We Love Our Readership! At STITCHED SMILE PUBLICATIONS and HOUSE OF STITCHED we are dedicated to honoring the fans and readership. So every month, we will do an unfair contest! You won't know how to enter, or what the prize is until we announce it, but one thing we are looking for is reader engagement. … Continue reading Monthly Unfair Contest announcement
Welcome back to another Weird Wednesday, where we like to explore things that are dark and disturbing, decaying and decomposing, dead and devilish. Those places haunted by bad deeds, bad blood, and bad memories. The empty caskets and mass graves, the murderers, those that are dark and depraved, demons of death, dealers of decomposition. Where … Continue reading Haunted Locations: An Exorcism in Iowa
In a nutshell, yes. People think if you watch horror movies, or are into "dark subject matter," there's something wrong with you. Truth is, there may be something wrong with them. According to several research studies, its been discovered that horror movies can help you release stress and anxiety. According to Wes Craven, "horror films … Continue reading Black is my Happy color: Is Horror Good For you?
Hello everyone! If you're a new subscriber, or one of our loyal followers from the beginning, you'll be seeing a lot more posts here. Hopefully, this is a good thing. We tried to compartmentalize the Magazine with it's own blog but that was a painful process and we thought maybe we should just keep going … Continue reading Just a little update
It’s back!! But now it’s a double feature! For those who want to challenge themselves, you can do both writing prompts for Stitched Smile Publications AND House of Stitched. Get the rust out, flex the fingers, fire up the keyboard. Starting in December we’ll have a small competition. See who can get the most damn … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday: 11.27.21
We’ll have some exciting news regarding our 2022 releases in the upcoming weeks. Join us on December 1 to hear all about them. Until then, have you seen what going on at the House of Stitched blog? Come check us out here!
Coming October 2021!
It is officially August and you know what that means! The House of Stitched Magazine is alive! 150 pages, full color spread, packed with all the information you want and need. If it has to do with creators, storytelling and darkness, we cover it! And like any creation, our issues keep growing (don’t they always?) … Continue reading Hello Stitchers!
“Horrible Wax” By Shannon Grant Naomi would always associate Rascal’s House of Horrible Wax with her brother Max. He had tried dragging her into the creepy museum during asummer when they were both kids, but to Naomi, that was a no-go. Anxiety would rise up whenever her family would pass by the museum on the main strip of the vacation village of Lake Minnetonka. She would stare up at the sign calling out … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday – Shannon Grant