Just a girl in a pandemic world. 24, Fort Wayne area. I write about the interests that are near and dear to my heart. Some of those include The Golden Girls, erotic fiction, Nintendo, & the daily struggles of life. Please read to know more.
Taking Vocal from A to A+
Vocal is a wonderful tool that allows writers of all backgrounds and skill levels to express their creativity through written words and get compensated for it. Established in 2016, there are now over 75,000 authors publishing around 300 stories a day. They host many contests, one of which was the Little Black Book challenge which received over 12,000 entries and had a grand prize of $20,000! Needless to say, the platform has a decent following, so they’re definitely doing something right. That being said, improvements can always be made. Here are 6 different ideas that would make Vocal even better.
A Letter to Myself
Dear Grace, The end of you and *Charles was a long time coming, and you very much knew that. But try not to beat yourself up too hard, most people take several attempts before ending a toxic relationship for good. Be proud of yourself for finally having the courage to do it and stick with your decision firmly. The truth is, you went through what most people could probably not handle in 2020. Your relationship with *Sam ended in a fiery mess, causing him to more or less kick you out, causing you to live your life constantly on edge without thinking much. It was very understandable that you were lonely! You just wanted someone to be by your side while you were going through literal hell.
Wanna hear a band that slaps?
Maybe they're not your cup of tea, but I guarantee you've heard at least one of their songs before. Let me tell you about one of the most dope bands out there, Muse.
A High Seas Affair
Spending time on the open seas, that’s the proper way to enjoy a vacation! Just me and my boyfriend, surrounded by nothing but water. I certainly owed a debt to Jamie for letting us borrow the boat for the weekend. Jordan and I stood on the edge of the beach, sand in our toes, wind in our hair. In the far distance we could see the S.S. Loco heading towards us, just on the horizon. Oh Jamie, you certainly had a knack for naming vessels after your personality.
Bright light city gonna set my soul on fire
When you hear the name "Las Vegas", what do you think about? The Elvis Presley song? Booze? Gambling? The movie The Hangover? Crazy taxi drivers? Even though alcohol and gambling are generally the first two things someone thinks of when it comes to Vegas, this city has much, much more to offer than getting drunk and betting money.
Love at First Glass
It was every woman's true nightmare of firsts: their first date. Eek. Mike Heisenberg was 5 foot 10 inches of pure, prime, sexy man. That short black, wavy hair? Those deep, brown eyes? They were the icing on the cake! But, I'm 20 years old and have never went on a real date with a man. Dinner at the local café in town, and a concert in the park. What could go wrong? I was so unprepared. What do I say to him? What do I wear? I probably shouldn't show too much cleavage, I want to be modest, but I also want to be gorgeous. Fuck. Should I put on makeup? And what shoes should complete my outfit? These were some very tricky decisions to make! I needed the advice from one of the strongest, wisest women I knew: my grandma.
From Passion to Playlist
My love for the piano has been blossoming for most of my 24 year-old life. I took lessons as a child, but disliked it. It was yet another thing that my parents had forced me into. But somewhere along the way, I noticed that wanting to practice didn't feel like such an insurmountable task. The harder I worked, the better the result. Eventually my passion was ignited. I couldn't get enough of piano music. As I got older, the lessons may have stopped, but that didn't stop me. I continued to teach myself, to expand my knowledge. My skill grew each year. and then once I graduated high school I knew that a degree in music was my destiny. I enrolled in the school of music at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne. Receiving professional instruction, my love for the piano exploded like fireworks. I spent hours every day practicing, sharpening my craft.
The dealio with the lingo
Last night, I decided to butter him up before giving the shoulder. But on my way there, it was raining cats and dogs. When I walked out the door, my sister said to break a leg! Now what the hell did all of that just mean? Well, mostly nonsense. Because this didn't actually happen. But I'm guessing one of those common phrases just rang a bell in your head. I got curious about the origin of these myself. Let's look at 10 of them and see where they're from.