Want some free fiction from me? How about something you can play along with, too? The weekly #StitchedSaturday writing prompt and my flash piece, CROSSING THE LINE. Like it. Share it. #SpreadTheScares

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Crossing the Line
By Thomas R Clark

Scatman sat in the shadows behind the police line, waiting for dinner to take itself out. The falling rain masked his breathing, and the stench of the place covered his own. You don’t shit where you eat, the old adage said. Unless your name is Scatman, in which case you eat where you shat.

For most people, some things are better left unseen by those possessing any moral compass. They’re the shit-stained skeletons in your closet. Like the bottom of a car, pitted and rusted. The interior of a septic tank filled with years of crap and piss. Or any of your relatives fucking. And then there’s the location of a murder, something altogether in a league of its own.

Despite the circumstances surrounding its inception, all murder scenes come to the same conclusion. They’re tantamount to a pile of crap. They’re wretched…

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#StitchedSaturday March 28th

The Stitched Saturday Writing prompts are back! This one is due for next Saturday…

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Artist info soon

Rules to participate:

Please read the rules carefully. We want everyone to be able to participate and to do that we need order.

Word Count: do not exceed 1000 words

Send to: Stories should be e-mailed to stitchedsaturday(at) with author’s name, “about me”, any links you want to share, and if you have one please share an author pic. If you are not ask author, do this for fun. We’d like to know more about you!

Comment: please comment on there stories and show your appreciation. A simple, “great read” or, “thanks!” will do. Liking and sharing the post helps us as well. You’re getting a free story, share the wealth.

Try to only send me one, clean copy of your story. Sending multiples because you forgot to fix something end up confusing and bogs down my email.

Have fun. Show off your talent. Encourage one another.

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Good Boy

A review of Good Boy from a noted literary critic!

Bibliophilia Templum

By Thomas R Clark


If Shakespeare wrote horror …


“I bite, I shake, I pull, and I tear. It’s how I fight, and today it’s how I die.”

The brain worm plague decimated the human population, destroying civilization as man knew it. Infected animals turned into bloodthirsty killing machines, spreading the diseased worms animating their bodies.

A year later, an intrepid Jack Russell Terrier leads a diverse fellowship of animal companions struggling to stay alive in this apocalyptic world. When the safety of their lair is compromised, the motley pack embarks on a dangerous journey to find a new home.

They soon learn infected squirrels and bats aren’t the only threats in this horrifying new world, where only the cunning and strong will endure. But the biggest fight of all will be the importance of having …

A name.

Content Review

If Shakespeare wrote actual horror, it…

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#StitchedSaturday writing prompt for 08.17.19

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#StitchedSaturday 08/10/2019

Here’s the #StitchedSaturday writing prompt for this week… featuring my flash piece, a twist on the myth of Davy Jones… “Guardian.”

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Here is your prompt for #StitchedSaturday

Write a story in less than 750 words using the image above in the COMMENTS. Make sure you SHARE the link so others can read it and please make sure you LIKE this post.

Artist Credit Below:

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#StitchedSaturday 6.29.19

Check out this week's #StitchedSaturday 6.29.19 entries!

#StitchedSaturday – June 22, 2019

I wrote one of the stories in the comments!

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#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!

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#StitchedSaturday – June 22, 2019

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Kelli Owen’s White Picket Fences gets a

Kelli Owen's White Picket Fences gets a review. I can't wait for MY books to get reviews.

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