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Penthouse and the Vietnam War: How does AI handle complex historic events?
How well does ChatGPT discuss complicated historic events? Asking the tool to discuss how U.S. mass media reported on the Vietnam War is no small feat, as the topic requires deep primary source analysis, understanding of political and cultural context, and knowledge of contemporary literature on the subject. Many users have pointed out the flaws of ChatGPT in pulling from real sources, so how could the tool aid an interested user rather than a historian?
Watching waiting wishing wistfully Wanting waning wondering wickedly Working warring waging woefully Worship warlords wreckingDean F. HardyPublished a day ago in Poets
The Goddess And The Saint
The mirror showed reflection that wasn’t my own. Lucy was walking in the forest when a reflection of the sun on the ground caught her eye. “ What is that shiny thing on the ground?”, Lucy spoke out loud.Mariann CarrollPublished 3 days ago in Fiction
Classic Movie Review: 40 Years of 'Videodrome'
Videodrome (1983) Directed by David Cronenberg Written by David Cronenberg Starring James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja SmitsSean PatrickPublished a day ago in Geeks
sometimes i feel numb to it all. i see life whirring by in moving pictures, scenes zipping past. everything's a blurHeather HublerPublished 4 days ago in Poets
- First Place in Time Traveler Challenge
The Music of Time
The peculiar little man scurried back and forth, as he hooked various colored electrodes onto the clear cap upon Aegon's bald head. Chronos, as he was simply known, was awkwardly close to Aegon, his thin mustache almost kissed his forehead.Jordan FlynnPublished 11 months ago in Fiction
- Second Place in Time Traveler Challenge
Large and looming, the arch and thrust of the joists make for a perfect hanging place. The red wood-planked sides rise tall to meet the posts that knit the walls together, while the white trim that outlines the crisscrossed wooden doors glows brightly in the dusky light of Montague, Massachusetts.Sara FrederickPublished 26 days ago in Fiction
Please note - trigger warning, descriptions of family violence. The mirror showed a reflection that wasn’t my own, and Pa was a mighty cross I’d taken a peek!Kelly SibleyPublished 2 days ago in Horror
Cold night air
“We have a huge accident blocking light traffic along on Falcon Levies Blvd, we’re gonna need two ambulances. I have multiple injuries sustained. One is non-responsive,” the officer radioed to the dispatcher.Melissa IngoldsbyPublished 3 days ago in Fiction
Introduction This story is for the Vocal "Broken Mirror" Challenge which you can read about below. The music is David Bowie's cover of "Around and Around" . By the end of this story, you will know why.Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 3 days ago in Horror
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Time Capsule Haiku Challenge Winners
We've been asking ourselves lately why we keep doing these haiku Challenges because, frankly, they are very difficult to judge!Vocal Curation TeamPublished 8 days ago in Resources
Write Here, Write Now: Bull by Jacqueline Garrahan
There’s fear of the unknown - darkness, monsters, and the like - but sometimes the most terrifying are the things - and people - we think we know best. Jacqueline Garrahan’s “Bull” is a masterful look into the frigid, the cruel, and the disturbing, deep in the dead of a Maine night.Write Here, Write Now: A Vocal PodcastPublished 10 days ago in Resources
10 Ways Entering Vocal's Broken Mirror Challenge Can Make You a Better Writer
So, you're interested in writing a horror story for the Broken Mirror Challenge? Diving into the horror genre can do wonders for your writing skills. Not only will you learn to create a spine-chilling atmosphere and develop strong, relatable characters, but you'll also master the art of suspense and pacing. Horror writing encourages you to explore psychological themes, experiment with narrative techniques, and craft impactful endings. You'll become more resilient to feedback and improve your ability to engage readers emotionally. Ready to take your writing to the next level? Let's review the elements that define the terrifying world of horror fiction together.Vocal Curation TeamPublished 11 days ago in Resources
Write Here, Write Now: Going Fishing by Lucas Díaz-Medina
Settle into the southern humidity with Lucas Díaz-Medina’s “Going Fishing.” A journey of introspection and self discovery unfolds as two boys mosey down a bayou back road. Family history and mythmaking collide when a passerby gives the boys a lift.Write Here, Write Now: A Vocal PodcastPublished 17 days ago in Resources
If Walls Could Talk Challenge Winners
If walls could talk, what would they say? Of course, there's so much more to walls, these ubiquitous, often overlooked necessities. Walls give us comfort but they also pen us in. They stave off the elements but also block us from the world. At once necessary and obtrusive, walls are often the only witnesses to our most intimate moments, and at the same time, the very things that allow us to be intimate.Vocal Curation TeamPublished 23 days ago in Resources
Write Here, Write Now: Mistress of the House of Books by Matthew Daniels
Matthew Daniels puts a new spin on job interviews with “Mistress of the House of Books.” With a heavenly interviewee, the power dynamics are bound to be flipped. But there are some roles in this world that just can’t be reversed.Write Here, Write Now: A Vocal PodcastPublished 24 days ago in Resources
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