Freshly Picked Stories
This week, I was talking to Roy Stevens about the mysterious nature of what makes something a Top Story. Like I told Roy, I’ll never complain about being overlooked on Vocal. Even if I never get another Top Story again, I’m good. I’ve gotten plenty during my first three months publishing here, and I love seeing other people get their chance to shine.
Freshly Picked Stories: May 18, 2023
I wanted to share this story by Vocal writer Suze Kay. It’s called “Meat.” It’s not published here on Vocal. It was published in Yale News after winning a school contest. I can’t stop thinking about it, and about the idea of masculinity in our society. It is haunting me in the best possible way.
Charles Dickens and Anne Rice Really Suck.
August of 2016 was a bad month for me as a reader. I read Charles Dickens Great Expectations, and Anne Rice’s Belinda. I didn’t take my time writing book reviews for either one. Instead, I opened the Goodreads app on my phone, and typed in a stream of consciousness about their suckassness.