And this is how the world ends - not with a bang or with a whimper, but with some finely crafted pieces of Armageddon-tinged short fiction. The challenge set a fortnight ago was to write a short story (with the theme of "The Apocalypse") but it had to be two hundred words or less... The … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – Apocalypse: Now!
A later post than usual - I've been gallivanting off at a convention this weekend (Nine Worlds - thoroughly recommended for any UK fans of geekdom in all its amazing glory) so unreliable internet put paid to the normal schedule. But I think you'll find that it's been well worth the wait... We have two … Continue reading Stitched Sunday
Take a few pew, horror fans! Only the one submission this week, based on my concept from a fortnight ago of having a story that opened with the line... "Tina pressed her foot down on the accelerator and didn't look back." ...but boy, what a story we've got. The ever-excellent Mike L Lane has, in … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Uncensored, unedited, unsettling... Slightly later than usual, here's this weeks Stitched Flash Fiction results - You may remember than Aiden Leingod presented us with a number of pictures last week, all based around the theme of music. This week we have three tales from the theme - Instrument of Destruction by yours truly, Mother Stamper's … Continue reading Stitched… Sunday?
Can you feel that? That sensation of impending dread? And that noise - that dreaded eldritch noise that can only signify the ominous dawning of another (dum dum duuuummmmm) Stitched Saturday? Or, it might just be the pipes. They've been playing up. Last week our resident Mistress of the Macabre MF Wahl gave us some … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... Oh, you lucky, lucky blighters. Welcome to a very special Stitched Saturday - This week we have an absolutely bumper crop of home-grown terror from some incredible horror talent to add a well-needed chill to your balmy Summer evenings. We open the festivities with a dark tale from M.F. Wahl entitled The … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Welcome to another (belated) Stitched Saturday! The pictures for the inspiration this week were suitably gothic in theme, and we have two tales for you this week. The razor-sharp mind of Mike L Lane gives us a smart slice of horror entitled The Dedicated Fool, and there's a little something from me called The Evil … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... Greetings and salutations, horror fans, and welcome to another (slightly belated) Stitched Saturday. David here, returned fresh faced (and slightly jetlagged and reddened) from holiday, and ready to take over from the magnificent Tilby Noir. I've been watching both the themes and reading the excellent submissions over the past couple of weeks, … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... An absolute bumper crop of freshly plucked horror this week, as a great many of you rose to the challenge posed last week. Namely, to pen a poem based on one of the pictures kindly provided by Stitched Smile's own resident poet James Matthew Byers. This week sees contributions from Tilby Noir, Dan … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling... Welcome to another Stitched Saturday! This weekend sees three stories - one from yours truly, one from regular contributor Mike L. Lane and a suitably chilling tale from newcomer Aiden Leingod. Enjoy! Oh, and keep your eye out for the next challenge tomorrow in which we've got something very special planned! A Bad Workman - … Continue reading Stitched Saturday