Friday the 13th -“Parting Shot” teaser by Daniel L. Naden

CHAPTER 3 -- THE YARD In the yard, from my vantage point on the deck, I watch an undead zombie-chick stumble. Kind of a stupid thing for her to do, really. She hadn't even been walking, per se. Just shuffling her feet and distantly gnawing on something that looked vaguely like one of Stine's fingers. … Continue reading Friday the 13th -“Parting Shot” teaser by Daniel L. Naden

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An Excerpt from Humanity’s Hope by Pembroke Sinclair

One Nation Under Zombies Caleb sprinted across the dirt road. His leg muscles burned. He was barely able to get his feet off the ground. The backpack slammed into his lower back with every step—the straps dug into his shoulders. As he approached the low wall, he slid into a crouch, turning so his back … Continue reading An Excerpt from Humanity’s Hope by Pembroke Sinclair

Friday the 13th – “Broken Birds” teaser by Peter Molnar

1. SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT  Anyone who did not want to see Father Bingham suffer greatly was discouraged from coming. They would only get in the way, as one of the fathers said during their meeting at the Comstock Firehall, Home of Ladder 9. “It would be better if you stayed behind and watched … Continue reading Friday the 13th – “Broken Birds” teaser by Peter Molnar

Happy Friday the 13th – October 2017

​Hello everyone! We are so excited! This year, Friday the 13th falls in our favorite month: October. Can it get any better for those of us who love the Spooky?  Today, you can help us celebrate. The Stitched Smile Authors are coming together to give you free samples of their written word. If you like … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th – October 2017

Houston Relief Charity Anthology #OpenCall

We are taking donations for short stories and poems for a charity anthology to help in the relief and recovery of Houston due to Hurricane Harvey.  Title & Theme: It Came From The Water Word Count: No Limit Reprints ok with proof of rights Deadline: September 30th Payment: None - 100% of proceeds will be … Continue reading Houston Relief Charity Anthology #OpenCall

Stitched Saturday! 3.25.17

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

Let’s Talk: Uncensored

As the CEO of an independent publishing company, things are hard. Let's be honest, I'm not making six figures or living the life of luxury. You know what, though? That's not why I do what I do. Sometimes, people do things because the passion is there. That's why we have "starving artists". It's about the … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Uncensored

WIHM8 – Writer Vs Editor – Briana/Kate

"Katelyn Murphy is everything one could ask for in an editor; not only does she catch all of the grammatical and/or punctuation errors that inevitably accompany any first (and subsequent) draft(s), she is also an extremely insightful and in-depth reader, with the ability to offer helpful suggestions that will take any story to the next … Continue reading WIHM8 – Writer Vs Editor – Briana/Kate