Excerpt from “White Widow” By Lisa Vasquez Jack was lying in a gutted-out car facing the sky. A million stars lit up the night to a backdrop of indigo and black. He shifted against the old, peeling leather seat. A combination of nerves and exhaustion crept in on him while he tried to stay alert. … Continue reading #StitchedSmile – Lisa Vasquez – 2/9/19
The Invitation By @#glitterinthepasture The envelope was glossy and black, the lettering done in raised gold script. “Damn,not another dumb ass wedding invite?" He tore it open with his teeth and frowned a bit, his own marriage had ended after six weeks when he walked in on her in bed with his friend. "You have … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday – @#glitterinthepasture – 2/9/19
Every year we celebrate Women in Horror, and we do it in many ways. This year, I'd like to celebrate the women behind the "doors" - The Editors. At Stitched Smile Publications, we have (in my humble opinion) some of the most talented editors around. Without them, our darkest words would not be as sharpened. … Continue reading Celebrate #WiHM 2019 – Behind the Doors
One Fantastic Bauble By Jezzy Wolfe “It’s beautiful!” “Yeah? ‘Cause I can totally get it for you, if you want it.” Rog saw the gleam in Jayne’s eyes, the sheen that covered her baby browns whenever she got excited. He’d been looking for a way to seal the deal with her ever since … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday 2/2/19-Jezzy Wolfe
Plain Jane What harm could there be? Who would know or care? She craved beauty and wished on stars for it but instead she created it for others using her considerable talents. There were so many salons, so many stylists with better connections and bigger lines of credit and although her reputation was solid, … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday 2/2/19 – Ruthann Jagge
Briana Robertson excels at taking the natural darkness of reality and bringing it to life on the page. Heavily influenced by her personal experience with depression, anxiety, and the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, Robertson’s dark fiction delves into the emotional and psychological experiences of characters in whom readers will recognize themselves. Her stories horrify while … Continue reading NEW RELEASE for December 15th!
He’s after me. The errant thought makes no sense. He can't be after me. He doesn't know me. Still, I run. My sneakers skid on the ancient tile, the squeal a harsh grate against the whining ping of ricocheting bullets. Slicked with cold sweat, my hand slips off the door knob. I fumble, manage to … Continue reading Spree
This month is be going to be fun. I have some Women in Horror who you are really going to want to stalk. Coming 2/6/17: M.F. Wahl Briana Robertson Veronica Smith Donelle Pardee Whiting More to come, keep your eyes peeled.