Haunted Locations: Hoia Baciu forest, Romania

Welcome back to weird Wednesday, where we like to roam far and near, looking for excitement and fear. Today’s search brings us to Romania, the land of wine, salt mines, and more haunted castles than should be allowed in a single country. There are many reasons to tour this country from haunted fortresses to ancient … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Hoia Baciu forest, Romania

#StitchedSaturday: 11.27.21

It’s back!! But now it’s a double feature! For those who want to challenge themselves, you can do both writing prompts for Stitched Smile Publications AND House of Stitched. Get the rust out, flex the fingers, fire up the keyboard. Starting in December we’ll have a small competition. See who can get the most damn … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday: 11.27.21

What’s new? November 2021

We’ll have some exciting news regarding our 2022 releases in the upcoming weeks. Join us on December 1 to hear all about them. Until then, have you seen what going on at the House of Stitched blog? Come check us out here!

#StitchedSaturday – Shannon Grant

“Horrible Wax” By Shannon Grant Naomi would always associate Rascal’s House of Horrible Wax with her brother Max. ​He had tried dragging her into the creepy museum during asummer when they were both kids, but to Naomi, that was a no-go. Anxiety would rise up whenever her family would pass by the museum on the main strip of the vacation village of Lake Minnetonka. She would stare up at the sign calling out … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday – Shannon Grant

#StitchedSaturday – Ezekiel Kincaid

The Haunting of Napoleon Bonaparte  By Ezekiel Kincaid Other than Johnny Walker Ranger, Ezekiel Kincaid is the most versatile horror writer ever. Why? Well, there are lots of reasons. First, he was a pastor for twenty years, so he knows a thing or three about the demonic, death, and dealing with people in crappy situations. … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday – Ezekiel Kincaid

#STITCHEDSATURDAY- James Matthew Byers, the Darque Bard

The Necromancer's Fancy Upon the edge of HalloweenWith midnight closing in,I marveled at what I had seenAs much to my chagrinAnother corpse refusing lifeIn limbo flatly lay.Incisions marked by blade of knifeConfounded disarray.A coroner, my trade by day,By night, a maddened fool,For many years, I lived this way.I steadied up each tool.Intent to be as … Continue reading #STITCHEDSATURDAY- James Matthew Byers, the Darque Bard

#STITCHEDSATURDAY – Mike Lane (another one!)

Hi, I’m Mike L Lane. You may very well be a figment of my imagination, but real or not, there’s no reason we can’t be friends. I have many friends in my head and you’re welcome to hang out with them—no social distancing required, I promise.  Just like in my story, I believe inspiration really … Continue reading #STITCHEDSATURDAY – Mike Lane (another one!)

#STITCHEDSATURDAY – Joaquin Bonel

I'm an active duty Marine.  Reading got me through deployment and eased a lot of stress.  My goal through writing is to give that back.  I write for that service member on deployment, that home sick college student,  that weary traveler stuck at an airport or anyone at home tired and needing an escape from … Continue reading #STITCHEDSATURDAY – Joaquin Bonel

#STITCHEDSATURDAY – Bert Edens

"Bert is a writer and editor living in Arkansas and trying to figure out why his gorgeous wife married him. While he has been published in several genres, he always seems to circle back to horror at some point, which isn't surprising considering his dark and warped sense of humor. He tends to be remarkably … Continue reading #STITCHEDSATURDAY – Bert Edens

#STITCHEDSATURDAY – Thomas R Clark

Crossing the LineBy Thomas R Clark Scatman sat in the shadows behind the police line, waiting for dinner to take itself out. The falling rain masked his breathing, and the stench of the place covered his own. You don’t shit where you eat, the old adage said. Unless your name is Scatman, in which case … Continue reading #STITCHEDSATURDAY – Thomas R Clark