Remember the Crypt keeper from (the often awesome) Tales from the Crypt? He'd be introducing these pictures with a cackled "Greetings boys and ghouls, and welcome to another Stitched Saturday Challenge!". Sadly, the Crypt keeper isn't available. He frankly charges too much by the hour, and he's next to impossible to work with. Therefore, you're … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – This weeks challenge
Welcome to another (belated) Stitched Saturday! The pictures for the inspiration this week were suitably gothic in theme, and we have two tales for you this week. The razor-sharp mind of Mike L Lane gives us a smart slice of horror entitled The Dedicated Fool, and there's a little something from me called The Evil … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
It was two years ago this week that horror legend Christopher Lee departed this mortal realm at the age of 93. In honour of the great man, this weeks inspirational pictures have a gothic horror theme. Ancient foreboding houses, dark and mysterious woods and crumbling crypts... Pick a picture for inspiration, and knock up a … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – This Weeks Challenge
Something different for the challenge for the next Stitched Saturday, "But how have you made it so different?", you say. Four pictures, and just pick the one that inspires you to write a dark poem just like James Matthew Byers... Something a bit different this week - Poetry. Stitched Smile's talented resident Poet Laureate James Matthew … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – This weeks Challenge
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... Welcome to another Stitched Saturday! This weekend sees three stories - one from yours truly, one from regular contributor Mike L. Lane and a suitably chilling tale from newcomer Aiden Leingod. Enjoy! Oh, and keep your eye out for the next challenge tomorrow in which we've got something very special planned! A Bad Workman - … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Hopefully you've read the excellent fiction rounded up for last Saturday's Flash FIction Challenge - and if not, why not? However, one writer - Feind Gottes - had conjured up something larger than the challenge allowed. I asked him to submit it anyway because it's always a shame for excellent horror fiction to go to … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – Bonus Content!
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... Apologies for the slightly later Stitched Saturday post than usual, horror fans. This week has two tales of terror inspired by the attached inspirational picture. A sinister little tale from the ever talented Mike L. Lane and a little bite-sized piece of written by me. Without further ado... Freckles - Mike L Lane “The … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Here are the details of the Flash Fiction challenge for this coming Stitched Saturday (the 22nd of April) There are two pictures to choose from this week - post your story as a comment on this blog post, stating which picture (1 or 2) has inspired your tale. Come up with something suitably chilling between 500 … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – This weeks Challenge
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... The Flash Fiction challenge this week was a little different - as opposed to a single picture, three were given as inspiration. We have four pieces of short fiction from four writers for your delectation and delight. Thanks to Mike L. Lane, Jason Morton and Tilby Noir. The picture that inspired each … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... By Jason Morton It was over. All over. Nothing left to care for, love or feel. We killed it all. Hope was a concept of the past, a means to Deliverance, deliverance a means to not feel guilty as the bombs fell. Those in charge never cared, they were out for the … Continue reading Stitched… Tuesday!