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
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
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
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
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
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
Monsters, creatures, and demons once plagued the world. Some still do. Many stories of their origin have been lost. Until now when the most decadent minds discovered new origins to creatures that have haunted us through the ages. Their words face off with horror itself ... Gather around as Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, … Continue reading Coming Soon From Stitched Smile Publications MARCH!
Excerpt from Abdominal Bride – soon to be published in Guts and Gore anthology by Veronica Smith **Comment below and ask Veronica where she got the name for this short story!** When she woke, it was dark inside the suite. She smiled and put her hand out to touch Jeff but his side of the … Continue reading WiHM8 – Veronica Smith pt 2