Allison Rice has been writing and editing since childhood, She's an avid reader, a secret blogger, enjoys a good op-ed, and hopes that the Vocal community will inspire her to actually finish a draft from time to time.
A Halloween Race
I had the pleasure of brainstorming "spooky creatures" with a small group of first grade writers, and this poem is a result. It was 100% written during a first grade literacy lesson. *****
Who Am I?
Who am I? I have been pondering that question for quite a bit longer than I’ve been procrastinating writing this piece. Maybe it’s because, as a writer, I’m always trying to work out what the ending might be. Before I commit to writing a piece, I need to have at least some idea where my story is going. When I’m watching a movie, I’m always trying to imagine what the next plot point will be. So, when I’m trying to write the story of “Who am I,” well, I still haven’t figured out how it ends.
My Halloween Profile Picture
The best Halloween costume that I ever created was seriously creepy. Even though I made it sixteen years ago, I still use a photo of me wearing it as my social media profile picture every year during Halloween week.
Halloween Memories and Epic Costumes Using Papier-mâché
One of my favorite memories from Halloween past involves making papier-mâché masks with my dad & brother when I was a kindergartner. Looking back, it’s really impressive that my father undertook such an ambitious project with his children who were only five and two years old. Instead of taking us to the store to buy some of those flimsy plastic cape and mask combos that passed as “costumes” for children in the mid-1970s, dad took on the daunting task of engaging his young children in a creative activity that spanned several days.
The Glam, Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Anniversary Playlist!
Halloween, 2021 will be the 46th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though a stopped counting sometime around my 200th viewing, I’ve personally seen the cult classic film around 350 times.
Nearly a decade ago, I went through a divorce and started dating for the first time as an adult. When friends suggested I write about my experiences, I started a blog. I have been "revisiting" some of my former exploits lately, and decided to share, using my real name, for the first time.
The Man that Helps Me Believe in Polyamory Makes Me Think About Monogamy
I woke up an hour and a half before my alarm today with the intention of writing about the new guy. I had coffee. I had some food. I decided that I couldn’t type while eating so I went to Facebook. I played some games. I commented, liked, lurked…played more games. I finally opened this blog window as my alarm was going off. Oh, I know avoidance when I see it. Yes, yes I do. I have been avoiding you.
The Risky Prospect of Offering Your Love
Okay. I’m a lover. No, really. I’m not just talking about sex, dating & intimacy. I’m extremely demonstrative with my friends and…well…everyone. I’m the kind of person that says “thanks, hun, you have a great afternoon” to the cashier at the grocery store. I’m gregarious. I’m outgoing. I say “I love you” to lots of people.