True Crime Sunday: The Legend of Lavinia Fisher

Welcome back to True Crime Sunday! Last week we talked about Jane Toppan, the murderous nurse who may have been America’s first female serial killer. This week we’re going to talk about the intriguing story of another woman who may hold that title. However, there may be more… or less to the story. Historians seem … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: The Legend of Lavinia Fisher

Stitched Saturday

Happy Saturday before Stitched Saturday! As promised, here are more details regarding the return of Stitched Saturday from the Unsaintly Queen herself. Stitched Saturday has been through the ups and downs readers and fans have thrown at us. The truth is people love it. The harder truth is people always like to be negative and … Continue reading Stitched Saturday

The Nightmare Edition

Happy Friday! What’s everyone reading? We have been discussing anthologies, and today we have a new one for you. Earlier this month, KJK Publishing released The Horror Collection: Nightmare Edition, the 12th anthology in The Horror Collection series. Let’s take a look. Book twelve in The Horror Collection sits at over ninety-thousand words — by far the … Continue reading The Nightmare Edition

It’s Here!

House of Stitched Magazine: Summer 2022 is out now on Kindle. This beautifully laid out magazine explores everything about dark themed subject matter, not just horror. Dive into the depths of art, stories, ideas, creative process, and more. The House of Stitched Magazine unleashes the voices of every artist from every medium. Find inspiration, advice, … Continue reading It’s Here!

Haunted Locations: Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England

Welcome to Weird Wednesday where we explore the darkest corners of the globe, searching for the mysterious and unknown. Today’s location takes us across the pond to Gloucestershire, England, which was built in 1145. The inn was originally built as a home for slaves and workers that were working on the construction of St. Mary’s … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England

Dark Poetry

Poetry. The word brings many things to mind. Beautiful haiku. Dirty limerick. Deep verse. Flowing prose. But readers of dark fiction often think of darker creations, and their minds turn to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Lovecraft’s “Fungi from Yuggoth.” But the dark beauty and flowing horrors of dark poetry and horror poetry are … Continue reading Dark Poetry

True Crime Sunday: Jane Toppan

Welcome back to True Crime Sunday! This week we're taking a look at a murderous nurse. Jane Toppan was born Honora Kelley in 1854. After her mother's death, she was abandoned by her father and sent to an orphanage with her sister. After two years, she was released as an indentured servant to a wealthy … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: Jane Toppan

Stitched Saturday

Happy Saturday, everyone! We have an announcement. Stitched Saturday will return August 6th! Winners of the most liked story every month will be featured in House of Stitched magazine. Readers are encouraged to join the newsletter because not only will you get a free ebook but you will also have voting power if there is … Continue reading Stitched Saturday

New Blood

Happy Friday. Here is the latest SSP news! House of Stitched Magazine is considering adding new blood—that is, new contributors. We are looking for anything from editorials to opinion pieces, articles on the creation process or story concepts or art, even interviews not already published or shared elsewhere. ALL work must be original and unpublished. … Continue reading New Blood