I fell in love with speculative fiction and poetry many years ago, but I have precious little time to write any. I hope to share the worlds I've built and the songs of my heart with all of you here and that you enjoy them as much as I do.
101 Vocal Stories
Yesterday, I published my 100th story on Vocal: a recap of my winning submissions from a contest I entered over the summer. The Behind the Vision contest coincided with the Fantasy Prologue Challenge and my Vocal debut. In the sixish months since, I've learned a lot of things about the platform, the people, and the prizes that motivate so many of us to pour our souls out, six hundred words at a time. I'd like to take a moment to share that knowledge with any newcomers considering a Vocal+ membership and those veterans who may feel frustrated and unseen.
This summer, I submitted four poems and two stories to Behind the Vision's 2021-2022 The Next Generation contest. Three entries (one poem—a haiku—and both stories) were selected for publication. Below, I'll share those submissions and the prompts which inspired them.