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Sinister Stitches: a collection of short horror stories (Shadow Fabric Mythos)

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Twelve horror stories weave truths you do not want to hear.

The collection includes:
Intensive Scare – Three teenagers dabble in the occult and learn there's a good reason to be afraid of the dark.
Red, White and Black – When a clinical trial goes horribly wrong, a lone survivor finds herself fleeing from a sentient infection.
Meeting Mum – Introducing a new
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Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published October 31st 2015 by Herbs House
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The Grim Reader
Nov 14, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Mark Cassell has created his own mythos in the shadow fabric. This collection of flash fiction and short stories stems from the mythos. Mark is clearly a talented writer. He wears his influences proudly and the stories here are well written and well edited. The first half of the book was particularly enjoyable with stories of creeping shadows, demons and witches brought to life with Cassells's descriptive words. Why only 3.5 stars? My issue with the collection was with the over
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Mark M J Green
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Mark Cassel’s novel The Shadow Fabric, it was pretty much a done deal that I was going to pick up Sinister Stitches; a collection of short stories in The Shadow Fabric Mythos.

Now initially I did think that ‘mythos’ was too grand a word for something that was essentially one novel and a collection of short stories that have been printed online or in other short story collections; however, once I started reading the book it all made sense and I realised that
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Lisa Lee
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to the Shadow Fabric mythos. There is no way to make this review reflect the incredible genius of this collection without making the review predominantly personal. The quality of this collection defies regular review methods. So, let us begin.

As stated in the synopsis, Sinister Stitches is a comprehensive elaboration on the Shadow Fabric mythos. The expertly written stories gruesomely expound on the histories and happenings that take place in the novels The Shadow Fabric and Hell
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Miranda Kate
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was taken by the novel, The Shadow Fabric, some time ago, and to be honest it never really left me, so I was keen to delve into more darkness and experience some more. My favourites in this collection were:

The Artist & The Crone - a return to the MC in the novel, with a superb ending;
Meeting Mum - a whole different way of introducing your girlfriend to your mum;
Disturbed - a tale which gave the potential for more depth and back story to the Shadow Fabric.

Mark Cassell likes things to get
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Michelle
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Each story was unique in their creep factor. Just don't read before you go to sleep, unless you want some weird dreams. Recommended.
Donna Colquhoun
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading The Shadow Fabric which was brilliant I just had to read Sinister Stitches and I was not at all disappointed! The 12 short stories were equally as good and very well written.
Mark Cassell is a very talented writer that he can draw you into all his stories,I cannot wait to read more of his work.
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Mark’s jobs have included baker, lab technician, driving instructor, actor, and was once a spotlight operator for an Elvis impersonator. He lives on the south-east coast of England with his wife and a number of animals, including a bearded dragon called Arnie. Best known for supernatural horror, Mark’s work features in numerous reputable anthologies where he proves he has a penchant for ignoring ...more