I received my first brown bag in the mail a week ago from one of Stitched Smile Publication’s authors, A.J. Brown.
The Brown Bag Stories are delightful in their own horror-y ways. You get a mysterious package in your mailbox once a month with a new short story from A.J. Brown, a talented writer whom SSP is lucky to have signed on. I’ve never heard of another author doing their mailing lists this way, and I love the idea. Other than the usual back matter of an author’s note about the story and where to find his other books, there was no advertising (though I wouldn’t mind if there were). And he gets bonus points from me for having only a few grammatical errors.
“Sack,” the story for Volume 2, Edition 3, is longer than the others, and I am glad that the author chose to include it as this month’s story despite this. I was thoroughly hooked by the third page and devoured it whole. Like with most short story reviews, I don’t want to give it away, but I can say it has an interesting and disturbing spin on a holiday beast.
I’m looking forward to future Brown Bag Stories and the horror that they’ll bring.
Keep an eye out for A Stitch of Madness by A.J. Brown, coming soon from Stitched Smile Publications.