Stories I Loved: “A Day in the Life” Challenge Winners and Runners-Up
We recently wrapped up our A Day in the Life Challenge here on Vocal. The prompt was simple: Finish this sentence: 'I love my job because...'
September 13, 2001
This story is from my blog: streetstoriesems.com On September 13, 2001, I was sitting around my union's office with several coworkers from different Brooklyn stations, awaiting transportation to Ground Zero. We were collectively living in a strange kind of haze after the biggest terrorist attack on our nation, and our city. We had been told to report to our union office if we wanted to assist in the rescue and recovery mission but no one there that day knew what to do with us at the moment. There was a row of telephones on a long table and one of them began to ring. I was the closest so I picked it up.
Lost in the Rhythm of Machines
The drone of mechanical tapping fills the back work room. Needle number nine of the Tajima embroidery machine embroiders the neck of a goose caricature on the front of a hat in 853 light brown, going at fifty stitches per minute. In between color changes the local radio talk show filters in from the stereo propped up on a shelf. The hosts end their morning segment before I press the green go button after the machine moves to needle four and begins tapping out the name of the shop the hats are for in a light silver (150).
Vocal Creators Chronicle
Hello all, and welcome to the inaugural edition of The Vocal Creators Chronicle. About the Founders Your editors, Les, James & Caroline, are firm believers in the idea that if you only look at your own work, you are missing the forest for the sake of the trees. Thousands of stories get published on Vocal each day by incredibly talented writers spanning a kaleidoscope of topics and genres. The heads of The Chronicle were inspired to create a free, online magazine out of our desire to open the eyes, minds, and hearts of the world to the brilliant creations we read daily on Vocal—whether it be through browsing or subscribing. We recognized the value good-quality reading material brings into our lives, and we value the creativity of what you, our fellow creators, have written.
I Started My Own Aircraft Dealership - LookUp Aviation
With this dealership, there are some problems in the civil aviation market that my partners and I want to address. From more modern technology to build-it-yourself kits, there is so much available these days. We’re aiming to normalize this side of the market and make it all available in a one-stop shop.
Three Degrees of Separation
Happy isn’t the word I would use to describe my childhood. I’ll spare you the details besides the fact that it included kidnapping and abuse; this isn’t because I don’t think that my trauma narrative isn’t important, but because I want to highlight the important lessons that I’ve learned while trying to figure out who I am as a person, a scholar, and an employee. All you need to know is that I have had PTSD, depression, and anxiety since I was very young.
Here's How Hating My Job Is Bettering The World
This probably wasn't the type of feel-good article you were expecting to read. I'm sorry. If you wanted to read about somebody working in an animal rescue centre and how rehoming those furry critters makes them feel eternal gratitude for the love and care which exists in the world, this article really isn't for you.
The Adrenaline Addict
All manner of bodily fluid has found its way onto the thin barrier my paramedic uniform provides me. Rather than ‘just’ urine or ‘just’ vomit, it’s often a cocktail of biological liquids that attempts to test the absorbability of my poly-cotton blend work attire. The mix sometimes includes blood that is my own.
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Marketing digital is the new way of promoting your business or your cause. The impact that it gives to the producer and the consumer is phenomenal. We can now see the products online unlike a long time ago where we have to be personally in the marketplace and pay for what we buy.
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I Would Like Refund Please
I don’t know what's going on. I can feel myself starting to panic. Waiting for the confrontation. Dreading the inevitable that is about to happen. This war that is about to start. I know what's coming my way. The yelling and slamming of doors.
Memories: 20 September 2021
20 September 2018 So it’s been a strange few months. I am Struggling with my own level of hypocrisy. Several months ago, after witnessing a small Asian woman being kicked on the dance floor, I defended her then left the casino in a great flourish of righteous anger. I swore never to go back there (although I had been a loyal customer for 7 years).
Reasons why you shouldn't stop writing for Vocal
If you're thinking about giving up writing on Vocal I have something to tell you, Give up! But give up thinking about giving up because that limiting thought won't get you going, so I've prepared some tips on why you shouldn't stop writing in Vocal.
Ted Talk Script
Hi, I am Giulia, and I was 17 years old when I had my first panic attack. At first, I did not even know what it was; I would only feel this big amount of anxiety coming through my chest and rising up until it would suffocate me. Every single time it happened, I was sure I was about to die anytime soon. This brought me to be socially anxious: I would never know when my panic attacks would jump out and humiliate me.
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How to Start Worldbuilding Like a Pro
What is Worldbuilding? In reality, our world is jock full of rich history, millions of beautiful sights, many genres of music, countless species of animals, multiple religions, and a variety of cultures and ideals. Can you imagine a world without any of the mentioned things? I can - BORING!
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