📢 Raise Your Voice Thread: 02/01/2024

Champion your favorite creators.

By Raise Your Voice by VocalPublished about a month ago 1 min read

Our “Raise Your Voice Threads” are hosted every other Thursday at 12PM ET to offer creators more avenues to uncover exceptional stories on Vocal. As we are continuously searching for fresh creators and inspiring stories, this thread provides an opportunity to exchange and discuss the stories that have moved and motivated us on Vocal.

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In a white room, a red dresser seems innocent until touched. We'll let Painted into Place, a brilliant 100 word microfiction by Lena Folkert, speak for itself.

Now it's your turn. Share your favorite stories in the comments below.

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  • hirah27 days ago

    Wow this is really nice well this story was an inspiration from all autistic patient who keeps struggling and keep getting bullied but they never give me https://vocal.media/education/all-you-need-to-know-about-autism-i7ft0at0

  • Lena Folkert27 days ago

    Wow. I so did not expect this. Especially with my absence lately. Thank you so much Vocal team! Huge boost right when needed! 🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • Muchtar Suryawan28 days ago

    Hi, I'm Muchtar and I write some fiction and poetry. I'd like to recommend this story by the amazing writer, R. C. Taylor: https://vocal.media/fiction/the-clock-drawing-test

  • Marysol Ramos28 days ago

    Skyler Saunders published this recently. It was informative, poetic, and unifying. https://vocal.media/theSwamp/it-s-black-history-month

  • Tiffany Gordon 29 days ago

    I would love to see more Black History pieces for February since it is Black History month. Please see me. My poem on hotcombs was nominated below. Here it is again just in case you choose to honor it. https://vocal.media/poets/hotcomb-hotcomb-stay-far-far-away#comment-98579095-88ef-4394-80d5-ef3f7a887ffe

  • Tiffany Gordon 29 days ago

    This piece by Joe Patterson is brilliant! https://vocal.media/poets/all-black-creation

  • Anna 29 days ago

    Hi, I'm Anna, an enthusiastic poet and I recommend this short story a lot: https://vocal.media/poets/a-child-6h2ir06ed

  • D. J. Reddall30 days ago

    This is a cleverly constructed allegory: https://vocal.media/fiction/the-solution-e34nd06fq

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    A very important topic that needs more attention:https://vocal.media/writers/empower-faith-based-voices-on-vocal-media

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    A really creative story by Stephanie. Love this. It has stayed with me all day... https://vocal.media/fiction/the-selkie-s-skin

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    This one by Celia too. She does a fabulous job championing people... all enclosed are deserving of recognition. https://vocal.media/writers/vi-m-top-notes

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    Hello One from.me that I know hit the leader boards as an honorary mention but should have more air space... https://vocal.media/pride/pride-is-not-a-controversial-community-on-vocal

  • Emmy Babout a month ago

    Really enjoyed this recent submission to the abecedarian challenge - really relevant and a unique take on the challenge by Joe O'Connor. https://vocal.media/poets/the-ab-cs-they-didn-t-teach-you

  • Stephen A. Roddewigabout a month ago

    I'm a bit biased by the subject matter, including a poem I wrote a while ago also about seagulls. But even so, the imagery and message in "The Gulls" by Ava Mack completely hold their own. One of the best pieces I've read on Vocal: https://vocal.media/poets/the-gulls

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a month ago

    Pure genius!!! Great work Stephanie Bradberry!!! https://vocal.media/poets/affirmative-axioms

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a month ago

    From my dear friend Tiffany Gordon. I love how she takes pride in her God-given beauty!!! 🥰 https://vocal.media/poets/hotcomb-hotcomb-stay-far-far-away

  • Doc Sherwoodabout a month ago

    Letizia Loi and I just recently struck up one of those Vocal friendships of the kind I've so come to value in my years submitting to this platform. As a newcomer Letizia has only published two pieces thus far, so let's all welcome her and here's hoping we'll see more work from her soon. Here's my favourite of the pair, which might not surprise those of you who know me since it's Shakespeare-related, or perhaps rather a "Shakespeare What-If!" I do love a good retelling, and while it may help you to be acquainted with the original play beforehand, Letizia's inventiveness and powerful use of imagery can be enjoyed by all. You can read "She is The Tempest" at the link below: https://vocal.media/fiction/she-is-the-tempest

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a month ago

    Emmy B is a great storyteller. I love how she brought life to an everyday inanimate object with this story. https://vocal.media/fiction/no-prob-llama

  • Here's my five which I think should be Top Stories: You always learn something from the writing of A B Forbes https://vocal.media/earth/every-day-s-a-school-day I loved this Misplaced story from Eloise Robertson https://vocal.media/fiction/minion-s-misplaced-misery A beautiful Poem from Danielle Elizabeth Andrews https://vocal.media/poets/a-rain-dance-in-summer A physics based Abecedarian from Heather Hubler https://vocal.media/poets/subatomic-rave A Greatful Dead Abecedarian from Xine Segalas https://vocal.media/poets/a-to-z-with-the-grateful-dead

  • sleepy draftsabout a month ago

    Hi, there! I'm sleepy drafts/sleepy/em :) I've been on Vocal since 2021 and mostly write fiction and poetry. I absolutely loved this poem, "Kiss the Sky" by Hannah Moore. I found Hannah's use of language incredibly clever and evocative in this abecedarian poem! 😄💕 I hope everyone is having a great week! https://vocal.media/poets/kiss-the-sky

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Finally this my Joe O'Connor, I really enjoyed how he used the rhythm to really create the feelings the words were pointing at. https://vocal.media/poets/making-a-move-5w8x0bqf

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    And this poem, from Matthew Fromm, was like a call to joy, I'd have followed him out the door. https://vocal.media/poets/of-machines-and-men

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    This poem from Bri Craig is just, for want of greater eloquence, so true. https://vocal.media/poets/my-mother-taught-me-my-ab-cs

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Bit too busy this week, but just popping in with a few I read back in the balmy hours of the weekend. This, by Sean Elliott, I thought was a brilliant poem, so much unpacked in such a telling package: https://vocal.media/poets/things-discarded-an-incomplete-list

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