires awaken from reminders of forever
carrying from the fear in hand with crucifix
within the hell of the never -- in the seas
within the... Crown of Shit by Nickolaus A. Pacione ... years of cold by Nickolaus A. Pacione it comes from time dividing me
as justified fears told from years
from hours of seasons be told
death coming in the years of cold
one more hour, one more year
one more day, ... blacker aeons by Nickolaus A. Pacione death -- walking around in fields of demise
coming before the hours of so many lies
that comes before the mind of the hours
in the time of the passing years -...
My domain expired so this is going to take it's place a bit. My codexed journal has my nightmares as they are in the current era. This one is noted for the current era standout -- 21 Days and String of Nerves.
Where you see my candid thoughts and posting of submission guidelines it is also simulcasted with my wordpress.com blog. The wordpress I am uncensored and offensive. I created that blog to entertain my friends from Glendale Heights. The tumblr blog is about me talking about my work in the publishing industry and posting links to my freebies when I have them. Some of my blog entires are very insightful and biting about my contemporaries and sometimes take one further into certain books and anthologies as well as the magazine's issues where my stories are in there. My blog on tumblr.com is quite indepth here with some entries as some of them are 3000 plus with a few of them and my guidelines for the magazine are made live there too if you want to submit to this -- go for it.
Come hang out with us on facebook.com -- if you're alumni working with lulu.com, and are a Conservative be careful because I can't get on lulu.com to back you guys up. But CreateSpace.com revealed they had our back all these years. So you can get namesake there and working on getting everything else moved in. Pig Feces gave me my original files for Tabloid Purposes as I had originally uploaded this an .RTF file. But now you see some aspects that are evident with Tabloid Purposes IV that's coming soon guys. Tabloid is returning too and applying new fonts to the book.
Check out the magazine I am featured twice in it then one of my contributors is featured in the following issue after it. Check out Lawrence Dagstine in this one too. It is a damn good magazine overall so go ahead and check it out.
Working on new short fiction and trying to re-launch the magazine. If you are interested in the submission guidelines, please join my social network Shadow of Darkness I am featured with a non-fiction story on Withersin Magazine (the story is reprinted in Issue 10 of my .magazine) Constantly editing anthologies of horror fiction and sometimes non-fiction. I am writing my Christian testimony, trying to do submission calls for three anthologies, writing my second novel, and writing a novella as my pseudonym, Lloyd Phillip Campbell. I will continue to run The Ethereal Gazette, just I want something for the metal scene to have to help get bands promoted ans such. I recently redid my main website go take a look around. Just recently released the newest issue of The Ethereal Gazette, and reprinted the story that got me published in a wider distribution called APT #2W -- I have the GLs together for the second local author issue of the magazine and the deadline is extended to when filled (so if you're a local author shoot me a message and I will give you more details.) Go to the link for Lake Fossil Press and scroll down to Ethereal Gazette: Issue 10. The AuthorsDen anthology GLs are posted -- can you keep up? I am trying to go darker than the first five Tabloid Purposes combined then planning the sixth and seventh books (The Gemini Brothers -- some people might not get the brothers joke unless they're referring to Metallica's Load and Re-Load.) I am taking submissions for Issue 11 (the second local author edition, and working on a special novella for this issue. The novella is DARKER than all my works combined and darker than some other horror writers who do the blackened horror style.) I am putting together my third collection but I am not going to unleah the name of the collection just yet. It will contain my novella When Angels Wept Blood as well as some fan favorites from Writings From The Grave over going back as 1997-1998. This collection is going to take stories from all my eras -- rewrote one story called A Dark Place and putting in Misguidance along with the story that became The Pattern of Diagnosis. My 12th Issue of the magazine is available for purchase and if you want to read a brand new story in there, you got it with The Midnight Diner. If you see someone by the name of horrorgal promoting e-piracy of Faraday's entry in the magazine get her removed from AuthorsDen.com. I also have a 3rd collection in the works featuring stories of my online and print careers combined. Some of the 2004 era stories were expanded, and including some exclusives for the book. One of them almost got published, but the caved in to asshole pressure. Aside from having Writings From The Grave updated from time to time, you can find some freebies here which I re-connected with the crew of Diary-X under codexed -- http://np1976.codexed.com. I have four books in the library of The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, two anthologies (A Library Of Unknown Horrors and More From A Library Of Unknown Horrors,) and two solo titles (Collectives and An Eye In Shadows are there too.) Working on new shit right now too so keep an eye on A Publisher's Confessional as I shoot the shit about these stories and projects here and there. I also pick apart my competition and go off record as I go by my short name as I shed the professional name here and show people I was known to my friends in Glendale Heights. Controversy is something that I can always spark here pending on who I have as guests who come in and video blog every now and then.
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