OPEN CALL CONTEST: Stitched Smile Publications is issuing an open call in the form of a contest. In preparation for the NanoWriMo, we're doing our own version! Starting October 1st we will take all submissions of the dark persuasion. Word Count: NOVELLA length (17,500 to 40,000 words) Deadline: October 31st Prize: Publication! (PM us for … Continue reading OPEN CALL / CONTEST
It was a little café like any other around the country. It had a homey feel to it, as if when you walk through the front doors you could sit on any number of the brown or black couches and prop your feet up on a coffee table and relax. The lighting were simple bulbs shining down from the ceiling, casting shadows in their wake along the edges of the tops and bottoms of the walls. There were square tables with old comic strips sealed into the finish dotting the center of the cafe. Along one wall was the counter where people placed their orders of coffees, sodas snacks and cakes—no sandwiches or hot meals, thank you, ma’am, but plenty of delicious baked goods.
Three men sat a table for four, each one of them with the café’s black mugs in front of them, the yellow emblem of a silhouetted…
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