📢 Raise Your Voice Thread: 02/29/2024

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By Raise Your Voice by VocalPublished 2 months 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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We love Ashley Lima's Tomorrow. This gripping microfiction depicts a lone survivor in a post-apocalyptic world, grappling with isolation and desperation.

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

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  • Gabriel Huizengaabout a month ago

    Hey all! I'm an aspiring poet who loves to reflect broadly on our human experience and just share random tibdits of life. I also write the occasional fantasy-esque short story! I absolutely love all of D.K. Shepard's work, and today am particularly enjoying this beautiful piece: https://vocal.media/poets/a-march-afternoon-at-the-reservoir

  • Whoa, what a wonderful effort to promote and showcase gifted creators! Witnessing the community come together to support and appreciate one another's efforts is encouraging.

  • Mackenzie Davis2 months ago

    I’m late to the game today but I wanted to raise up this piece by Roderick Makim, an excellent writer on this platform. Been thinking about this story since I read it last week. Strap in for a brilliantly-conceived comedy about, well, really nothing all that extraordinary on the surface. Almost an absurdist piece. Two best friends chatting about their world. Just, such a unique story and woefully under read. I know it’s older, but it’s worth the read. https://vocal.media/fiction/further-adventures-within-one-day-in-the-life-of-ivan-and-denis

  • Sandra Matos2 months ago

    My name is Sandra, and I write poetry, prose, essays, and whatever else suits me. I have had a dry spell writing recently. I am not sharing one story; I am sharing an entire writer. She has challenged herself to write a story a day for a year, I believe. Her stories are 366 words each, and they are excellent! Travel over to her page and dive into her mind. https://vocal.media/authors/l-c-schaefer

  • Hayley Matto2 months ago

    Hi there, Hayley here poetry writer mostly... dappling with prose extenders to the realms of psyche and humans. And this piece is one that I think hits HARD and beautifully in the lane of the human experience. Proud of creator Suze Kay for being brave and sharing this one with us- https://vocal.media/humans/la-la-land-ku1w409f1

  • Here are my five recommendations for this week This personal piece from Skulls And Cauldrons https://vocal.media/motivation/when-is-it-time-to-throw-in-the-towel This one from Jade M on an issue with a fave author https://vocal.media/bookclub/what-do-you-do-when-your-favorite-author-is-accused-of-plagiarism Some good advice from Lynne Black https://vocal.media/fyi/natural-day-love-yourself A great technology piece from Krishan Mubashar https://vocal.media/writers/the-technological-devil And a thoughtful piece from Michelle Liew https://vocal.media/poets/janus-852t501fg I do wish we could tag these creators so they know their story has been shared

  • I'm a little late to the game but must suggest Matthew Fromm's tale of brave Joseph as he faces the demons and dragons in his imagination. This is one remarkable tale. https://vocal.media/history/they-come-from-below

  • I love Ashley Lima's story. She is a gifted writer and such a sweet person. Great work Ashley!!! 😎

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Hi, my name's Anna, I'm a poet and I also enjoy writing fiction stories. Check out this inspirational article of Colleen Walters, a talented poet: https://vocal.media/earth/look-up-8t4l0w6a

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    I'm D.K. I write poetry and fiction! My top 5 reads from the last two weeks were "Ragged Man" by Rachel Deeming https://vocal.media/fiction/the-ragged-man "A Parade of Shoes" by Angie the Archivist https://vocal.media/humans/a-parade-of-shoes "The Man Born Blind" by Gabriel Huizenga https://vocal.media/poets/the-man-born-blind "Egg Shell Blues" by Celia in Underland https://vocal.media/poets/egg-shell-blues "Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone" by Hannah Moore https://vocal.media/poets/smile-and-the-world-smiles-with-you-cry-and-you-cry-alone

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    This too. Fascinating. From Paul Stewart. https://vocal.media/poets/in-under-my-skin

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Hi. I'm Cathy. I write mostly poetry, fiction with a little crazy humour sprinkled in. I'd like to recommend Heather's later poem https://vocal.media/poets/doppelgaenger-pf40uac

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    I keep on looking at this from Mackenzie. I am spellbound by it. https://vocal.media/fiction/the-stars-and-horacio

  • Gabriel Huizenga2 months ago

    Hi all! I'm Gabe and I write a fair bit of personal, reflective poetry, alongside the occasional short story :) I really resonate with a lot of Bonnie Bowerman's work- she's an inspiration on this site, and I particularly appreciate this tragic and thoughtfully constructed piece: https://vocal.media/poets/subway-a747e0ico

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    Hi, I'm Hannah. I write...well, I'll try anything really. This week, I have no piece to nominate here because I've not been reading widely- instead I have been offering frank, unfiltered critique for those who want to send me a piece to read. Still got one to go. Reckon I have space for one more short one tomorrow before I call a week and resume normal service for a while, so if anyone has a reasonably short piece they want ripping to shreds, go put a comment in my new proposal story, and I will look at the first one that comes in. If any come in. Do read the story first though, it contains the giant disclaimer that I have NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING and that this should not be used as formative literary critique! Just figured there might be some use in it, its a bit of an experiment really.

  • I love this recent piece from Amanda Starks. She gives some great advice for writers with chronic physical and mental illness. https://vocal.media/writers/how-to-write-with-chronic-illness

  • Caroline Craven2 months ago

    Morning! Just a couple of pieces that I really love - please check them out if you get chance. Cheers! I love this one by Christy Munson: https://vocal.media/families/effervescence-q1z0i7n And this is brilliant by Blake Booth: https://vocal.media/fiction/the-grey-wood

  • Lindsay Sfara2 months ago

    Hey everyone! I'm Lindsay. I write poetry and short fiction about mental health, self-help, and love against the influential impact of society. I also literally just read this story from Paul Stewart and it is a beautiful reminder that we have the power to change how we feel about the day. Please give it a read! https://vocal.media/poets/just-for-a-day

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    Thanks for featuring Ashley's piece. I hadn't read it before... and I just read it three times in a row to learn how she did that genius in that small space. Amazing!

  • ema2 months ago

    Hello everybody, I love this piece by Charlene Ann Mildred Barroga, a sweet portrait of her Grandparents' 50-Year Romance https://vocal.media/marriage/grandparents-50-year-romance

  • Hello PViM would like to give a shoutout to the wonderful Judey Kalchik and this piece 'Why oh why I hunt AI' A great collection of very useful resources https://vocal.media/fyi/why-oh-why-i-hunt-ai

  • Oneg In The Arctic2 months ago

    Hi! I never really nominate or participate in this thread, but in our Queer Vocal Voices we had a wonderful piece shared by quaker-nomics that I feel should definitely have more exposure! https://vocal.media/pride/i-am-no-different-to-them?fbclid=IwAR2a2c6NXxn90kYURn8mmLh8Qukwfb-ULg5zwkQGXAJCe7beHZjKTRUDaCU

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Helloah...Paul here...that Scottish guy. I've not really...sadly...read much this week as been busy with work work so nothing to really promote. Hope all are well and good though!

  • Jeremy White2 months ago

    Hi I am Jeremy. I write a lot of things. I have a lot of poems on Vocal. I am most proud of the music articles I have written.

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