#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

Stitched Saturday Flash – Chuck Knight!

The crisp autumn air gave him goosebumps as he pulled the collar of his coat tighter around his neck. The season had dropped like an anvil here. Brian started walking his normal afternoon route home from his college class. He was so close to finishing his degree, and then Jen had promised to marry him. … Continue reading Stitched Saturday Flash – Chuck Knight!

Let it Cry by David Court

"The rules aren't there for punishment," they were all constantly told, each reminder delivered with a complete lack of sincerity, "but as a deterrent. To hide the plague-ridden threatens us all." Go tell that poor mother that this isn’t a punishment, thought Turlough Hylle.  Try as he might, even with a third slug of poitín … Continue reading Let it Cry by David Court