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
Horror authors aren’t real authors. Are they? By Stuart R Brogan Having spent the last few years concentrating on my non-fiction, Heathen and Pagan works, it was time to take the tentative, yet exciting steps towards writing my debut horror / thriller. Something I had been eager to do for a very long time. As … Continue reading GUEST BLOG! Stuart R. Brogan
That's right! A new story is coming your way, and here's a taste, just a little tease, to whet your appetite. Six years ago, Rhianne made a careless mistake with devastating consequences. Stalked by guilt and an ever-present anger she can't evade, she takes each day as it comes, while maintaining a civil, but distant, … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: Baby Grand
It’s been quite a while between posts and that’s mainly because I’ve been a tad busy creating fresh book cover art and internal art for various book and magazine publishers.
Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been churning out from the meat grinder.
The biggest project was providing cover art and about 20 internal illustrations for the anthology, “Anatomy of Monsters”, edited by Robert Teun and soon to be released in print and digital from Stitched Smile Publications. The book will feature stories from the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, Josh Malerman, Brian Hodge, Nicholas Vince, and even one from yours truly! Follow this link for more info
I had a blast working with Robert and SSP to bring these pieces to life and the stories (which reinvent the origins of famous literary and movie monsters) are really fantastic.
Meanwhile, I’ve also supplied some art to Voodoo Press for…
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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!
This has been a topic of conversation among a lot of authors. Some say, "You have to get books out to succeed." Authors take this to mean, "I have to put a lot of books out, right now." Ah, if it were that easy! As a publishing company, Stitched Smile has a responsibility. Not only … Continue reading Now VS Right Now
By David Court They say that if you listen hard enough on a dark windless night, you can hear the screams of laughter over the distant echoes of a discordant carnival calliope. But not tonight. The only sound tonight is that of relentless rain, the occasional crack of thunder slamming through the firmament to break … Continue reading Stitched Saturday! 3.25.17
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Get to know the contestants of the Next Great Horror Writer Contest!
What do you love about horror?
The main thing I love about horror is its diversity. Some of my favorite horror books and movies have a little of everything in them from romance to fantasy to the total gross out moment. Horror envelopes everything from Goosebumps to Friday the 13th to Evil Dead to Saw. Horror can be lighthearted and funny, show you fantastic new worlds or be gritty and realistic. That’s what is so great about horror!
What was the first horror movie/story/book/show that you fell in love with?
This one is a little difficult for me because I would like to say that when I picked up Stephen King’s The Stand to read when I was eleven that it lit the horror spark in me but my love of horror had already begun by that…
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I forgot to schedule this for Saturday! Ugh Migraines be the Devil. The Stitchers got together and put out some fine fiction! Below is the picture we used for the challenge, and each Stitched VIP Author's (unedited) work. Remember and be kind. This was on the fly! If you want to participate, respond in comments! … Continue reading Stitched … Sunday?