Healthcare worker from Oxfordshire. Author of ten books including Drinking Poetry and Game of Mass Destruction. Travelled to over 20 countries.
My Advice After 500 Vocal Stories
This has been four years in the making. When I first joined Vocal in 2017, I didn’t really have an idea how many posts I would make. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to stay on Vocal. I kept having my stories rejected for ‘low quality’ pictures that weren’t the right size, broken links, under 600 words, spelling and grammar and their personal favourite; vocal does not accept religious content. The only work I’ve not been able to publish was a poem was was an open letter to God. Just the mere fact that I’ve mentioned those words is enough to my work to be rejected. I’ve seen it happen to others and it happened to me lots of times. Other than that, I’ve had no problems uploading my writing on Vocal.
Tale of Two Flowerpots
There was once two little flower pots: The one on the right had valiant red pansies, The one on the left had noble purple pansies.
A Poem for Shiny Wooloo
The black sheep of the family But that is not a bad thing. You dream of blending in, When you are born to stand out. You can’t see it now as your lovely
I’m One Away From 500 Posts
So I just realised, once my 3 other stories have been approved that I am just 1 story away from reaching my big milestone with this website: my 500th story. Fingertips shaking, but not hitting the keyboards, I have a little black sheep plushie staring at me and smiling at me. I notice her little nose is shaped as a heart. It’s a plushie I ordered from Etsy, and I think it’s one of my favourite purchases ever. I have lots of plushies, but this one has a special place in my heart because I know it wasn’t made in a factory. It was handmade in somebody’s home and made with love, care and great attention to detail. She may be a black sheep, but this shiny wooloo plushie is really bringing life into the room already. Since not everyone is familiar with pokemon, I think I will refer to Wooloo as Muffy from now on as that is my nickname for her.
Fluffy pancakes are the best Love the texture Unsung heros of the morning in Fance make chocolately crepes For if you prefer savoury or sweet
Sushi with Zushi
I remember a time when there were no Japanese restaurants in my area other than YoSushi in Oxford. I also went to Birmingham to go to the many awesome Japanese restaurants there. Times have changed and now that anime is a lot more mainstream than it was when I was younger, Japanese culture has sneaked into Britain. Zushi is the only Japanese restaurant in Banbury, and I’ve been here so many times that they know my order well. I will take friends and family with me.
Starting off with winter fuel On a granite table nestled with Universal cuterly and Polite attire in a dining room Steam pours from the
I can’t bake cakes worthy of a celebration. Where are all the rainbows Instgram promised me? The hues are duller than the advertised poster.