Something different for the challenge for the next Stitched Saturday, "But how have you made it so different?", you say. Four pictures, and just pick the one that inspires you to write a dark poem just like James Matthew Byers... Something a bit different this week - Poetry. Stitched Smile's talented resident Poet Laureate James Matthew … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – This weeks Challenge
Hi, horror fans! For this weeks challenge, the theme is Creepy Photographs. Below are three inspirational pictures - pick the one that shouts (or screams) the loudest to you, and create a piece of flash fiction between 500 and 1000 words in length. Submit them in the comments of this post, and they'll be revealed … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – This weeks Challenge
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
I forgot to schedule this for Saturday! Ugh Migraines be the Devil. The Stitchers got together and put out some fine fiction! Below is the picture we used for the challenge, and each Stitched VIP Author's (unedited) work. Remember and be kind. This was on the fly! If you want to participate, respond in comments! … Continue reading Stitched … Sunday?
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
Sometimes I come out of the basement... http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/214013/exclusive-qa-with-stitched-smile-publications-ceo-lisa-vasquez/
"I enjoyed working with Loretta on my novel "Disease". She's respectful of the author's vision for their work while at the same time being a stickler for the rules of writing. What was really fantastic about the way she works is that she would explain the thought process behind many of her edits, as well as educate … Continue reading WIHM8: Author Vs Editor – Loretta/MF Wahl
As the CEO of an independent publishing company, things are hard. Let's be honest, I'm not making six figures or living the life of luxury. You know what, though? That's not why I do what I do. Sometimes, people do things because the passion is there. That's why we have "starving artists". It's about the … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Uncensored