Writing Through the Pain
This interview is part of a series of interviews collected for the ongoing column "Chat with Les" by Vocal Media author Call Me Les in the new Vocal Creators Chronicle. The Vocal Creators Chronicle is a free, online magazine that is comprised of authors from 5 continents and 8 countries. Les is both a columnist and a co-founder. Her column presents candid interviews with people from all backgrounds, and aims to examine the finer points in the lives of those around us, such as the gentle soul & Vocal Social Society (VSS) moderator, Nick Cavuoti.
Staying Ahead of the Wave
Well, The Vocal Social Society (VSS) is thriving and Great Incantations has cast its spell: creators are writing and chatting together now more than ever. Perfect timing since the Vocal+ Fiction awards are sure to be a roller coaster event of epic emotions.
A Vocal Group Dedicated to Challenges: What We Do, How to Use It, and Why You Need to Join ASAP. Brought to you by The Vocal Social Society.
Today You Were Not Here
I thought I knew just what you did, To keep me safe from hate, To make the waters calm, A never ending clean slate. * But today you were not here.
Tom Bradbury: No Words Left Unspoken Part 2
When news of Tom's passing reached the Vocal Facebook groups, it reverberated for days. For some of us, it's not even begun to dim. Almost in unison, Creators flocked to their blank pages in search of healing, resolution and support. Whether it was on Vocal Creators Support Group with Judey, Saloon with Julia & Teisha, Cafe with Caitlin, Lounge with Frankie, Hub with Amal, Progressive with Jason or the Vocal Social Society (VSS) with Les, Caroline, James, Sarah, Rachel & Elsa, many of you collectively sought refuge, answers and a place to place your words. I've done my very best to capture everyone's voice that had something to contribute. If you wrote something and I missed it, please write me through The Vocal Creators Chronicle's website or Facebook page.
I've been told that when you have a long wait ahead of you, you should pretend you're on a platform waiting on a train. This will make the waiting somewhat easier to bear because it removes the uncertainty of the conclusion. Everyone knows that, sooner or later, a train will arrive. Why? Because that's the purpose of the platform.
An Earthy Forest Green
If you'd had an accident, I would have noticed. If you'd been unwell, I would have cared. You were not invisible. You were my everyday everything.
Tom Bradbury: No Words Left Unspoken Part 1
This is the official memorial document for Tom's family & friends. It will be featured in this week's VCC issue as my entry for my column "Chat With Les". Part 2: "The Voices That Remain" will be released shortly as a substitute for the "Society Pages" column.