My name is Shauna and I am 20 years old. I started writing on Vocal to help me process life experiences I have had. I also write short stories. I would love for you to check them out.
The Mystery Merlot Man
As I walk into the smoke-filled room, a wave of anxiety overcomes me. I’m finally meeting HIM. Jack. The guy who has been on the other end of the phone whenever I need him. The man who knows everything about me, my deepest darkest secrets. I start to question everything he has ever told me. What if he isn’t who he says he is? What if I’ve been catfished and some old man walks in who I’ve trusted with everything? What if he is who he says he is but he is luring me here to kidnap me? It suddenly dawns on me nobody knows I’m meeting him here tonight and I’m hyper aware of my surroundings. I try my best to push it to the back of my head and make a B-line straight for the bar. I order the strongest thing on the menu. Absinthe. Knocking back the shot my ears are pierced by the group of drunk men fumbling around the stage butchering Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon. Through all my overthinking, a small smile finds its way across my face.
The Perfect Silence
Hayley looked in the mirror and didn't recognise herself anymore. All the pretty makeup and styled hair with the skin-tight dress. She got a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach but she had to do this. She promised. It's been a month since she touched a drink and everyone said she would feel better by now. So why doesn't she? As she gets lost in an emotional ocean of thoughts, her phone rings and she snaps out of it. She's late! With one last look at herself in the mirror, she puts on a smile and rushes out the door.
An Unconventional Pet Story
When I tell you I'm not a snake person, believe me I'm not. My friend had a pet snake and every time he brought it into the room I was in I would have a panic attack. I would of much rather preferred a "normal" pet like a dog. However, this is the story of how I got my own unconventional pet snake.
Living With A "Convict"
In today's society, more and more young people are finding themselves in trouble with the law. Growing up, I was always taught to stay away from those who have broken the law. However, being an adult now I realise it's never as black and white as people make it out to be.
*WARNING* THIS CONTAINS STORIES OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE* It breaks my heart seeing all these young girls aged 13 to 16 actively seeking out guys who are aged 18 or over and thinking it is okay. It isn't. It is so dangerous and I'm talking from past experience. This is my story.
Family Isn't Always Forever
When I was younger I thought my mum was my superhero who would come to my aid no matter what and my dad was my entire world. I was a little daddy's girl. Just like any other relationship, they argued, but they were still strong in my six year old brain. However, that all changed the day my parents got divorced. At 7 years old, I watched my dad have a baby with the woman he cheated on my mum with. This sent my mum into a dark place she never came out of even after she remarried.