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Lost in a Story: The Challenge

A Vocal + Assist Challenge

By Rick Henry Christopher Published 2 months ago β€’ Updated 2 months ago β€’ 2 min read
Top Story - September 2023
Designed by RHC with help from NightCafe Studio, Microsoft Word, and Tool Wiz

Okay folks gather round. Listen to what I'm putting down. Here's the main thing I want to say. I'm busy 24-hours a day. But I've got a challenge for you. Hopefully you can write one or two!!!

Okay, let's drop the rhymey rhymes and get down to business.

(Please read the entire instructions because cousins there's a lot of details to get right)

Vocal + Assist (V+A) on Facebook has come up with its very own writing challenge!!! Yep, we're jumping in on the latest craze of challenges.

The admin team at V+A brainstormed and it was Darnell Lee that came up with the idea.

The challenge is to write a micro-story of 150 to 300 words. The prompt/challenge theme is called "Lost in a Story."

The object is to take a well known short story, fable, fairytale, movie plot, etc and let yourself (the writer) get trapped or lost in the story. Let the events of the story play out with your own twist as if you are now written into the plot.

    1. Wait!!! There's more.

  1. Submit the URL to your entries in a COMMENT here in this post. The reason for that is because we are doing a RAFFLE. There will be two prizes.
  2. The First Prize will be a $7 tip (a $5 + $2). The Second Prize will be a $3 tip (a $2 + $1).
  3. In order to qualify for the raffle you must subtitle the story: "The Vocal + Assist Lost in a Story Challenge". Also at the beginning of the story mention: This story is part of the Vocal + Assist on Facebook Lost in a Story Challenge. You can learn more about it here: (embed the URL to this post so others can click to this post for the official instructions). Here's the URL:
  4. For each story you enter you will get an entry into the raffle. The more you enter the more chances you get to win.
  5. Seeing that this one is a bit more involved and will take a bit of thought and time to create, we are making a three week deadline. All stories must be submitted by the end of the day Friday October 13th (oooh Friday the 13th and in October… ghoulish and groovy if you ask me). πŸ‘»β˜ οΈπŸŽƒ

Have fun… be creative… and enter as many times as you want.

This song came to my mind when Darnell suggested the challenge topic:

Make yourself part of the story and let it really come alive!!! You really do matter!!!

With Love, RHC

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Rick Henry Christopher

Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.

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  • Maureen Y. Palmer2 months ago

    Here is my entry (Agatha Christie!)

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh2 months ago

    Thought I'd give this a try! Thanks for the challenge!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    A joint entry from myself and Mother Combs

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago
  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Here is one...another

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    Interesting stories so far... Will work on it by the end of the month... ;)

  • My take on the Lost in a Story challenge... It's not what you might expect...

  • D. A. Ratliff2 months ago

    After some help from my friends, I chose microfiction as a subcategory, and Vocal published my entry. I was struck by a historical article I read about Julius Caesar, and this is my take on the prompt.

  • Erin W M2 months ago

    Here is my entry. I needed a good light story after today. :) Poked the muse until he relented.

  • We have another one featuring Pernoste. Green Eggs and Ham and Pernoste

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Ok, here's my first attempt:

  • We just wrote The Wonderful Annie of Oz for the challenge (

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago first attempt and entry!

  • Tandin Dorji2 months ago
  • I have to give this some thought to come up with a good idea. I'm a bit lost lol I have no idea where to go with this but I'm sure the inspiration bug will bite. I need to head to Facebook to read some great entries and see where my fellow creators have taken it.

  • Rene Peters2 months ago

    I want to do it but don't know what story.

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    Great challenge! I will definitely enter. Just need to think what...

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Awesome...So many choices...I'll be returning to within a week to drop an entry, thank you and congrats on the Top Story!

  • Jazzy 2 months ago

    What an amazing challenge!

  • Naveed2 months ago

    Excellent!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ’•

  • Congratulations on your Top Story πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘This Is Awesome ✨ see you guys Soon!

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