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· The Writings Collected: Vol. Two

· Nickolaus Albert Pacione Delivers: A Library Of Unknown Horrors

· Emanations

· Dirty Black Winter

· An Eye In Shadows

· The Ethereal Gazette: Issue Five

· Quakes and Storms: A Natural Disaster Anthology

· Tabloid Purposes

· Collectives In A Forsaken Landscape

· Reality Check (Short story: Bite of the Spider)

Short Stories
· Il nostro mondo violentata

· Fandom Weirdness

· A Rural Weird Tale

· A Personal Stalker

· The Monster Amongst Man

· Inquistion Revisted

· Witch's Party

· Misguidance

· Spectral Exile

· The Ichabod

· Examining The Blogosphere

· Gothic Tinged Memoir Anthology Call

· Gothicism on Trial


· The Aftermath: 2 Days of Darkness

· Review: The Tooth Fairy

· review: The Garden

· The Author Speaks

· Hammerhead: SHARK FRENZY

· Writing The Fossil

· Desolated Oblivian

· Stonehenge

· Feburary Forlorn

· A Morpheus Sleep

· untitled

· eternal judgement

· Birthed In Ashes....

· Passing Judgement

· In Memoriam...

· the mortal

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· Gothic Extreme Horror

· Flying Cigars gets accepted..

· Story will be slated to appear in Insomnia Magazine

· Colaboration gets accepted -- then a sequel is available

· Lake Fossil II is live as a downloadable story

· In the Hospital.. got accepted on The Writers Post Journal

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  Gates Of Charon
by Nickolaus A. Pacione
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
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waiting until their death they pray for life....

disolved from redemption
chiming of the whispers
becomes the path of damnation
as the echo of prayers
denied from their salvation
passing from their souls
dying from the ashes in flood

followed in death they become
damnation for their crimes
coins placed upon their eyes
waiting for the gates of Charon
becoming from the descent
of the one,  the king of flies,
carrying the echoes of the wounded
upon their hands,  bare the blood,

Followed from their lives
into demise, the hands of Charon
of their sleep falling from grace
spending eternity within a lake of piss
wounds cutting into their flesh
and buring to their soul and bone
when all that is left without answer
devoured by the demon, head first
screaming for their death, yet alive

drawn into the eyes of the blind
becoming from them in death
closer they become to the end
as it comes among their final breath
in a darkness they weep blood
as they hear a tolling of the bell,
and the writing upon the wall,
words telling of their personal hell,
upon their hands, death in floods

closer to the path,  souls they burn
 to hell they follow,  too late they learn
all that is holy they denied, walked away
in their eyes and paths of destruction,
a path of eternal demise waiting for them,
closer to the lies they see before their eyes
walking closer to the paths of hell,
looking on into the eyes of Charon
as waiting for them to open the gates,
becoming from the eyes of the guity
when they awaken to their waiting fate,

submerged in a lake of piss they watch
when their mortal body walks to the blade
again they will see the reason they die,
for them to watch again as their soul fades
within the second death they will suffer
within the lake of brimstone and flames,
as they lay waiting for the ferryman
and the hand of the man looking on
in the fires that they face in damnation

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/20/2006
Excellent write!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 1/2/2006
"Is horror all you write?" must be the most frequent question people ask you. If you keep this up you'll be a world-class grand master of the horrific,though I'm sure you'll resist entombment in that genre. This is so akin to S.King yet utterly distinctive. I'd say a special brand of driving prose, graphically rendered.
Superb work..Bravo Nickolaus!

Reviewed by Anne Brooks 7/26/2005
Chilling right through to my spine.This reminds of Apocalypse Now and they slowly make their way down the river.
The poem is gothic and biblical which gives it a strange twist into the reality of mortality.Great write.anne pawlak.
Reviewed by Robert Sheridan 9/10/2004

Had a great-great-great grandfather named 'Nicolas' - of Spanish descent. Your gothic imagery is superb - this is one outstanding write!

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/6/2004
Powerful imagery.

Sandie May Angel
Reviewed by Mary Quire 9/5/2004
Ahh! The ferryman. I really enjoyed Dante, but I think you've cornered the market on imagery. Nicely done.

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 8/26/2004
closer to the path, souls they burn
to hell they follow, too late they learn
all that is holy they denied, walked away
in their eyes and paths of destruction,
a path of eternal demise waiting for them,
closer to the lies they see before their eyes
walking closer to the paths of hell,
looking on into the eyes of Charon
as waiting for them to open the gates,
becoming from the eyes of the guity
when they awaken to their waiting fate,

Ahhh, I see what you mean, Nickolaus. The themes are indeed similar. Your writing conjures more visions of Dante though, I think. *smiles* But indeed, arrogance seems to be the root of cause of why these folks meet such unpleasant fates. What archetypes!

Provocative stuff you've got here. I'm sure you've chilled your share of the masses. LOL
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 8/6/2004
This poem deserves more than a three or four word review Nickolaus. Your work is deep and dark and goes beyond the average imagination! You carry a person along in the despair and darkness of almost death. Excellent and I'm very glad I stop by to read some of your work. I've found some of the nicest people write the deepest, darkest horror!

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 7/7/2004
Great poem but I have to admit that I did giggle (maybe with delight) by the lake of piss. Good to read you again.

Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 6/7/2004
Not a place I'd like to visit, but you wrote a very good poem.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/15/2004
powerful writing
Reviewed by Joni Latham 4/4/2004
Very veruy good. I'm an avid Greek/Roman Mythology fan. I think that you captured the essence of that world.
Reviewed by Robin Adams 4/3/2004
Wow!! Very vivid!...excellent!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/3/2004
Very few want to dwell into the pits of hell. Bill
Reviewed by jude forese 4/3/2004
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 4/1/2004
great poem. love the last line.
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