Stories in Journal that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
No, I Don't Need to Come Into the Office to 'Collaborate'
Remembering how the world looked to us all at the end of 2019 looks almost... quaint now. Upheaval at once-in-a-generational scale has gripped the globe in its fist for so long now that everyone's sort of decided -- rightly or wrongly, but, you know, mostly wrongly -- that we all have to start getting in each other's faces again because the alternative is... safe but also slightly boring or something? I dunno.
Vocal Creators Chronicle
Hello all, and welcome to Volume 2 of The Vocal Creators Chronicle. Caroline, Les & James wanted to open up this issue with a big thank you! The praise we received from our inaugural edition of The Vocal Creators Chronicle had us over the moon; truly, we treasured your kind words. Whatever role you play, whether it be by contributing work, sharing other's stories, participating in the weekly Fab 5s on VSS, cheering us on, chatting with us at Vocal Social Society and, of course, by reading our words (and then sharing, hearting and liking them....) however you interact, know that your support is noticed and valued.
How To Find a Job You Love
Comedian Mitch Hedberg had a joke that went like this: “At a radio interview the DJ’s first question was ‘Who are you?’ I had to think. Is this guy really deep? Or did I drive to the wrong station?”
3 Reasons Why Freewriting Can Create The Momentum of Your Articles
I know the idea of free writing sounds pretty old school since typing digitally through an electronic device is a lot more simple and faster. You don’t even have to read anymore. Audiobooks are accessible with one click of a button. You can read an entire book with your ears. That’s quite the superpower. Many of us may not have the time to write anymore. There’s so much more we could be doing in this world. Vast amounts of opportunities that are much better and why free-write if we could hop straight to the point?
My Personal Favourites From Vocal's Summer Fiction Series
I went into Vocal's Summer Fiction Series challenge telling myself that I'd have a unique story for every prompt. Aaah, the lies we tell ourselves.
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.