- Top Story - December 2023
Vocal+Assist's December PromptTop Story - December 2023
The Vocal+Assist group has a new prompt for you! This prompt will go from today (12/1) until the 14th of December. It's that time of year again! Everyone's settling down and getting ready to spend time with their families all over the world! Every family has different traditions surrounding this time of year, one of my mothers favorite traditions is watching Hallmark movies. All. Of. Them.
Vocal I Love You And
Rick wrote the 6 Pack of Writers piece, Sharon wrote a poem, and I am going to be that person. I'm going to start this off by saying I wouldn't be putting effort into this without a deep respect and love for the platform. I literally do not have the energy to expend towards anything I do not care deeply about. That being said, after working on it and mentioning it multiple times, here's some things that I think need to be addressed at Vocal.
Hal woke up, he started his car by blowing into the tube attached to the steering wheel. He then went back inside and took two shots of vodka, ate two hard boiled eggs and on the rare occasion like yesterday when he finds orange juice he treats himself to a vodka and orange juice while he showers and does his hair.
- Top Story - November 2023
I'm So Much More Interesting When My Life is Boring. Top Story - November 2023
I've been struggling with putting this post together, do I write a poem, the writing for which I'd like to be known? Do I write a reflective essay because 100 and one year and the changing of my vocal plus status are massive adjustments for me? Do I express my true, full thoughts on a year and one hundred stories on this platform? Am I putting too much pressure on myself for a perceived milestone that doesn't really mean much? Yes the answer to that last one is a resounding yes.
- Top Story - October 2023
Well, vocal, we're coming up on a year now, I love you, I really do. I have learned more about myself as a writer in the past year than I ever did before. This is not a parting letter, just a see you soon (well see my money soon). I believe in this space, the creators here are some of the most supportive and constructive members of a community I've ever experienced. I've made friends here, I've read things that have informed the way in which I live my life. However times are hard, and though in my mind from the very beginning I said I would renew if I broke even (I more than broke even) I still can't afford a vocal plus membership. It sucks, but it is what it is.
It is a no talking day, before you wake up I realize that my voice does not work, my brain is so overwhelmed from the past week I am not capable of using mouth words. It's the months leading up to the holidays and all I've done is talk and mask and talk some more. You come downstairs, I am already wearing my ear defenders and I hand you a card from the pile you made me after a meltdown last holiday season. It was purple and has glitter on it, I never knew how to ask for accommodations from loved ones before you, and we figured out how to make it fun. It simply said "No Words Day", we have other ones, "low sensory day", this one is green with leaves stamped out of it, "lights out day" this one is black with white writing, "low or no touch day", that one is blue with glitter. If either of us play one of the cards, it's respected, no questions asked.
- Top Story - September 2023