#StitchedSaturday – June 22, 2019

#writingprompt #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction #StitchedSaturday #HouseofStitched This Saturday's writing prompt: Max Word Count: 500 Min Word Count: 300 Using the image below, tell us a story. Then share the post and get others to choose their faves or participate with their own contribution! (Picture credit: https://picsart.com/i/image-darkart-depressed-freetoedit-227153035028202)

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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

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

What Being a YA Author Means To Me.

In my last post, I shared that I was coming back to the book world after my health issues. I am still dealing with them but for me writing books is an outlet and I really do enjoy being a YA Author. Back in 2010 when I first had the thought of writing my first … Continue reading What Being a YA Author Means To Me.

OPEN CALL / CONTEST

OPEN CALL CONTEST: Stitched Smile Publications is issuing an open call in the form of a contest. In preparation for the NanoWriMo, we're doing our own version! Starting October 1st we will take all submissions of the dark persuasion. Word Count: NOVELLA length (17,500 to 40,000 words) Deadline: October 31st Prize: Publication! (PM us for … Continue reading OPEN CALL / CONTEST

Word Association..

From the Desk of the CEO... Everyone talks about how "nice" people are. In business, there's a stigma attached to this label. "Oh, their staff is so nice there!" And then all your friends shuffle in and blindly follow the "nice" signs to the "nice" building. The problem is nice doesn't always mean that you're … Continue reading Word Association..